Eric Bear is an actor, writer and producer who most recently played a recurring role in Taylor Sheridan’s acclaimed Yellowstone prequel 1883 on Paramount+. Began as a child actor, with a memorable line in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.”
In addition to filmmaking, Bear is a tech entrepreneur known for creating award-winning interactive media and has been hailed as “one of the most thoughtful and provocative interface and interaction designers working in the field.” Patented inventions have been licensed by all major movie studios in the USA, and products based on other of his 100+ inventions are used every day by millions of people.
Bear combined a love of storytelling with a background in tech to create and executive produce Belonging, a series of journeys into the emotional lives of MetaHumans. Isolated during quarantine and searching for creative collaboration, Bear assembled a team of animators and filmmakers from around the world to explore what might be possible using remote performance capture. They embarked on an experiment aimed at answering the question: Can virtual people effectively convey authentic emotions to audiences? The result is an innovative 10-episode drama series that sits at the intersection of live action and animation. Bear portrays a different character in each of the episodes.
Born in New York City, Bear grew up performing in theater and dance. This early training in embodied movement established a foundation as a kinesthetic artist, tapping emotion and relational awareness to inform performances and ways of being in the world.
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