John Williams Biography

Updated On Mar 05, 2019 Published On Feb 20, 2018
Facts of John Williams
Date of Birth: 1932 , February-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name John Williams
Birth Name John Towner Williams
Nick Name John
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John Towner Williams is a well-known figure in a Hollywood film industry from the United States. With the career-spanning of 60-years, he has composed a number of famous and recognizable film scores in cinematic history like Jaws, the Star Wars series close encounters of the third kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Superman: The Movie, the Jurassic Park , the first two Home Alone films, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films, etc.

John Williams' early life

John Williams was born as John Towner Williams on February 8, 1932, in Floral Park, New York, the United States to mother, Esther, and father, Johnny Williams. He spent his childhood along with his siblings Joan Williams, Donald Williams, and Jerry Williams.

John holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

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During his young age, he moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated in the North Hollywood High School.  Later, John Williams attended University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied with the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

He also attended Los Angeles City College for one semester as the school had a Studio Jazz Band. John Williams also joined the University of Arizona where he completed music courses as part of his service.

John Williams' career

John Williams joined the United States Air Force, where he learned and played piano, brass and conducted and arranged music for The U.S. Air Force Band as part of his assignments.

After sometimes, he started working as a music sensation for composer Henry Mancini. John has also worked with famous musicians like bassist Rolly Bundock, guitarist Bob Bain, and drummer Jack Sperling

John's popular works include NBC Sunday Night Football, theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News, Lost in Space and Land of the Giants; as well as, the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island.

His famous works can be found in the soundtracks of movies like the Harry Potter series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. John Williams has also composed the music for Schindler's List, featuring Liam Neeson, and Ben Kingsley.

He has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. 

John is the winner of 24 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. He is also considered as a most-nominated individual by Academy Award with With 51 nominations. He was also inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame. 

John Williams' personal life

John Williams married his girlfriend, Barbara Ruick after dating her for sometimes. However, the couple couldn't continue their married and they divorced. After divorce divorcing her wife, Barbara, he married Samantha Winslow.

He has three children including Joseph Williams, Mark Towner Williams, and Jennifer Williams. He lives a happy married life with his spouse Samantha and children. 

John Williams' net worth

Currently 87 years of age, John Williams is one of the richest celebrity has made a huge collection through his professional career. He has worked for numerous music company and show from which he must have collected a decent amount of money.

He has bought an expensive house in Knoxville by paying $7 million. Some sources show that his current net worth is estimated to be $100 million and his average salary is $119,000

John Williams facts on timeline

Born in United States

February 8 , 1932

John Williams was born in Floral Park, New York, the United States to Esther and Johnny Williams. Currently, he is 86-year-old and his birth sign is Aquarius.

Received Kennedy Center Honors

2004

After John Williams successful career as a composer, conductor, and pianist, John received Kennedy Center Honors an annual honor given to those performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. 

 

Received AFI Life Achievement Award

2016

John Williams was honored with AFI Life Achievement Award, which was established by the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute to honor a single individual for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through motion pictures and television. 

Married Samantha Winslow

1980

John Williams married his wife, Samantha Winslow, after dating her for sometimes. He has three children including Joseph Williams, Mark Towner Williams, and Jennifer Williams. He lives a happy married life with his spouse Samantha and children. 

Total Net worth

2018

John Williams is one of the richest celebrity has made a big collection through his professional career. As of 2018, his current net worth is estimated to be $100 million and his average salary is $119,000.