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      John Swihart

      John Swihart

      Highest Rated: 91% Dinner in America (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Full of It (2007)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: Not Available

      John Swihart is a film and television composer best known for his work on the quirky 2004 comedy "Napoleon Dynamite." The success of the film was a huge breakthrough for him and steered his career into new directions after years of working as an itinerant musician and a member of the playfully theatrical performance art Blue Man Group. His love of music began in childhood, playing saxophone and later guitar. He attended Indiana University for a time but left to enroll at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After years of working day jobs and performing at night, he auditioned successfully for Blue Man Group's Boston production. Eventually, he was asked to relocate to Las Vegas with the group. He later moved to Los Angeles and began to score music for small independent productions, one of them "Napoleon Dynamite." Unexpectedly, the film became a hit, winning a Satellite Award for best original score. Swihart quickly became an in-demand composer and has written music for numerous other movies, many of them comedies, including "Employee of the Month," "The Hammer," "The Brothers Solomon," and "Youth in Revolt."

      Filmography

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      Credit
      80% 82% The Other Zoey Original Music $168.1K 2023
      91% 89% Dinner in America Original Music - 2020
      56% 79% The Violent Heart Original Music - 2020
      No Score Yet 89% The Turkey Bowl Original Music - 2019
      68% 66% Ideal Home Original Music - 2018
      No Score Yet 83% Angry Angel Original Music - 2017
      26% 40% Table 19 Original Music $3.6M 2017
      90% 71% First Girl I Loved Original Music - 2016
      33% 38% Staten Island Summer Original Music - 2015
      8% 15% Accidental Love Original Music - 2015
      56% 77% The Young Kieslowski Original Music - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretty/Tough Original Music - 2013
      38% 65% Odd Thomas Original Music - 2013
      No Score Yet 42% Love Sick Love Original Music - 2012
      57% 53% For a Good Time, Call ... Original Music $1.2M 2012
      7% 55% Losing Control Original Music - 2011
      15% 50% Lucky Original Music - 2011
      15% 42% Flypaper Original Music $1.1K 2011
      45% 55% The Perfect Host Original Music $48.4K 2010
      No Score Yet 59% Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This Original Music - 2010
      38% 45% Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Original Music $20.6K 2009
      67% 52% Youth in Revolt Original Music $15.3M 2009
      19% 22% The Strip Original Music $5.1K 2009
      27% 50% Splinterheads Original Music $16.4K 2009
      22% 28% Spread Original Music - 2009
      28% 37% New in Town Original Music $16.7M 2009
      15% 25% Garden Party Original Music $19.9K 2008
      No Score Yet 29% Just Add Water Original Music - 2008
      48% 45% The Education of Charlie Banks Original Music $14.5K 2007
      82% 90% The Hammer Original Music $442.6K 2007
      46% 57% The Sasquatch Gang Original Music $9.5K 2007
      56% 39% Randy and the Mob Original Music $45.1K 2007
      16% 31% The Brothers Solomon Original Music $900.9K 2007
      6% 45% Full of It Original Music $11.4K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out There Original Music - 2006
      No Score Yet 75% 5 Up 2 Down Original Music - 2006
      20% 53% Employee of the Month Original Music $28.4M 2006
      No Score Yet 42% Our Very Own Original Music - 2005
      73% 45% The Great New Wonderful Original Music $150.1K 2005
      No Score Yet 49% Mall Cop Original Music - 2004
      80% 51% Purgatory House Original Music - 2004
      72% 74% Napoleon Dynamite Original Music $44.5M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedford Springs Original Music - 2002