Who we are

Respawn Entertainment is an independent video game development studio formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella, former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty franchise. The studio is currently working on its first title.

  • Abbie Heppe

    Abbie Heppe

    Community Manager

    Past Projects
    X-Play
    G4TV.com
    Biography
    Hi. You may remember me from TV (really!), no? That's ok. Basic cable is a scary place. Anyway, I went from covering Respawn to working there. I was most surprised by the amount of kitten videos they make me watch. I was also promised some sort of "ban hammer" for the website launch, but have yet to be presented with any weaponry. Tl;DR version: Loves games, has cats. Twitter: @abbieheppe
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    Alex Roycewicz

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Biography
    Alex is someone you'll never understand completely, but finding out more is so much fun. He drove around for months with a bowling ball in his trunk - if you asked him why, he got a pained expression and said, "It's a long story." Eventually you stop asking these types of questions. He's been late to work because he was stuck at the US Embassy. He can get you a toe, no problem. When he travels to South Korea, he breaks into apartments and sleeps on the floor. Now that he has a pilot's license, it's only going to get weirder.
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    Andrew Hackathorn

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War Ascension
    Biography
    Now gather round, I'm the new fool in town and my sound's laid down by underground. I drink up all the Hennessy you got on your shelf, so just let me introduce myself. I like to rhyme, I like my beats funky. I'm spunky. I like my oatmeal lumpy. I'm sick wit dis, straight gansta mack. Sometimes I get ridiculous - I'll eat up all your crackers and your licorice!
  • Austin Arnett

    Austin Arnett

    Artist

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    Austin Laurence Arnett used to wrangle tigers in Sweden, but thought his powers of tiger manipulation would be better served  in the games industry. Austin traveled, riding his tiger, through many parts of the ocean until finally he reached Respawn Entertainment.
  • Brad Allen

    Brad Allen

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Biography
    Made from PVC metal and silicon Brad stands 67″ tall and comes equipped with accessories, such as a sketchbook, magic ham and cheese sandwich (tm), Zombie/vampire repellent, Robot (Chop-o-matic) arm and a custom base for display. Possible choking hazard. Do not take Brad internally...his wife will get mad.
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    Bradley Snyder

    Sound Designer

    Past Projects
    Resistance 3
    Overstrike
    Soul Tax (Indie Game)
    Biography
    Hailing from the famous town of Denver... Pennyslvania, Brad was born with two purposes in mind:
    1. play video games.
    2. create audio.
    After realizing that two purposes in one lifetime was probably too much he decided to just create audio for video games. Now he's working with some of the people who created the games from his childhood. And constantly reminding them how much older than him they are.....
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    Brent McLeod

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    StarCraft: Ghost
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption
    Biography
    A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Brent McLeod; a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
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    Brian Burrell

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
    Homefront
    Frontlines: Fuel of War
    Desert Combat
    Biography
    "I <3 the F-14 Tomcat, mechs, the movie Aliens, helicopters, tanks, dinosaurs, Godzilla, Storm Shadow, dragons, the 80's and Streets of Rage 2" replied Brian at the age of 13 and Brian just last week.
  • Bruce Ferriz

    Bruce Ferriz

    Animator

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Legendary
    Medal of Honor: Airborne
    Medal of Honor: European Assault
    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
    Biography
    There's two things you need to know about Bruce:
    1) Bruce loves Animation.
    2) Bruce loves Animation.
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    Chad Barb

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Biography
    Since he got his first Commodore 64 as a young'n, Chad has been interested in programming games. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in Computer Science and spending a year at a startup, he escaped the Great State of Utah and went to California, working at Infinity Ward for about six years. He enjoys all sorts of coding, but tends to work mostly on the graphics side of things.
  • Chad Grenier

    Chad Grenier

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Biography
    Chad was never born. He merely existed in the universe swirling around in eternity like the elements. The name we know him as: "Chad", is no where near what his real name is. Names are for humans. The druids built Stonehenge. The ancient Egyptians built the pyramids. The Mayans erected monuments that inspired the imagination. All these wonders of the world were astral planetary markers built in preparation for His great arrival. Once the offices of Respawn Entertainment opened on May 1, 2010, galaxies and celestial beings aligned and summoned into this realm the Chad of Grenier.
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    Cheng Lor

