Born on February 18, 1968. He is an American video
game music composer and musician. He is considered the person most
instrumental in changing the game industry from bleeps & bloobs to real
music. He has won over 45 industry awards and has worked on more than
275 game titles. In 1994 he founded Tommy Tallarico Studios, the
multimedia industry's largest audio production house. In 2002 he created
the concert series
Video Games Live. He wrote and co-produced the Reviews on the Run
television show. He has released several video game soundtracks,
Tomorrow Never Dies and
Advent Rising. You can find his website at
He's vegan and a supporter of
PETA. He provided the music for PETA's game
Super Tofu Boy. Tommy Tallarico's testimonial for PETA:
Warning: shocking images.
Quotes by Tommy Tallarico:
"Iím a vegan, I love the animals, love the
environment, love my health."
"Iíve been a Vegan for a few years. I just
love life and I think no matter what kind of animal you are you
deserve a chance. Coming from an Italian family it was kinda
different going from meat and cheese. But I can still have pasta
just without the meat and cheese in it. I love to cook so I like
trying to make things like Key Lime Pie and make it healthy with
ways that I can eat it. The leading causes of death are heart
disease and cancer which are caused by things we put inside us."
"I use an app made by
which tells me all about the different foods available and
restaurants. I didnít used to like vegetables but Iíve found
eating it changes your palate and you start to enjoy it more."
When asked about his favorite
hobby or pastime, he answered:
"Aside from video games (of
course!), I love baseball (both watching and playing), animals,
traveling, vegan cooking, photography, and working on my house."