Roger Neill



Roger Neill is an LA-based composer, orchestrator, and musician. He is
perhaps best known for his work on films and special projects with director Mike Mills, including A24’s 20th Century Women, and Focus Features’ Beginners, as well as his work on FOX’s King of the Hill and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. Throughout his career, Roger has received high recognition for his work, including multiple Emmy nominations, as well as ASCAP and BMI TV Music Awards.

Neill’s most recent work includes this year’s Disney/Hulu feature Darby and the Dead, directed by Silas Howard, and the upcoming Nickelodeon feature Zoey 102 starring Jamie Lynn Spears. Previously, Neill scored two films for emerging director Rachel Goldenberg, Valley Girl (MGM), and Unpregnant (HBO Max), as well as the independent feature Three Months for MTV Studios.

In animation, Roger is well known as the composer of over 100 episodes of King of the Hill, the much-loved animated series from Gregg Daniels and Mike Judge. He also scored the animated Adult Swim series JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales.

Roger has collaborated with Ira Glass on the film Don’t Think Twice and on his beloved podcast This American Life.

A multi-instrumentalist, Roger began playing music early, and went on to earn a degree in composition from USC and a PhD from Harvard. Roger has arranged, conducted, and orchestrated music for a number of artists, including a long-time collaboration with French band AIR, for which he served as conductor and arranger for their legendary concerts in LA and Paris.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Selected Credits


The Santa Assist
Heartstrings Media Capital
Director: Ross Kagan Marks
Producers: Mary Haarmeyer, Keagan Karnes, Ross Kagan Marks, Kirk Roos
Starring: Jonathan Stoddard, Alexandra Harris, Jamey Clay-Brown

Zoey 102
Nickelodeon Network
Director: Nancy Hower
Producers: Martha Fernandez, Alexis Fisher, Nancy Hower, Monica Sherer, Jamie Lynn Spears, Madeline Whitby
Starring: Jamie Lynn Spears, Sean Flynn, Erin Sanders, Matthew Underwood

Darby and the Dead
Director: Silas Howard
Producers: Eddie Rubin, Adam Saunders, Sarah Shepard
Starring: Riele Downs, Auli-i Cravalho, Chosen Jacobs

Sr. (Song – “Modern People”)
Director: Chris Smith
Producers: Robert Downey Jr. , Susan Downey, Emily Barclay Ford, Kevin Ford
Starring: Robert Downey Sr., Robert Downey Jr.

Sam Now
2R Productions
Director: Reed Harkness
Producers: Reed Harkness, Jason Reid
Starring: Reed Harkness

One Good Man Productions
Director: Josh Hope
Producers: Lisa J. Freberg, Josh Hope, Tara Shayne
Starring: Ethan Cutkosky, Rivkah Reyes, Stacy Edwards

Three Months
MTV Studios
Director: Jared Frieder
Producers: Jared Frieder
Starring: Brianne Tju, Scott Daniel Johnson, Carlos Guerro

Director: Rachel Goldenberg
Producers: Greg Berlanti, Erik Feig, Sarah Schechter
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira, Giancarlo Esposito

Valley Girl 
Director: Rachel Goldenberg
Producers: Matt Smith, Steven J. Wolfe
Starring: Mae Whitman, Chloe Bennet, Jessica Rothe

Like Father 
Director: Lauren Miller
Producers: Anders Bard, Amanda Bowers, Molly Conners
Starring: Kristen Bell, Seth Rogen, Kelsey Grammer

A Kid Like Jake 
Bankside Films
Director: Silas Howard
Producers: Paul Bernon, Eric Norsoph, Jim Parsons
Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Claire Danes, Jim Parsons

20th Century Women 
Annapurna Pictures
Director: Mike Mills
Producers: Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley
Starring: Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Billy Crudup

Don’t Think Twice 
Cold Iron Pictures
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Producers: Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall, Mike Birbiglia
Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci
* SXSW 2016 Headliner Premiere

Max Rose (Additional Music, Music Supervisor) 
Lightstream Pictures
Director: Daniel Noah
Producers: Lawrence Inglee, Garrett Kelleher
Starring: Kevin Pollak, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III 
American Zoetrope
Director: Roman Coppola
Producers: Roman Coppola, Youree Henley
Starring: Charlie Sheen

Olympus Pictures
Director: Mike Mills
Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

Tanner Hall 
Two Prong Lesson
Director: Tatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini
Producers: Julie Snyder, Tatiana von Furstenberg
Starring: Rooney Mara, Brie Larson, Georgia King

FILMS (continued)

Griffin & Phoenix 
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Director: Ed Stone
Producers: Jason Blum, Paul Brooks, Amy Israel, Sidney Kimmel
Starring: Dermott Mulroney, Amanda Peet

