|Born:||September 29, 1944|
|Birthplace:||San Fernando, CA, U.S.|
|TV/Film Soundtrack Musician|
|Appears on/involved with:||Quantum Leap (TV series)|
|Job on series||Music director (27 episodes, Seasons 1 & 2) |
Composer: Theme Music
Head of Music Department (entire series)
Mike Post (born September 29, 1944) worked on the music used in various segments in a total of 63 episodes of the Quantum Leap TV series, beginning with the series pilot episode. "Genesis: Part I"; the final episode he was involved with in this capacity was "Leaping In Without A Net" in Season 2 (episode #19). Tom also worked on revamping the opening theme music he originally composed for the show, which was used in the Season 2 episode "Maybe Baby", and then used onwards. He also wrote the song "Fate's Wide Wheel" which was used in the episode "Glitter Rock" in Season 3 (episode #17).
Born and raised in San Fernando, California. Mike became a musician for acts as varied as Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Kenny Rogers, Sonny Bono and Cher, playing guitar on the latter team's 1965 hit "I Got You, Babe". Two years later, Post won his first Grammy award for producing and arranging the Mason Williams track "Classical Gas". Post's television career commenced when he was appointed musical director of The Andy Williams Show (1969), at the youthful age of 24. A later assignment, the ABC-TV cop show Toma (1973, on which the ABC-TV series Baretta, a revamped version of the series, starring Robert Blake two years later, was based upon) introduced Post to producer Stephen J. Cannell, who hired him for the classic The Rockford Files (1974).
Mike's many musical composition work in Hollywood include the TV many show credits, include his QL work, as well as ABC-TV's Hardcastle & McCormick, The Greatest American Hero, and Tenspeed and Brownshoe, NBC-TV's Hill Street Blues,Law and Order, and Law and Order:SVU, The A-Team, and Blossom, and, also CBS-TV series Magnum, P.I., and Philly. he also composed the score for the fake TV plot "Caged Heat" in the direct-to-video animated film One-Shot All Hail the King for Marvel Studios.in 2014.