William B. Kaplan is known for his work on Cast Away (2000), Forrest Gump (1994) and Contact (1997). See full bio »

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Cast Away Sound Department
Forrest Gump Sound Department
Contact Sound Department
Unstoppable Sound Department


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 2020 The Witches (sound mixer) (post-production)
 2019/II Music (sound mixer) (post-production)
 2018 North Blvd (sound mixer)
 2017 The Chute (Short) (sound)
 2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Video Game) (audio engineer)
 2017/III Sleepless (sound mixer)
 2016 Polaris (sound mixer)
 2016 The Last Tycoon (TV Series) (sound mixer)
 2016 The Conjuring 2 (sound mixer)
 2015/II The Walk (sound mixer)
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy (sound mixer: USA)
 2012/I Flight (sound mixer)
 2012 Rock of Ages (production sound mixer)
 2011 Mars Needs Moms (sound mixer)
 2010 Unstoppable (production sound mixer)
 2010 Behind the Burly Q (Documentary) (sound mixer)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland (sound mixer)
 2009 Big Kids (Short) (sound mixer)
 2009 Avatar (production sound mixer)
 2009 A Christmas Carol (production sound mixer)
 2008 Yes Man (production sound mixer)
 2008 The House Bunny (production sound mixer)
 2007 Beowulf (sound mixer)
 2007 Next (production sound mixer)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (sound mixer: reshoots, Los Angeles)
 2006 Monster House (production sound mixer)
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel (sound mixer)
 2005 Stealth (sound mixer: aircraft carrier unit)
 2004 National Treasure (sound mixer)
 2004 The Polar Express (sound mixer)
 2003 House of Sand and Fog (production sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (production sound mixer)
 2003 Tell Us (Short) (sound recordist - as Bill Kaplan)
 2002 xXx (production sound mixer)
 2002 Collateral Damage (sound mixer: eeshoots, Los Angeles)
 2001 Evolution (production sound mixer)
 2000 Cast Away (production sound mixer)
 2000 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary) (field audio - 1 episode)
- Combat Training (2000) ... (field audio - as William Kaplan)
 2000 What Lies Beneath (production sound mixer)
 1998 Enemy of the State (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1997 UFO's Over Phoenix (TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist - as William Kaplan)
 1997 Contact (production sound mixer)
 1996 The Fan (production sound mixer)
 1996 Down Periscope (sound mixer)
 1995 Crimson Tide (sound mixer)
 1994 Forrest Gump (production sound mixer)
 1993 True Romance (production sound mixer)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (production sound mixer)
 1992 Brain Donors (sound mixer)
 1991 Oscar (sound mixer)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III (production sound mixer)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (production sound mixer)
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (production sound mixer)
 1988 Coming to America (sound mixer: Los Angeles)
 1988 Rambo III (sound mixer)
 1987 Born in East L.A. (sound mixer)
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II (sound mixer)
 1986 ¡Three Amigos! (sound mixer)
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie) (production sound mixer)
 1986 The Whoopee Boys (sound mixer)
 1986 Rowdies (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1986 Top Gun (sound mixer)
 1985 Back to the Future (production sound mixer)
 1985 Going Undercover (sound mixer - as Billy Kaplan)
 1985 Into the Night (sound mixer)
 1984 Irreconcilable Differences (sound mixer)
 1984 Tightrope (sound mixer - as William Kaplan)
 1984 Romancing the Stone (sound mixer)
 1983 Diner (TV Short) (sound)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (production sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan, Segment 1)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (production sound)
 1981 Continental Divide (sound - as Bill Kaplan)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (production sound - as Bill Kaplan)
 1980 Carny (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1980 Heart Beat (production sound mixer)
 1979 Over the Edge (sound mixer - as William Kaplan)
 1979 Survival of Dana (TV Movie) (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1979 Old Boyfriends (sound mixer)
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1978 Coming Attractions (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1978 The Evil (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
 1977 Evil Town (sound mixer)
 1977 Blue Sunshine (sound mixer - as William Kaplan)
 1977 Kingdom of the Spiders (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie (sound - as Bill Kaplan)
 1977 Ruby (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1977 Moonshine County Express (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
 1977 Supervan (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan)
 1976 High Velocity (sound mixer)
 1976 Cat Murkil and the Silks (sound mixer - as William Kaplan)
 1976 The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (sound mixer - as Bill Kaplan Jr.)
 1976 Jackson County Jail (sound recordist)
 1975 Darktown Strutters (sound mixer - uncredited)
 1975 Las Vegas Lady (sound mixer - uncredited)
 1975 Chac (sound recordist - as William Kaplan Jr.)
 1975 Lepke (sound mixer)
 1974 Dirty O'Neil (sound - as Bill Kaplan)
 1974 The Memory of Us (sound mixer)
 1973 The Slams (sound - as Bill Kaplan)
 1973 Young Marriage (Short) (sound recordist)
 1972 Prison Girls (sound - as William Kaplan)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Kaplan Jr. | William Kaplan Jr. | Billy Kaplan | Bill Kaplan | William Kaplan

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