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Lionel Cohen

Lionel Cohen
Music Composer, Musician and Producer

Hollywood, California

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About Lionel

Prolific Los Angeles-based New Yorker lionel Cohen has been insatiably producing music for over twenty years and now has a repertoire of thousands of recorded songs and instrumental compositions in a multitude of styles. His discipline and creativity have garnered him over 250 IMDb credits and over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify. He has produced countless indie artists, and has commercially released over 150 albums of his own music. “Quantity is no substitute for quality,” he declares, “But practice does make perfect!”.

His band, "The Plastic FanTastics" has received critical acclaim in the New York rock scene; described as "a cross between Nine Inch Nails and Love And Rockets" by "The Plastic Fantastics combine the anger and angst of old school industrial with a little punk flair [...] Catchy music and lyrics, done to perfection" writes Wayne Kramer of The MC5 adds, “It's so refreshing to listen to a band of this generation explore a new sound.”

lionel has recently completed scoring two short thrillers, a Steampunk album, a new "Best of" album for The Plastic FanTastics, and is currently producing several LA-based singer/songwriters as well as finishing up an album of 80s-influenced pop songs with his duo, The Fascinated.

lionel's music can be heard in TV shows including American Idol, House, Elementary, Chopped, Surviving the Cut, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Real Housewives of Miami, Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia, and in countless commercials including How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The Mentalist, The Price is Right, Hawaii Five-O, Undercover Boss, Survivor, Criminal Minds and The Late Show. His commercial works include Sony PSP, Cadillac, Buick, BMW, Mercedes, Glenfiddich, Carslberg, Verizon, Adidas, DirectTV, Louis Vuitton, Kohl's and Macy's, to name a few.

Since the late 1980's, his body of work has expanded into almost every medium possible. In Montreal, lionel began his career as a guitar player in heavy metal bands, however, his initial love of cinema prompted his studies in film, photography and the fine arts throughout both college and university in Canada, (this is where he developed his passion for scoring motion pictures), followed by audio engineering once in New York.

lionel was born in France to a Moroccan father and a French mother. He was educated in Canada, and subsequently moved to New York City, where he lived for over 16 years. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has always found expression as a musician, composer, producer, painter, photographer, writer, graphic designer and short film director. He has established himself as a multidisciplinary artist and a respected artist in the underground.


  • Fire and Water

    Fire and Water (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Music department Fire and Water is one of the most unique films about New York ever created. The documentary introducing a new historical POV from the sports action industry through the lives of its eclectic surfing community made up of so many Firefighters. Some of the rare footage used in this movie has never been seen by the public. It will surely excite historians from NY to Hawaii. With some of the biggest names in surfing history paying homage to these brave men & women. Fire and Water will surely put something new in your heart. Written by Thomas Brookins

  • Scumbag

    Scumbag (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Composer A young hipster wannabe-superstar dj, Phil, takes on a day job at a telemarketing company, working with crazy people, ex-prisoners, drug addicts and murderers. The time on his life begins to tick as he battles addiction, fights the law and tries to maintain the only sane thing left in his life, his girlfriend, Christine.

  • Chopped

    Chopped (2011 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Chopped challenges four promising chefs to turn a selection of everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal. In each episode, four chefs compete. The show is divided into three rounds; in each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between three and five unrelated ingredients, and the dish each competitor prepares must contain all of these ingredients. Written by Toby Padilla

  • For My Man

    For My Man (2015)
    Television (Crime) Music department Real woman in real relationships that will do anything for their man.

  • Make Me a Millionaire Inventor

    Make Me a Millionaire Inventor (2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Make Me a Millionaire Inventor is searching for the greatest inventions never made. Each episode our two hosts will give inventors their chance to see a prototype come to life, field test it and build a business plan before pitching their invention to a potential investor.

