Jon Johnson

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Jon Johnson
Born (1954-10-16) October 16, 1954 (age 62)
Sheridan, Wyoming, U.S.
Occupation Sound editor
Years active 1982–present

Jon Johnson, MPSE (born October 16, 1954) is an American sound editor of television and feature film. He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing for his work on the World War II submarine epic U-571 (2000).


Johnson has been a leading figure in sound editing for many years. His career began with work as a sound effects editor on animated programs such as The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, among others. His foray into feature film came with the horror film documentary Terror in the Aisles (1984). Another milestone, his first supervising sound editor role, came two years later on the Return to Mayberry (1986) reunion special.

Johnson's work in mainstream cinema took off with the popular science fiction films Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Independence Day (1996). With the success of those projects, he went on to become a highly regard supervising sound editor in Hollywood. His credits include U-571 (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Amazing Grace (2006), The Blind Side (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). He has not, however, forgotten his roots in television, having served as supervising sound editor on the miniseries John Adams (2008) and the television film Grey Gardens (2009).


Year Award Category Work Result
1986 Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Unnatural Causes Won
(for Part VI)
1989 Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series MacGyver
(for episode "Gold Rush")
2000 Academy Awards Best Sound Editing U-571 Won
2008 Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special John Adams
(for episode "Unnecessary War")

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