Shuki Levy

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Shuki Levy
BornJune 3, 1947
Israel
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
 
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Shuki Levy
BornJune 3, 1947
Israel
NationalityAmerican / Israeli

Shuki Levy (Hebrew: שוקי לוי‎; born June 3, 1947) is an Israeli-American music composer and television writer, director, and executive producer. Levy's best known work is soundtrack compositions for children's television programs of the 1980s, such as Inspector Gadget, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, M.A.S.K., Dinosaucers, Dragon Quest, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Eagle Riders (the third Western adaptation of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman), She-Ra, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors. In the 1990s, he became known chiefly for his work on the Power Rangers franchise, Masked Rider, VR Troopers, and Big Bad Beetleborgs. He has also written and directed numerous episodes for some these television shows, and directed a few movies, such as "Eye of Doom" (1987), "Perfect Victims" (1988), and "Blind Vision" (1991).

Biography

Born in Mandatory Palestine, Levy began his career as a singer and music performer in various clubs around Tel Aviv. He also appeared in the musical Hair. During the 1970s, Levy performed in France and Germany for a duet known as "Shuki & Aviva". Together with his partner Aviva Paz he scored a hit single throughout Europe called "Signorina - Concertina" which sold two million copies.

Levy and then-partner Haim Saban founded Saban Entertainment, a production company responsible for 1990s-era series Masked Rider, VR Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs, and the Power Rangers franchise. The company was sold to The Walt Disney Company by the end of the decade.

Levy is noted for his prolific career in composing music; he has a total of 14 Gold- and Platinum-certified records and has composed theme tunes for more than 130 TV shows, which makes him the world-record holder in this regard.[citation needed]

As of October 3, 2013 Levy is currently working on a new show he created called Tribe Of The Wild set for a 2014 release, Levy also signed a first-look production deal with Relativity TV to oversee worldwide distribution, finance and production for Levy’s content in the children’s and family space, Tribe Of The Wild will be the first show under the deal. [1]

Personal life

Levy was married to television actress Deborah Shelton (Dallas) and was also previously engaged to television actress Sarah Brown (General Hospital). He has a son and two daughters from these relationships.

Selected musical compositions

Musicals

TV series

TV

Videos

Movies

External links

Official

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