Antonio Grasso was born in Catanzaro (June 3, 1986), originally living in Curinga (where his family lives), and afterwards in Fonte Nuova (Rome) for his studies. He attended the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Faculty of Political Science and International Relations where he was involved in several student associations, including "Progetto Sapienza", and also a founding member of one of the many "Circoli di Roma". In 2011 he enrolled at The Open University Business School, studying towards a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies.
His childhood was full of events that have deeply developed his personality. In the Jubilee Year 2000, he was an altar boy of Pope John Paul II. In 2005, after having graduated in foreign languages with the highest score thanks also to a multimedia-based thesis on the blockbuster movie directed by the Wachowski brothers 'The Matrix', he goes to Greece where he worked as an animator and lifeguard, qualified and certified by the Italian Swimming Federation (Federazione Italiana Nuoto) - Saving section (Sezione Salvamento) for the summer.
He's been involved for two consecutive years in the "Italian Safe Driving Championship", made possible by the International Safe Driving School of Andrea de Adamich, sponsored by: the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Transport and with the participation of the Office of the Prime Minister. He also obtained a Diploma in Theory and Solfeggio, he plays the piano and the clarinet in many band ensembles including: the band clubs "City of Mentana" in the province of Rome, and the - Complesso Bandistico "F. Currado" - whom he attended the intercontinental travel to Canada with in the summer of 2007.
In 2008 he worked in the province of Quebec (Canada) as a language editor, tester and translator for Enzyme Testing Labs
, a company specializing in functional and linguistic testing of video games produced by major manufacturers of video games. He then moved on and worked in Windsor (Berkshire, UK) for Take 2 Interactive/2K Games International
(www.2kgamesinternational.com/it), a company publisher of videogames such as Bioshock, Mafia, Civilization, as Localisation QA Project Lead.
In 2010 his career brought him to work as Localisation QA Coordinator/Project Manager at Testronic Labs
, a company leader in quality assurance and localisation services, which helps companies deliver quality product regardless of project complexity. Testronic Labs works with the foremost film and game studios in their capacity as Blu-ray/DVD, digital distribution QA pioneers, QA and localisation services vendor.
His favorite authors are Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, Stephen King and Wes Craven. His life is the major inspiration to his debut novel "Speed Week: Back from the Next Millenium".
During his free time he enjoys skateboarding, music, sport, film, videogames, friends and travelling around the world. His motto? "Live your life with no regrets".
- Dead Island (2011), Deep Silver, Inc.
- BioShock 2 (2010), 2K Games, Inc.
- Borderlands: Double Game Add-on Pack (2010), 2K Games, Inc.
- Mafia II (2010), 2K Games, Inc.
- The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (2010), 2K Play
- Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010), 2K Games, Inc.
- Axel & Pixel (2009), 2K Play
- Borderlands (2009), 2K Games, Inc.