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Kevin Manthei
KevinManthei
Birth Name:
Kevin Manthei
Gender:   Male
Date of birth:
1970 (age 44)
Place of birth:
Maplewood, Minnesota
Role(s):
Composer


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.

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 is currently scoring the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.


Crew
TV

Creators: John Fang / David P. Smith

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

Composers: Kiara Geller / Kevin Manthei

Other: Robert Alvarez / Timothy Barnes / Linda Barry / Dominic Bisignano / Timothy J. Borquez / Patricia Burgos / Susy Campos / Andy Chiang / Chris Corum / Kelley Derr / Miranda Dressler / Rob Getzschman / Anna Granfors / Antonio Gonella / Pernelle Hayes / James Hearn / Danny Kimanyen / Stephen Lewis / Randy Myers / Nollan Obena / Tony Orozco / Alicia Parkinson / Karie Gima Pham / Daisuke Sawa / Robert Serda / Collette Sunderman / Tony Tedford / 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

Toys

Design Leads: Andy Seenan

Product Designers: Gemma Anderson / Jeremy Luettgen / Jamie Berard / Carl Merriam / Joe / Max / Simon / Nico / Morten / Robert

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