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John began his film studies at San Francisco State University in 1983 and graduated with a BA in Cinema Production from USC in 1989. In 1990 he began his career in audio post production when he was hired by Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. John celebrated his 20th year with Lucasfilm in 2010 and continues to work there today. See full bio »

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 2017 Thor: Ragnarok (audio / video transfer)
 2017/III Echo (Short) (audio/video transfer)
 2017 Unicorn Store (audio/video transfer)
 2017 Tea Pets (audio/video transfer)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island (audio/video transfer)
 2017 Columbus (audio/video transfer)
 2016 The Chaplain (Short) (audio/video transfer)
 2016 A Cure for Wellness (audio/video transfer)
 2016/I Moana (audio/video transfer)
 2016 Burn Country (audio/video transfer)
 2016 Hired Gun (Documentary) (audio/video transfer)
 2016 Allegiant (audio/video transfer)
 2016 Xiao men shen (audio and video transmission) / (audio/video transfer: English version credit)
 2015/I Borrowed Time (Short) (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Keith Richards: Under the Influence (Documentary) (audio/video transfer)
 2015 The Music of Strangers (Documentary) (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Minions (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Romeo Is Bleeding (Documentary) (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Aria for a Cow (Short) (audio/visual transfer)
 2015 Mandorla (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Pixels (audio/video transfer)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (video services - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (digital transfer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Bully (2014) ... (video services - uncredited)
- How to Survive a Plague (2013) ... (video services - uncredited)
 2015 One and Two (audio/video transfer)
 2015 Unexpected (audio/video transfer)
 2014 Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! (TV Movie documentary) (audio/video transfer)
 2014 Rio 2 (digital transfer)
 2014 Space Station 76 (digital transfer)
 2014 Rudderless (digital transfer)
 2014 This May Be the Last Time (Documentary) (video services)
 2014 Marmato (Documentary) (video services)
 2013 Sea Horse (digital transfer)
 2013 The Cherokee Word for Water (video services)
 2013 The Wisdom Tree (digital transfer)
 2013 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (video services - 1 episode)
- Best Kept Secret (2013) ... (video services - uncredited)
 2013 Kaze tachinu (video services - English version)
 2013 Despicable Me 2 (digital audio transfer)
 2013 The Bling Ring (digital transfer)
 2013 Best Kept Secret (Documentary) (video services)
 2013 Epic (digital audio transfer)
 2013 Not Today (video services)
 2013/I Oblivion (video services)
 2013 The Pardon (digital transfer)
 2013 A River Changes Course (Documentary) (video services)
 2013 Gideon's Army (Documentary) (audio/video transfer: or video services - uncredited)
 2013 Prince Avalanche (video services)
 2013 Fruitvale Station (digital audio and video transfer)
 2013 Don Jon (digital audio transfer - uncredited)
 2012 Hidden Moon (video services)
 2012 The Motel Life (video services)
 2012 009 Re:Cyborg (digital transfer)
 2012/I Flight (video services)
 2012 Lincoln (video services)
 2012 Girl Most Likely (video services)
 2012 The Master (video services)
 2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (video services)
 2012 ParaNorman (video services)
 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift (video services)
 2012 La Source (Documentary) (video services)
 2012 A Band Called Death (Documentary) (video services)
 2012 People Like Us (video services)
 2012 Mud (video services)
 2012 High Ground (Documentary) (video services)
 2012 Future Weather (video services)
 2012 Latch Key (Short) (video services)
 2012 Knife Fight (video services)
 2012 And While We Were Here (video services)
 2012 Jack & Diane (video services)
 2012 The Lorax (video services)
 2012 John Carter (video services)
 2012 LUV (video services)
 2012 How to Survive a Plague (Documentary) (video services)
 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild (video services)
 2011 Ligabue Campovolo - il film 3D (Documentary) (video services)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (video services)
 2011 War Horse (video services)
 2011 96 Minutes (video services)
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher (video services)
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens (video services)
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill (video services: English Language Production Staff)
 2011/I Bully (Documentary) (video services)
 2011 Rio (video services)
 2011 The Beaver (digital transfer)
 2011 Drive Angry (video services - as John 'Sky King' Countryman)
 2011 Thin Ice (digital transfer)
 2011 Take Shelter (video services)
 2010 The Prankster (digital transfer)
 2010 Tron (digital transfer)
 2010 SP: The motion picture yabô hen (digital transfer)
 2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (digital transfers)
 2010/I Let Me In (digital transfer)
 2010 The Conspirator (sound digital transfer)
 2010 Skateland (digital transfer)
 2010 The Extra Man (digital transfer)
 2010 Please Give (digital transfer)
 2009 Avatar (digital transfer)
 2009 A Christmas Carol (digital transfer)
 2009 Océans (Documentary) (digital transfer)
 2009 Leaves of Grass (digital transfer)
 2009 Whip It (digital transfer)
 2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary) (digital transfer)
 2009/I 9 (digital transfers)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (digital transfer)
 2009 Redwoods (digital transfer)
 2009 The Soloist (digital transfer)
 2009 Fanboys (digital transfer)
