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Tommy Tallarico

Also Known As

  • Thomas V. Tallarico
  • Tom Tallarico

Game Credits

Design

Knockout Kings 2000 (1999)   (Additional Design)
Disney's The Jungle Book (1994)   (Director of Music and FX)
 

Writers

R/C Stunt Copter (1999)   (Audio Script by)
 

Video/Cinematics

Agile Warrior: F-111X (1995)   (Sprite Actors)
Demolition Man (1994)   (Green Screen Video Coordination)
 

Audio

Earthworm Jim HD (2010)   (Original Music)
Flip's Twisted World (2010)   (Music)
Super Tofu Boy (2010)   (Music donated by)
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (2009)   (Original Music)
Sonic and the Black Knight (2009)   (Composers & Arrangers)
Line Rider 2: Unbound (2008)   (Cut Scene and Other SFX)
AND 1 Streetball (2006)   (Audio Director)
Jaws: Unleashed (2006)   (Orchestrations and Arrangements)
Pac-Man World Rally (2006)   (Sound Design)
Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (2006)   (Sound Design)
Advent Rising (2005)   (Audio Director)
The Bard's Tale (2004)   (Music)
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror (2004)   (Song by)
The X-Files: Resist or Serve (2004)   (Audio Director)
Black & Bruised (2003)   (Voice Over Producer)
Devastation (2003)   (Additional Tracks)
Maximo vs Army of Zin (2003)   (Music)
Spy Hunter 2 (2003)   (Cinematic Sound Design & Composition)
War of the Monsters (2003)   (Sound Designer)
Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (2002)   (Composer)
Street Hoops (2002)   (Audio Director)
Casper: Spirit Dimensions (2001)   (Sound and Voice)
Knockout Kings 2001 (2001)   (Sound Designer)
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (2001)   (Audio (Music & Sound Design))
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2001)   (Opening Cinematic music)
Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000)   (Music Composed By)
Messiah (2000)   (Sound Effects )
Sacrifice (2000)   (Tommy Tallarico Studios Inc)
Spider-Man (2000)   (Music)
Demolition Racer (1999)   (Sound Effects)
Pac-Man World (1999)   (Sound and Music )
Ultra Fighters (1999)   (Music)
Unreal Mission Pack 1: Return to Na Pali (1999)   (Sound Effects)
Wings of Fury (1999)   (Music)
Apocalypse (1998)   (Movie Scoring)
HardBall 6 (1998)   (Sound Effects)
WarGames: DEFCON 1 (1998)   (Additional Voices)
The 7th Guest (1997)   (Sound by)
Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick (1997)   (Voice Talent)
MDK (1997)   (Sound Design)
VMX Racing (1997)   (Music and Sound)
Burning Road (1996)   ("U.S. Remix" Composer)
Earthworm Jim 2 (1995)   (Music & Sound FX)
Madden NFL 96 (1995)   (Music)
Spot Goes to Hollywood (1995)   (Music)
Demolition Man (1994)   (Original Game Music)
Disney's Aladdin (1994)   (Music)
Disney's The Jungle Book (1994)   (Music and FX)
Disney's The Jungle Book (1994)   (Music)
Heart of the Alien: Out of this World parts I and II (1994)   (Music)
Race Days (1994)   (Music by)
Caesars Palace (1993)   (Composers (uncredited))
Color a Dinosaur (1993)   (Music)
Cool Spot (1993)   (Music / Sound Effects / Samples)
Disney's Aladdin (1993)   (Music)
Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators (1993)   (Music)
RoboCop versus The Terminator (1993)   (Director of Music & FX)
Super Caesars Palace (1993)   (Executive Musicians)
Super Slap Shot (1993)   (Music)
The Terminator (1993)   (Original Music)
Batman: Return of the Joker (1992)   (Sound Effects)
Club Racquetball (1992)   (Sounds)
Jeep Jamboree: Off Road Adventure (1992)   (Music by)
Monopoly Deluxe (1992)   (Music and Sound Coordinator)
Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing (1992)   (Music)
Out of This World (1992)   (Music Composition )
Prince of Persia (1992)   (Music adapted by)
 

