Peter Clarence "Pete" Carpenter (1 April 1914–18 October 1987), was an American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and a veteran of television theme song scoring. Carpenter started writing the music for television on shows like Bewitched (1964), Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964), and The Andy Griffith Show (1966–1967). His collaboration with Mike Post, which began in 1968, lasted until Carpenter's death. The two saw some success when they wrote the theme for producer Stephen J. Cannell's first show, the police detective drama Toma in 1973.