Matthew Wood (sound editor)
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Wpod at the 2005 Fan Expo Canada.
|Born||Matthew Russell Wood
August 15, 1972
Walnut Creek, California, United States
|Occupation||Sound engineer, voice actor|
Matthew Russell Wood (born August 15, 1972) is an American sound engineer and occasional voice actor. For the last 15 years, he has worked on numerous film projects, his work being credited as sound editing and sound design. He has been an innovative force within the industry, pioneering new technologies for motion pictures. He is currently a supervising sound editor employed at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. He is also the voice of General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and related media.
Starting at Lucasfilm as a game tester, Wood moved into the sound department and worked with all three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy as supervising sound editor and also did an uncredited acting role in The Phantom Menace as Bib Fortuna and the voice of Ody Mandrell. In Attack of the Clones he played Seboca and Magaloof. In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, in addition to a brief appearance as Orn Free Taa, Wood plays the voice role of General Grievous, a role originated by voice actors John DiMaggio and Richard McGonagle in the series Star Wars: Clone Wars. In the film, he dubbed the voice of stuntman Kyle Rowling, who played General Grievous utilizing motion capture.
He would later come back to work with the Star Wars expanded universe. He reprised his voice role of General Grievous in General Grievous Halloween audiocast as well as all video game appearances of Grievous with the exception of Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron where Grievous was played by David W. Collins. He reprised his role as General Grievous and the battle droids in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and television series. In the series, he once again voiced Grievous as well as Wat Tambor, HELIOS-3D, senate guards, the battle droids and Poggle the Lesser. He provided the voice of RO-GR/Roger, a reprogrammed battle droid in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
He has received four Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing: for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood at the 80th Academy Awards, for the Pixar sci-fi film WALL-E at the 81st Academy Awards, for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the 88th Academy Awards, and for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 90th Academy Awards.
|1996||The Rock||Assistant sound designer|
|2000||Titan A.E.||Supervising sound editor|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith||Also provides the voice for General Grievous|
|2007||There Will Be Blood||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars|
|2008||WALL-E||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing|
|2011||Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope||Remastered sound for Blu-ray release|
|2011||Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back||Remastered sound for Blu-ray release|
|2011||Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi||Remastered sound for Blu-ray release|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing|
|2017||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing|
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Bib Fortuna
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones||Seboca
|2004||Robot Chicken||Guy, Fygar, Pooka||Ep. "President Evil"|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith||General Grievous
|Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (video game)|
|General Grievous Halloween audiocast||General Grievous|
|Star Wars: Battlefront II|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)||Battle Droid|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||General Grievous
BX-Series Droid Commando
Poggle the Lesser
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels||General Grievous
|2009||Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes||General Grievous
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||General Grievous
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||First Mate Quiggold
|2016||Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures||RO-GR/Roger|
|2016–17||Star Wars Rebels||Battle Droids
|2016||Rogue One||Additional Voices|
|2017||Despicable Me 3||Additional Voices||Uncredited|
|Star Wars Battlefront II||Battle Droids, Kylo Ren (Masked)|||
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2||General Grievous|
- Laporte, Leo. "Hour long interview with Matthew Wood". twit.tv. twit. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth". Archived from the original on 2010-04-20.
- "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Hostage Crisis". Archived from the original on 2010-03-28.
- "Get Star Wars Autographs at Comic-Con". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05.
- Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
- Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
- Mroz, Guillaume [@guillaume_mroz] (November 15, 2017). "Sorry, incomplete information: Matthew Woods : Masked Kylo Ren Roger Craig Smith: Unmasked Kylo Ren" (Tweet). Retrieved November 22, 2017 – via Twitter.
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