Harold Faltermeyer Net Worth

Harold Faltermeyer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Harold Faltermeier net worth is
$20 Million

Harold Faltermeier Wiki Biography

Harold Faltermeyer (born Harald Faltermeier; 5 October 1952) is a German musician, keyboardist, composer and record producer.He is recognized as one of the composers/producers who best captured the zeitgeist of 1980s synthpop in film scores. He is best known for writing and composing the "Axel F" theme for Beverly Hills Cop and the Top Gun Anthem for the film Top Gun. Both works were influential synthpop hits in the 1980s.As a session musician, arranger and producer, Faltermeyer has worked with several international pop stars including Donna Summer, Amanda Lear, Patti LaBelle, Barbra Streisand, Glenn Frey, Blondie, Laura Branigan, La Toya Jackson, Billy Idol, Jennifer Rush, Alexis, Cheap Trick, Sparks, Bob Seger, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler, Valerie Claire and Pet Shop Boys.He has won two Grammy Awards: the first in 1986 for Best Album of original score written for a motion picture or television special, as a co-writer of the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack; and the second in 1987 for Best Pop Instrumental Performance with guitarist Steve Stevens for Top Gun Anthem from the soundtrack.

Full NameHarold Faltermeyer
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1952
Place Of BirthMunich, Germany
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
SpouseKarin Faltermeyer
ParentsAnneliese Faltermeier, Hugo Faltermeier, Axel F., Top Gun Anthem, Fletch Theme
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Axel F., Top Gun Anthem, Fletch Theme
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Axel F., Top Gun Anthem, Fletch Theme
1Producing hit records for the German pop market from his Red Deer Studios Estate in Munich, Germany. [2005]
2His parents owned a civil engineering company.
3Started playing piano at the age of 6.
4German musician, composer and producer, best known for the "Axel F" theme for Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
5Won two Grammys for "Best Album of Original Score for A Motion Picture or Television Special" in 1986 and "Best Pop Instrumental Performance" in 1987.
6Collaborated with many noted musicians including Donna Summer, Laura Branigan, Jennifer Rush, Debbie Harry, Barbra Streisand and Pet Shop Boys.
7Made the musical "Wake Up" with Rainhard Fendrich, premiering on 21 September 2002 at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria.


