Clint Bajakian

Clint Bajakian (born 1962) is an American video game composer and musician.

Clint Bajakian
Birth nameClinton J. Bajakian
Born1962 (age 60–61)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
Years active1991–present
Alma mater


Bajakian was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was linked with music since age of eight. In middle school, Bajakian played in marching bands, and also played in a range of rock bands from 1977 to 1984.[1] He has studied music at the New England Conservatory, earning degrees of double-Bachelor of Arts in Classic Guitar Performance. Then, Bajakian enrolled in the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Music degree in Music Composition.[2]

After that, he joined LucasArts under invitation of a good friend of Bajakian's and his co-player in rock bands Michael Land. Bajakian worked for LucasArts from 1991 until May 2000.[1] He has worked on several classic LucasArts games, where he gained much of his fame with Michael Land and Peter McConnell, LucasArts' other principal composers. While there, Bajakian received fame for his Ennio Morricone-influenced score for 1997 western shooter Outlaws which received a Special Achievement award from Computer Gaming Magazine.[3] After quitting LucasArts he formed his own sound production company, C.B. Studios. His company changed names to The Sound Department, and finally to Bay Area Sound. Recently, he has ventured into working with other publishers as well as writing the score for a short film, The Upgrade. Bajakian joined Sony Computer Entertainment in 2004 and headed up the music production group in original scoring as Senior Music Manager until 2013. In October 2013 he became VP of Development and Composer at Pyramind Studios, contributing original music to Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, among other projects.[3]

Clint Bajakian was the first vice president and co-founder of the Game Audio Network Guild[4] and is a member of Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. In 2013, Bajakian received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Game Audio Network Guild, and in 2012, the Outstanding Alumni Award from The New England Conservatory.


Video game soundtracksEdit

Year Title Notes
1991 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge With Michael Land and Peter McConnell
1992 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
1993 Day of the Tentacle
Sam and Max Hit the Road
Star Wars: X-Wing
Star Wars: Rebel Assault Sound Editing & Processing
1994 Star Wars: TIE Fighter Music and Orchestration, Digital Sound Effects, Additional Directing and Editing
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Music and Orchestration, Digital Sound Effects, Instrument Patches
Full Throttle Sound
The Dig Ambient Design
1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Music Editor/Sound Quality Control
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures Music & Sound Effects Editing
1997 Outlaws With Mark Crowley and Hans Christian Reumschuessel
Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Dark Forces II Sound
The Curse of Monkey Island Sound design
1998 Grim Fandango
Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Mysteries of the Sith Voice Processing
Star Wars: DroidWorks Music Editing, Ambient Sound Editing, Voice Processing, Sound Design Supervisor
1999 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Music adaptation of John Williams' themes
Star Wars: Yoda's Challenge – Activity Center Original Song Music and Direction
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Music Editing
Star Wars: Anakin's Speedway Sound Design Supervisor
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Lead Sound Designer
Star Wars: Force Commander Sound Production Supervisor
Star Wars: Demolition Sound design
Escape from Monkey Island Music Supervisor
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
The Simpsons Wrestling Sound effects
2002 Metal Dungeon
Star Trek: Bridge Commander Sound Production, CB Studios
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast Music editing
2003 Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb With Steve Zuckerman
Unreal II: The Awakening With Jack Wall, Jeremy Soule, Alexander Brandon and Crispin Hands
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Additional Sound Design
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
NFL GameDay 2004 Chant Recording, Direction, and Production
MTV Celebrity Deathmatch Sound
Battlestar Galactica FMV Composer, with Cris Liesch, Tom Zehnder and Steve Kuray
2004 The Bard's Tale With Tommy Tallarico, Jared Emerson-Johnson and Peter McConnell
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 Additional music
Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force Original Music Adaptation, with Jocelyn Daoust
Rise to Honor Sound design
007: Everything or Nothing
2005 SOCOM 3 U.S. Navy SEALs Music Supervisor
God of War
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror With Jonathan Mayer, Mark Snow and Lior Rosner
Thrillville With various others
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2 Senior Music Supervisor
2007 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Tactical Strike
God of War II
2008 Twisted Metal: Head-On – Extra Twisted Edition
God of War: Chains of Olympus
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Confrontation Senior Music Manager
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
Linger in Shadows
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Resistance: Retribution
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Gran Turismo
Fat Princess
inFAMOUS Played guitar
Killzone 2 SCEA Music Mastering
God of War Collection Special thanks
2010 God of War III Senior Music Manager
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
Sports Champions
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3
ModNation Racers
Heavy Rain
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest
Infamous: Festival of Blood
Killzone 3 SCEA PD Services Group
2012 Twisted Metal Senior Music Manager
Resistance: Burning Skies
2013 Sound Shapes
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
God of War: Ascension Senior Music Supervisor
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor With various others
Broken Age Pyramind Creative Director
2015 Grim Fandango: Remastered Sound design, played guitars and melodica
2016 Day of the Tentacle: Remastered Original music, special thanks
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Additional music
2019 Death Stranding Whistling
2021 Psychonauts 2 Played electric guitar
2022 Return to Monkey Island With Michael Land and Peter McConnell

Film SoundtrackEdit

  • Panzehir (2014)


Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes
1993 Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader
Star Wars: X-Wing Uncredited
1997 Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Jabba the Hutt [5]
Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier Narrator [5]
2000 Star Wars: Demolition Jabba the Hutt / Boush / Battle Droid [5]
2001 Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Darth Maul [5]
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Bith Band Member / Jin'ha Warrior [5]
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo Borvo the Hutt / Ric Olie / Naboo Citizen
2002 Star Wars Racer Revenge Jabba the Hutt [5]
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Boorka the Hutt / Jabba the Hutt
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Jabba the Hutt / Meeko's Thug [5]

Other worksEdit

  • The Upgrade (2000)


  1. ^ a b "IMuse Island". Archived from the original on December 8, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Clint Bajakian's MobyGames profile.
  3. ^ a b "Blog". Archived from the original on November 23, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Game Audio Network Guild
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Clint Bajakian (Visual voices guide)".

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