W.G. Snuffy Walden W.G. Snuffy Walden W.G. Snuffy Walden


HWilliam Garrett Walden, known as W. G. Snuffy Walden (born February 13, 1950) is an American musician and composer of film and television soundtracks.

Walden is an Emmy Award winner for the theme music to The West Wing (NBC),[1] has been nominated for numerous Emmys throughout his career, and has received 26 BMI Awards.

Most Notable Awards

28 Award Wins, 11 Nominations
Emmy Award 1 Wins
BMI Award 26 Wins

Following his successful debut as a television composer for thirtysomething, Walden was contacted by the producer on another new television show, The Wonder Years, which had the fortune of premiering right after Super Bowl XXII. Walden scored the pilot episode, and then went on to score the series, which also became a hit. For the end credits, he recorded a version of The Beatles' song "With a Little Help from My Friends". Throughout the 1990s, Walden scored numerous television series, including Roseanne, Ellen, My So-Called Life, Felicity, Early Edition, Sports Night, The West Wing, George Lopez, I'll Fly Away, The Stand, Huff, Once and Again, Friday Night Lights and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In the summer of 2001, Walden released a solo album of mainly acoustic guitar pieces titled Music by... W. G. Snuffy Walden. The album included expanded or full versions of many of Walden's themes, such as "Once and Again", "Eugene's Ragtop", "Thirtysomething (Revisited)", and "West Wing Suite".[3] In 2002, Tom Guerra conducted a comprehensive interview of Walden for Vintage Guitar Magazine.[4] Walden announced that he would team up with a 60-piece orchestra to compose the film adaptation of The Umbrella Academy. This will be the first time he has scored a movie since Leaving Normal. In March 2018, Up To Snuff, a film about Walden's career,[6] won the documentary competition in its premier at the Pasadena International Film Festival.[7][8] .

Filmography List

2014 Guilt by Association (TV Movie) Original Music Composer
2014 Coming Back with Wes Moore (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)Original Music Composer
2014 Swallow Your Bliss (TV Series) (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2013 Nashville (TV Series) (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Under the Dome (TV Series) (13 episodes)Original Music Composer
2012 Stetson, Street Dog of Park City (Short)Original Music Composer
2011-2012 A Gifted Man (TV Series) (9 episodes)Original Music Composer
2011 In the Key of EliOriginal Music Composer
2011 Serving Life (TV Movie documentary)Original Music Composer
2006-2011 Friday Night Lights (TV Series) (76 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 Misdirection (Short)Original Music Composer
2010 Huge (TV Series) (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2009-2010 Men of a Certain Age (TV Series) (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2009 A Marriage (TV Movie)Original Music Composer
2009 Hawthorne (TV Series) (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2009 The Beast (TV Series) (13 episodes)Original Music Composer
2009 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series) (20 episodes)Original Music Composer
2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series) (12 episodes)Original Music Composer
2008 Quarterlife (TV Series) (6 episodes)Original Music Composer

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