GARY STOCKDALE is a 2-time EMMY-nominated composer, who has composed music for television shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; To Tell the Truth; Comedy Central’s Last Laugh; Cowboy U; The Independent Spirit Awards; A Home for the Holidays (CBS), and 8 seasons of Showtime’s award-winning Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! Gary’s well-known theme for that show garnered him an EMMY nomination. He also wrote music for THE ARISTOCRATS, by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza.
Fresh out of college, Gary met Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, under whose mentorship Gary learned the craft of film music composition, as well as singing on many of Henry’s movies.
He began his film-music composing career working for the legendary director/producer Roger Corman, scoring Corman’s first “art” film (entered in the 1989 Los Angeles Film Festival), Dance of the Damned. Around this time, he started working side-by-side with famed film and television composer Lalo Schifrin, arranging and composing cues for his various projects, including Sudden Impact, FX2, and Sam Peckinpah’s last film, The Osterman Weekend.
Along with the Film and Television composition, Gary has also been a busy singer and performer. His latest CD, Sure Of Mice Elf ,has become an indy favorite, and he’s been playing various comedy and music venues all over California.
Gary Stockdale performs at Camarillo Cafe 2015
Gary Stockdale at Far West, 2013