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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Rocky II
Rocky II Sound Department
TRON Sound Department
Caddyshack Sound Department


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 1992 Lady Against the Odds (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1989-1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 21 episodes)
- A Woman Much Admired (1991) ... (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
- Citizen Trundel: Part 2 (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Citizen Trundel: Part 1 (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Night of the Killing (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Indiscretions (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
 1989-1991 The Young Riders (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 4 episodes)
- The Exchange (1991) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Gathering Clouds: Part 2 (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Gathering Clouds: Part 1 (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- The Keepsake (1989) ... (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Secret Agent OO Soul (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Johnny Ryan (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1990 Wheels of Terror (TV Movie) (rerecording mixer)
 1990 The Kissing Place (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Personals (TV Movie) (sound recording mixer)
 1990 Buried Alive (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Spy (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Going Overboard (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Collision Course (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series) (dubbing mixer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (dubbing mixer)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (dubbing mixer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (dubbing mixer)
 1988 Bull Durham (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1988 Casual Sex? (re-recording mixer)
 1987 *batteries not included (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Hiding Out (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Back to the Beach (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Return to Horror High (re-recording mixer)
 1986 The Wraith (dubbing mixer)
 1986 Salvador (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 (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Mask (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Ghoulies (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Breakin' (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1984 The Stone Boy (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Big Ball (Short) (dubbing mixer)
 1983 D.C. Cab (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Eyes of Fire (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Under Fire (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Class (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (re-recordist)
 1983 Tough Enough (dubbing mixer)
 1982 Split Image (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1982 TRON (re-recording mixer)
 1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Roar (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Running Scared (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Borderline (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Caddyshack (sound re-recordist - as Robert Minkler)
 1980 Urban Cowboy (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Sitting Ducks (re-recording mixer)
 1980 The Fog (re-recording mixer)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt (re-recording mixer)
 1979 The Black Stallion (re-recording mixer)
 1979 10 (re-recording mixer)
 1979 Rocky II (re-recording mixer - as Robert Minkler)
 1979 Hair (re-recording mixer)
 1978 The White Shadow (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1978) ... (re-recording mixer)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (re-recording mixer)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie) (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) (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 (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
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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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