    Character Technical Director

    Past Projects
    Modern Warfare 3
    Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Biography
    Quick Words:  " He is considered the dark matter of Asia. Known to have been in existence for thousands of millenia, often rides the luck dragon to pass the time. Known whereabouts are inconclusive. Last recorded sighting of Cheng Lor was as a leader in a bloody panda smuggling ring in Southern California." -Urban Dictionary (defined by "The Great, The One & Only:  Ryan "The Iron-man" Brockhaurd) Likes: Driving cars, playing guitar, & video games:  COD4/Super Street Fighter 4.
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    Chin Xiang Chong

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    As a kid, Chin was in awe of his brother who could use cryptic DOS commands to unlock the door to magical games of wizards and dragons. Although now older and hopefully a little wiser, games have never quite lost that magical lustre to Chin, and he hopes that his work at Respawn will cast that same alluring enchantment on a whole new generation of gamers.
  • Chris Dionne

    Chris “Soupy” Dionne

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Call of Duty 3
    Call of Duty: Big Red One
    Biography
    After a good ten years following the lofty goal of 'better living through science', Soupy's fantastic adviser pointed out that spending more time on a hobby then in the lab might suggest a change of careers.  He listened.  Turns out that making awesome games beats transferring small amounts of liquid from one tube to a another, almost every day.
  • Chris_Hughes

    Chris Hughes

    QA Manager

    Past Projects
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    de Blob 2
    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
    Dawn of War 2
    Saints Row 2
    50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
    Frontlines: Fuel of War
    Biography
    I have been breaking games since I was old enough to play them, but I never thought I could get paid for it. I started out as a eager to learn tester at a summer job and here I am seven and a half years later building the best QA department in the industry. I took a two year detour through production but now I am back to my roots, my passion. Time to go Assure Quality, Like a Boss!
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    Chuck Wilson

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Doom 4
    Borderlands
    America's Army: True Soldiers
    Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
    Black Mesa Source
    Biography
    Chuck Wilson asked me to write his bio because he can't read. However, he can draw in perspective, invent maths and speak the native language of programmers. He also bought a car before he could buy a beer. When he was finally old enough to buy a beer, he bought a beer for his car.
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    Danny Gardner

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Confidential
    Biography
    I'm a concept designer born and bred in LA. Although I have a taste for variety in my work, I specialize in vehicles and props for the entertainment industry. I have an immense passion for cars, art, design, music, nature and breakfast burritos!
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    David Shaver

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Online
    Disney's Pixie Hollow Online
    Empires & Allies
    CoasterVille
    Biography
    Growing up in the woods of Appalachia, David didn't have much to do outside of video games and being a rugged outdoors-man (Spoiler: games won). The first games he made were text adventures for the Commodore 64 and levels for Doom II. He set out to be a soundtrack composer, took a detour through game programming, and ultimately landed in his true passion of game design. David can now be found at Respawn making awesome stuff and indulging his craft beer and tea addictions.
  • Dom_McCarthy

    Dom McCarthy

    Associate Producer

    Past Projects
    Scrapheap Challenge (UK TV)
    Junkyard Wars (US TV)
    Biography
    ZX81, ZX Spectrum, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Amiga, PC, Megadrive (Genesis), Gameboy, SNES (Famicom), PS1, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PSP, Nintendo DS, 360, Wii, PS3. I never owned an NES, an N64 or a Dreamcast although I did have a prototype Gizmondo. I’ve done a lot of jobs, from mortuary worker to videogame advertising copywriter and TV producer. I’ve lived on three continents and now I’m finally at Respawn.
  • Drew McCoy

    Drew McCoy

    Producer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Biography
    Main duties include: making stuff work, snarky comments (solicited and not), and getting hyped for whatever game is releasing this week.
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    Dusty Welch

