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Jacob Shea

Planet Earth III (BBC) - "Deserts and Grasslands"
How Saba Kept Singing (Clintons) - "Zippi"
Planet Earth III (BBC) - "Brave and Adaptable"
Blue Planet II (BBC) - "Family Theme"
Planet Earth III (BBC) - "The Underground"
Pagan Peak (SKY) - "Arrival"
Planet Earth II (BBC) - "Racer Snakes vs. Iguanas"
World Wars (The History Channel) - "Semper Fi"
The Liberators (The History Channel) - "Lucky Ones"
Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC) - "Seven Worlds, One Planet Suite"
Legends and Lies (Fox) - "My Country 'Tis of Thee"
  • Children of the Corn (ANVL Entertainment/Digital Riot Media) - "Deadend Town" - Composer
  • Hagen (Constantin) – Composer
  • Planet Earth III (BBC) - Composer
  • How Saba Kept Singing (Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Producers) - Composer
  • Planet Earth II (BBC) - Composer
  • Blue Planet II (BBC) - Composer
  • Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC) - Composer
  • Pagan Peak (Sky TV) - Composer
  • Mountain Men (Discovery) - Composer
  • Origins: The Journey of Humankind (Nat Geo) - Composer
  • Children of the Corn (ANVL Entertainment) - Composer
  • The Making of the Mob (AMC) - Composer
  • Through The Wormhole (Discovery) - Composer
  • Grant (History) - Composer
  • The Planets (BBC) - Composer
  • Barbarians Rising (The History Channel) - Composer
  • Roman Empire (Netflix) - Composer
  • American Grit (Fox) - Composer
  • Legends and Lies (Fox) - Composer
  • The World Wars (The History Channel) - Composer
  • American Genius (The History Channel) - Composer
  • The American West (AMC) - Composer
  • The Liberators (The History Channel) - Composer
  • The Men Who Built America (The History Channel) - Composer
  • Gridlocked (North Hollywood Films) - Composer
  • Gears of War: Judgement (Microsoft Studios) - Composer
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount Pictures) - Additional Music
  • Lone Survivor (Universal Pictures/Walt Disney Studios) - Additional Music
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures) - Additional Music
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Walt Disney Studios) - Additional Music
  • Ender's Game (Summit Entertainment) - Additional Music
  • Battleship (Hasbro Studios) - Additional Music
  • Gears of War 3 (Microsoft Studios) - Additional Music
  • Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts) - Additional Music
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft) - Additional Music
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) - Additional Music
  • Rango (Paramount Pictures) - Programmer
  • Inception (Legendary Pictures) - Programmer
  • Public Enemies (Universal Pictures) - Programmer
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Paramount Pictures/Dreamworks Pictures) - Programmer
  • Angels & Demons (Sony Pictures) - Programmer
Awards & Nominations

Emmy Award Nominee - 2024 Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) - Planet Earth III (BBC) 

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Nominee - 2021 Outstanding Original Score - Seven Worlds One Planet (BBC) 

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Nominee - 2022 Best Original Score - TV Show/Limited Series - Pagan Peak (Sky TV) 

Televisual Bulldog Award Winner - 2018 Best Music - Blue Planet II (BBC)

Emmy Award Nominee - 2017 Outstanding Music Composition for a Series - Planet Earth II (BBC) 

BAFTA Television Craft Nominee - 2017 Best Original Music - Planet Earth II (BBC) 

BAFTA Nominee - 2017 Best Original Music - Planet Earth II (BBC)

Emmy Award Nominee - 2016 Outstanding Music Composition for a Series - Blue Planet II (BBC)

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Home Turf:

America; currently based in Los Angeles


Guitar, GuitarViol, Ukulele, Dulcimer, Lyre, Ukelin, Electric Cello, Piano, Buchla, Synthesizers, Computer


University of California, Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude

Musical Influences:

Wes Montgomery, Arvo Part, Stravinsky, Thelonius Monk, Shostakovich, Bill Frissell, John Scofield, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Led Zeppelin

Vibe Check

What's the least useful skill you possess?                                                                                                                                           What about you sounds made up but is true?

I have a double-jointed thumb and can also bend part of my pinky without bending it all the way.                   I played on the Colbert Show.

What's the dumbest way you've injured yourself?                                                                                                                       What TV show did you love as a kid?

I sprained foot by missing a step at the ATM.                                                                                                                                      Saved by the Bell