  • Dateline on ID

    Dateline on ID (2015)
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  • Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Documentary and News) Music department Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports, as most news shows do, the reporters for this show research their subjects and interview the people closely involved to create an informative work of investigative journalism. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

  • Amish Mafia

    Amish Mafia (2012 - 2015)
    Television (Crime and Reality-TV) Music department Untrusting of outside law enforcement, some Amish in Lancaster County, PA have for many years regularly turned to a small organized group of men for protection and justice. The series provides a first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster. The 2006 School shootings in Lancaster County during which five young Amish girls were killed and five more seriously injured by a non-Amish milk truck driver brought to the nation's attention the vulnerabilities of the Amish community, and their need for continued protection. Written by Discovery Channel

  • Kroll Show

    Kroll Show (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Music department Show highlights Nick Kroll's incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.

  • A Path Appears

    A Path Appears (2015)
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  • The Convenient Job

    The Convenient Job (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Composer The story of three friends and the robbery they need to get on camera.

  • Chozen

    Chozen (2014)
    Television (Animation and Comedy) Music department Chozen is an animated comedy about its title character, "Chozen," a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world's top rap artist. His music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that is synonymous with rap music. And his new world view has been shaped by his time in prison. Written by FX Network

  • 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

    50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Music department A comedy programme of way Baz tries to scare his 70 year old mammy to death(not literally). Suitible for all the family.

  • Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project

    Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (2014)
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  • Escaping Alaska

    Escaping Alaska (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Escaping Alaska follows a group of young Eskimos (Nuala, Mary, Tamara, Frank, and Q) as they leave their villages for the first time and secretly escape to San Diego, defying the expectations of their families in order to experience life beyond the harsh realities of Alaska. They are a generation torn between their deep-rooted cultural traditions and the modern pop culture of the lower 48 states. This is their story of independence, survival, adventure and forming a new family. Leaving an Inuit community for any earthly reason is difficult, so our cast members are lying about their true intentions, telling their community that they are going on a cultural/religious mission. Written by Anonymous

  • It Takes a Church

    It Takes a Church (2014)
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  • American Muscle

    American Muscle (2014)
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  • Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall

    Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (2014)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Music department In each one-hour episode, Tamron Hall is joined by a core team of correspondents with extensive knowledge of law enforcement and a passion for storytelling. Series goes beyond the headlines to explore not only what happened, but why it happened, and how it was investigated. Written by ID

  • #Bikerlive

    #Bikerlive (2014)
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  • Return to Amish

    Return to Amish (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Many former Amish live their new lives as English people.

  • Impractical Jokers

    Impractical Jokers (2014)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Music department Each episode contains a regime of multiple challenges in teams, independently or against specific jokers in a head to head challenge. Every time they fail to complete a task the joker will receive a red thumbs down. The joker with the most thumbs down after the series of challenges is the loser who has to complete an extremely embarrassing or difficult task in which the jokers cannot say no to. These Loser Challenges have consisted of dangerous stunts and some scary scenes! Written by Sam Sneddon

  • Tabloid

    Tabloid (2014)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Actor Gavin Hagey fantasticly portrays a typical highschool bully. He never once Broke character, even with his Back against the wall. He truly was an emotionless Mountain. The tranny could've been better though

  • The Devil's Ride

    The Devil's Ride (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A TV show centered on a fictional motorcycle riders' club that split into two groups because of tensions between its members.

  • All in with Laila Ali

    All in with Laila Ali (2013 - 2014)
    Television (News and Sport) Music department Laila Ali scours the globe to track down the world's most compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, showcasing groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary stories. Exploring the world of sports, culture, travel and adventure, All In with Laila Ali steps off the beaten track into uncharted territory inspiring audiences to go all in on their dreams. Written by CBS

  • 90 Day Fiance

    90 Day Fiance (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Using a unique 90 day engagement visa, four women travel to the US to live with their American fiances for the first time. Each couple has 90 days to wed before the visas expire and the women must return home.

