Star on Video Games Live: Level 2
2/18/1968, Springfield, Massachusets
Recurring Role (4)
Tommy Tallarico is best know as the Co-Host for The Electric Playground and Judgment Day, but it's his work in the audio realm that has made him an icon in the gaming industry. An accomplished musician since age 3, Tommy has become one of the most successful video game composers in history. With over 200 games and more than 20 industry awards his studio continues to revolutionize the world of gaming audio. And his story is a true "rags to riches" tale. As a child he always wanted to move to California. So at 21, a young Tallarico moved from Massachusetts to the west to see all that was the California music scene of the early 90's. He lived in his car and applied for work in a guitar shop. The day he started, he was discovered, and hired, by a Virgin Mastertronic executive. Putting together his two loves, music and video games, he soon became the Director of Music for the company. After his initial success in music, he was approach by Victor Lucas at E3 for an interview for the pilot of Lucas' new television show The Electric Playground. The interview went so well, that Lucas asked Tallarico to become a host for the show. Now, he owns his own studio, has created an organization devoted to educating people about audio and hosts two television shows. And with all that, he still has time to produce game soundtracks and even go on tour with a concert devoted to video game music. As a well-recognized member of the industry, Tommy Tallarico continues to bring his love of music and video games to the masses.moreless
Thomas V. Tallarico, Jr.
Thomas V. Tallarico
- Trivia & Quotes
Tallarico had been missing from the Hosting role in his shows The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run for some time now due to working on his Video Games Live Tour. He returned to do a few episode after the intial run of the tour, but soon left the shows after.
Tommy dislikes the name of the Nintendo Wii and prefers to keep calling it by it's promotional name, The Revolution.
On Judgment Day, Tommy often makes comments on "What's in his pants" while having something in his pocket or actually down his pants. Items have included a PSP console and a large Tootsie Roll.
Tommy has his fair share of fans as well as detractors. Those people who don't like him so much are affectionately called "Tommyknockers."
Tallarico has an entire room in his house devoted to all of the Spider-Man memorabilia he has collected over the years.