Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer for the films Star Wars (1977), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and WALL-E (2008). He is also a film editor and director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He is most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Burtt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer for the films Star Wars (1977), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and WALL-E (2008). He is also a film editor and director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He is most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Burtt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1948-07-12

Place of Birth New York, USA

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Also Known As

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Sound TV ShowsMovies

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sound Designer
2014 The Signal Sound Designer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Sound Designer
2012 Lincoln Sound Designer
2012 Red Tails Sound Designer
2011 Super 8 Supervising Sound Editor Sound Designer
2009 Up Sound Effects
2008 WALL·E Supervising Sound Editor Sound Re-Recording Mixer
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Sound Designer
2005 Munich Supervising Sound Editor Sound Designer
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Sound Designer
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Sound Designer
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Tales of Innocence Sound Designer
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Sound Designer
1989 Always Sound Designer
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Sound Designer
1988 Willow Sound Designer
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Sound Designer
1983 Return of the Jedi Sound Designer
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Sound Designer
1980 The Empire Strikes Back Sound Designer
1979 Alien Sound Designer
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Sound Effects
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special Sound Effects
1977 Star Wars Sound Designer
1975 Death Race 2000 Sound Designer

Acting

2018 Star Wars: The Force of Sound as Himself (archive footage)
2015 I Am Your Father as Himself
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Himself - Interviewee
2012 Wings: Grandeur in the Sky as Himself
2012 Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of as Interviewee
2008 BURN·E as WALL·E / M-O
2008 WALL·E as WALL·E / M-O (voice)
2006 Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon as Himself
2005 RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong as Himself
2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema as Himself
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Himself
2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy as Himself - Sound Designer
2003 The Sound of 'Indiana Jones'
2002 From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' as Himself
1983 From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga as Himself

Directing

1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life Second Unit Director
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell Second Unit Director
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom Second Unit Director
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure Second Unit Director
1996 Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Director
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen Director
1994 Destiny in Space Director
1993 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues Second Unit Director
1991 The True Story of Glory Continues Director
1990 Blue Planet Director

Editing

2012 Red Tails Editor
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Editor
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Editor
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert Editor
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life Editor
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception Editor
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell Editor
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Editor
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen Editor

Writing

1997 Treasure of the Hidden Planet Screenplay
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen Writer
1986 Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep Writer

Crew

2009 Star Trek Special Sound Effects
1980 Porklips Now Military Consultant

Production

1986 Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep Associate Producer

Creator

1985 Star Wars: Droids Creator

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