Michael Giacchino (pronounced "jyah-KEE-noh"[1]) composed the musical score for Lost and has written the scores for many other popular television series, movies and video games. He won an Oscar in 2010 for his score for the Disney/Pixar film Up.


Michael Giacchino majored in film production at New York's School of Visual Arts and later studied music composition at Juilliard and UCLA. His first major composition was for the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and he has since provided the scores for other video games such as Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. After having heard his game music, J.J. Abrams asked him in 2001 to provide the soundtrack for the show Alias, and this working relationship led Abrams to ask Giacchino to compose for Lost. Giacchino has since worked with Abrams on Mission:Impossible III, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Fringe.

Giacchino has composed for television, video games, and feature films. His film credits include Ratatouille (for which he won a Grammy and received an Academy Award nomination), The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, the closing credits music for another J.J. Abrams production, Cloverfield, and most recently Land of the Lost. His video game credits include Medal of Honor: Frontline, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, while other television credits include the hit series Alias.

Partial composer discography

Album Year Medium
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Video game
Chaos Island 1997 Video game
T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger 1999 Video game
Warpath: Jurassic Park 1999 Video game
Medal of Honor 1999 Video game
My Brother the Pig 1999 Film
Medal of Honor: Underground 2000 Video game
Alias 2001-2006 Television series
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault 2002 Video game
Medal of Honor: Frontline 2002 Video game
Call of Duty 2003 Video game
Secret Weapons Over Normandy 2003 Video game
Lost 2004-2010 Television series
The Incredibles Game 2004 Video game
The Incredibles 2004 Film
Call of Duty: Finest Hour 2004 Video game
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 2005 Video game
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2005 Television movie
Space Mountain 2005 Theme park attraction
The Family Stone 2005 Film
One Man Band 2005 Short film
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2006 Film
Mission: Impossible III 2006 Film
Black 2006 Video game
Lifted 2006 Short film
Ratatouille 2007 Film
Medal of Honor: Airborne 2007 Video game
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty 2007 Video game
Cloverfield 2008 Film
Speed Racer 2008 Film
Fringe 2008- Television series
Star Trek 2009 Film
Up 2009 Film
Land of the Lost 2009 Film
Super 8 2011 Film
Cars 2 2011 Film
John Carter 2012 Film


  • He performed at UCLA's Royce Hall for Lost Live on May 13, 2010.
  • He was interviewed in the January 9, 2006 podcast.
  • On September 22, 2007, he arranged The Lost Symphony performed by the Honolulu Symphony Pops Orchestra.
  • He appears in Welcome to Oahu on the Season One DVD set.
  • He appears in the DVD extra "Lost in a Day" on the Season Three DVD set, at the "5:41 pm Los Angeles" segment.
  • He appears in the DVD extra "Soundtrack of Survival: Composing for Character, Conflict & the Crash" on the Season Four DVD set.
  • He appears in the DVD extra "Swan Song: Orchestrating the Final Moments of LOST" on the exclusive disc in the complete collection.
  • On May 6, 2005, he appeared on a 20/20 "Lost Special". (S26 E1396)


Main article: Awards
  • 2005 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards - "Top TV Series", with J.J. Abrams
  • 2005 BMI Film & TV Awards - "BMI TV Music Award"
  • 2005 Emmy Award - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)"
  • 2006 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards - "Top TV Series", with J.J. Abrams
  • 2008 Invitation to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [1]
  • 2010 Academy Award for Best Score for the animated movie Up

See also

External links


  1. Star Bulletin: "Lost in the Music" Gary C.W. Chun; Septemer 21, 2007