Bellis, Richard 1946–

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BELLIS, Richard 1946

(Dick Bellis, Dickie Bellis)


Born April 3, 1946, in Pasadena, CA; father, a music educator; mother, a theatrical agent.

Addresses: Agent The Winogradsky Corp., 11240 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 104, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Office c/o University of Southern California School of Music, Thornton School of Music, Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, Music Faculty Building 308, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Contact c/o 400 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 214, Beverly Hills, CA 902124482.

Career: Composer and actor. Walt Disney Imagineering, consultant; wrote music for Walt Disney theme park rides; University of Southern California, university lecturer in scoring for motion pictures and television, for more than 18 years; taught Film Scoring Workshop at American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; taught director of summer camp for junior high musicians. Previously worked as a rock and roll music director for the touring showcase "Shindig" and for Johnny Mathis, both c. 1960s; arranger/conductor for Las Vegas, NV, headliners, c. 1960s76.

Member: Society of Composers & Lyricists (past president), Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (member of board of governors).

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding achievement in music composition for a miniseries or a special (dramatic underscore), 1991, for It; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in music composition for a miniseries or a special (dramatic underscore), 1992, for Doublecrossed; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in music composition for a miniseries or a special (dramatic underscore), 1994, for Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Mike, Them!, Warner Bros., 1954.

(Uncredited) ShootOut at Medicine Bend, Warner Bros., 1957.

(As Dickie Bellis) Jimmy Madison, Portland Expose, Allied Artists Pictures, 1957.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Dickie Bellis) Tony as a child, "The Susan Birchard Story," The Millionaire, CBS, 1958.

"The Long Rope," Cheyenne, ABC, 1960.

(As Dick Bellis) Joe, "He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul," Batman, ABC, 1966.


Film Scores:

Texas SnoLine, 1985.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's New York Ballet Party, 1997.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Mall of America Party, Warner Home Video, 1997.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Christmas Party, 1997.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Birthday Party, Warner Home Video, 1997.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Costume Party, Dualstar Home Video, 1998.

You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Camping Party, 1998.

(Songs only) You're Invited to MaryKate & Ashley's Greatest Party, 2000.

Malpractice, Dualstar Home Video, 2001.

Above and Beyond, 2001.

Apples & Oranges, 2001.

Reflections of China (documentary short film), 2003.

Invisible Kids, 2004.

Television Scores; Miniseries:

It (also known as Stephen King's It ), ABC, 1990.

Television Scores; Movies:

Black Market Baby (also known as A Dangerous Love and Don't Steal a Baby ), ABC, 1977.

A Shining Season, CBS, 1979.

Fallen Angel, CBS, 1981.

The Other Victim, CBS, 1981.

Money on the Side, ABC, 1982.

Shattered Innocence, CBS, 1988.

Addicted to His Love (also known as Sisterhood ), ABC, 1988.

The Haunted, Fox, 1991.

Doublecrossed, HBO, 1991.

A Mother's Justice, NBC, 1991.

Nightmare in Columbia County (also known as Victim of Beauty ), CBS, 1991.

To Grandmother's House We Go, ABC, 1992.

A Killer among Friends (also known as Friends to the End ), CBS, 1992.

Blind Man's Bluff, USA Network, 1992.

Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuels Story ), CBS, 1993.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, ABC, 1993.

No Child of Mine, CBS, 1993.

The Spider and the Fly, USA Network, 1994.

The Disappearance of Vonnie, CBS, 1994.

How the West Was Fun, ABC, 1994.

The SisterinLaw (also known as Bloodknot ), USA Network, 1995.

Where's the Money, Noreen?, USA Network, 1995.

Kidz in the Wood, NBC, 1996.

The Legend of the Ruby Silver, ABC, 1996.

Seduction in a Small Town (also known as Harvest of Lies ), ABC, 1997.

Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story ), USA Network, 1997.

Out of Nowhere, ABC, 1997.

Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, CBS, 1999.

Michael Landon, the Father I Knew, CBS, 1999.

One Special Night, CBS, 1999.

Spirit, 2001.

Malpractice, Lifetime, 2002.

Television Scores; Specials:

Torn between Two Fathers, ABC, 1989.

The Adventures of MaryKate and Ashley: Mystery on the High Seas, ABC, 1995.

Television Scores; Pilots:

Dear Teacher, NBC, 1981.

Stage Music:

Additional orchestrations, Sweet Charity, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 19861997.

Music orchestrations, Blackstone!, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1980.



Billboard, October 8, 1994, p. 22.

The Score, Fall, 1995.


Richard Bellis Official Site,, March 11, 2004.

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