- 1 Mike Post Biography
- 2 Mike Post Age
- 3 Mike Post Height
- 4 Mike Post Family
- 5 Mike Post Wife
- 6 Mike Post Measurements and Facts
- 7 Mike Post Net Worth
- 8 Mike Post Classical Gas
- 9 Mike Post Music
- 10 Mike Post Theme Songs
- 11 Mike Post Invention From Blue Line
- 12 Mike Post Albums
- 13 Mike Post Singles
- 14 Mike Post Awards
- 15 Frequently Asked Questions About Mike Post
- 16 Who is Mike Post?
- 17 How old is Mike Post?
- 18 How tall is Mike Post?
- 19 Is Mike Post married?
- 20 How much is Mike Post worth?
- 21 Where does Post live?
- 22 Is Post dead or alive?
- 23 Post Social Media Contacts
- 24 Related Biographies.
- 25 Reference:
Mike Post Biography
Mike Post born Leland Michael Postil, is an American musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer best known for his TV theme songs for such series as Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The A-Team, NYPD Blue, Renegade, The Rockford Files, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., and Hill Street Blues. He has long been considered the most successful composer in television history.
Mike Post Age
Mike is 76 years old as of 2020. He was born on 29th September 1944 in Berkeley, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 29th of September. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Mike Post Height
Post stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos, relative to his surroundings, and anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Mike Post Family
Mike was born and raised by his parents in Berkeley, California. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Post’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Mike Post Wife
Post married Patty McGettigan, unfortunately, the marriage did not last. He later married a second wife, Darla Eyer, on 29th August 1966 and was blessed with two children Aaron and Jennifer.
Mike Post Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about the Musician Mike.
Mike Post Wiki
- Full Names: Mike Post
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Mike Post Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 76 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Date of Birth: 29th September 1944
- Place of Birth: Berkeley, California
- Birthday: 29th September
Post Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Color: Grey
- Hair Color: Grey
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Post Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Darla Eyer
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: Aaron and Jennifer
Post Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $3 million dollars
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Musician and Producer
Post House and Cars
- Place of living: United States
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Mike Post Net Worth
Post has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Through his various sources of income, Mike has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Mike Post Classical Gas
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 the musical director of The Andy Williams Show (1969), at the youthful age of 24.
A later assignment, the cop show Toma (1973) introduced Post to producer Stephen J. Cannell, who hired him for the classic The Rockford Files (1974). The memorable theme became Post’s first, but far from last, television instrumental to become a crossover radio hit, and earned him a Grammy.
Often in collaboration with Pete Carpenter, Post has scored well over two thousand hours of both dramatic and comedic TV, most famously on Hill Street Blues (1981), NYPD Blue (1993), and his first Emmy winner, Murder One (1995).
Mike Post Music
Post’s first credited work in music was cutting demos using two singing sisters, Terry and Carol Fischer. With Sally Gordon, they went on to become The Mermaids. Their first single, “Popsicle’s and Icicles” (written by David Gates), was a #3 hit song in January 1964.
Post also provided early guidance for the garage rock band the Outcasts while in basic training in San Antonio, Texas. He was the songwriter and producer for both songs on the band’s first single, released in 1965, and also arranged a local concert where they served as the backup band. He won his first Grammy at age 23 for Best Instrumental Arrangement on Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas”, a #2 hit song in 1968.
He is also credited as the producer for Williams’ LP that included this song, The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. Billed as the Mike Post Coalition, their track “Afternoon of the Rhino” became a sought-after Northern soul track. The single peaked at #47 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1975.
Post also worked with Kenny Rogers and produced the first three albums he recorded with his country/rock group the First Edition (between 1967 and 1969). He also produced Dolly Patton’s hit album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs in 1981. Much later, in 1997, he produced Van Halen’s Van Halen III album.
Mike Post Theme Songs
One of his first jobs in television started when he was 24, as the musical director on The Andy Williams Show. Another early job was writing the theme music for the short-lived detective series Toma in 1973, but his big breakthrough (together with co-composer Pete Carpenter) came in the following year with his theme song for The Rockford Files, another series by producer Stephen J. Cannell.