30 Minutes or Less2011writer: "The Heat Is On"
Neon Naege Banhaesseo2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scream 42011writer: "Axel F"
20 to 12007-2011TV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes
Funkytown2011writer: "Hot Stuff"
Burlesque2010/Iwriter: "Hot Stuff"
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Cop Out2010producer: "Soul Brother" / writer: "Bit By Bit", "Soul Brother"
Electric DreamsTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Miss Austria 20092009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Monsters vs. Aliens2009performer: "Axel F" / writer: "Axel F"
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People2008writer: "Hot Stuff"
The X Factor2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Chimps2008writer: "Axel F"
It Takes Two2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop2006-2008TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family GuyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 music - 1 episode, 2007
The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Angry Video Game Nerd2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Catch a Fire2006writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Video Game writer: "I Wanna Rock You", "E=MC2"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 22004Video Game "Hot Stuff"
Discomania2004TV Movie documentary writer: "Hot Stuff"
The WB's Superstar USA2004TV Series writer: "The Heat is on"
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV Series music - 1 episode
Hrvatski Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
EuroTrip2004writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Undeclared2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Door to Door2002TV Movie writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Queer as Folk2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues2002Video documentary short performer: "Axel F" - uncredited / producer: "Axel F" - uncredited / writer: "Axel F" - uncredited
Circuit2001writer: "Love in the Shadows"
Big Brother2000/VTV Series writer: "Hot Stuff"
Sex and the City2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Hot Stuff" - uncredited
Early Edition2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar1999writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Mafia!1998writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Victor's Place1998Short writer: "Hot Stuff"
Der König von St. Pauli1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Projekt X1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jack Orlando1997Video Game music: "I Close My Eyes And Think Of You"
The Full Monty1997music: "Hot Stuff" 1979
Lukas1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Biography1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
White Magic1994producer: "White Magic", "Morning has Broken", "Crystal Dreams", "One Night With You", "Fuchsbaupolka" / writer: "White Magic", "Crystal Dreams", "One Night With You"
Asterix in America1994producer: "We Are One People", "Say Goodbye", "Always", "Dance Dance Dance Under the Moon" / writer: "We Are One People", "Say Goodbye", "Always", "Dance Dance Dance Under the Moon"
Beverly Hills Cop III1994"Axel F"
The Simpsons1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin1992Video documentary writer: "The Heat Is On" - as H. Faltermeyer
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990performer: "Alexander's Theme" / producer: "Break Out", "Never Give Up", "Win It All", "Muscles", "Wire it Up", "Eye to Eye", "Out of Control", "Rock Noon", "Get Ready", "Thunder and Lighting", "Fly", "We Are The Strong", "Alexander's Theme" / writer: "Break Out", "Never Give Up", "Win It All", "Muscles", "Out of Control", "Rock Noon", "Get Ready", "Fly", "We Are The Strong"
She's Out of Control1989performer: "Hunger of Love" / writer: "Hunger of Love"
Emu's Wide World1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV Special writer: "Shakedown"
Tommys Hollywood Report1988TV Movie writer: "Shakedown" - uncredited
The Running Man1987lyrics: " Restless Heart Running Away With You" / music: " Restless Heart Running Away With You"
Fatal Beauty1987writer: "Sin City"
Beverly Hills Cop II1987"Shakedown" / producer: "Shakedown"
Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Isang kumot tatlong unan1986producer: "The Heat Is On" / writer: "The Heat Is On"
Top Gun1986"Top Gun Anthem", "Mighty Wings" / performer: "Top Gun Anthem" / producer: "Top Gun Anthem", "Mighty Wings", "Destination Unknown"
Fire with Fire1986writer: "Bit by Bit Theme from Fletch"
Feuer und Eis1986producer: "Fire and Ice"
One Life to Live1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alvin & the Chipmunks1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summer Rental1985writer: "Axel F"
Fletch1985producer: "Bit By Bit" Theme From Fletch, "Running For Love" / writer: "Bit By Bit" Theme From Fletch
WrestleMania1985TV Special "Axel F"
The Fall Guy1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills Cop1984performer: "Axel F" / producer: "The Heat Is On", "Stir It Up", "Axel F" / writer: "The Heat Is On", "Axel F"
Thief of Hearts1984music: "Love In The Shadows", "Just Imagine Way Beyond Fear", "Passion Play" / performer: "Stolen Secrets", Love theme from "Thief of Hearts", "Thief of Hearts instrumental", "Collage instrumental", "Final Confrontation"
Didi - Der Doppelgänger1984"Carmen Disco Suite" / writer: "Der Doppelgänger"
Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night1983TV Movie writer: "Hot Stuff", "Sunset People"
Wetten, dass..?1981TV Series "theme 1"
The Donna Summer Special1980TV Special writer: "Hot Stuff", "Sunset People"
Intikam kadini1979writer: "E=MC²", "I Wanna Rock You" - uncredited
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party1979TV Special writer: "Sunset People" - uncredited
Polizeiinspektion 11979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1979TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Midnight Express1978arranger: "Love's Theme", "Theme From Midnight Express Vocal"
The Lisa Hartman Show1976TV Movie writer: "Hot Stuff"
Good Morning Britain2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lucha Mexico2016Documentary writer: "THE HEAT IS ON"
Hands of Stone2016writer: "Hot Stuff" performed by nm0838595
Britain's Got More Talent2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing Street2016writer: "Axel F"
Mike & Mike2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Martian2015writer: "HOT STUFF" - as Harold Faltermeier
Magic Mike XXL2015writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeir
Wimbledon2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Rude Tube2013-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Mindy Project2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Californication2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
South Park2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2006-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Hot Flashes2013writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltermeier
Average ConsumerTV Series short producer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Glades2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series music - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013 lyrics - 6 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie writer: "Hot Stuff"
Top of the Pops 22012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Community2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Avenida Brasil2012TV Series writer: "Hot Stuff"
Dance Central 22011Video Game writer: "Hot Stuff" - as Harold Faltmeier
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011


Cop Out2010
Gier2010TV Series 2 episodes
Two Worlds2007Video Game
Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun2004Video documentary short
Game Theory2003Video documentary short
Lockdown on Main Street2003Video documentary short
Ski to the Max2001Documentary short
Typisch Ed!1999TV Movie
Der König von St. Pauli1998TV Series 6 episodes
Jack Orlando1997Video Game
Frankie1995TV Series
White Magic1994
Asterix in America1994
Sauerkraut1992TV Series
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990
Tango & Cash1989
Fletch Lives1989
The Running Man1987
Fatal Beauty1987
Beverly Hills Cop II1987
Top Gun1986
Feuer und Eis1986
Beverly Hills Cop1984
Thief of Hearts1984
Didi - Der Doppelgänger1984

Music Department

Starlight Express 3D2003composer: song "The Race Is On"
Jack Orlando1997Video Game music editor / music recordist / musician: piano, B3 Hammond organ & synthesizer
Everything Went Wrong1994Short music by
Blaues Blut1990TV Mini-Series composer - 10 episodes
Formel Eins1983TV Series documentary composer: theme "Formula One"
Foxes1980conductor / music arranger
American Gigolo1980music arranger
Midnight Express1978synthesizer programmer - uncredited


Thief of Hearts1984synthesizer programmer


Austropop-Legenden2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Die ultimative Chartshow2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Die Hit-Giganten2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Kult am Sonntag2008TV SeriesHimself
Volle Kanne2006TV SeriesHimself
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun'2004Video documentaryHimself
Austro Pop Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Rainhard Fendrich - Jetzt2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comeback - Die große Chance2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Beverly Hills Cop II: Shakedown Music2002Video shortHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
ZDF Hitparade1987TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1988ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsBeverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1988ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesBeverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1987ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsTop Gun (1986)
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Instrumental PerformanceTop Gun (1986)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialBeverly Hills Cop (1984)

Nominated Awards

1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongBeverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBeverly Hills Cop II (1987)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureTop Gun (1986)
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScoreBeverly Hills Cop (1984)

Known for movies

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