    COO

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty 1, 2, 3, 4
    Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3
    Doom
    Quake
    Wolfenstein
    Soldier of Fortune
    Civilization: Call to Power
    Biography
    Loves building mega franchises, exotic cars and slow-smoking bbq pig with Lexington dip. He goes by the phrase "Makes Sh!t Happen". When not on a Paleo caveman diet, Dusty can be found on Rarotonga with a cold Matutu lager.
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    Earl Hammon

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    CIA Operative: Solo Missions
    Biography
    Earl loves his Savior, loves his wonderful godly wife, and loves making games. He's been known to do math for fun. People tremble at his whiteboard.
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    Eric Mecklenburg

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    I can carry 6000 tons of sand at one time, without a container. I am mortally afraid of spikes. I heal gunshot wounds in seconds. I can avoid falling to my death by pulling towards the ground with a grappling hook. I once ate seven cheese wheels mid sword fight. I sometimes fail to climb over chest high walls. I crush turtles with my body weight.
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    Erik Kraber

    Audio Director

    Past Projects
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    Medal of Honor (2010)
    Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
    Medal of Honor: Frontline
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Clive Barker’s Undying
    Medal of Honor: Underground
    Medal of Honor
    T'ai Fu
    Warpath: Jurassic Park
    Small Soldiers
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    Biography
    After years as a child mimicking the sounds of lightsabers, Wookiee calls and bullwhip cracks, Erik was faced with a decision - try out as the replacement for Michael Winslow in Police Academy 8, or pursue a career in audio. After stints at Skywalker Ranch, Saul Zaentz Film Center and other sound houses, Erik got his first taste of game audio design with DreamWorks Interactive on The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and was hooked. Fast forward 16 years and here he is, still annoying people with his noisy habit.
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    Felipe Lerma

    QA

    Past Projects
    Dawn of War 2: Retribution
    Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising
    Dawn of War 2
    Darksiders: PC
    WALL-E: PC
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    Biography
    Felipe. That name bears meaning. Say it aloud: "Felipe". His name is a battle cry for refugees. It is a name given to those whom only strive for victory. It is a moniker only known to exude dominance on the battlefield, only rivaled to "Spartacus" or "Maximus" or "Eisenhower". Felipe is a name featured on the badges of the Special Forces. It is emblazoned on the sides of finely crafted motor vehicles and stenciled on the finest coffee the world has to offer. ALL HAIL FELIPE!
  • Geoff Smith

    Geoff Smith

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty: Finest Hour
    Kill.Switch
    Junkyard Wars (tv)
    Biography
    He ran through the jungle dodging brush and his own booby traps. The humid night air smelled of blood and peat moss. A distant fire roared in the distance, illuminating the night sky into a bright orange. As prey, he would have to act quickly. Geoffrey readied his improvised banana leaf grenade bow and arrow. His naked body was covered in river mud, camouflaging the spectrum of the hunters vision. Then there was a fistfight with the creature and it ended up getting mortally wounded by a deadfall log. It got really pissed off and started a countdown for something, maybe a really huge bomb or whatever. Geoff ran away before the bomb went off and the credits rolled after that.
  • Jake Keating

    Jake Keating

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Aeon Flux
    BloodRayne 2
    Biography
    Born in New York and lured out west by a ragtag group of shooter geniuses, Jake cut his teeth designing games about vampires and secret agents, then went on to help make Modern Warfare 1 & 2. He is still at large and rumored to be involved in a top-secret project deep underground in an awesome-game facility with the help of his trusty sidekick, a telepathic chihuahua named Karl.
  • jakev

    Jake Virginia

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Free Realms
    Biography
    I am a 3D artist from Minnesota.  I thought I wanted to be an engineer but it turns out I just liked the 3D modeling that happened to be a part of it. Ever since, I have been in the pursuit of becoming a better artist and making art for the next generation of games.
  • Jason McCord

    Jason McCord

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Call of Duty 3
    Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
    Biography
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    Jeremy Thurman

    Artist

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    For we are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
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    Jiesang Song

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
    Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
    Biography
    1-800-FIX-MY-AI
    1-888-NO-BAD-PC
    You can't crouch here.
    Make sure the archers are ready.
    And everything else too.
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    Joel Conger

