Roger Bellon was born in Neuilly sur Seine, France. He began studying piano at the age of eight. He attended The Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition, and post graduate studies in composition and conducting at The École Normale de Musique, Paris.
He received numerous commissions from the French Government for his chamber as well as symphonic and choral compositions. His first published composition, "Blackout", a musical work for piano was commissioned by The École Normale de Musique for their yearly piano competition. Published by legendary French music publisher Max Eschig, it has been performed and recorded extensively.
His Ballet "Signé Modigliani", was premiered at CarlArts (California Institute for the Arts). "Highlander: A Celtic Opera", an opera co-composed with Harlan Collins, was released on CD and is currently in discussions regarding the staging.
Roger Bellon's music can be heard on a variety of movie and television soundtracks throughout the world. He composed the music to 120 episodes of the highly successful cult series "Highlander-The Series", (Saturn Awards: Nominated, Best DVD TV Programming Release (Season One) and Best Genre Syndicated TV Series, Gemini Awards: Nominated, Best Dramatic Series) as well as the acclaimed CBS six hour mini-series based on Mario Puzo's best selling book, "The Last Don", (Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Miniseries) and its four hour sequel, "The Last Don, Part 2".
Other television movies include "Frankenstein", a four hour mini-series for Hallmark, starring Donald Sutherland and William Hurt, which was recorded in Sophia, Bulgaria with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Bellon. "Mysterious Island", (Saturn Awards: Nominated, Best Television Presentation) a four hour mini-series, also for Hallmark, starring Patrick Stewart and Kyle MacLachlan. "The Assassination File", co-composed with ex "Police", drummer Stewart Copeland, a 1987 version of "Frankenstein", for which Roger received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition and Direction and the Warner Brothers television series, "The New Adventures of Robin Hood", recorded in Vilnius, Lithuania with the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra and Choir also conducted by Mr. Bellon.
Bellon's feature film credits include: "Break A Leg", starring Jennifer Beals, Eric McCormick, Molly Parker, Eric Roberts, Sandra Oh, John Cassini, JJ Johnson and Dany Nucci. Winner of numerous prizes such as: (2004) WorldFest Houston International Film Festival Hewlett Packard Creative Vision Award: Best Feature. (2004) Phoenix Film Festival - Copper Wing Award: Best Picture. (2004) San Francisco Independent Film Festival: Opening Night Gala. (2003) CineVegas Film Festival, Las Vegas: Audience Award - Best Feature. (2003) The Santa Fe Film Festival Milagro Award: American Independent Film Spirit Award. (2003) Marco Island Film Festival: Best Performance - John Cassini.
"Waxwork", a sci-fi cult classic has garnered numerous sci-fi awards around the world such as: Brussels International Festival Of Fantasy Film: Won, Silver Raven Award and Saturn Awards: Nominated, Best Horror Film.
"The Sheik", the 1921 silent movie classic starring Rudolph Valentino, commissioned in honor of Paramount Studio's 75th anniversary. The score was commissioned by the "Z" Channel's Jerry Harvey in honor of Paramount's seventy-fifth anniversary.
"Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents", a feature documentary for award winning Canadian writer/director Lionel Chetwynd.
"The Unholy", a classic horror movie with a stellar cast, was legendary actor, Trevor Howard's, last movie.
"The Wishing Well", a short film by director, producer and actor Rod Maxwell has earned many awards including: (2007) Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Fest Korea - Special Presentation. (2007) Pennsylvania Festival Of Films - Winner, Best Experimental, 2nd Place. (2006) Festival du Film de Sarlat, France - World Premiere, Special Presentation. (2006) No Words Film Festival, Balzano, Italy - Official Selection. (2006) WorldFest Houston International Film Festival - Winner, Gold REMI Award. (2006) Syracuse International Film and Video Festival - Nominated, Best of Fest. (2006) Boston International Film Festival - Winner, Best animated Film. (2006) San Francisco International Festival of Short Films - Pioneering Film Selection. (2006) Los Angeles Short Film Festival - Official Selection Hollywood. (2006) Las Vegas, Ten Best Of The West - Official Selection. (2006) The Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival - Best Animated Short.
As a recording artist on RCA Records, Paris, he has released an album of jazz compositions, "Roger Bellon: Jazz Compositions for Small Orchestra", as well as a record for children, "Zero-Zero: A Children's Christmas Album".
Two soundtracks of Roger's music for "Highlander-The Series" and "Highlander-The Series/Volume 2 (Music and Songs from Seasons 4 & 5)", can be found on Bellon's own Bellchant Records label as well as the score for the acclaimed six hour CBS mini-series "The Last Don". "Seleted Works", also on Bellchant Records, is a collection of orchestral works recorded in Vilnius, Lithuania with the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Roger. Bellon has contributed compositions to virtuoso flautist, Jim Walker's solo CD "Private Flight" which was produced by world renowned bassist Stanley Clarke. "The Best of Highlander The Series" the third CD in the series of TV soundtracks from the show was recently released on GNP: Crescendo Records.
He has scored numerous documentaries working with such notable film makers as Oscar winning editor Françoise Bonnot for Médecin Sans Frontière (Doctors Without Borders) and French rain forest activist Jean Pierre Dutielleux on "Txucaramae". A series of films about the ever depleting Brazilian Rain Forest and the tribes that inhabit them.
Roger currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rose and son.