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John Paesano is an Emmy-nominated composer, producer, conductor, and arranger for film, television, video games and records. John studied classical music with Professor Sally Dow Miller of Conservatoire de Paris, and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music focusing on composition. On his path to creating film scores of his own, he worked for the industry's most prestigious composers, including Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Some of Paesano's notable credits include Marvel's Daredevil, Defenders and Spider-Man PS4. He received a Best Score nomination for Spider-Man at the Game Awards, and won an Annie Award for Best Music for his work on DreamWorks' animated series Dragons: Riders of Berk, based on the Academy Award winning film How To Train Your Dragon. He also won a World Soundtrack Award for his score to the well-received young adult adaptation of The Maze Runner. He went on to complete the trilogy, creating equally impressive scores for The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure. His other credits include Universal Pictures' Almost Christmas and Sony Animation's The Star.

John Paesano
Born (1977-07-02) July 2, 1977 (age 42)
Birmingham, Michigan
GenresFilm Score, Television Score, Video Game Score
Occupation(s)Film, Video Game and Television composer, conductor, arranger



Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2007 Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Sebastian Montes
Scooter Tidwell
Cartoon Network Studios Television film
2008 Another Cinderella Story Damon Santostefano Warner Home Video
Warner Premiere
Direct-to-video film
2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Lauren Montgomery Warner Home Video
Warner Premiere
Warner Bros. Animation
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight Benny Boom Stage 6 Films
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2014 When the Game Stands Tall Thomas Carter TriStar Pictures
The Maze Runner Wes Ball 20th Century Fox
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 20th Century Fox
My All American Angelo Pizzo Clarius Entertainment
2016 Brain on Fire Gerard Barrett Broad Green Pictures
Almost Christmas David E. Talbert Universal Pictures
2017 All Eyez on Me Benny Boom Morgan Creek Productions
Same Kind of Different as Me Michael Carney Paramount Pictures
The Star Timothy Reckart Columbia Pictures
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Wes Ball 20th Century Fox


Title Year
DreamWorks Dragons 2012–2018
Crisis 2014
Daredevil 2015–2018
The Defenders 2017
Salvation 2017-present
Truth Be Told 2019

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Mac Walters BioWare
Electronic Arts
Debut work as video game composer
Gran Turismo Sport Kazunori Yamauchi Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment
2018 Detroit: Become Human David Cage
Gregory Diaconu
Quantic Dream Composed the soundtrack for Markus, one of the main protagonists
Spider-Man Bryan Intihar
Ryan Smith
Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment / Marvel Games


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