Mr. Clinton is an award-winning composer who has scored over 100 films, most notably Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and its blockbuster sequels; Disney's hit Santa Clause sequels; Mortal Kombat 1 and 2; and the Emmy Award-winning Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
He began his professional musical career as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, while earning degrees in music and drama.
Upon moving to L.A., he became a staff songwriter for Warner Brothers Music, with songs recorded by the likes of Michael Jackson and Joe Cocker. It was the music from Clinton's last album as a recording artist that attracted the attention of Cheech and Chong, giving him the chance to score his first film, Still Smokin'.
In addition, Mr. Clinton is an advisor at the Sundance Composers Lab, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and most recently served as Chair of the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music. Awards include Grammy and Emmy nominations, the SCL Ambassador Award, and nine BMI Film Music Awards, including their highest honor, the BMI Icon Award.