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Sean Callery (born 1964) is a film and television composer best known as the composer for the action/drama 24, a TV series for which he also composed three soundtracks. The first soundtrack, containing music from the first three seasons was released on December 7, 2004. The second soundtrack, containing music from the fourth and fifth seasons was on released on November 14, 2006. The third soundtrack contained all the music composed for the 24 television movie, 24: Redemption. Other projects include the 2004 James Bond video game, Everything or Nothing and the television series La Femme Nikita and Homeland. He also composed the music for 24: The Game, based on the series, which was created for Sony's PlayStation 2 game console and 24: Legacy, a spin-off/reboot of the original series. Most recently he composes the music for the ABC series Designated Survivor.
Callery at the 2015 PaleyFest
1964 (age 53–54)|
Callery was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Bristol, Rhode Island. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, earning a degree in piano performance in 1987. In 1987, Callery moved to Los Angeles to work for New England Digital, the creators of the Synclavier synthesizer.
In 1990, he and John Farrar scored the NBC TV movie, A Mom for Christmas. Working as a sound designer on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine also earned him an Emmy nomination. In 1996, Callery was hired to compose the underscore for the USA Network series, La Femme Nikita, which aired for five seasons between 1997 and 2001.
Callery next again collaborated with Surnow on the television series 24 from 2001 to 2010. For his work on that series, he received three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Composition For a Series (Dramatic Underscore), in 2003, 2006 and 2010. He also won the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards for Best Score for a Dramatic Television Program and Best Television Theme for his work on the series. In addition to his work on 24, Callery scored the music to the television series Medium from 2005 to 2010, all the episodes of Shark, and is composing the music for Bones since its fourth season.
In 2011 he scored the music to the miniseries The Kennedys and Kiefer Sutherland's webseries The Confession. In December, 2011, he teamed up with executive producer Howard Gordon of 24 again, for the television series Homeland. In 2012, he composed the title music for the CBS television show Elementary. In 2014, he scored the music to the ninth season of 24, "24: Live Another Day", a special event-series, after a four-year hiatus. In 2015, he scored the music to Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix, for which he won the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Music, which brings his total Emmy wins up to four.
|1995||Fun House Express||Yas Takata||N/A||N/A|
|2000||Blowback||Mark L. Lester||N/A||N/A|
|2014||Small Time||Joel Surnow||N/A||N/A|
|1990||A Mom for Christmas||George T. Miller||Walt Disney Television||N/A|
|2006||Not Like Everyone Else||Tom McLoughlin||N/A||N/A|
|2008||24: Redemption||Jon Cassar||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|1997–2001||La Femme Nikita||Warner Bros. Television||N/A|
|2000||Freedom||Warner Bros. Television||Episode: "Enemy" (Season 1, Episode 4)|
|2000–2001||Sheena||Columbia TriStar Television||N/A|
|2001–2010||24||20th Century Fox Television||One Emmy win for Outstanding Music for each season 2, 5 and 8.|
|2005–2011||Medium||CBS Television Studios||N/A|
|2006||Treasure Hunters||Imagine Television||N/A|
|2006–2008||Shark||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|2007||The 1/2 Hour News Hour||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|2008–2017||Bones||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Warner Bros. Television||N/A|
|2011||The Confession||Digital Broadcasting Group||N/A|
|2011||The Kennedys||Shaw Media||N/A|
|2011–present||Homeland||Fox 21 Television Studios||N/A|
|2012||The Finder||20th Century Fox Television||Episode: "An Orphan Walks Into a Bar" (Season 1, Episode 1)|
Episode: "Bullets " (Season 1, Episode 2)
|2012–present||Elementary||CBS Television Studios||N/A|
|2013||24 (Indian TV series)||N/A||N/A|
|2014||24: Live Another Day||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|2015||Backstrom||20th Century Fox Television||N/A|
|2015||Minority Report||20th Century Fox Television
|2015||Jessica Jones||Marvel Television
|One Emmy win for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme in 2016.|
|2016||Designated Survivor||ABC Studios||N/A|
|2017||24: Legacy||20th Century Fox Television||Spin-off of 24|
|2003||James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing||EA Redwood Shores||Composed with Jeff Tymoschuk|
|2006||24: The Game||SCE Cambridge Studio||N/A|