  • Repeat

    Repeat (2014)
    Film (Short, Crime, Horror and Thriller) Composer A man wakes up covered in blood and tries to make sense of what happened. Perhaps his girlfriend holds the answers...

  • The Lion & the Lamb

    The Lion & the Lamb (2014)
    Film (Short, Crime, Horror and Thriller) Composer What first appears to be a routine mob hit in a forest ends up having supernatural properties as a ritual sacrifice.

  • Salvage City

    Salvage City (2013)
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  • Breaking Amish: LA

    Breaking Amish: LA (2013)
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  • Resale Royalty

    Resale Royalty (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Resale Royalty is a workplace documentary series set in St. Louis that follows Sue McCarthy along with her daughters, Diana and Laura, who own and operate one of the top resale stores in the country. This mother-daughter trio work to bring designer brands at affordable prices to their fashion savvy clientèle. With more than 25 years of experience in the resale business, Sue has big plans for the future, but she'll need her daughters, Diana and Laura, to help manage the expanding empire. However, mixing family and business is never easy as their differing personalities will put their business relationships to the test. From spectacular closet buys of posh St. Louis socialites to exclusive shopping tours across the country, "Resale Royalty" is an exploration of high-end fashion events, insider trends, designer insight and the highs-and-lows associated with a demanding business overseen by an eccentric staff, who are also family. Written by Coolfire Originals

  • Breaking Amish: Brave New World

    Breaking Amish: Brave New World (2013)
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  • Dates from Hell

    Dates from Hell (2013)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Music department New series profiles stories where the search for the love of your life turns into a fight to the death.

  • Breaking Amish

    Breaking Amish (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Music department Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with alcohol, living up the nightlife, and experiencing the drama and heartache of relationships for the first time. Written by TLC

  • Red Bull X-Fighters

    Red Bull X-Fighters (2012 - 2013)
    Television Music department Add a Plot »

  • Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences

    Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences (2013)
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  • Conscience

    Conscience (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer Trapped in a situation you cant seem to get out of? When your conscience comes into play, what will you end up doing?

  • Treats

    Treats (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Composer Best friends Rick and Lynn are having a picnic in the park as they admire a hot guy playing soccer. After Tristan sends them both a smile, Lynn talks Rick into asking him out. Rick approaches Tristan and asks him to hang out. Tristan accepts as long as Lynn comes too. Rick asks Lynn to tag along convinced they are heading to a threesome. Lynn finally agrees, but they soon realize Tristan had something else in mind entirely. Written by Anonymous

  • The Little House That Could

    The Little House That Could (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, History and Music) Composer Emmy-Award winning stylist, Patricia Field, has done a lot more than Sex and the City. She has spent several decades saving lives and giving hope to lost outsiders who society frowned upon--transsexuals, club kids, drag queens, gay teenagers, butch-dykes, people who needed to escape from their hometowns because they were never understood. This is the story of a close-knit unconventional family in New York that has single-handedly changed music and fashion for the world several times over. Toronto filmmaker, Mars Roberge, has spent a decade becoming one with them so that their story could be told. In doing so, he becomes part of their family. Written by Mars Roberge

  • The Real Housewives of Miami

    The Real Housewives of Miami (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department The newest series of the Housewives franchise adds a unique flavor as the show goes inside this cultural hot spot. The Real Housewives of Miami follows six of the most connected and influential women of Miami as they live their lives to the fullest in this sunny city where the party never stops. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Flipping Out

    Flipping Out (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Osama Bin Laden: The Finish

    Osama Bin Laden: The Finish (2012)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Music department The riveting inside story of the biggest manhunt in history, the search for Osama Bin Laden, including a startling new revelation on the origin of the plans for 9/11.

  • Bad Girls Club

    Bad Girls Club (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A group of rebellious women are put in a house together in an experiment intended to moderate their behavior.

