Richard Bellis

American composer

Richard Roe Bellis (born April 3, 1946 in Pasadena, California), is an American composer. One of his most notable works was for the miniseries Stephen King's It.[1] Bellis is a former president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy Awards) a USC lecturer and the composer of music for numerous TV films.[2][3]

He also composed the score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The House of Quark".

He worked with Walt Disney Imagineering to write the score to the Animal Kingdom attraction Countdown to Extinction, later renamed to Dinosaur, and some of the musical work in Moteurs, Action! Stunt Show Spectacular.[4]

Bellis attended John Muir High School, from which he graduated in 1964. He became a musical director for traveling acts like Connie Stevens and Sally Struthers. For many years, he has directed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.


  1. ^ It (1990) (TV)
  2. ^ Official Site
  3. ^ IMDB
  4. ^ Richard Bellis, CTX Theme, retrieved 2018-08-23

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