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Overview (2)

Born in Long Island, New York, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin O'Connell is an Academy Award winning sound mixer who has worked in the film business for more than 30 years, contributing to over 220 films and earning a record 21 Academy Award nominations. His credits include Jumanji, Welcome To The Jungle (2017), Spider-man, Homecoming (2017), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Transformers (2007), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) & Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001), Armageddon (1998), Starship Troopers (1997) Tombstone (1993), A Few Good Men (1992), True Romance (1993), Top Gun (1986), Gremlins (1984), Terms of Endearment (1983), Poltergeist (1982), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1979)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jwelch5742

Spouse (1)

Heather O'Connell (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Re-recording mixer of many films directed by Mel Gibson, Lawrence Kasdan, Tony Scott and Michael Bay.

Trivia (8)

Until 2016, he was the Oscars' biggest non-winner, with 20 nominations and no wins. In 2017, he finally won the Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge (2016) for the Sound Mixing on his 21st nomination. Despite winning with other editors, the moment proved to be so special that only O'Connell made the speech on the event.
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Sound Branch) [2003-]
Two sons, Cooper and Casey, with wife Heather.
Passed on the chance to work on Dances with Wolves (1990) in favor of a student film.
A native of Bethpage, Town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.
[2007] His mother passed away shortly after the Academy Awards, where he lost for the nineteenth time. However, he was able to be with her during the final moments (he left after the winner in his category was announced).
As of 2017, he has contributed to the sound mixing of seven films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Big Chill (1983), Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Field of Dreams (1989) and Hacksaw Ridge (2016). Of those, Terms of Endearment (1983) is a winner in the category.
Worked as a Los Angeles County firefighter before his mother encouraged him to enter the film industry.

Personal Quotes (1)

There's 300 to 400 films every year. Five of them get that phone call, and I've gotten it 18 times. I really feel fortunate. [on Oscar nominations (2006)]

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