Frank Klepacki

Personal Info

Full Name

Frank Klepacki

Bio

Frank Klepacki has worked on titles for most top publishers in the video game industry including WESTWOOD STUDIOS, LUCASARTS, ELECTRONIC ARTS, SEGA, UBI SOFT, DISNEY, SSI, HASBRO, and VIRGIN INTERACTIVE. Currently the Audio Director at PETROGLYPH, he services multiple music composition styles for a variety of game genres, major TV network shows, as well as full audio direction, sound design, and voice talent.

In 1992, Klepacki scored the first Real Time Strategy in history, Dune II. In 1995, he pushed the limits of music in the game industry in what would become one of the biggest game franchises, COMMAND & CONQUER. It’s score was among the first to break ground with a music style that had cross-over commercial appeal in a computer game that would merit it’s own stand alone soundtrack. Moreover, he won the PC Gamer award for Best Game Soundtrack for C&C: RED ALERT. In 2012, it’s main theme “Hell March” was ranked #7 of top 100 video game themes of all time by Computerandvideogames.com.

By the year 2000, Frank moved into television and film, licensing music for HBO and ABC. He released several independent albums via website and digital distribution. Since 2003, he has been a regularly featured recording artist on the ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP programs on Pay-Per-View, Spike TV, and FOX Sports. In 2007, he scored entire shows for HDNET FIGHTS and INSIDE MMA, and since 2011-present, has recurring music placements in several dozen shows including Americas Got Talent, Top Gear, and Pawn Stars.

From 2008-2011, Klepacki was the touring drummer for The Family Stone, featuring original rock & roll hall of fame inductee members of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson.

He also guest performs select dates as a guitarist / composer with symphonies around the world for the shows Video Games Live and Games In Concert.

Since 2004, Klepacki has been the full-time Audio Director at PETROGLYPH, the developer of STAR WARS: EMPIRE AT WAR, and GREY GOO.

Personal Website

http://www.frankklepacki.com

Address 1

7876 Pioneer Hills St.

Country

United States of America

City

Las Vegas

State

Nevada

Postal / Zip code

89113

Work

Years of Experience

16 years or more

Game platforms you've worked with

iOS, PC/MAC, XBOX 360

Skills

Performer, Composer, Sound Designer, Audio Director, Voiceover Artist, Music Supervisor, Sound Supervisor, Voice Direction, Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Technical Sound Designer, Casting Director, Field Recordist, Music Editor

Instrument Skills

Guitar, Vocalist, Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Hardware Synths

My Awards

AWARDS:

1996: PC GAMER magazine – Best Original Game Score for “Command & Conquer: Red Alert”

1996: GAMESLICE magazine – Best Original Game Score for “Command & Conquer: Red Alert”

1999: ADDY AWARD – Best Short Film Production in CineVegas film festival for “Unreel Invasion”

2007: STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARD – Best Action Film for “Essence of the Force”

2008: G.A.N.G. Nomination – Best Original Vocal Choral for “Universe at War”

2016: V.G.M.O. Annual Game Music Awards Nomination Best Ensemble (Budapest Scoring Symphony) for “Grey Goo”

Games I've worked on

AUDIO DIRECTION, SOUND DESIGN, AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Battle Battalions (2015) Petroglyph
Mytheon (2015)
Grey Goo (2015) Petroglyph / Grey Box
End of Nations (TBD) Petroglyph / Trion Worlds
Gem Phrase (2014) Petroglyph
Coin A Phrase (2013) Petroglyph
RIse Of Immortals Battle For Graxia (2012)
Guardians of Graxia (2010)
Panzer General: Allied Assault (2009)
Universe At War: Earth Assault – PC / XBOX 360 (2007-2008)
Star Wars: Empire At War – PC (2006)
Star Wars: Forces of Corruption – PC (2006)

GAME SOUNDTRACKS COMPOSED:
Zombie Chopper (2015)
Mytheon (2015)
Battle Battalions (2015)
Grey Goo (2015)
End of Nations (TBD)
Gem Phrase (2014)
Coin A Phrase (2013)
Rise of Immortals Battle For Graxia (2012)
Guardians of Graxia (2010)
Panzer General: Allied Assault (2009)
C&C: Red Alert 3: Uprising – PC (2009)
C&C: Red Alert 3 – PC / XBOX 360 / PS3 (2008-2009)
Universe At War: Earth Assault – PC / XBOX 360 (2007-2008)
Star Wars: Empire At War – PC (2006)
Star Wars: Forces of Corruption – PC (2006)
C&C: Renegade – PC (2002)
Earth & Beyond – PC (2002)
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat – Sony PlayStation2 / X-Box (2001)
Emperor: Battle for Dune – PC (2001)
C&C: Red Alert 2: Yuris Revenge – PC (2001)
C&C: Red Alert 2 – PC (2000)
Nox – PC (2000)
C&C: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm – PC (2000)
C&C: Tiberian Sun – PC (1999)
Lands of Lore 3 – PC (1999)
Dune 2000 – PC / Sony PlayStation (1998)
C&C: Sole Survivor – PC (1998)
Blade Runner – PC (1997)
Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny – PC (1997)
C&C: Red Alert: CounterStrike – PC (1997)
C&C: Red Alert: The Aftermath – PC (1997)
C&C: Red Alert: Retaliation – Sony PlayStation (1997)
C&C: Red Alert – PC / Sony PlayStation (1996)
C&C: The Covert Operations – PC (1996)
Command & Conquer – PC / Sega Saturn / Sony PlayStation / Mac (1995)
Parker Brother’s Monopoly – PC (1995)
The Legend of Kyrandia 3: Malcolms Revenge – PC (1994)
Disney’s The Lion King – Super Nintendo (1994)
The Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate – PC (1993)
Young Merlin – Super Nintendo (1993)
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos – PC (1993)
Dune: The Battle for Arrakis – Sega Genesis (1993)
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty – PC (1992)
The Legend of Kyrandia – PC (1992)
AD&D: Warriors of the Eternal Sun – SEGA Genesis (1992)
Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon – PC (1991)
AD&D: DragonStrike – Nintendo (1991)

ACTING CREDITS:
Battle Battalions (2015) Voice of Tutorial Narrator

Grey Goo (2015) Voice of Revolver

Rise Of Immortals (2012) Voices of Balak, Lord Vezin, Scorpix, Lazarus, Ichor, Pycon, Kaos, Game Announcer

Universe At War: Earth Assault (2007) – Voice of Tutorial Narrator

Star Wars: Forces of Corruption (2006) – Voice of IG88, Bossk, Jabba the Hutt, MC30 Frigate, Missile Attack Launcher, Ewok Handler, Tie Phantom Pilot

Command & Conquer (1995) – Voice of the Commando, and on-screen as NOD Cyber Soldier

C&C: Red Alert (1996) – On-Screen as Allied commander, and Russian guard

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (1992) – Voice of House Harkonnen

Dune 2000 (1998) – Voice of House Harkonnen, and on-screen as Ordos servant

Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001) – Voice of Ordos translator

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (1993) – Voice of Piggy Orc, Gnowel, and Butcher

Current Employer

Petroglyph

Employer's website

http://www.petroglyphgames.com

Current Title

Audio Director

Previous companies you worked for and job title there (optional)

Westwood Studios: Composer