is an American
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film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, most famous for TV series such as 227
, The Facts of Life
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, Silver Spoons
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, My Two Dads
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Dinosaurs is an American family sitcom that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs, was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Jim Henson Television in association with Walt Disney Television and Buena Vista...
, Big Brother
, and Boy Meets World
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. He is a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists
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, serves on the board of directors of the Film Preservation Society and is a member of the National Film Preservation Board. He has received ASCAP, BMI
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, and Dramalogue awards. Prior to his film and television career, Colcord worked as an A&R (Artists & Repertoire) representative for Columbia Records, was responsible for Aerosmith
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's signing, and co-produced their second album, Get Your Wings
-Side two:-Song information:Same Old Song and Dance*Built around a riff Joe Perry came up with while sitting on his amp, Steven Tyler quickly came up with the verse riff. The song appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock...
. He was the first music director of the Los Angeles improvisational comedy group The Groundlings.
Killer By Nature
Journeys Below the Line: ER - The Prop Masters (video documentary )
Journeys Below the Line: 24 - The Editing Process (video documentary)
The King's Guard
The Paper Brigade (video)
Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies (video)
Wish Upon a Star
The Sleeping Car
The Devonsville Terror - Composer
Dumb & Dumber - "Hip Hop Solution", "Rap me Silly", "Endangered Species", "Snow Bird Serenade"
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life - "Bouzouki Trella"
Earth Girls Are Easy - "I LIKE 'EM BIG AND STUPID"
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (video documentary) - "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun")
Lost at Home (TV series)
Family Affair (TV series)
Big Brother (TV series)
Style and Substance (TV series)
Tales from the Tomb: Lost Sons of the Pharaohs (TV documentary)
You Wish (TV series)
Hiller and Diller (TV series)
Promised Land (TV series)
Devil's Food (TV movie)
Television's Comedy Classics (TV movie)
Real Funny (TV movie)
Wow! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth (TV movie)
Maybe This Time (TV series)
50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV movie)
Black Sheep (TV movie)
Boy Meets World (TV series)
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(TV series, theme and music for season two)
Almost Home (TV series)
Where I Live (TV series)
Scorch (TV series)
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The Torkelsons (TV series)
Dinosaurs (TV series)
The Julie Show (TV movie)
The Simpsons (TV series)
Dead Putting Society
Singer & Sons (TV series)
Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV movie)
Ann Jillian (TV series)
Live-In (TV series)
Trial and Error (TV series)
Women in Prison (TV series)
My Two Dads (TV series)
The Charmings (TV series)
Sweet Surrender (TV series)
227 (TV series)
Double Trouble (TV series)
Silver Spoons (TV series)
Off Your Rocker (TV movie)
The Facts of Life (TV series) - Composer
Ray played keyboards on the Lou Reed
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live album Rock n Roll Animal
(1974) along with Pentti Glan (drums) and Prakash John
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(bass) of the contemporary Alice Cooper
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band, and Dick Wagner
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and Steve Hunter on guitars. The album was recorded live on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music in New York. Ray also played keyboards on American Pie
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, the album by Don McLean
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