Bear McCreary





2/19/1979 , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Birth Name

Bear McCreary




Bear McCreary is a television music composer whose acclaimed work includes the music for the Sci Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. He also composed the music for the second season of the Sci Fi Channel series Eureka and the FOX series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Bear grew up in small town outside Seattle and dreamt of becoming a composer for movies and television shows. His musical training included a mix of individual projects and formal schooling at the renowned USC Thornton School of Music.

He is a musical protege of famed film composer Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven). Bear worked with Bernstein for nearly a decade and collaborated on a new soundtrack album of Bernstein's 1963 score for Kings of the Sun.

Bear trained as a pianist but his primary instrument is now the accordion. He has included the accordion in the soundtracks for Battlestar Galactica. He performs his original compositions at the annual Battlestar Galactica Concerts in the Los Angeles area.