About Robert J Kral
Brief Bio / Main Credits
Robert J. Kral was born in South Australia, Australia. He started playing piano and drums since age 5 and dreamed of becoming a film composer at age 15. Robert became known in his original home city of Adelaide for composing as he offered original music scores to film festivals, which lead to gaining professional work for him at the South Australian Film Corporation in sound foley, and NWS 9 Television in audio and live program mixing. He won numerous composing awards and scholarships along with backing to study film composition overseas.
Since moving to Los Angeles, USA in 1991 to study film scoring at USC, KRAL has become best known for scoring the TV series, Angel (the spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (1999–2004) and his Super Hero scores as noted below. He also composed the scores for the TV series Miracles (2003) for ABC / Touchstone, Duck Dodgers TV series (2003–05) for Warner Bros. Animation, which won the Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated TV Series. Other live action dramas include The Inside (2005) for Fox Television, and the Lionsgate / Sci Fi series, The Lost Room (2006). The Haunting in Connecticut (2010 Lionsgate) opened in theaters as a big horror film success for Lionsgate.
His animated film scores include Superman: Doomsday (2007), Green Lantern: First Flight (2009), Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur (2011) and Superman vs. The Elite (2012), the animated TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–13) and DVD feature films "Batman: Assault on Arkham" (2014), Justice League: DARK (2017), SUICIDE SQUAD: Hell To Pay (2018), Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (2019), The Sword and the Scoob (2020)
and INJUSTICE (2021). 2021 also saw the release of his scores for DC Showcase shorts, KAMANDI: The Last Boy On Earth!, The Losers, Blue Beetle and Constantine: The House of Mystery (2022). This featured a very wide range of styles from Spy Jazz to Planet of the Apes avant-garde style percussion, to Horror and orchestral Action.
Robert is known for scoring strong memorable themes, horror, action, comedy
and scores that are "sweeping...epic, without ever sacrificing intimacy" (Joss Whedon)