Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino is an American music composer who began creating music at the age of 10. Subsequently, he enrolled at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York City, graduating in film production. While at SVA, he did an unpaid internship with Universal Pictures and eventually ended up working for them after his graduation. He is best known for his collaborations with J. J. Abrams composing for television series Alias, Lost and Fringe, and films Mission: Impossible III, Super 8, Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. His other film scores include The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Zootopia, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Coco. He has also contributed to the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty which were a big hit.
After his stint with Universal, Giacchino worked with Disney Interactive and was associated with several gaming projects including Gargoyles and The Lion King. However, his first major work came with the video game adaptation of the movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He later went on to compose music for games such as Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, and The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer.
In 2004, Giacchino received two nominations at the Grammy Awards - Best Score Soundtrack Album and Best Instrumental Composition for the movie The Incredibles. Following which he composed the score for movies such as Mission: Impossible III (2006), Ratatouille (2007, Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack), and Star Trek (2009, Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album).
It was in 2009 that he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Music, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and two Grammy Awards for his work on the movie Up. His other releases include Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(2018), The Addams Family
(2019), Jojo Rabbit
(2020) and Let Him Go