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.
  • Joel Emslie

    Joel Emslie

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Kill.Switch
    Legend of the Blademaster
    Armor Command
    Biography
    What’s going to happen, Joel? "Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor!!! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!!!!"
  • Joel Gompert

    Joel Gompert

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Biography
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  • John Haggerty

    John Haggerty

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Biography
    John thinks people should be more positive.  He has the smile of a thousand suns.  After people met John, name dropping was invented.  His middle name used to be "Prometheus" until a judge ordered him to change it.  He drinks his scotch with ice cubes made out of vodka.  He once told someone the secret to life, but they broke down crying and so he has kept it to himself ever since.  He can be found in the VIP section of any local club.  John's energy is within all of us - the next time you smile, you can thank John.
  • Jon Shiring

    Jon “Slothy” Shiring

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Savage
    Biography
    I can outrun a house cat sometimes, and I once read a book about stains. Someday I will be famous for my exclusive line of bacon-fed pigs. I like ice cream!
  • Jon Davis

    Jon Davis

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    PilotWings 64
    EverQuest II
    Biography
    Jon considers caffeine to be a vitamin rather than an occasional stimulant. In his 14 years in the game industry, he has worked on a bizarre array of game genres and programming tasks. He is comfortable handling anything from designer tools to hardcore SPU optimizations but his religion changes from Vi to Emacs and back again on a whim. When he is not slaving over a boiling text editor, Jon enjoys melting glass, curing meat, experimenting with yeast and playing pretty much every game he can get his hands on.
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    Jose Zavala

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War: Ascension
    Jimmie Johnson: AWAE
    The Saboteur
    Lord of the Rings: Conquest
    Vigilante 8
    Biography
    A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti! (slurp sound)
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    Josh Dunnam

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Playstation Home
    Insomnia Is Coming
    Biography
    Josh has crashed 3 motorcycles 6 times, one of those times ending up over a cliff (true story). Some consider him to be inhumanly durable, a zombie, or incredibly stupid. He should probably cut his losses. Despite dodging the grave and skyrocketing insurance premiums, he still hits the track whenever possible to shred some tires when he's not making art. tl;dr have bike, will crash, <3 art. polyengine.blogspot.com
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    Joshua Nelson

    Dialogue Lead

    Past Projects
    Saints Row IV
    Battlefield 3: End Game
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    Medal of Honor (2010)
    Biography
    I came to California for the wavs.
  • Justin Hendry

    Justin Hendry

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    God of War 3
    Stuntman Ignition
    Terminator 3: The Redemption
    Dr. Muto
    Biography
    At the young age of 5, I was telling anyone who would listen that I was going to make games when I grew up. I grew up, and now I make games. A lot of credit should go to my parents and siblings who bought me games and let me play them more than I probably should have. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of good people in this industry and the trend continues here at Respawn! On a side note, more people should watch Steele Justice, it’s amazing!
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    Kevin Anderson

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War 3
    God of War 2
    Darkwatch: Curse of the West
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Armor Command
    Star Wars Chess
    Biography
    Kevin has personally created over one million troops. One million troops. Waaaooowwww....
  • kristin_christopher

    Kristin Christopher

    HR/Recruiting Manager

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Guild Wars
    Tabula Rasa
    Biography
    Kristin hires the best developer talent and then occasionally terrorizes them by asking them to "step into her office." She has been known to make puzzling party decorations out of construction paper and feathers (or whatever is within reaching distance). You can send her your resume and/or suggestions for road trip playlists at jobs@respawn.com. She also answers your questions about getting a job in the games industry on her blog: Ask a Gaming Recruiter.
  • Lewis Walden

    Lewis Walden

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War 3
    God of War 2
    BattleZone
    Terminator 3: The Redemption
    Terminator: Dawn of Fate
    MX Rider
    Indy Racing 2000
    Beetle Adventure Racing
    F1 World Grand Prix
    Biography
    Pushing pixels since 1996...
  • lisastone

