Biography

Emmy Award winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, that was lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and recently WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was recently voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind.

Bear has conducted orchestral performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. In July 2014, his music was performed by the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Choraleat the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Bear completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mocking Bird). Bear was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro. Bear spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute back to the genres that inspired him.

Emmy Award winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, that was lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and recently WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was recently voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind.

Bear has conducted orchestral performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. In July 2014, his music was performed by the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Choraleat the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Bear completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mocking Bird). Bear was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro. Bear spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute back to the genres that inspired him.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 53

Birthday -

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Official Site http://www.bearmccreary.com

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Sound TV ShowsMovies

2020 Fantasy Island Original Music Composer
2020 Crip Camp Music
2019 Eli Music
2019 Child's Play Original Music Composer
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Original Music Composer
2019 Rim of the World Music
2019 Raising Kratos Music
2019 The Professor and the Madman Music
2019 Proven Innocent (13 episodes)Original Music Composer
2019 Happy Death Day 2U Original Music Composer
2018 Pooka! Music
2018 Welcome Home Original Music Composer
2018 I Still See You Original Music Composer
2018 Hell Fest Original Music Composer
2018 Tau Music
2018 The Cloverfield Paradox Music
2017 Unrest Original Music Composer
2017 Happy Death Day Original Music Composer
2017 Rebel in the Rye Original Music Composer
2017 Victor Crowley Music Score Producer
2017 Revolt Original Music Composer
2016 Colossal Orchestrator Original Music Composer
2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Music
2016 The Boy Original Music Composer
2016 The Forest Music
2015 Everly Original Music Composer
2015 Digging Up the Marrow Original Music Composer
2014 Outlander (29 episodes)Original Music Composer
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Music
2014 Black Sails (38 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Europa Report Original Music Composer
2013 Defiance (38 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Da Vinci's Demons (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2013 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Music
2013 Knights of Badassdom Original Music Composer
2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (10 episodes)Music
2011 Black Mirror (1 episode)Original Music Composer
2011 Chillerama Original Music Composer
2011 The Cape (10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 The Walking Dead (12 episodes)Music Producer (3 episodes)Original Music Composer (140 episodes)Music
2010 Step Up 3D Music
2010 Caprica (18 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 Human Target (12 episodes)Music
2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Original Music Composer
2008 Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (10 episodes)Music
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (31 episodes)Original Music Composer (1 episode)Music
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor Original Music Composer
2007 Wrong Turn 2: Dead End Music
2006 Rest Stop Original Music Composer
2006 Eureka (65 episodes)Music
2004 Battlestar Galactica (73 episodes)Original Music Composer
2002 Periphery, Texas Music

Acting

2019 Raising Kratos as Himself
2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary as Himself
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie as Zombie

Directing

2011 Chillerama Director

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