John Roesch

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John Roesch
OccupationFoley artist
Known forFilm sound effects
AwardsGolden Reel Awards for The Dark Knight and The Matrix[1]

John Roesch is an American Foley artist.[2] Roesch is the head Foley artist at Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch.[2][3][4]

Roesch has provided Foley sound effects for over 400 films, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, the Matrix trilogy, The Green Mile, and E.T. .[5][6] Roesch received a 2013 career achievement award during the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 60th Golden Reel Awards ceremony.[1][7]


John Roesch graduated from New York University with a degree in filmmaking and entered the film industry in 1978.[8] He started as a Foley artist working at Gomillion Sound before eventually moving on to Samuel Goldwyn Studios, which was then folded into Warner Hollywood Studios.[9]

John Roesch is responsible for producing many sound effects for film and entertainment. His notable sounds include R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, E.T.'s body movements, and the sounds of Trinity’s latex body suit in the film The Matrix.[8]

After working with Warner Hollywood, Roesch moved on to work at Taj Soundworks in 1983.[3] In 1992 he left Taj Soundworks and returned to Warner Hollywood until 2000.[3] He is now the lead Foley artist at Skywalker Ranch.


  1. ^ a b "Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive Career Achievement Award From Sound Editors".
  2. ^ a b "How Lucasfilm's Master Foley Artist Perfected the Sounds in Your Favorite Movies". Wired.
  3. ^ a b c "John Roesch at Skywalker Sound". Mixonline. 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (11 September 2019). "The Hardest Sound I Ever Created". Vulture.
  5. ^ VERRIER, RICHARD. "Foley artists make scenes sound right".
  6. ^ "MPSE Career Achievement Honoree John Roesch on a Life in Sound". Studio Daily. 15 January 2013.
  7. ^ Harl, Thomas (2 June 2015). "L.A. Archetype: Foley Artist Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine.
  8. ^ a b "The Weird, Analog Delights of Foley Sound Effects". The New Yorker. 2022-06-23. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  9. ^ Blake, By Larry (2015-12-10). "John Roesch at Skywalker Sound". Mixonline. Retrieved 2022-08-02.

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