Greg O'Connor has scored and written featured songs for over 570 episodes of Television in addition to writing songs for films and commercials. He is an Emmy winner and a four time Emmy nominee. He has written 2 Billboard Top 20 songs with writing partner James Pankow for the legendary band Chicago as well as the song "Here With Me" for the Chicago album "Stone of Sisyphus." Greg produced 5 songs for the Barry Manilow album "The Greatest Songs of The Eighties." as well as Barry's hit Christmas single "Christmas is Just Around the Corner."
He has scored projects in every genre including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, trailers, commercials and documentary. Greg was the composer, songwriter and musical director for all 14 seasons of the late night sketch comedy show MAD TV. He scored the Emmy award winning Ben Stiller Show, David Allen Grier's comedy variety series Chocolate News, Jeff Foxworthy’s variety show Blue Collar TV and Bob Einstein’s series Superdave Spike-Tacular. Additionally, he was the musical director for the ABC reality competition series The Next Best Thing.
Early in his career, he wrote the score for The Sunday Comics on FOX. He also composed the underscore for all 3 seasons of the hidden camera series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and the ABC Aaron Spelling cop drama 10-8 starring Ernie Hudson and Danny Nucci.
He most recently wrote and produced two songs for the film The Greening of Whitney Brown starring Kris Kristofferson, Aiden Quinn and Brooke Shields, one of which was performed by Brooke Shields. He wrote and produced three featured songs for Lori Petty’s directorial feature film debut The Poker House as well as two featured songs in the Lego movie Clutch Powers. Greg produced and wrote songs for the animated Lions Gate movie Food Fight and produced 2 songs for Curb Records artist Kimberly Locke on the Camille soundtrack for Oscar winning producer Al Ruddy.
Greg has scored many radio commercials for well-known brands including Starbucks, Sunkist, Gatorade and Applebee’s. Greg is the owner of a comprehensive music library with hit record producer Michael Lloyd which has been used in feature films, TV movies, trailers, specials and reality shows for ABC, MTV, the WB, TBS, Discovery, Lifetime and Logo networks among others.
Greg is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame's Music School as well as the