Richard Bellis

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Richard Roe Bellis (born April 3, 1946) in Pasadena, California), is an American composer. One of his most notable works was for the mini-series 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 movies.[2][3]

He also composed the score 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".[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.

In 1960, he played a teen-aged Cheyenne Bodie in a flashback sequence on the season premiere episode "The Longest Rope", of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Cheyenne, with Clint Walker.[5]


  1. ^ It (1990) (TV)
  2. ^ Official Site
  3. ^ IMDB
  4. ^ Richard Bellis, CTX Theme, retrieved 2018-08-23
  5. ^ "The Longest Rope". Internet Movie Data Base. September 26, 1960. Retrieved October 12, 2014.

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