Chris Ruggiero hard at work in GCR

about chrisChris Ruggiero is a film composer and music producer. Recent film scores include Minding the Gap (Sundance Film Festival 2018), I Am Another You (SXSW Film Festival 2017), Tribal Justice (Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017, PBS premiere late 2017), Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance Film Festival 2016, currently available on Netflix), and Indian Point (Tribeca Film Festival 2015, currently airing on AXS TV). His original compositions currently appear in over 130 television series including The Voice, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers. Commercial credits include music for brands such as Taco Bell, Coke, HSN, Imodium, Dewars, Coppola Winery, and Liberty Mutual. He records and produces bands and artists from his studio Gold Coast Recorders, lectures on film, sound, and semiotics at the University of Bridgeport, and runs the popular audio-history website Preservation Sound.


Minding the Gap movie poster
I Am Another You movie poster
Tribal Justice movie poster
Soundbreaking movie poster
Hooligan Sparrow movie poster
Indian Point movie poster
Kehinde Wiley movie poster
What Was Ours movie poster
Out Run movie poster

Additional Feature Film Music

Patti Cake$ movie poster
One Percent More Humid movie poster
The Witness movie poster
The Workers' Cup movie poster
All the President's Men Revisited program cover
Sticky Notes movie poster
Makers: Women Who Make America movie poster


Chris's music is currently featured in over 150 television series, including:

Pawn Stars logo
American Pickers logo
Brain Game logo
the voice logo
Carson Daly logo
Flipping Out logo
Say Yes to the Dress logo
TRL logo
tosh logo
American Restoration logo
Cabin Fever logo
Dog and Beth on the Hunt logo
Counting Cars logo
Deals from the Darkside logo
Diggers logo
Lachey's Bar logo
Food Porn logo
I Found the Gown logo
Highway Cowboys logo
NY Ink logo
Rodeo Girls logo
Teen Mom logo
La Voz Kids logo
American Idol logo


Diet Coke logo
Liberty Mutual logo
Taco Bell
HSN logo
Imodium logo


Tables album cover
Alternate Routes album cover
Tomorrow Tomorrow album cover
Ula Ruth album cover
Stephen Kellog in the studio
Dez Paradise album cover