  • Independent Lens

    Independent Lens (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

  • Get to Work

    Get to Work (2012)
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  • Travelin Sal

    Travelin Sal (2012)
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  • Call of the Wildman

    Call of the Wildman (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A man catches wild animals.

  • Off Limits

    Off Limits (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Add a Plot »

  • True Life

    True Life (2008 - 2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department This one hour documentary follows 4 young people who are moving to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. Julie is a shop-o-holic who lives off of her parents credit cards but wants to make her own way in the fashion industry. Frankie & Dana are gay best friends from Ohio who have no money, no jobs, and no plan but have a big dream for a better life. And Josh is a model from a Winsconsin who is getting the opportunity of a lifetime with a top modeling agency. Who will survive in one of the most competitive cities in the world? Written by M. McEwan

  • FOX 25th Anniversary Special

    FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012)
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  • American Idol

    American Idol (2012)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Music department Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star Search" clone. After each song that was sung, the judges, Abdul, Jackson and Cowell, then critique that finalist's chosen song. After each show's ending, America must vote for a finalist to whom they really think their performance is good using this AT&T (now Cingular Wireless) or any other cellular phone to cast votes with. Once the votes are locked in, the judges and America decides who has the most and the least amount of votes, and the contestant with the least amount of votes is eliminated, and it goes on each week's show until the winner is crowned as "American Idol," where he/she wins a recording contract worth up to $1,000,000. The rest of the other finalists to whom they have been voted off before (the runner-up) also get recording contracts, too. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (

  • Kourtney & Kim Take New York

    Kourtney & Kim Take New York (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Drama and Reality-TV) Music department The Kardashian girls have opened a new Dash store in New York City. Kim and Kourtney move there to help make it a success.

  • Blackjack

    Blackjack (2012)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Composer A gifted blackjack player gets the attention from all the wrong people. Will he come out on top, or will the house take everything?

  • The Louder the Better

    The Louder the Better (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Composer Max Cotton is a right wing radio personality desperately fighting for ratings. When one of his listeners shoots an IRS agent on the air, he is thrown into a crisis of existential guilt, but the media powers that be have other ideas.

  • Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

    Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A spin off series , that has three alumni bad girls from former seasons of The Bad Girls Club, competing in love games with thirteen eligible bachelors to find their perfect match and prove they are the baddest of the bunch.

  • The Gadget Show

    The Gadget Show (2011)
    Television Music department The Gadget show aims to focus on the latest upcoming gadgets, games and more.

  • Surviving the Cut

    Surviving the Cut (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department With extraordinary, unprecedented access, Surviving the Cut takes viewers into the intense world of military elite forces training. From divers and snipers to para-rescue men and bomb specialists, the elite and how they earn a place in the coveted units are the focus in this compelling all new series. Written by Anonymous

  • Great British Hairdresser

    Great British Hairdresser (2011)
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  • Rookies to Racers

    Rookies to Racers (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department 25 drivers, each chasing a dream of becoming a professional racer, battle it out in 10 races across North America. Who will gain an early series edge by finishing on top the leader-board?

  • Father's Day

    Father's Day (2010)
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  • Quiero mi boda

    Quiero mi boda (2010)
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  • Best Places I've Ever Been

    Best Places I've Ever Been (2010)
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  • Chasing Classic Cars

    Chasing Classic Cars (2010)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Chasing Classic Cars follows Ferrari expert and master car restorer, Wayne Carini, as he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world's most rare and exotic cars. Filmed entirely in high definition Chasing Classic Cars gives its audience a true insider's look at the elite club of car restorers and collectors as Wayne buys, restores and sells vintage rides, and the owners of the most exclusive and secret garages open up their doors only to Wayne. Written by Essex Television Group, Inc.

  • Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal

    Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (2010)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Music department Psychic/Medium Chip Coffey and clinical psychologist/director Dr. Lisa Miller help psychic children and their families cope, validate, empower and understand psychic abilities.

