Daniel "Danny" Jacob is an American composer, songwriter, and guitar player. He is the composer of the comedic original songs heard in the Disney Channel and Disney XD animated comedy series Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy's Law. Almost every episode of either series features at least one song, while two-part (20 minute) Phineas and Ferb episodes often have two. A world-class guitar player, Jacob evolved his career into composing songs for Disney Channel's animated series Lilo and Stitch, Kim Possible, and The Emperor's New School, and the Disney DVD release, Leroy & Stitch.
In between touring with top recording artists LeAnn Rimes, George Michael, Bette Midler, and Cher, Jacob also had the honor of playing on the last recording session with Ray Charles. This duet with Charles and Gladys Knight, entitled Heaven Help Us, went on to win a Grammy for Best Duet. Jacob first picked up the guitar whеn he was 13, and soon after, was honing his acoustic, electric, classical, R&B, and jazz playing skills. When he was 15 he formed his own band, playing in Los Angeles bars and clubs. It was only a matter of time before he began collaborating with one of Hollywood's most innovative artists, Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Together they worked on Elton John's "El Dorado", and Neil Finn's I Can See Clearly Now from Antz. This led to his work as a featured guitarist with score composers Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell on the Academy Award winning Shrek. He also arranged and co-produced the successful musical sequences "Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party" and Eddie Murphy's I'm a Believer, from the double Platinum soundtrack album.
A native of the San Fernando Valley, Jacob currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Grammy-nominated film and music producer Marylata E. Jacob, and their son.
|1998||Antz||arranger: "I Can See Clearly Now"|
|2000||The Road to El Dorado||arranger: "El Dorado"|
|2000||Almost Famous||guitar coach|
|2006||Brother Bear 2||arranger: "Welcome to This Day"|
|2011||Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension||composer|
|2013||Planes||producer: "Love Machine"|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||co-writer: "Runaway Romance"|
|2007–2015||Phineas and Ferb||composer/songwriter/performer|
|2009||Sonny with a Chance||composer|
|2013||Sofia the First||co-music producer|
|2016||Milo Murphy's Law||composer|
|2017||Tangled: The Series||composer|
There are many songs which are sung by Jacob as a choir. Below are the list of songs where he is a main singer.
- Jacob voiced as an audio tour guide in "It's About Time!".