Quality Assurance

Corporation (1992)   (Quality Assurance)
M.C. Kids (1992)   (Quality Assurance)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)   (Quality Assurance)
 

Marketing

Greg Norman's Golf Power (1992)   (Product Managers)
Jeep Jamboree: Off Road Adventure (1992)   (Product Manager)
 

Creative Services

Greg Norman's Golf Power (1992)   (Assistant Manual Editor)
 

Thanks

Monster Madness: Grave Danger (2008)   (Afshin Toufighian)
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (2007)   (Afshin Toufighian)
Guitar Hero II (2006)   (An "Industry" Thanks to)
Destroy All Humans! (2005)   (Special Thanks)
MX Superfly Featuring Ricky Carmichael (2002)   (Special Thanks)
MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2001)   (Special Thanks)
WWF No Mercy (2000)   (Special Thanks)
WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Role (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Redline (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Test Drive: Off-Road 2 (1998)   (Special Thanks)
WCW/NWO Revenge (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997)   (Special Thanks)
Screamer 2 (1996)   (Special Thanks)
Demolition Man (1995)   (Special Thanks To)
Jammit (1994)   (Special Thanks)
M.C. Kids (1992)   (Special Thanks to)
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator (1992)   (Special Thanks To)
 

Other

Retro City Rampage: DX (2012)   (Cameos)
Super Caesars Palace (1993)   (Acting Staff)
 


Developer Biography

Tommy Tallarico has worked in the gaming industry as a designer, product manager, producer, writer, games tester and heads of both music and video departments.

An accomplished musician, Tallarico has been writing music for video games for more than 17 years. He has won over 35 industry awards and has worked on more than 300 game titles. In 1994, he founded the audio production house Tommy Tallarico Studios. Tommy is a cousin of rock star legend Steven Tyler (nee Tallarico) and in 2002 Tallarico’s music was used as the opening song for Aerosmith’s “Girls of Summer” world tour. Titles he worked on include Earthworm Jim, Madden Football, Metroid Prime, Mortal Kombat, Test Drive, Tony Hawk Pro Scater, Unreal, and many others.

Tommy hosts, writes and co-produces the video game television show The Electric Playground, which has been on the air since 1997. The Electric Playground won the 2001 Telly Award for “Best Entertainment Cable Program”. In 2006, Tommy also started hosting the Championship Gaming Series for DirecTV.

In 2002, Tallarico teamed up with fellow video game composer Jack Wall to form Mystical Stone Entertainment. Together, they created the audio and video concert experience called Video Games Live.

Tallarico was the first musician to release a video game soundtrack worldwide (Tommy Tallarico’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – Capitol Records). He has released seven video game soundtrack albums since, including the James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies, MDK, Advent Rising, and Earthworm Jim Anthology. Tommy is said to be the first person to use 3-D audio in a video game (The Terminator), and was instrumental in bringing digital interactive 5.1 surround to the gaming world. He has written, produced, performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including the LA Philharmonic, Hollywood Studio Symphony, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra, the English National Ballet, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Chamber Choir, the band “Fear Factory", composer/DJ/artist BT and guitarists Dweezil Zappa and Steve Vai.

Tommy is the founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), which is a non-profit organization educating and heightening the awareness of audio for the interactive world. He is an Advisory Board member for the Game Developers Conference, a Governor for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS/GRAMMY's), a spokesperson for the Entertainment Consumers Association, a member of the International Game Developers Association and a nominating peer panel leader for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. From 1991 to 1994, he headed Virgin Interactive’s music and video division, and executive produced numerous video game “green screen shoots” for various films, including Demolition Man.

Last updated: Jun 21, 2011