Texas native Troy Baker has recently risen to be one of the most prolific actors in video games. In 2013 alone, his performances as Joel in Game of the Year “The Last of Us,” Booker DeWitt in “Bioshock Infinite” and even The Joker in “Batman: Arkham Origins” quickly caught the eye of both fans and media alike, landing several nominations and awards including Spike’s VGX, DICE and BAFTA. He was even featured in Entertainment Weekly’s “Best of 2013” issue. Troy also plays bow-wielding Avenger Hawkeye in both Disney’s “Marvel Avengers Assemble” and “Ultimate Spiderman.” An avid gamer, comic book nerd and cartoon fanatic, Troy says that “being a part of something you’re going to geek out over later is the best part of the job.” But voice acting was never a career he had planned to pursue.
Before his rise in the voice-over industry, Baker was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie-rock band Tripp Fontaine, which released the radio single “Burning Out” from their debut album Random Thoughts on a Paper Napkin in 2004. His first solo album, Sitting in the Fire, was released on October 14, 2014.