About Phil Running Bear


Phil Running Bear has lived a life that is full. Starting his life as an emancipated minor in Hollywood, California, where he worked with Gene Scherer, stuntman of the year for three years in the 80’s. He was stunt double for Lee Majors in the Fall Guy series. Then he graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu, San Francisco. He has been an Executive Chef and Corporate Chef for 35 years as the culinary arts were his first love. He worked in Glacier National Park and at a Posh resort at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California. He also worked for the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon. He has worked as a General Manager for many restaurants, having been in charge of as many as 40 restaurants at one point in his life. He worked for Marriott Hotels as a Chef and took part in an employee exchange with Euro Disney where he worked six months outside of Paris in a restaurant called the Blue Bayou which is located at the beginning of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride. Phil has worked at Ajit Bhawan in Jodhpur, India, a palace built in 1600 A.D, that was converted into a high end hotel. He worked at Prince of Wales Hotel in The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. He ran a successful online business after taking Business Management in College at the age of forty. He arrived DOA at a Las Vegas hospital where his heart was stopped for 25 minutes before being resuscitated. Phil has written over 200 songs of which  many were sold to Tom Petty, Steve Perry and The Traveling Wilburys , Roy Orbison, George Harrison of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO fame in the late 80’s. He plays guitar, harmonica, bass guitar,drums,banjo and keyboards. He has very talented children and step children that all play instruments and sing very well. Phil also enjoys writing westerns as he loves the stories by the old western author’s that did their research before writing a story. Such authors as Louis L’Amour, Max Brand and Zane Grey.