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

Clint Bajakian
Birth nameClinton J. Bajakian
Born1962 (age 56–57)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
Years active1991–present

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BiographyEdit

Bajakian was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. He was linked with music since age of 8. 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 Masters 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 mentioned Michael Land and Peter McConnell, his principal coworkers then. While in LucasArts, Bajakian also 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.

DiscographyEdit

Video game soundtracksEdit

Year Title Company Platform
1991 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge LucasArts Amiga, FM Towns, Mac OS, MS-DOS
1992 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Amiga, FM Towns, MS-DOS, Macintosh
1993 Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle MS-DOS, Classic Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita, iOS
Sam and Max Hit the Road MS-DOS, Mac OS , Microsoft Windows
Star Wars: X-Wing DOS, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Linux
1994 Star Wars: TIE Fighter
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, Macintosh
PlayStation, Linux
1997 Outlaws Microsoft Windows
1999 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine MIcrosoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
2000 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles PlayStation, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance
Escape from Monkey Island Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation 2
2003 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, OS X
Unreal II: The Awakening Atari, SA Xbox
2004 The Bard's Tale inXile Entertainment PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows, iOS
OS X, Linux, PlayBook, Android
Ouya, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2
2007 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2010 God of War III
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2011/2012 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PlayStation Vita
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Blizzard Entertainment Microsoft Windows, OS X

FilmographyEdit

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 Citizien
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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Clint Bajakian's MobyGames profile.
  3. ^ a b "Blog". Pyramind.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2016-12-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Game Audio Network Guild
  5. ^ a b c d e f g https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Clint-Bajakian/

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