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Blake Neely
Born (1969-04-28) April 28, 1969 (age 54)
Paris, Texas, U.S.

Blake Neely (born April 28, 1969) is an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator. He has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards for his work on Everwood, The Pacific, Pan Am, Pamela, a Love Story, Good Night Oppy, and won the Emmy (2021) for The Flight Attendant.

Early life

Neely was born in Paris, Texas. His father was a rancher and professor, and his mother a journalist and author. He studied linguistics at the University of Texas.


Neely has contributed to and been credited on a mulitude of film and TV projects over the years, such as Everwood (which earned him a 2003 Emmy Award nomination for the theme), the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, King Kong, The Last Samurai, and The Great Buck Howard. Other film projects in which he is the sole composer are Elvis and Anabelle, Starter for 10, The Wedding Date and Greyhound.

In addition, Neely has composed the music for over forty television series, including The Mentalist, You and The Flight Attendant (which earned him a 2022 Emmy Award for the theme)

He has frequently collaborated with writer/director/producer Greg Berlanti, including on Everwood, Jack & Bobby, Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, Political Animals, Blindspot, and the Arrowverse series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman.

He has also been credited alongside several well-known composers such as Michael Kamen, James Newton Howard, Vangelis (for his work on the Mythodea project as arranger and conductor), and Hans Zimmer.

As an author, he has written over 25 instrumental method books such as the best-selling piano method Piano For Dummies.[1]

He recorded his score for an HBO documentary on David McCullough at the Conway Studios in Hollywood on February 23, 2008.[2]


Year(s) Title Notes
2002 Conquest (TV series documentary)
2003 Something's Gotta Give Additional Music Composer
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Additional Music Composer
2003 The Last Samurai Additional Music Composer
2003 The Samurai (TV movie documentary)
2003 It's the Cheese (Short)
2003 The True Story of Seabiscuit (TV movie documentary)
2003–2004 Wild West Tech (TV series documentary) (10 episodes)
2004 King Arthur Additional Music Composer
2004 Catwoman Additional Music Composer
2004 Oedipus (Short)
2004 Kat Plus One (TV movie)
2004 Frog-g-g!
2004 Brother, Can You Spare a Job? (Short)
2004 First Daughter
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby (TV series) (22 episodes)
2005 Revelations (TV mini-series) (2 episodes) Additional Music Composer
2005 Into the West (TV mini-series) Additional Music Composer
2005 The Island Additional Music Composer
2005 King Kong Additional Music Composer
2005 The Wedding Date
2005 Get Froggged!: Behind the Scenes of Frog-g-g! (Documentary short)
2005 A Date with Debra (Video documentary short)
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
2005 Related (TV series) (5 episodes)
2002–2006 Everwood (TV series) (89 episodes)
2004–2006 Dr. Vegas (TV series) (6 episodes)
2006 RV Additional Music Composer
2006 The Da Vinci Code Additional Music Composer
2006 Starter for 10
2006–2007 What About Brian (TV series) (8 episodes)
2007 Pushing Daisies (TV series) (composer, 1 episode)
2007 Elvis and Anabelle
2007 Brothers & Sisters: A Family Matter (TV movie)
2007 Traveler (TV series) (8 episodes)
2007 Brothers & Sisters: Family Album (TV movie)
2007 Masters of the Heist (Video documentary short)
2007–2008 Notes from the Underbelly (TV series) (16 episodes)
2008 The Great Buck Howard
2008 David McCullough: Painting with Words (TV movie documentary)
2008 Recruited (Short)
2008 Surfer, Dude
2008–2009 Eli Stone (TV series) (26 episodes)
2008–2015 The Mentalist (TV series) (151 episodes)
2009–2010 Eastwick (TV series) (11 episodes)
2010 Think Tank (Short)
2010 The Pacific (TV mini-series) (10 episodes)
2010 Life as We Know it
2006-2011 Brothers & Sisters
2010-2011 No Ordinary Family (TV series) (15 episodes)
2011 An Article of Hope (Documentary)
2011 Royal Reunion (Short)
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage
2011 Mister Handsome (Short)
2011-2012 Pan Am (TV series) (10 episodes)
2012 Political Animals (TV mini-series) (1 episode)
2012-2013 Wedding Band (TV series) (3 episodes)
2012-2020 Arrow (TV series)
2013 Golden Boy (TV series) (13 episodes)
2013 Arrow: Year One (TV movie)
2013 The Sixties (TV series documentary) (1 episode)
2013 The Assassination of President Kennedy (TV movie documentary)
2013–2014 The Mindy Project (TV series) (6 episodes)
2014–2023 The Flash (TV series)
2014 Resurrection (TV series) (6 episodes)
2015–2016 Blindspot (TV series)
2015–2021 Supergirl (TV series)
2016–2022 Legends of Tomorrow (TV series)
2017–2023 Riverdale (TV series)
2017 The Keepers (Documentary web series)
2017-2018 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (TV series)
2018 Love, Simon
2018 All American (TV series)
2018–present You (TV series)
2019 Emergence (TV series)
2019–2022 Batwoman (TV series)
2020 Greyhound
2020–present The Flight Attendant (TV series)
2022 Good Night Oppy (Documentary)


  1. ^ Piano for Dummies at
  2. ^ Dan Goldwasser (2008-02-27). "Blake Neely scores the HBO documentary David McCullough: Painting with Words". Retrieved 2008-02-27.