Velton Ray Bunch

Velton Ray Bunch (born January 22, 1948[1][2] in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a film and television composer. Sometimes credited as Ray Bunch. Bunch has been nominated for an Emmy three times for his work, and won the fourth time for his score to the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Similitude".

Velton Ray Bunch
Born (1948-01-22) January 22, 1948 (age 72)[1]
OccupationTelevision/film musical score composer
Years active1980–present
Known forWork on various TV series, including Quantum Leap, JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Star Trek: Enterprise
Awards3 Emmy Award nominations, 1 win (2004) for Star Trek: Enterprise


Bunch has worked on dozens of television series and TV movies, as well as occasional film composition (including additional, uncredited, scoring on the film version of Lost in Space). He studied and worked under famous television composer Mike Post (Magnum, PI, The Rockford Files, Quantum Leap, Hill Street Blues, much more) in various capacities, including ghostwriting for many popular series Post worked on, and taking over as main composer for Post on various series.

Bunch's credits include the NBC television series Quantum Leap, theme music for NBC's The Pretender (Emmy Nomination, 2000), as well as Flight 93, Three Blind Mice with Brian Dennehy, a Showtime film What Girls Learn, and a biopic based on Senator John McCain's book entitled Faith of My Fathers as well as the Action Pack theme music.

Bunch currently resides in North Hollywood, California.[1] His last score was for the December 2011 TV movie, Silent Witness.[3]

Partial Credit list
Year Title Notes
2016 Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love TV movie
2015 Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors TV movie
2011 Silent Witness TV movie
2005 Faith of My Fathers biopic based on book Faith of My Fathers
2002–2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Composer, 13 episodes
2004 Jack Feature film, composer, score
2000–2001 Nash Bridges 6 episodes and new opening/closing theme
2000 The Pretender 10 episodes
1999 Blue Valley Songbird TV Movie
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards TV Special
1996–1997 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV series) Entire series
1996 The Outer Limits (TV series) 1 episode, "Afterlife"
1995 Crowfoot TV movie
JAG (TV series) Entire series
1994 Walker, Texas Ranger 13 episodes (Season 2)
1989–1993 Quantum Leap Composer, 83 episodes
1983 J.J. Starbuck (TV series) 1 episode, "Rag Doll"
1980 Magnum, P.I. Composer, Entire series


Primetime Emmy Awards
Year Result Credit Notes
2004 Won Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) For episode "Similitude"
2001 Nominated Papa's Angels for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
2000 Nominated The Pretender for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, shared with Mark Leggett
1993 Nominated Quantum Leap for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), For episode "Lee Harvey Oswald, Part I"


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