: (updated 2011-02-16)
Sean's scores have hit on every musical genre from the gothic horror of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to hip-hop action in the successful video game True Crime, Streets of L.A. by Activision. His music for Call of Duty: World at War has been described as 'some of the coolest music we've ever heard in a game. The darker texture of the music, the somber and hostile emotions it elicits, does a powerful job of capturing the gritty, unsanitized vision of war that Treyarch is going for.
Sean grew up in Santa Barbara, California where he learned the craft of film composing by scoring dozens of student movies for the Brooks Institute Film School. He made his professional debut as composer for the action film Scorpion.
Among his credits are the controversial television series God, The Devil and Bob with James Garner and Alan Cumming, for Carsey-Werner and NBC; and the deeply disturbing psychological-thriller Junkyard Dog starring Vivica Fox.
This year, Sean defines the sound of Call of Duty once again with Black Ops, his second score in the biggest entertainment series in history. His dark symphonic score is enhanced by an 80 piece orchestra that features the talent of leading Hollywood musicians and was recorded at the famed Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage in Los Angeles.
Sean is the son of actor Don Murray, whose performance with Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop was nominated for an Academy Award. Sean lives in the Hollywood Hills, close to the film studios and post-production houses.