Tim Jones was born in Mission Viejo, CA but is a native of Arizona. His father was a fighter pilot who was one of the first Marines to go to Top Gun. Tragically, his father was killed in a training accident when Tim was 7. His mother remarried, and Tim and his three siblings moved to Arizona. He grew up on a ranch outside Yuma, three miles from the Mexican border. He is grateful for the work ethic that he developed from working on the ranch. Working outside in the heat and driving farm machinery 12 hours a day has made him appreciate the work that he does today, writing music for film and television.
College started in La Jolla at UCSD with a major in music, and finished in Boston at the Berklee College of Music. He graduated Cum Laude from Berklee with a BA and a major in film scoring.
Early work for Mercedes Benz, Toyota and IBM helped him establish a foothold in Los Angeles. He eventually ended up on the NBC show, Chuck for which he scored all five seasons. His TV work brought him to the attention of Mark Mothersbaugh. Working with Mark led to Jones scoring a large portion of the Marvel film, Thor : Ragnarok. He also provided score for Lego Movie 2, Holmes and Watson and most recently The Willoughbys. Because of Jones’ contribution to Thor : Ragnarok, Marvel asked him to come in at the last minute to help on some of the key scenes in Captain Marvel. He also was brought in by Janusz Kaminski to help on the music for his film, American Dream.
Jones has also completed films with several exciting new directors such as Office Uprising for Lin Oeding, Beast of Burden for Jesper Ganslandt, and Hide and Seek for Joel David Moore. Joel’s film will be released theatrically in 2020. Jones also has a long relationship with Mike Elliot for whom he has written three scores for: Smoking Aces: Blowback, Secrets of Emily Blair and the Christmas comedy, Santa Girl.
Jones has had the opportunity to hear his music played by the very best musicians in the world in London and Los Angeles. With twenty years of experience and hundreds of hours of scoring film and TV, he hopes to never stop learning and growing as a composer.
Tim Jones is an American film composer living and working in South Pasadena, CA. He is married with two children, Tessa and Finley. He is anavid cyclist and loves the outdoors. He also has a lifelong love of aviation and all things airplane related.