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Kevin Manthei
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Birth Name Kevin Manthei
Gender Male
Date of birth 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Maplewood, Minnesota
Roles Composer
Characters Portrayed Male
Other Projects Ultimate Spider-Man
Generator Rex
Johnny Test
Ben 10


Kevin Manthei is a composer for film, television, and video games. He composed some of the music and score for Mixels, including the theme song for Season 1.

Early life

Manthei grew up in Minnesota. He played the piano in his youth and played the trumpet in high school. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition. He also studied at the University of Southern California under Jerry Goldsmith. He has collaborated with other graduates of the program, Christophe Beck and Marco Beltrami, writing additional music for Beck on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows, and composing additional music for Beltrami on films including Scream 2, Scream 3, The Faculty, Scary Movie 2 and Resident Evil.

Later work

Manthei began his game writing career working on titles such as Panzer General II, Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, The Sacrifice, Wizardry 8, Twisted Metal: Black. His other work on video game titles includes Kung Fu Panda, Marvel Universe Online, Upshift Strikeracer, Xiaolin Showdown, Ultimate Spider-Man, City of Villains, The Sims 2, StarCraft: Ghost, Shrek 2 and Shark Tale.

For his work on Invader Zim, Manthei received an Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music for an animated series. Invader Zim also led to Xiaolin Showdown for Warner Brothers Animation as well as Brandy & Mr. Whiskers for Disney. In scoring with Warner Brothers' television series Johnny Test, he wrote the emo punk inspired main title and score to the first season. Manthei has also worked on scores for independent filmmakers such as The 24th Day. He has wrote the music for the feature films Justice League: The New Frontier and Batman: Gotham Knight and scored the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.

Involvement in Mixels

Manthei composed the theme song for Season 1background music used throughout multiple pieces of Mixels media and the end credits theme for Mixed Up Special.

Crew


Creators: John Fang / David P. Smith

Executive Producers: Tatiana Krokar / Jennifer Pelphray / Tramm Wigzell / Brian A. Miller / Jordan Reichek / Rob Sorcher

Composers: Kiara Geller / Kevin Manthei

Other: Robert Alvarez / John Aquino / Timothy Barnes / Steven Banks / Linda Barry / Daniel Bejines / Sandy Benenati / Dominic Bisignano / Timothy J. Borquez / Andrew Brandou / Patricia Burgos / Joe Campana / Susy Campos / Vicki Caspar / Christa Castro / Andy Chiang / Richard Collado / Chris Corum / Kelley Derr / Bill Devine / Michael Diederich / Miranda Dressler / Erik Elizarrez / Karl Fischer / Rob Getzschman / Francis Giglio / Anna Granfors / Antonio Gonella / Nick Gotten / Jeff Hall / Pernelle Hayes / James Hearn / Eddie Houchins / Mike Jones / Skip Jones / Danny Kimanyen / Adrienne Lee / Stephen Lewis / Douglas McCarty / Majella Milne / Randy Myers / Nollan Obena / Tony Orozco / Tony Ostyn / Michael Ouweleen / Alicia Parkinson / Kevin Petrilak / Karie Gima Pham / Robin Police / Sherie Pollack / Maribel Pozos / Stacey Renfroe / Rob Romero / Neringa Salehi / Daisuke Sawa / Robert Serda / Donna Smith / Vitaliy Strokous / Collette Sunderman / Tony Tedford / Andy Underwood / Carolyn Urban / Maria Vitan / Glenn Wong

Voice Actors: Carlos Alazraqui / Eric Bauza / Jeff Bennett / Gregg Bissonette / Steve Blum / Rodger Bumpass / Griffin Burns / Chris Cox / Dave Fennoy / Leonard Garner / Justin Grollman / Jess Harnell / Phil Hayes / Richard Horvitz / Peter Jason / Tom Kenny / Andrew Kishino / Phil LaMarr / Daran Norris / Sam Riegel / Bumper Robinson / David P. Smith / Brian Stepanek / Cree Summer / Fred Tatasciore / Maddie Taylor / Billy West / Michael Winslow

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