 2009 Coraline (digital transfer)
 2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (digital transfer)
 2009 La Mission (digital transfer)
 2009 My Bloody Valentine (digital transfer)
 2008 Seventh Moon (digital transfer)
 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (digital transfer)
 2008 Sukai kurora (digital transfer)
 2008 Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (digital audio transfer)
 2008 WALL·E (digital transfer)
 2008 Two Lovers (digital transfer)
 2008 Touching Home (Digital Transfer)
 2008 Shôrin shôjo (digital transfer)
 2008 The Promotion (digital transfer)
 2008 Horton Hears a Who! (digital transfer)
 2008 The Village Barbershop (digital transfer)
 2008 Speed & Angels (digital transfer)
 2008 The Eye (digital transfer)
 2008 Cloverfield (digital transfer)
 2007 Beowulf (digital sound transferer - uncredited)
 2007 Lions for Lambs (digital transfer)
 2007 The Kite Runner (digital transfer)
 2007 There Will Be Blood (digital transfer)
 2007 Ratatouille (digital transfer - uncredited)
 2007 We Own the Night (digital transfers)
 2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (digital sound transfers: Skywalker Sound)
 2006 Altered (digital transfer)
 2006 Happily N'Ever After (digital transfer)
 2006 Bernard and Doris (digital sound transferer: Skywalker Sound)
 2006 Zoom (digital transfer)
 2006 Brave Story (digital transfer)
 2006 Clerks II (digital transfers)
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (digital transfer)
 2006 The Darwin Awards (digital transfer)
 2005 Feast (digital transfer: Skywalker Sound)
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (digital sound transferer - uncredited)
 2005/I Stay (digital transfer)
 2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (digital audio transfer)
 2005 Lorelei (digital transfer)
 2005 Planting Melvin (digital sound transferer)
 2005 Dear Mr. Cash (digital transfer)
 2004 Adventures in Animation 3D (Short) (digital sound transferer)
 2004 The Incredibles (digital sound transferer - uncredited)
 2004 The Dust Factory (digital transfer)
 2004 The Village (digital audio transfer)
 2004 Natural Disasters: Forces of Nature (Documentary short) (digital transfer)
 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Documentary) (digital transfer - uncredited)
 2004 Shrek 2 (digital transfer)
  Star Wars: Clone Wars (TV Series) (assistant editor - 20 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (digital transfer - 20 episodes, 2003 - 2004)
- Chapter 20 (2004) ... (assistant editor: volume one dvd) / (digital transfer: volume one dvd)
- Chapter 19 (2004) ... (assistant editor: volume one dvd) / (digital transfer: volume one dvd)
- Chapter 18 (2004) ... (assistant editor: volume one dvd) / (digital transfer: volume one dvd)
- Chapter 17 (2004) ... (assistant editor: volume one dvd) / (digital transfer: volume one dvd)
- Chapter 16 (2004) ... (assistant editor: volume one dvd) / (digital transfer: volume one dvd)
 2003 Finding Nemo (digital sound transferer - uncredited)
 2002 Maid in Manhattan (digital audio transferer)
 2002 Tian mai zhuan qi (digital transfer)
 2002 Minority Report (digital transfer: Skywalker Premix Crew)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (digital audio transfer - uncredited)
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights (digital sound transferer)
 2002 Hart's War (digital transfer)
 2002 On_Line (digital transfer)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (digital sound transferer - uncredited)
 2001 The Grey Zone (digital transfer)
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (digital sound transferer)
 2001 Mimic 2 (Video) (Skywalker Sound Technical Staff)
 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (digital transfer)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (digital transfer)
 2001 The Mexican (digital sound transferer)
 2000 Final Fantasy IX (Video Game) (Skywalker sound technical staff)
 2000 Requiem for a Dream (Skywalker Sound Technical Staff: digital transfer)
 2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (Video) (re-recordist)
 2000 Pitch Black (machine room operator)
 1999 Komodo (machine room operator)
 1999 Fight Club (re-recordist - uncredited)
 1999 Lake Placid (machine room operator)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (digital transfers - uncredited)
 1996 9 (Video Game) (additional sound effects)
 1996 No Easy Way (sound effects design/editor)
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (assistant sound editor)
 1994 Quiz Show (re-recordist - uncredited)
 1994 Picture Bride (assistant sound design)
 1993 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (TV Mini-Series) (assistant sound design - 1 episode)
- Iggy the Fool and N'Dool the GEB (Part I) (1993) ... (assistant sound design)
 1993 Siu nin Wong Fei Hung chi: Tit ma lau (digital transfer: US Version)
 1993 Jurassic Park (re-recordist - uncredited)
 1992 The American Gangster (Documentary) (assistant sound designer)
 1992 Toys (machine room operator - uncredited)
 1992 A River Runs Through It (machine room operator - uncredited)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (machine room operator - uncredited)
 1991 Backdraft (machine room operator - uncredited)
 1991 F/X2 (machine room operator - uncredited)
 1988 Dark Rooms (Short) (sound)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (audio transfer: 2004 edition)
 1980 Black Angel (Short) (digital & audio transfer: Skywalker Sound: 2015 restoration)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (audio transfer: 2004 edition)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (audio transfer: 2004 edition)
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Was the voice of Darth Vader in an Eveready Energizer commercial.

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John 'Sky King' Countryman

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