An award-winning composer, songwriter, recording and performing artist, Shuki Levy has garnered 15 gold and platinum records with sales in excess of 14 million records worldwide. He has scored over a dozen feature and television films, composed the music for over 130 television shows, and produced, written and directed multiple film and television projects. He has also composed over 100 memorable television theme songs, including Inspector Gadget, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and X-Men: The Animated Series. Shuki holds the world record for composing the most television theme songs.
A self-taught musician, Shuki mastered the guitar by the age of 14 and founded one of Israel’s first rock groups. In 1975, Shuki partnered with Israeli actress Aviva Paz and started a pop group called Shuki and Aviva. The group became well-known throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Shuki left the group at the height of its popularity to pursue a composing career in the United States.
Shuki later became the driving creative force behind Saban Entertainment, a children’s programming giant that he co-founded with his longtime friend and business partner, Haim Saban. While at Saban, Shuki co-created several popular children’s franchises including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. With Shuki at the creative helm, Saban grew into one of the largest independent producers and distributors of children’s programming in the world and was eventually sold to Fox Entertainment. In addition, Shuki has written and directed several independent features, including Susie Q, Round Trip to Heaven, Rusty: A Dog’s Tale, and Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure.
Although Shuki has found international success as a composer and producer, his connection to Israel has remained strong. In 2007 he opened a state-of-the-art museum at the desert fortress Masada, giving a home to the numerous historical treasures found there. Shuki also composed a stage musical about the events that occurred at Masada. In the story, the historical events of Masada are juxtaposed with the World War II Warsaw ghetto uprising — which was partly inspired by a 1927 poem about Masada. This project, now known as Masada 1942, recently opened at Habima, the National Theatre of Israel, to rave reviews.
Shuki is co-chair of Genius 100 Visions, a global project to honor the life and legacy of Albert Einstein and to identify and inspire the next generation of brilliant minds on the planet. His family foundation, The Shuki and Tori Levy Foundation, is committed to supporting educational endeavors that spread positive energy and build bridges of understanding between people from all backgrounds. The Foundation supports a number of projects and creative properties that seek to enlighten, educate, and inspire.