  • Shadows of the Same Sun

    Shadows of the Same Sun (2010)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Music department A Passionette film exploring New York City's Surfing culture from the early 1950's into the modern era of the ever changing Rockaway of Queens NYC. We talk to local legends, show vintage footage of surfers from the Late 1960's with a sub-plot of what happened to the Rockaways over the years and how it went from being a playground of the wealthy to troubled destitution. We exploit the changes modern surfers are bringing to the area & show how it is effecting the economy of a paradise just 2 blocks from the NYC subway system. Written by Thomas Brookins

  • Your Chance to Dance

    Your Chance to Dance (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A dance talent contest premieres with a $10,000 prize on the line.

  • Downfall

    Downfall (2010)
    Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Music department Players answer trivia questions on top of a skyscraper in a major metropolitan city for $1 million in cash and prizes.

  • Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...

    Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (2008 - 2010)
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  • Real World

    Real World (2010)
    Television (Drama and Reality-TV) Composer Each season, series producers choose a diverse group of seven to eight people in their late teens to mid-20s to live together in a major city. The series presents their spontaneous, unscripted interactions with one another and the world around them, focusing on a different group and city each season. Written by Eric Sorensen

  • The Sex Tape

    The Sex Tape (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Composer Has been reality star Casey Stone wants to make a sex tape and leak it to the media hoping it will make her famous. Does her boyfriend Tobin agree?

  • The Vinyl Frontier

    The Vinyl Frontier (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Composer At the dawn of the 21st century, renegade toy designers, bored with the G.I. Joe status quo, boldly remixed and reassembled the toys of their parent's generation. Birthing a new format of toy and medium of artistic expression, these artists were the first to explore The Vinyl Frontier. A world where Art is Fun! By exploring a landscape inhabited by a wide range of artists, their creations, and obsessive collectors, the documentary examines the hybrid objects' artistic and commercial value, as well as the creative process of art-toy making. The Vinyl Frontier is a comprehensive look at a fresh and exciting art movement that anyone young at heart and imaginative can enjoy. Written by Anonymous

  • Addicted to Beauty

    Addicted to Beauty (2009)
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  • Red Bull Cliptomaniacs

    Red Bull Cliptomaniacs (2009)
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  • Fig Season

    Fig Season (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Composer An elderly man and an aged woman retell the tale of the day they met their one true love. The hottest summer's day in Charleston leads a young couple to share their hopes and dreams while collecting wild figs in the park.

  • Why I Ran

    Why I Ran (2008)
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  • Don't Tell My Mother

    Don't Tell My Mother (2008)
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  • Stiff Luv

    Stiff Luv (2008)
    Film (Comedy and Mystery) Composer Kelly is riding the gamut of emotions as she moves from a weekend of passion to finding herself at a funeral home mourning the loss of her fiancé, Mikey. As friends and family gather, the question on everyone's mind is what really happened to him? Mikey's boss suspects that foul play may be involved and questions if Kelly and her best friend, Liz, are not behind it all. Things only escalate from there as the whole cast of characters come to learn just how many secrets there really are in everyone's closets. Written by Anonymous

  • The Hills

    The Hills (2007)
    Television (Drama and Reality-TV) Music department After high school graduation, "Laguna Beach" alumna Lauren sets out to live on her own in Los Angeles and work as an intern at Teen Vogue.

  • The Pool

    The Pool (2007)
    Film (Documentary) Composer This is what happens during a New York City heat wave - temperatures rise, tensions escalate, and 3000 kids run amok in 41 inches of tepid water at a local city pool.

  • Circumstance

    Circumstance (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Composer A homeless veteran tries to get back on his feet.

  • Meridian

    Meridian (2002)
    Film (Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Composer The young software-technician Lynn gets involved in a conspiracy that reaches far beyond anything she has ever imagined. Disappearing friends, unexpected visitors and a romance all lead her to the ultimate truth about herself and the world around her. Written by Anonymous


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