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Bill Varney (1934–2011)

Bill Varney was born on January 22, 1934 in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA as Harold William Varney. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Dune (1984). He was married to Suzanne Varney. He died on April 2, 2011 in Fairhope, Alabama, USA. See full bio »


(age 77) in Fairhope, Alabama, USA

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Known For

Raiders of the Lost Ark Sound Department
Dune Sound Department
Back to the Future Sound Department


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 1996 DragonHeart (re-recording mixer)
 1991 V.I. Warshawski (sound re-recording consultant)
 1989 The Dream Team (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1988 Heartbreak Hotel (sound mixing supervisor)
 1988 The Great Outdoors (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 *batteries not included (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1987 Hiding Out (sound re-recording supervisor)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1986 Tough Guys (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1986 'night, Mother (supervising sound re-recording mixer)
 1986 Legal Eagles (re-recording mixer)
 1986 Sweet Liberty (re-recording mixer)
 1986 The Money Pit (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Young Sherlock Holmes (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Back to the Future (re-recording mixer)
 1985 The Goonies (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Gotcha! (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Stick (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1985 The Last Dragon (re-recording mixer) / (sound recordist - uncredited)
 1984 Mass Appeal (sound mixer)
 1984 Starman (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Dune (re-recording mixer - as Bill Varney C.A.S.)
 1984 Firstborn (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Cannonball Run II (sound re-recordist)
 1984 Gremlins (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Firestarter (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Iceman (re-recording mixer)
 1984 The Hotel New Hampshire (sound re-recordist)
 1984 Surf II (re-recording mixer)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (re-recording mixer)
 1983 The Dead Zone (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (re-recording mixer)
 1983 The Survivors (re-recording mixer)
 1983 The Man with Two Brains (re-recording mixer)
 1983 China Lake (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Fire and Ice (re-recording mixer)
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns (rerecording mixer)
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel (re-recording mixer)
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (re-recording mixer)
 1982 My Favorite Year (rerecording mixer)
 1982 The Entity (re-recording mixer)
 1982 The Thing (sound re-recordist)
 1982 Poltergeist (re-recording mixer)
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (re-recording mixer)
 1982 The Beast Within (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Halloween II (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Only When I Laugh (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (re-recording)
 1981 This Is Elvis (re-recording mixer)
 1981 Escape from New York (rerecording mixer)
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (re-recording mixer)
 1980 The Jazz Singer (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Ordinary People (re-recording mixer)
 1980 The Earthling (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Sitting Ducks (re-recording mixer)
 1980 The Black Marble (dubbing mixer)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (supervising re-recording mixer)
 1979 The Black Stallion (re-recording mixer)
 1979 10 (re-recording mixer)
 1979 Something Short of Paradise (sound re-recording engineer)
 1979 More American Graffiti (re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (sound rerecording)
 1979 The Wanderers (post-production sound mixer)
 1979 The Kids Are Alright (Documentary) (sound re-recording engineer)
 1979 An Almost Perfect Affair (sound mixer)
 1979 Hair (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Moment by Moment (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Stony Island (sound mixer)
 1978 The Lord of the Rings (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Paradise Alley (sound re-recordist)
 1978 Almost Summer (sound)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (re-recording mixer)
 1978 National Lampoon's Animal House (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Grease (re-recording mixer)
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Fingers (re-recording mixer)
 1977 Opening Night (sound mixer)
 1977 Heroes (sound)
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (sound mixer - 1 episode)
- Part I (1977) ... (sound mixer)
 1976 Tracks (re-recording mixer)
 1976 Assault on Precinct 13 (sound re-recordist)
 1976 Drum (re-recording mixer)
 1974 Three the Hard Way (re-recording mixer)
 1973 Interval (re-recording mixer)
 1972 Avanti! (sound re-recordist - as William Varney)
 1969 Bartleby (Short) (sound - as William Varney)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Varney C.A.S. | William Varney

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