    Lisa Stone

    Administrative Assistant

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Call of Duty: Ghosts
    Biography
    Lisa learned how to breakdance at the tender age of 2. She has also had more concussions than you. This is most likely the reason she punched a 9 year old in the face, full force. Plus, the 9 year old was being rude. She hates doors, but walks through them every day... every...day...
  • Mackey McCandlish

    Mackey McCandlish

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Quake: The Offering
    Quake Mission Pack No 1: Scourge of Armagon
    X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse
    Perdition's Gate
    Hell To Pay
    Q!Zone
    H!Zone
    Biography
    Fairfax "Mackey" McCandlish rose to prominence during the Barbary Wars when he led a daring raid to destroy the captured frigate USS Philadelphia. During the War of 1812, he gained further fame when he captured the British frigate HMS Macedonian. A national hero, McCandlish was killed in a duel by Commodore James Barron in 1820. He is pleased to lend his design and scripting talents to Respawn's first game.
  • Mario Perez

    Mario Perez

    Mocap Technician

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Avatar (film)
    Sid The Science Kid (t.v.)
    Ben 10 - live action (t.v.)
    The Skrumps (webisodes)
    Leatherheads (film)
    Battleground - Steven King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes (film/series)
    Who's Gonna Save my Soul - Gnarls Barkley (music video)
    Hannah Montana (game)
    MLB 2K8 (game)
    NHL 2K7 & 2K8 (game)
    Pirates of the Caribbean (game)
    The Sopranos (game)
    Commercials
    Biography
    Wuttup!? I'm me! Thanks to God and my parents. I'm into a lot of things outside of video games. Mostly hip-hop music, both listening and creating. I'm also a social (cognac) drinker, and I'm very SOCIAL! Live Life, Love Live. ...and, (as always) GAME ON!
  • Mark Grigsby

    Mark Grigsby

    Animator

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Terminator 3: The Redemption
    Terminator: Dawn of Fate
    Beetle Adventure Racing!
    Biography
    1875 plus a century is where Mark Grigsby made his entry. GAWD is animation and GAWD is good.
  • Mike Altamirano

    Mike Altamirano

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War 3
    Lord of the Rings: Conquest
    Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
    Full Spectrum Warrior
    Biography
    I love to go sketching at cafes w/ my wife and friends, play video games, go bike riding, hiking, white water rafting, and participating in Iron Chef Cook-offs!  Anyone wanna play Mario Kart?
  • Mo Alavi

    Mohammad Alavi

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty: United Offensive
    Biography
    Mohammad was the first in his family to sail the seas. In his dhow with two lateen sails and a staysail, "Mo" circumnavigated the globe for one thousand and one nights in search of high adventure and delicious honey wine. Mo gained a solid crew of sailors and thieves volunteering their skills to seek treasure and fortune. By the time they reached Mourdioujène his crew had grown to quite the size. It was there that he met a beautiful woman dressed in tattered and sweat logged clothing but smelled of rusted pennies and ravioli. It was at that moment that he realized that he wanted to be a game designer at Respawn Entertainment.
  • Paul Messerly

    Paul Messerly

    Animator

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Biography
    Good attitude.
    Rarely bites.
    Is Housebroken.
  • Preston Glenn

    Preston Glenn

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Biography
    I want you to hit me as hard as you can.
  • Rayme Vinson

    Rayme Vinson

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Biography
    Was born & raised in Alaska, play way too many videogames, have a hot understanding wife that married beneath her station and if I had to choose one lion; it'd be the Black one. I love pie.
  • Richard Baker

    Richard Baker

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    EverQuest II
    Terminator: Dawn of Fate
    SpyHunter
    Duck Dodgers
    Indy Racing 2000
    Beetle Adventure Racing!
    Pilotwings 64
    Biography
    I'm not really into writing biographies.  The past is the past.  I'm looking forward to the future.  I am half-Danish by marriage…to the greatest wife in the world.  I have two perfectly behaved Basset Hounds (and people say you can't train Bassets).  I can't wait until people can play our first game.
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    Robb Shoberg

