Matthew Wood (sound editor)

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Matthew Wood
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Born Matthew Russell Wood
(1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 44)
Walnut Creek, California, United States
Occupation Sound engineer, voice actor
Years active 1990–present

Matthew Russell Wood (born August 15, 1972) is an American sound engineer and employee of Skywalker Sound. 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 picture sound.[citation needed] He is currently a Supervising Sound Editor employed at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. He also voiced the character General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, and in many Star Wars video games and other media.


Starting at Lucasfilm as a videogame tester[1] Wood moved into the sound department and went on to work on all three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy as supervising sound editor and also did an uncredited acting portion 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 movie, he dubbed the voice of stuntman Kyle Rowling who played General Grievous utilizing motion capture.

He would later come back to Star Wars and 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 uncredited. He reprised his role as General Grievous and the battle droids in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and TV series. In the series, he once again voiced Grievous as well as Wat Tambor,[2] HELIOS-3D,[3] senate guards,[3] the battle droids[3] and Poggle the Lesser.[4] He provided the voice of RO-GR/Roger, a reprogrammed battle droid in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

He has received two Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing: for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood at the 80th Academy Awards and for Pixar sci-fi film WALL-E at the 81st Academy Awards.

Wood made an appearance in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken as Fygar, a Pooka, and a guy in 2008.


Sound Editing[edit]

Year Title Notes
1996 The Rock Assistant sound designer
1998 Armageddon
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[1]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 WALL-E [1] Supervising sound editor
2009 Star Trek[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Remastered sound for Bluray release[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Remastered sound for Bluray release[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Remastered sound for Bluray release[1]
2011 Super 8[1]
2012 The Master [1]
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2016 Rogue One[1]

Animation and video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Bib Fortuna
Ody Mandrell
Voices of Battle droids
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Seboca
Voices of Battle droids
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Grievous
Voices of battle droids
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 General Grievous
Wat Tambor
Senate Guards
BX-series droid commando
Poggle the Lesser
Battle droids
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels General Grievous
Voices of Battle droids
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes General Grievous (Nintendo version[which?])
Battle Droids[5]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 General Grievous
Battle Droids[6]
2015 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens First Mate Quiggold (voice)
Stormtrooper (voice)
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures RO-GR/Roger


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Laporte, Leo. "Hour long interview with Matthew Wood". twit. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth". 
  3. ^ a b c "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Hostage Crisis". 
  4. ^ "Get Star Wars Autographs at Comic-Con". 
  5. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent. 
  6. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of. 

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