Charles L. Campbell (1930–2013)

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Charles L. Campbell was born on August 17, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Back to the Future (1985), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Flatliners (1990). He died on June 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Back to the Future Sound Department
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Sound Department
Flatliners Sound Department
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 2008 The 50th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (sound)
 2004 The Terminal (supervising sound editor)
 2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (supervising sound editor)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (supervising sound editor)
 1997 Amistad (supervising sound editor)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (supervising sound editor)
 1996 The Trigger Effect (supervising sound editor)
 1995 Balto (supervising sound editor)
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (supervising sound editor)
 1994 The River Wild (supervising sound editor)
 1994 The Client (supervising sound editor)
 1993 Schindler's List (supervising sound editor)
 1993 Undercover Blues (supervising sound editor)
 1993 Heart and Souls (supervising sound editor)
 1993 Falling Down (supervising sound editor)
 1992 A Few Good Men (supervising sound editor)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (supervising sound editor)
 1991 Hook (supervising sound editor)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (supervising sound editor - credit only)
 1991 The Rocketeer (supervising sound editor)
 1991 City Slickers (supervising sound editor)
 1991 The Marrying Man (supervising sound editor)
 1990 Misery (supervising sound editor)
 1990 Flatliners (supervising sound editor)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III (supervising sound editor)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (supervising sound editor)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (sound editor)
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (supervising sound editor)
 1989 Chances Are (supervising sound editor)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (supervising sound editor)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (supervising sound editor: USA)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (supervising sound editor)
 1987 Obsessions (sound)
 1987 The Lost Boys (supervising sound editor)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos! (sound editor)
 1986 Ruthless People (supervising sound editor)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1986 The Money Pit (supervising sound editor)
 1985 Spies Like Us (supervising sound editor)
 1985 Back to the Future (supervising sound editor)
 1985 The Breakfast Club (supervising sound editor)
 1984 American Dreamer (supervising sound editor)
 1984 Swing Shift (supervising sound editor)
 1984 Romancing the Stone (supervising sound editor)
 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers (sound editor)
 1983 Trading Places (supervising sound editor)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (supervising sound editor)
 1982 Cat People (supervising sound editor)
 1982 The Border (supervising sound editor)
 1981 Ghost Story (supervising sound editor)
 1981 All Night Long (supervising sound editor)
 1980 Inside Moves (supervising sound editor)
 1980 Used Cars (supervising sound effects editor - as Charles Campbell)
 1980 Cruising (supervising sound editor)
 1979 The Main Event (sound effects editor)
 1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (TV Movie) (sound editor)
 1978 The Brink's Job (dubbing supervisor)
 1978 Days of Heaven (sound effects editor - as Charles Campbell)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (sound editor - as Chuck Campbell)
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (sound effects editor)
 1977 Sorcerer (supervising sound editor)
 1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie) (sound editor - uncredited)
 1974 Birds Do It, Bees Do It (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1974 Rhinoceros (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1973 She Lives! (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
  National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 19 episodes, 1966 - 1973) (supervising sound editor - 7 episodes, 1965 - 1971)
- The Haunted West (1973) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Violent Earth (1973) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Last Vikings (1972) ... (sound effects editor)
- Man of Serengeti (1972) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Last Tribes of Mindanao (1972) ... (sound effects editor)
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
  The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (TV Series documentary) (sound editor - 10 episodes, 1968 - 1972) (supervising sound editor - 6 episodes, 1970 - 1973) (sound effects editor - 3 episodes, 1969 - 1972)
- The Singing Whale (1973) ... (supervising sound editor)
- The Smile of the Walrus (1972) ... (sound effects editor)
- A Sound of Dolphins (1972) ... (sound editor)
- The Forgotten Mermaids (1972) ... (supervising sound editor)
- Octopus, Octopus (1971) ... (sound effects editor)
 1973 Honor Thy Father (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1973 The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1973 Jane Goodall and the World of Animal Behavior: The Wild Dogs of Africa (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1973 The Night Strangler (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1973 Firehouse (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1972 The Bounty Man (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1972 A Great American Tragedy (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 Sandcastles (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 Rolling Man (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 Footsteps (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 No Place to Run (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out (sound editor - uncredited)
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 Future Shock (Documentary short) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 She Waits (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1971 Murder Once Removed (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1971 Thief (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1971 A Tattered Web (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (sound editor)
 1971 The Hellstrom Chronicle (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1971 They've Killed President Lincoln! (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1970 Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1970 A Storm in Summer (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1970 Black Water Gold (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1969 Hollywood: The Selznick Years (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 1969 Los Angeles: Where It's At (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1969 The Mystery of Animal Behavior (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1969 The Natural History of Our World: The Time of Man (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1969 Making of the President 1968 (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1969 Adventures at the Jade Sea (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1968 Men from Boys: The First Eight Weeks (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1968 On the Trail of Stanley and Livingstone (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1968 The World of Animals: Big Cats, Little Cats (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1968 Sophia: A Self-Portrait (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1968 Certain Honorable Men (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1968 The Beat of the Brass (TV Special) (sound editor)
 1968 Monte Carlo: C'est La Rose (TV Special documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 1968 The World of Animals: The World of Horses (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1967 The Big Land (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1967 Movin' with Nancy (TV Special) (supervising sound editor)
 1967 With Love, Sophia (TV Special) (supervising sound editor)
 1967 A Nation of Immigrants (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 1967 Do Blonds Have More Fun? (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1967 China: Roots of Madness (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1966 Destination Safety (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1966 The World of Animals: It's a Dog's World (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1966 The Thin Blue Line (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1966 Wall Street: Where the Money Is (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 1966 Revolution in the 3 R'S (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 1965-1966 Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 4 episodes)
- The Enterprise in Action (1966) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Search for Vengence (1966) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Class Of (1965) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Epic of Flight (1965) ... (sound effects editor)
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Alternate Names:

Charles Campbell | Chuck Campbell

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