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Hawken
    World of WarCraft: Burning Crusade
    StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Auto Assault
    Biography
    I have about 8 years in games,  got my start in Colorado in 2004 at Netdevil working on Auto Assault, a small MMO during the NCsoft MMO boom, then onto Blizzard to work on StarCraft II for about 6 years (helped on a few other projects as well). Personally I’m just a huge culture vulture and art/games nerd. If I had a life goal it would be to think the weirdest thought a human could think. I’m getting closer every day (you’ve got to dream big). I have some work online at www.therobbsho.com if you want to see some of my stuff, and thanks for looking.
  • Robert Gaines

    Robert “RoBoT” Gaines

    VFX Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Terminator 3: The Redemption
    Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma
    The Terminator: Dawn of Fate
    SpyHunter
    Beetle Adventure Racing!
    AeroFighters Assault
    Biography
    RoBoT make things go BooM!
  • Robert Taube

    Robert Taube

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War 3
    Stuntman Ignition
    Biography
    Lvl 3 ninja that's scared of heights.
  • swede

    Roger Abrahamsson

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    mp_stanjel, the only community map featured on the Call of Duty:
    United Offensive expansion
    Biography
    After a voluntary exile from my home country of Sweden I found myself working with a bunch of crazy people making video games for a living. Can't find it in me to complain...much.
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    Roni Papouban

    IT Manager

    Past Projects
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    Medal of Honor
    Red Alert 3
    Biography
    It was the summer before 9th grade, and there was me, Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and of course the lovable Old James... hold on, wait a minute... Old James... Old James wasn't there... I don't even know nobody named Old James.
  • Ryan E

    Ryan Ehrenberg

    VFX Artist

    Past Projects
    Green Lantern
    The Golden Compass
    Biography
    Some years ago, I left my home in Nebraska to pursue a career in art and animation out in sunny California. Although my corn growing skills are rarely utilized, I love to draw, animate, and play video games. Contrary to other biographies you may have seen, I actually do have the best wife in the world.  I also have two ridiculous dogs that protect me from motion, shadowy shapes, sounds, and all other imperceptible danger.
  • Ryan Lastimosa

    Ryan Lastimosa

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (film)
    Batman Begins (film)
    The Day After Tomorrow (film)
    X2: X-Men United (film)
    2 Fast 2 Furious (film)
    Bad Boys 2 (film)
    Biography
    "Hindi! NO! hindi ko sakripisyo ang Enterprise. Aming ginawa masyadong maraming compromises na, masyadong maraming mga retreats. Sila lusubin ang aming space at mahulog kami pabalik. Sila lumagom buong daigdig at mahulog kamipabalik. Hindi muli! linya ay kailangang inilabas dito! ito malayo, walang karagdagang! At aking gagawin sa kanila magbayad para sa kung ano ang kanilang nagawa! "
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    Ryan Redetzke

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Doom 4
    Fallout 3
    Prey
    Biography
    Sends faxes, receives faxes, files reports, loves a good meeting and makes a mean pot of coffee.
  • Sean_Slayback

    Sean Slayback

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Call of Duty 3
    Call of Duty: Big Red One
    Biography
    Oh! Hello, I didn't see you there. (Smiles warmly to camera.) I'm Sean, a designer here at Respawn.  I'm a fan of dogs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, good music, comedy, competitive cooking TV shows, guilty-pleasure music, a sub-zero beer at the end of a hard day, action movies, and spring nights in Chicago. Games especially, though.  Hit me up on Twitter: @slaypiece  
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    Shawn Wilson

    Animator

    Past Projects
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
    Snow White & the Huntsman (R&D)
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (film)
    Indie Productions (films)
    Biography
    Roughly around 1993, Jurassic Park shattered my giant bifocal wearing noggin. Shortly after, Earthworm Jim for the Genesis came along. It dawned on me that the art of motion was groOOovy! Fast forward past a few countries and I find myself here in California, making video games...aw yiss.
  • Steve Fukuda

    Steve Fukuda

    Game Director

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Biography
    Steve learned how to ride motorcycles so that he would not be caught unprepared during the inevitable transition to a post-apocalyptic society. After he learns to handle firearms, he plans on combining the two activities for maximum readiness.
  • Steve

