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Bob Minkler (1937–2015)

Bob Minkler was born on August 31, 1937 in Glendale, California, USA as Robert Alan Minkler. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Rocky II (1979) and TRON (1982). He was married to Patty Minkler. He died on October 11, 2015 in Oregon, USA. See full bio »


(age 78) in Oregon, USA

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 1992 Lady Against the Odds (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1989-1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (sound re-recording mixer - 21 episodes)
- A Woman Much Admired (1991) ... (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
- Citizen Trundel: Part 2 (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- Citizen Trundel: Part 1 (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- Night of the Killing (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- Indiscretions (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
 1989-1991 The Young Riders (TV Series) (sound re-recording mixer - 4 episodes)
- The Exchange (1991) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- Gathering Clouds: Part 2 (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- Gathering Clouds: Part 1 (1990) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
- The Keepsake (1989) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
 1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1990 Secret Agent OO Soul (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Johnny Ryan (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Wheels of Terror (TV Movie) (rerecording mixer)
 1990 The Kissing Place (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1990 Personals (TV Movie) (sound recording mixer)
 1990 Buried Alive (sound re-recording mixer)
 1989 Spy (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1989 Going Overboard (sound re-recording mixer)
 1989 Collision Course (sound re-recording mixer)
 1989/I Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series) (dubbing mixer)
 1988 Bull Durham (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1988 Casual Sex? (sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 *batteries not included (sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 Hiding Out (sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 Back to the Beach (sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 Return to Horror High (sound re-recording mixer)
 1986 The Wraith (dubbing mixer)
 1986 Salvador (sound re-recording mixer)
 1985 Muppet Babies (TV Series) (sound mixer - 13 episodes)
- When You Wish Upon a Muppet (1985) ... (sound mixer)
- By the Book (1985) ... (sound mixer)
- The Muppet Museum of Art (1985) ... (sound mixer)
- The Great Muppet Cartoon Show (1985) ... (sound mixer)
- What's New at the Zoo? (1985) ... (sound mixer)
 1985 The Return of the Living Dead (sound re-recording mixer)
 1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (sound re-recording mixer)
 1985 Mask (sound re-recording mixer)
 1984 Ghoulies (sound re-recording mixer)
 1984 Breakin' (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1984 The Stone Boy (sound re-recording mixer)
 1983 Big Ball (Short) (dubbing mixer)
 1983 D.C. Cab (sound re-recording mixer)
 1983 Eyes of Fire (sound re-recording mixer)
 1983 Under Fire (sound re-recording mixer)
 1983 Class (sound re-recording mixer)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (re-recordist)
 1983 Tough Enough (dubbing mixer)
 1982 Split Image (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1982 TRON (sound re-recording mixer)
 1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (sound re-recording mixer)
 1981 Roar (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Running Scared (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Borderline (sound re-recording mixer)
 1980 Caddyshack (sound re-recordist - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Urban Cowboy (sound re-recording mixer)
 1980 Sitting Ducks (sound re-recording mixer)
 1980 The Fog (sound re-recording mixer)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt (re-recording mixer)
 1979 The Black Stallion (sound re-recording mixer)
 1979 10 (sound re-recording mixer)
 1979 Rocky II (sound re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1979 Hair (sound re-recording mixer)
 1978 The White Shadow (TV Series) (sound re-recording mixer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1978) ... (sound re-recording mixer)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (sound re-recording mixer)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1977-1978 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (re-recording - 22 episodes)
- Happy Trails to You (1978) ... (re-recording)
- Crisis in Education (1978) ... (re-recording)
- Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod (1978) ... (re-recording)
- It Didn't Happen One Night (1978) ... (re-recording)
- Easy for You to Say (1978) ... (re-recording)
 1978 Cindy (TV Movie) (sound re-recording mixer)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (re-recording mixer)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (sound effects mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1970 Five Easy Pieces (sound re-recording mixer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Robert Minkler

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Academy Award-winning sound mixer, Minkler won his Oscar in 1978 for best sound on the first film in the "Star Wars" franchise. In a Hollywood career that spanned two decades, he worked on such films as "Easy Rider," "The Black Stallion," "Bull Durham," "Mask," "Urban Cowboy," "Rocky II," "Hair" and "Tron," for which he was Oscar-nominated along with his brother Lee Minkler and his nephew, ... See more »

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