The theme also got cross-over Top 40 radio airplay and earned a second Grammy for Post. “The Rockford Files” theme became a Top 10 hit in both the U.S. (#10) and Canada (#8). It ranks as the 85th biggest U.S. hit of 1975 and the 84th biggest Canadian hit of 1975.
Post subsequently won Grammy’s for Best Instrumental Composition for the themes of the television shows Hill Street Blues in 1981 and L.A. Law in 1988 as well as another Grammy in 1981 for Best Instrumental Performance for the Hill Street Blues theme, which also reached number 10 in the U.S.
The Law & Order “dun, dun” sound
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Post won an Emmy for his Murder One theme music and had previously been nominated for NYPD Blue, among others.
He has won BMI Awards for the music for L.A. Law, Hunter, and the various Law & Order series. The theme for The Greatest American Hero (co-written with Stephen Geyer) is one of the few television themes to reach as high as #2 as a single record on the Billboard Hot 100. The “dun, dun” sound effect he created for the Law & Order franchise has entered popular culture. At the peak of his career, Post was the go-to composer for all of the series created by Donald P. Bellisario, Steven Bochco, Stephen J. Cannell, and Dick Wolf.
Due to the considerable amount of music to be created, Post operated an office with multiple staff composers, among them Walter Murphy, Velton Ray Bunch, Frank Denson, Jerry Grant, and Greg Edmonson, all composing side by side in cubicles. Each would write music cues to complement specific scenes from each show in Post’s signature style
Other TV music works include The A-Team, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Blossom, The Commish, Doogie Howser, M.D., Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hooperman, Hunter, Magnum, P.I., NewsRadio, Profit, Quantum Leap, Renegade, Riptide, Silk Stalkings, Stingray, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, The White Shadow, Wiseguy, the BBC series Roughnecks, Law & Order, and Philly.
In 1994, Post scored the Diagnosis: Murder episode “How To Murder Your Lawyer,” designed as a backdoor pilot for a lawyer series. In 2014, Post composed the score for the fake TV pilot Caged Heat in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King for Marvel Studios.
Mike Post Invention From Blue Line
In 1994, Post released a CD, called Inventions from the Blue Line. The CD contained several of his well-known themes, featuring NYPD Blue and also including Law & Order, Silk Stalkings, and Renegade.
In the liner notes, he discussed his late father, Sam Postil, and the admiration for law enforcement officers that Sam instilled in Mike. He also referred to police in the traditional nickname of “blues”, as in The Thin Blue Line (referring to the police in general and police camaraderie). One of the tracks is called “The Blue Line”, which Post calls “the comradery theme”.
Mike Post Albums
- 1969: Fused (as The Mike Post Coalition); Warner Bros.-Seven Arts (LP)
- 1975: Railhead Overture; MGM (LP)
- 1982: Television Theme Songs; Elektra (LP)
- 1988: Music from L.A. Law and Otherwise; Polydor (LP)
- 1994: Inventions from the Blue Line; American Gramaphone (CD)
Mike Post Singles
- “The Rockford Files”
- “Manhattan Spiritual”
- “Theme from The Greatest American Hero
- “The Theme from Hill Street Blues”
- “Theme from Magnum P.I.”
- “Theme From L.A. Law”
Mike Post Awards
- Grammy Awards
Year Album/Track Award
- 1988 T L.A. Law Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz)
- 1981 T Theme From ‘Hill Street Blues’ Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz)
- 1981 T Theme From ‘Hill Street Blues’ Best Pop Instrumental Performance
- 1975 T Rockford Files Best Instrumental Arrangement
- 1968 T Classical Gas Best Instrumental Arrangement
Frequently Asked Questions About Mike Post
Who is Mike Post?
Mike Post born Leland Michael Postil, is an American musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer best known for his TV theme songs for such series as Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, among others.
How old is Mike Post?
Mike is 76 years old as of 2020. He was born on 29th September 1944 in Berkeley, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 29th of September.
How tall is Mike Post?
Post stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos, relative to his surroundings, and anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available.
Is Mike Post married?
Post married Patty McGettigan, unfortunately, the marriage did not last. He later married a second wife, Darla Eyer, on 29th August 1966.
How much is Mike Post worth?
Post has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer.
Where does Post live?
Because of security reasons, Mike has not shared his precise location of residence. We will update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is Post dead or alive?
Post is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
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