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Joe Viskocil (1952–2014)

Joe Viskocil was born on December 21, 1952 as Joseph Viskocil. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Independence Day (1996) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He died on August 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2016/II The Prey (special effects supervisor)
 2013 InAPPropriate Comedy (special effects)
 2011 Source Code (pyrotechnics consultant)
 2010 Barry Munday (special effects technician - as Joseph Viskocil)
 2006 Slip (special effects)
 2004 Team America: World Police (special effects supervisor - as Joseph Viskocil)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (lead pyro technician)
 2002 Panic Room (special effects supervisor - as Joseph Viskocil)
 2000 Battlefield Earth (pyro supervisor)
 1999 Dream Parlor (special effects supervisor)
 1999 Arlington Road (pyrotechnics supervisor - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (pyrotechnics supervisor - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1996 Independence Day (mechanical effects supervisor) / (pyrotechnics supervisor - uncredited)
 1995 Magic in the Water (pyrotechnician)
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (pyrotechnics supervisor)
 1995 No Way Back (second unit pyrotechnics)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (pyrotechnic supervisor)
 1994 In the Army Now (pyrotechniques)
 1994 Clifford (special effects - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1993 Bikini Squad (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Toys (pyrotechnics: Dream Quest Images)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (special effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1991 Barton Fink (special effects foreman - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1989 Robot Jox (pyrotechnic coordinator) / (pyrotechnician: second unit, USA)
 1989 The Abyss (special effects coordinator: Los Angeles - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1988 Bat*21 (pyrotechnician)
 1988 The Blob (mechanical effects: post-production)
 1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (pyrotechnician - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (pyro technician - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1987 Student Confidential (pyrotechnician)
 1986 Quiet Cool (pyrotechnician)
 1986 Inside Out (special effects)
 1986 The Boy Who Could Fly (special effects technician - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1986 Vamp (special effects - as Joseph Viskocil)
 1986 House (mechanical effects)
 1984 Ghostbusters (pyrotechnic supervisor: Staypuft - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Joeseph Viskocil | Joseph Viskocil | Joseph Viskovil

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