Michael Giacchino (pronounced "jyah-KEE-noh") composed the musical score for Lost and has written the scores for many other popular television series, movies and video games. He won an Oscar in 2010 for his score for the Disney/Pixar film Up.
Michael Giacchino majored in film production at New York's School of Visual Arts and later studied music composition at Juilliard and UCLA. His first major composition was for the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and he has since provided the scores for other video games such as Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. After having heard his game music, J.J. Abrams asked him in 2001 to provide the soundtrack for the show Alias, and this working relationship led Abrams to ask Giacchino to compose for Lost. Giacchino has since worked with Abrams on Mission:Impossible III, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Fringe.
Giacchino has composed for television, video games, and feature films. His film credits include Ratatouille (for which he won a Grammy and received an Academy Award nomination), The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, the closing credits music for another J.J. Abrams production, Cloverfield, and most recently Land of the Lost. His video game credits include Medal of Honor: Frontline, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, while other television credits include the hit series Alias.