Paul Hoffert Net Worth

Paul Hoffert Net Worth is
$1.7 Million

Paul Hoffert Biography

Paul Matthew Hoffert, LLD, CM (born 22 September 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a recording artist, performer, media music composer, author, academic, and corporate executive. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Toronto. He later studied music composition with Gordon Delamont. In 1969 the 26-year-old Hoffert co-founded Lighthouse, a rock group that sold millions of records and earned three Juno Awards as one of Canada’s leading pop bands. His film music earned him a San Francisco Film Festival and three SOCAN Film Composer of the Year awards.In 2001 Hoffert received the Pixel award as the New Media industry’s "Visionary of the Year".Hoffert has parallel achievements in science and technology. He was a researcher at the National Research Council of Canada in the early 1970s and returned to research in 1988 as Vice President of DHJ Research, where he invented precursor algorithms to MP3 audio compression, as well as microchips for Newbridge Microsystems, and products for Mattel, Akai, and Yamaha.In 1992, Hoffert founded CulTech Research Centre at York University, where he developed advanced media such as digital video-phones and networked distribution of CD-ROMs. From 1994 to 1999, he directed Intercom Ontario, a $100 million trial of the world's first completely connected broadband community that landed him on the cover of the Financial Post and in the Wall Street Journal. He is an expert in online content distribution and usage consumption.Hoffert was awarded the Order of Canada [CM] in 2004 for his contributions to music and the arts. The Canadian Government citation reads: "[Mr. Hoffert] is multitalented, determined and a visionary. Paul Hoffert is a founding member of the rock group Lighthouse and an award-winning composer who has scored countless feature films and television productions. He received an Honorary PhD from the University of Toronto in June 2012.""Formerly a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, Hoffert founded the University's CulTech Research Centre and is an expert on new media and technology. A founding director of the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, he was instrumental in bringing about the Gemini and Prix Gémeaux awards. He was the first artist to chair the Ontario Arts Council, and he continues to be involved in multiple arts organizations and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund."

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1943
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionComposer, Music Department, Actor
EducationUniversity of Toronto
Music GroupsLighthouse
NominationsJuno Award for Children's Album of the Year, Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Score, Gemini Award for Best Music Composition for a Program (Dramatic Underscore), One Fine Morning, Pretty Lady, Sunny Days
Star SignVirgo

Interesting Facts

1Canadian citizen since 1971. Fluent in French.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977EtrogCanadian Film AwardsBest Original Music Score (Feature)Outrageous! (1977)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988GeminiGemini AwardsBest Music Composition for a Program (Dramatic Underscore)Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Music ScoreWild Horse Hank (1979)



Billy the Kid2014Short
OCD: The War Inside2002Documentary
Catwalk1992TV Series
Mr. Nice Guy1987
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War1987TV Series 2 episodes
Bedroom Eyes1984
The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail1984Documentary
A Matter of Cunning1983TV Movie
The Hitchhiker1983TV Series 3 episodes
Fanny Hill1983
Strawberry Ice1982TV Movie
Firebird 2015 AD1981
Mr. Patman1980
Double Negative1980
Wild Horse Hank1979
The Shape of Things to Come1979
The Third Walker1978
Outrageous!1977original music by
Sunday in the Country1974
The Groundstar Conspiracy1972
The Proud Rider1971
Dr. Frankenstein on Campus1970
The Offering1966
Winter Kept Us Warm1965

Music Department

The Hitchhiker1989TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!1989music coordinator
Jesse1988TV Movie music supervisor
Monkey Shines1988musical supervisor
One Night Only1986musical director
Heavenly Bodies1984music director
Paradise1982conductor / orchestrator
Firebird 2015 AD1981musical director
Circle of Two1981musical director / orchestrator
Mr. Patman1980music: synthesizer
The Shape of Things to Come1979musical director / orchestrator
Outrageous!1977musical direction by / orchestration by
Time of Your Life1964TV Series musical director - 2 episodes


The Being Frank Show2011TV Series


Outrageous!1977music: "It Ain't Easy" 1977, "Step Out" 1977


Shchedryk2014Documentary shortPerformer
The Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter2005DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Being Frank Show2012TV SeriesHimself

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