Thomas Wander was born and raised in Graz, Austria, where he studied music from an early age. In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles to study with such renowned film composers as Jerry Goldsmith and David Raksin at the University of Southern California.
Among his film credits are White House Down, Anonymous, 2012, 10,000 BC and The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich, The Thirteenth Floor and Hostile Takeover, to name only a few. For television, he scored more than 40 episodes of the long-running hit series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. He has also written music for a number of TV films, including ‘Storm Tide’, ‘Dresden’, ‘Sins of the Father’ and ‘RFK’.