Chet has worked professionally for over 20 years in film production sound since obtaining his degree in recording engineering. He is an experienced ProTools operator, boom operator and documentary sound recordist. He is the recipient of the 2000 NAACP Theatre Award for Sound for "Mango Mango" in Beverly Hills, CA. He resides in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Burlesque Music Department
(2010)
Glory Sound Department
(1989)
Toys Music Department
(1992)
Edward Scissorhands Sound Department
(1990)

Filmography

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 2020 Mulan (pro tools mixer) (post-production)
  Love is Not Love (boom operator) (completed)
 2019 NCIS (TV Series) (pro tools mixer - 2 episodes)
- Musical Chairs (2019) ... (pro tools mixer)
- No Vacancy (2019) ... (pro tools mixer)
 2019 Perfect Harmony (TV Series) (pro tools mixer - 1 episode)
- It's Electric (2019) ... (pro tools mixer)
 2019 All American (TV Series) (pro tools mixer - 1 episode)
- Never No More (2019) ... (pro tools mixer)
 2019 Lying and Stealing (boom operator)
 2017 Just Getting Started (utility: Los Angeles)
 2016 Incarnate (sound utility)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (sound utility - as Dana Chet Leonard)
 2016 Sing It! (TV Series) (Playback Operator - 10 episodes)
- And the Winner Is... (2016) ... (Playback Operator)
- FINAL FOUR! (2016) ... (Playback Operator)
- Let's Be Real! (2016) ... (Playback Operator)
- Let's Sell Out! (2016) ... (Playback Operator)
- Destiny Is Calling! (2016) ... (Playback Operator)
 2015 Jem and the Holograms (music playback)
 2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (utility sound - uncredited)
 2014 The Lego Movie (sound utility: live action photography)
 2013 Vino Veritas (sound mixer)
 2013 The Host (boom operator: Los Angeles)
 2011-2013 Californication (TV Series) (playback operator - 6 episodes)
- Hell Bent for Leather (2013) ... (playback operator)
- Boys & Girls (2012) ... (playback operator)
- The Way of the Fist (2012) ... (playback operator)
- Freeze-Frame (2011) ... (playback operator)
- Suicide Solution (2011) ... (playback operator)
 2012 This Is 40 (playback operator)
 2012 Hart of Dixie (TV Series) (playback operator - 4 episodes)
- Sparks Fly (2012) ... (playback operator)
- I Walk the Line (2012) ... (playback operator)
- The Big Day (2012) ... (playback operator)
- Disaster Drills & Departures (2012) ... (playback operator)
 2012 Wedding Band (TV Series) (playback operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (playback operator - uncredited)
 2012 Bunheads (TV Series) (playback operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (playback operator)
 2012 Justified (TV Series) (playback operator - 2 episodes)
- Coalition (2012) ... (playback operator - uncredited)
- Watching the Detectives (2012) ... (playback operator - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (playback operator - uncredited)
 2011 J. Edgar (recording assistant - uncredited)
 2011 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Documentary) (sound consultant)
 2011 The Protector (TV Series) (playback operator - 1 episode)
- Bangs (2011) ... (playback operator)
 2010 Country Strong (playback operator)
 2009 The Station (TV Movie) (utility sound)
 2009 Drag Me to Hell (music playback)
 2009 I Love You, Man (music playback - uncredited)
 2008/I Whore (boom operator)
 2008 Quarantine (utility sound technician - uncredited)
 2008 Hot Flash (Documentary) (sound mixer)
 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (cableman)
 2007 Side Order of Life (TV Series) (sound utility - 2 episodes)
- Separation Anxiety (2007) ... (sound utility)
- Whose Sperm Is It Anyway? (2007) ... (sound utility)
 2007 Georgia Rule (music playback)
 2004 In Good Company (sound utility)
 2004 Raising Helen (music playback)
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (additional utility sound)
 2003 A Single Rose (Short) (production sound) / (sound mixer)
 2003 Old School (music playback)
 2002 Waking Up in Reno (cable person - as Dana Chet Leonard)
 2002 Slackers (utility sound)
 2002 Pumpkin (cable person)
 2002 Catching Heaven's Horse (Video) (sound: designer)
 2001 The Majestic (music playback)
 2001 Bash: Latter-Day Plays (TV Movie) (sound: A2)
 1998 Psycho (utility sound)
 1997 Lost Highway (cable person)
 1996 Dear God (utility sound - uncredited)
 1996 A Time to Kill (sound playback - as D. Chet Leonard)
 1996 The Sunchaser (utility sound - uncredited)
 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (boom operator)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (utility sound - uncredited)
 1994 The Client (cable person)
 1992 Far and Away (cable person)
 1991 Soapdish (cable person)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (cableman: LA)
 1989 Glory (cableman)
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (cable person)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

D. Chet Leonard | Dana Chet Leonard

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Residing in Los Angeles.

Nickname:

Cheddar

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