Steve Jablonsky

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Steve Jablonsky
Born (1970-10-09) October 9, 1970 (age 43)
Genres Film scores, post-rock, alternative rock
Occupations Composer
Instruments Piano, guitar, percussion
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Remote Control Productions

Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American composer for film, television and video games.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jablonsky studied composition at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, he became an intern at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions. During that time, Jablonsky met a fellow composer of Zimmer named Harry Gregson-Williams and started working as his assistant. Later he became more engaged with Zimmer and started composing for renowned works like Desperate Housewives. [2]


Jablonsky has composed the soundtracks to the films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Steamboy (2004), The Island (2005), Transformers (2007), D-War (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). He was also a contributor on Team America: World Police (2004) among many others. In addition, he helped compose some of the music to the video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and composed the theme music in 2003 for the BBC's Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. He continues to write music for the television show Desperate Housewives (2004-2012) since the fourth episode. His track "Trailblazing" served as the opening theme for WrestleMania X8 and WrestleMania XIX, as well at the soundtrack to the TNA Hall of Fame induction of Sting.

Steve also wrote the music for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, taking the place of the former Command & Conquer music composer Frank Klepacki, who was unable to write the game's score due to his involvement with Universe at War: Earth Assault.

Jablonsky has worked for seven years for Harry Gregson-Williams at Media Ventures, the music production company which was conceived and founded by Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer. Jablonsky's most recent projects include the scores for the Michael Bay live action feature film Transformers, the South Korean film D-War, Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360 gaming console, and music for The Sims 3. He works in Hans Zimmer's studio Remote Control Productions. He was mentored by current Remote Control members Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith and former members Harry Gregson-Williams and Klaus Badelt.



Year Film Director Studio / Developer Notable Mentions
2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Marcus Nispel New Line Cinema Jablonsky's first credited score for a major motion picture.
2004 Steamboy Katsuhiro Otomo Sony Pictures Entertainment None
2004-2012 Desperate Housewives Marc Cherry ABC
2005 The Amityville Horror Andrew Douglas Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer None
The Island Michael Bay Warner Bros. First official directorial collaboration with Michael Bay.
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Jonathan Liebesman New Line Cinema None
2007 Transformers Michael Bay Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
Score produced and additional music by Hans Zimmer.
D-War Shim Hyung-rae Showbox First score entirely produced by Jablonsky.
The Hitcher Dave Meyers Rogue Pictures None
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen(featuring Linkin Park) Michael Bay Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Pictures
Score produced and additional music by Hans Zimmer.
Friday the 13th Marcus Nispel New Line Cinema
Paramount Pictures
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Samuel Bayer New Line Cinema None
2011 Your Highness David Gordon Green Universal Pictures None
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Michael Bay Paramount Pictures Score produced by Hans Zimmer.
2012 Battleship Peter Berg Universal Pictures None
2013 Gangster Squad Ruben Fleischer Warner Bros. Replaced Carter Burwell
Pain & Gain Michael Bay Paramount Pictures None
Ender's Game Gavin Hood Summit Entertainment Replaced James Horner
2014 Lone Survivor Peter Berg Universal Pictures
Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Paramount Pictures None

TV Shows[edit]

Year Title Season Number
2014 Occult 1
2014 The Last Ship 1
2011 Desperate Housewives 8
2011 Vietnam In HD (TV Documentary)
2010 Desperate Housewives 7
2009 Desperate Housewives 6
2009 WWII In HD (TV Documentary)
2008 Desperate Housewives 5
2007 Desperate Housewives 4
2006 Him And Us
2005 Threshold
2005 The Contender
2005 Desperate Housewives 2
2004 Desperate Housewives 1
2003 Threat Matrix
2003 Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World
2002 Lost Subs - Disaster Under The Sea (TV Documentary)
2002 Live From Baghdad
2002 AFP - American Fighter Pilot


Video games[edit]

Year Title Awards/Nominations Notable Mentions
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty E3 Best Original Score Additional music only
Music composed by Harry Gregson-Williams
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars None Co-composed with Trevor Morris
2007 Transformers: The Game None None
2008 Gears of War 2 None None
2009 The Sims 3 None
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen None Co-Composed with Bobby Tahouri
2010 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands None Promo music on bonus DVD
2011 Gears of War 3 None None
2013 Gears of War: Judgment None None


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