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Gene S. Cantamessa (1931–2011)

Gene S. Cantamessa was born on February 17, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Ghostbusters (1984) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). He died on November 8, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1999 End of Days (production sound mixer)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (production sound mixer)
 1997 Fathers' Day (production sound mixer)
 1997 The Relic (sound mixer)
 1996 Space Jam (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1996 The Birdcage (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1993 Mr. Jones (sound mixer)
 1993 Dave (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (production sound)
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (production sound mixer)
 1991 Regarding Henry (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1990 Kindergarten Cop (production sound mixer)
 1990 Funny About Love (sound mixer)
 1990 Postcards from the Edge (production sound mixer)
 1989 Harlem Nights (sound mixer)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1988 Twins (sound mixer)
 1988 Punchline (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1988 Caddyshack II (production sound mixer)
 1988 The Presidio (production sound mixer)
 1988 Above the Law (sound mixer: Vietnam sequence - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1987 *batteries not included (sound mixer)
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (sound mixer)
 1986 Running Scared (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1985 Jagged Edge (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1985 Fast Forward (sound mixer)
 1984 2010 (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1984 Terror in the Aisles (Documentary) (sound recordist)
 1984 Ghostbusters (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (production sound mixer)
 1983 The Big Chill (production sound mixer)
 1982 The Toy (production sound mixer)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1982 Annie (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (production mixer - as Gene Cantamesa)
 1981 Stripes (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1981 History of the World: Part I (production sound mixer)
 1980 Seems Like Old Times (sound mixer - uncredited)
 1980 Borderline (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1980 Coast to Coast (sound mixer)
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight (sound)
 1979 1941 (production sound mixer)
 1979 Prophecy (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamesa)
 1978 Same Time, Next Year (sound - as Gene Cantamesa)
 1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamesa)
 1978 Sextette (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1977 High Anxiety (production mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamesa)
 1977 Handle with Care (sound mixer)
 1977 Black Sunday (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1976 The Bad News Bears (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1976 Peeper (sound recording mixer)
 1975 Breakheart Pass (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1975 Smile (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (production mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1974 The Nickel Ride (sound recording mixer)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series) (production sound mixer - 5 episodes)
- The Temptation (1974) ... (production sound mixer)
- The Coach (1974) ... (production sound mixer)
- The Miller (1974) ... (production sound mixer)
- The Zoo (1974) ... (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
- The Musician (1974) ... (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (sound)
 1972 Bad Company (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1972 Hickey & Boggs (production sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1972 The Candidate (sound mixer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1971 Revenge (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1971 The Forgotten Man (TV Movie) (sound engineer - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1971 Evel Knievel (sound - as Gene Cantamessa)
 1971 Brother John (boom operator)
 1971 Making It (boom operator - uncredited)
 1969 The Reivers (boom operator - as Gene Cantamessa)
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Alternate Names:

Gene Cantamesa | Gene Cantamessa
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He is the father of soundman Steve Cantamessa.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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