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Bear McCreary is the score composer for AMC's The Walking Dead. He is best known for his work on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series, as well as Outlander and more. He has also scored for the PlayStation 4 video game God of War. He was the main composer from Season 1 to Season 9. Since Season 10, he is the main co-composer along with Sam Ewing.

McCreary has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for his work on season one of Outlander and won one Emmy for the main title of Da Vinci's Demons. He has also won a BAFTA for his work on God of War.

Biography

McCreary was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and spent most of his formative years in Bellingham, Washington. He is the son of author Laura Kalpakian and professor Jay McCreary of University of Hawaii. His brother, Brendan McCreary, is also a musician. Bear has directed and produced several music videos for Brendan's band, Young Beautiful in a Hurry. He graduated from Bellingham High School in 1997.

He is a classically trained pianist and self-taught accordionist. He studied under the renowned film score composer Elmer Bernstein during which time he reconstructed and reorchestrated Bernstein's 1963 score for Kings of the Sun. Their collaboration allowed for the complete score to be available as a soundtrack album for the first time in 40 years. McCreary went to USC Thornton School of Music at the encouragement of Elmer Bernstein becoming his protégé and graduating in 2002 from Screen Scoring.

Other Works

  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
  • The Boy
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Happy Death Day
  • The Cloverfield Paradox
  • Happy Death Day 2U
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Child's Play
  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen
  • Freaky
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Da Vinci's Demons
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Outlander
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • God of War

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Crew (TV Series)
Showrunners Angela Kang (9-11) • Frank Darabont (1) • Glen Mazzara (2-3) • Scott Gimple (4-8)
Directors Aisha Tyler (11) • Alrick Riley (6-7) • Avi Youabian (6) • Billy Gierhart (2-3, 5-6) • Bronwen Hughes (10) • Catriona McKenzie (11) • Clark Johnson (2) • Daisy Mayer (9-10) • Dan Attias (3) • Dan Liu (8-10) • Daniel Sackheim (3-4) • Darnell Martin (7) • David Boyd (2-10) • Ernest Dickerson (1-5) • Frank Darabont (1) • Frederick E.O. Toye (11) • Gregory Nicotero (2-11) • Guy Ferland (1-4) • Gwyneth Horder-Payton (1-2) • Jeffrey January (5-8) • Jennifer Lynch (5-6) • Jeremy Podeswa (4) • Johan Renck (1) • John Dahl (10) • John Polson (8) • Jon Amiel (11) • Julius Ramsay (4-5) • Kari Skogland (6-7) • Kevin Dowling (11) • Larry Teng (8-9) • Larysa Kondracki (5) • Laura Belsey (9-10) • Lesli Linka Glatter (3) • Liesl Tommy (9) • Lily Mariye (11) • Loren Yaconelli (11) • Marcus Stokes (11) • Meera Menon (9) • Michael Cudlitz (9-11) • Michael Satrazemis (4-10) • Michael Slovis (6-8) • Michael Uppendahl (4) • Michelle MacLaren (1-2, 4) • Millicent Shelton (9) • Phil Abraham (2) • Rosemary Rodriguez (7-9) • Seith Mann (3-5) • Sharat Raju (10-11) • Stefan Schwartz (3) • Stephen Williams (6) • Tawnia McKiernan (11) • Tricia Brock (3-4)
Writers Adam Fierro (1) • Angela Kang (2-11) • Channing Powell (4-10) • Charles H. Eglee (1) • Corey Reed (5-11) • Curtis Gwinn (4) • David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (2, 7-11) • Eddie Guzelian (8-9) • Eli Jorne (10) • Erik Mountain (10-11) • Evan T. Reilly (2-3) • Frank Darabont (1-2) • Frank Renzulli (3) • Geraldine Inoa (9-10) • Glen Mazzara (1-3) • Heather Bellson (5-6, 10) • Jack LoGiudice (1) • Jim Barnes (10-11) • Julia Ruchman (10-11) • Kevin Deiboldt (10-11) • LaToya Morgan (9, 11) • Magali Lozano (11) • Matt Negrete (4-9) • Nichole Beattie (3-4) • Nicole Mirante-Matthews (10-11) • Robert Kirkman (1-5) • Ryan C. Coleman (3) • Sang Kyu Kim (3) • Scott Gimple (2-9) • Seth Hoffman (4-6) • Vivian Tse (9-11)
Producers Adam Fierro (1) • Angela Kang (3-11) • Caleb Womble (4-9) • Channing Powell (4-10) • Charles H. Eglee (1) • Corey Reed (5-11) • Curtis Gwinn (4) • David Alpert (1-11) • Denise Huth (1-11) • Eli Jorne (10) • Evan T. Reilly (2-3) • Frank Darabont (1) • Gale Anne Hurd (1-11) • Geraldine Inoa (9-10) • Glen Mazzara (1-3) • Gregory Nicotero (1-11) • Heather Bellson (5-6) • Jack LoGiudice (1) • Jim Barnes (10-11) • Joe Incaprera (10-11) • Jolly Dale (3-6) • Julia Ruchman (10-11) • Kenneth Requa (3-5) • Kevin Deiboldt (10-11) • Matt Negrete (4-9) • Nichole Beattie (3-4) • Nicole Mirante-Matthews (10-11) • Paul Gadd (2-6) • Robert Kirkman (1-11) • Sang Kyu Kim (3) • Scott Gimple (2-11) • Seth Hoffman (4-6) • Skip Schoolnik (1) • Tom Luse (2-9)
Composers Bear McCreary (1-11) • Sam Ewing (10-11)
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