Matthew Wood (sound editor)

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Matthew Wood
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Wood at the 2005 Fan Expo Canada.
Born Matthew Russell Wood
(1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 46)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Occupation Sound engineer, voice actor
Years active 1990–present

Matthew Russell Wood (born August 15, 1972) is an American sound engineer and 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 also voices General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and related media.

Career[edit]

Starting at Lucasfilm as a game tester,[1] 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,[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 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.

Wood made an appearance in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken in 2008.

Filmography[edit]

Sound editing[edit]

Year Title Notes
1996 The Rock Assistant sound designer
1998 Armageddon Assistant sound designer
2000 Titan A.E. Supervising sound editor
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
2007 There Will Be Blood[1] Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 WALL-E[1] Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2009 Star Trek[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Remastered sound for Blu-ray release[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Remastered sound for Blu-ray release[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Remastered sound for Blu-ray 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]
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing

Voice acting[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith General Grievous
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Battle Droids
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Additional Voices
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village
2017 The Emoji Movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Coral Creature Episode: "Reef Grief!"
2008 Robot Chicken Fygar, Pooka, Guy Episode: "President Evil"
2008–15 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Battle Droids, General Grievous, Poggle the Lesser,
Wat Tambor, Aqua Droid, Tagoo, Taggart, Derrown
69 episodes
2014–15 Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper, B1-268, Battle Droids, Klik-Klak 13 episodes
2016–17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Roger, IG-86, Stormtroopers, Imperial Officers,
X-Wing Pilot #2, Jawa
31 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith General Grievous
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II General Grievous
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels Battle Droids
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Battle Droids
2009 Brütal Legend Fire Barons
2010 Clone Wars Adventures General Grievous, Battle Droids, Wat Tambor, Poggle the Lesser, Additional Voices
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars General Grievous, Battle Droids
2012 Kinect Star Wars B1 Droid, B1 Trando, B2 Droid, Red 13, General Grievous
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 General Grievous, Battle Droids
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens General Grievous, Ello Asty, Quiggold
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Battle Droids, Kylo Ren (Masked)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Laporte, Leo. "Hour long interview with Matthew Wood". twit.tv. twit. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth". Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Hostage Crisis". Archived from the original on 2010-03-28. 
  4. ^ "Get Star Wars Autographs at Comic-Con". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. 

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