    Steve Marton

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    Classified
    Biography
    "There's only a few things Steve cares more about than 3D graphics and fast cars. What those other things are... we wonder if even he knows!"
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    Steven DeRose

    Game Designer

    Past Projects
    League of Legends
    Biography
    I grew up in Arizona and moved out to California 4 years ago to start working on games that I had only modded up until that point. Since then, I've just become more enamored with the potential of video games and hold a particular love for the competitive nature of them and the sense of achievement they can create. I'm a big fan of all E-Sports and hope to continue making deep and strategic experiences for years to come.
  • Steven_Wong

    Steven Wong

    Software Engineer

    Past Projects
    The Darkness II
    BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams
    Fury
    Biography
    When Steven was a kid, growing up in one of the most remote capital cities in the world, he wanted to be an artist. He got side-tracked early on and is now a video game programmer in Los Angeles. He still has no idea what happened.
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    Stig Asmussen

    Game Director

    Past Projects
    God of War III
    God of War II
    God of War
    Dr. Muto
    Gauntlet Dark Legacy
    Biography
    'No.  I don't race cars.  NO - - I don't know anything about that show...'
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    Timo Pihlajamaki

    Artist

    Past Projects
    God of War : Ascension
    God of War 3
    God of War 2
    Full Spectrum Warrior : Ten Hammers
    Full Spectrum Warrior
    Star Wars Battlefront
    Futurama - The Game
    Asterix Mega madness
    Pickup Express 2
    Movie Express
    Pickup Express
    Biography
    The Finn, the Swede, the American.
    15 years and a trillion pixels later...here I am.
  • Todd Sue

    Todd Sue

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Gun
    Tony Hawk's Underground
    Star Wars: Racer Revenge
    Biography
    Seasoned veteran of committing acts of digital heroism. Served with the finest squad I've ever laid eyes on: You know who you are. Go, Squad! Go! Oh, and in real life, I like to snow board and travel with my wife. "I wanna go there!" said wife.
  • Tu Bui

    Tu Bui

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Barbie vs Ken
    Barney Revenge: Die Kids!!!!!
    Biography
    I was kidnapped by a terrorist while I was photo shooting butterflies in Afghanistan.
    I escaped and flew back to America on my pet.
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    Tyler Parsons

    Sound Designer

    Past Projects
    Battlefield 3 "End Game" expansion
    Medal of Honor Warfighter
    Medal of Honor (2010)
    Medal of Honor Airborne
    Medal of Honor Vanguard
    Medal of Honor European Assault
    Goldeneye: Rogue Agent
    Biography
    Tyler casts a human shadow, when it occurs to him to do so.
  • Vince_Zampella

    Vince Zampella

    CEO

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Biography
    After having worked for many years at other companies, Vince, along with Jason West, started this whole Respawn thing.  Even as you read this, he is paying the bills, tracking milestones so we can focus on making a great game, and making sure that nothing will screw up the game's budget.  He's just down the hallway there with his door open if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Will Cho

    Will Cho

    Artist

    Past Projects
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Biography
    I like turtles.
  • Wonjae Kim

    Wonjae Kim

    Artist

    Past Projects
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    Biography
    Wonjae Kim (roughly translated: Won - "Root" Jae - "Smart" ) grew up in the meanest and darkest ghetto of Seoul, Korea. Often fighting off the local gangs to feed his orphanage of starving children, Wonjae earned the nickname "Teunteunhan Jae", or "Strong Jae" in American English. To pass the time away from fighting gangs to the death, he would venture north to the Demilitarized Zone. With his two best friends Jay and Yung Hoon, they would often pester the border guards by making fart noises with their armpits and digging up landmines with kitchen utensils. Amidst all the violence and feeding parent-less children, Strong Jae had a love, or passion, for the sport of basketball. At 6'3" 195 lbs., Strong Jae was the power forward for the local high school team. His most stunning achievement in his high school basketball career was four touchdowns in one game.
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    Zenta Aki

    UI Artist

    Past Projects
    Medal of Honor Warfighter
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    Quantum of Solace
    Call of Duty 3
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2
    Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
    Biography
    Pyoo! Pyoo!