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John Debney
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Debney at ComicCon 2013
Background information
Birth name John Cardon Debney
Born August 18, 1956 (1956-08-18) (ageĀ 65)
Glendale, California, United States
Genres Movie score
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor
Years active 1978-present

John Cardon Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American composer and conductor. He received an Academy Award nomination for the music for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). He also wrote the music for Cutthroat Island (1995).

Life and career

Debney was born in Glendale, California to Louis Debney and Edith Manhunt. His father is of English, French-Canadian, German, Greek, Irish, Northern Irish (Scotch-Irish) and Welsh descent and His mother is of Cherokee Native American and Russian Jewish descent.

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