Greg O’Connor – Composer/Songwriter
Greg O’Connor has composed scores for over 30 television series and has written over 1000-featured songs for TV, films and commercials. He is a Primetime Emmy winner and a four-time Emmy nominee. He has scored projects in every genre including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, documentary and virtual reality.
Greg just completed scoring the animated feature film Bobbleheads The Movie for Universal Pictures and co-wrote 4 songs for the film. Greg wrote the featured “Laura Dern” song for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards that instantly went viral, and was featured in every major publication and news outlet. He composed the main title theme for the newly released Disney+ series Prop Culture. In 2020, Greg composed the company logo music for House of Paine Entertainment for Academy Awards producer Rob Paine as well as the logo for Threshold Entertainment for producer Lawrence Kasanoff.
Greg wrote opening theme songs for the ABC summer series Greatest Hits, produced by Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich as well as the theme song for the series Gay Skit Happens with two members of the Grammy winning vocal group Pentatonix. Greg scored the science fiction thriller virtual reality (VR) series Defrost, directed by Randal Kleiser.
He has written 2 Billboard AC Top 20 songs, “The Only One” and “Show Me a Sign”, with collaborator James Pankow for the legendary band Chicago as well as the song “Here With Me” for the Chicago album “Stone of Sisyphus.” Greg produced 5 songs for the Barry Manilow album “The Greatest Songs of the Eighties” as well as Barry’s hit Christmas single “Christmas is Just Around the Corner.”
Greg was the composer,songwriter and musical director for all 15 seasons of the hit sketch comedy show MAD TV, David Allen Grier’s comedy series Chocolate News, Jeff Foxworthy’s variety show Blue Collar TV, Bob Einstein’s series Super Dave Spike-Tacular and the hidden camera series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He was the musical director and composer for the ABC reality competition series The Next Best Thing. Greg scored the ABC Aaron Spelling cop drama 10-8. Early in his career, he wrote the score and songs for the Emmy winning sketch series The Ben Stiller Show and The Sunday Comics on FOX.
Greg has written and produced many featured songs for films including Bobbleheads, Hoovey, The Sunday Horse, The Greening of Whitney Brown, The Poker House, Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers and the animated Lionsgate movie Foodfight. Greg produced 2 songs for Curb Records artist Kimberley Locke on the Camille soundtrack for Oscar winning producer Al Ruddy. Greg composed the theme song for Will Sasso’s Ten Minute Podcast as well as The Caliendo Cast for actor comedian Frank Caliendo.
Greg is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame in music composition and theory as well as the graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at USC.