Stranger Than Fiction (Orchestral Arranger) 
Columbia Pictures
Director: Marc Forster
Producers: Lindsay Doran
Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Marie Antoinette (Historic Music Consultant) 
Columbia Pictures
Director: Sofia Coppola
Producers: Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman

The Killer Within (Documentary) 
OpalEye Productions
Director: Macky Alston
Producers: Sandra Itkoff
Starring: Bob Bechtel

The F Word 
Director: Jed Weintrob
Producers: Christian D. Bruun, Nicholas Goldfarb
Starring: Josh Hamilton, Yul Vazquez

Director: Jed Weintrob
Producers: Adam Brightman, Tanya Selvaratnam
Starring: Josh Hamilton, Harold Perrineau

CQ (Orchestrator, Score Collaboration with Mellow) 
United Artists
Director: Roman Coppola
Producers: Gary Marcus
Starring: Jeremy Davies, Jason Schwartzman, Billy Zane

Trixie (Co-Composer) 
Pandora Cinema
Director: Alan Rudolph
Producers: Robert Altman
Starring: Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Dermott Mulroney

Where the Money Is (Co-Composer) 
Gramercy Pictures
Director: Marek Kanievska
Producers: Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Charles Weinstock
Starring: Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino

Big Monster on Campus 
Regent Entertainment
Director: Mitch Marcus
Producers: Paul Colichman, Mark R. Harris
Starring: Matthew Lawrence, Justin Walker, Christine Lakin

Counterclock Productions
Director: Avi Nesher
Producers: Kathy Jordan, Avi Nesher
Starring: Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Berkley, Michael Chiklis

Free Money (Additional Music, Orchestrator) 
Filmline International
Director: Yves Simoneau
Producers: Nicolas Clermont
Starring: Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland, Charlie Sheen

Bury Me in Kern County 
Krank Production
Director: Julien Nitzberg
Producers: Hayley Marcus Simpson, Rachel Winter
Starring: Judson Mills, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Johnny Strong

Under Oath 
Concorde-New Horizons
Director: Dave Payne
Producers: Cheryl Parnell
Starring: Eddie Velez, Abraham Benrubi, Robert LaSardo

Conquistador Entertainment
Director: Avi Nesher
Producers: Avi Nesher
Starring: Olivier Gruner, Jennifer Grant, Kario Salem


King Star King
Director: J.J. Villard
Producers: Keith Crofford, Mike Lazzo, Tommy Blacha, Ben Kalina, J.J. Villard
Starring: Tommy Blancha, Robin Atkin Downes, Rachel Butera

Mozart in the Jungle (Music Producer and Composer) 
Director: Paul Weitz
Producers: Caroline Baron, Michael Zakin
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters

Mom (Music Consultant) 
Producers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker
Starring: Allison Janney, Anna Faris

Experience 3D 
Producers: Nicholas Goldfarb, Jed Weintrob
Starring: Josh Hamilton

Mongo Wrestling Alliance 
Adult Swim
Producers: Ollie Green, Raduca Kaplan, Jukka Montonen
Starring: Pamela Adlon, Georgette Perna, Tommy Blacha

King Star King (Pilot) 
Adult Swim
Producers: J.J. Villard
Gimme Shelter (Pilot) Warner Bros TV
Producers: John Wells
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Janeane Garofalo, Skeet Ulrich

King of the Hill 
Producers: Joseph A. Boucher, Norm Hiscock, Sivert Glarum
Starring: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

The Simple Life (20 Episodes) 
Producers: Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam, Patrick Murphy
Starring: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie

The Weekenders 
Disney Channel
Producers: Douglas Langdale
Starring: Kath Soucie, Grey DeLisle, Phil LaMarr

Producers: Scott Foley, Robert Lloyd Lewis, Al Lowenstein
Starring: Scott Foley, Amanda Detmer, Eddie McClintock

The Lone Ranger (TV Movie) 
Director: Jack Bender
Producers: Suzanne Daniels, Stacy Title, Jonathan Penner
Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Nathaniel Arcand, Anita Brown

UC: Undercover (Co-Composer) 
Producers: Regis Kimble, Erik Bork, Thomas Carter
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Oded Fehr, Jon Seda

Chicago Hope (22 Episodes) 
Producers: David E. Kelly, John Tinker, Tim Kring
Starring: Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Producers: Stu Segall, Bill Nuss, Richard C. Okie
Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, Branscombe Richmond, Kathleen Kinmont

Producers: Charles Elton, Moira Williams
Starring: Liam Cunningham, Clive Russell

Silk Stalkings 
Producers: Stu Segall, David E. Peckinpah, Kim LeMasters
Starring: Charlie Brill, Mitzi Kapture, Rob Estes


This American Life 
Producers: Ira Glass, Julie Snyder, Nancy Updike