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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Steven Spielberg

Writing Credits  

Steven Spielberg ... (written by)
 
Hal Barwood ... (additional story) (uncredited)
Jerry Belson ... (written by) (uncredited)
John Hill ... (additional writing) (uncredited)
Matthew Robbins ... (additional story) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Richard Dreyfuss ... Roy Neary
François Truffaut ... Claude Lacombe (as Francois Truffaut)
Teri Garr ... Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon ... Jillian Guiler
Bob Balaban ... David Laughlin
J. Patrick McNamara ... Project Leader
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Wild Bill (as Warren Kemmerling)
Roberts Blossom ... Farmer
Philip Dodds ... Jean Claude
Cary Guffey ... Barry Guiler
Shawn Bishop Shawn Bishop ... Brad Neary
Adrienne Campbell ... Silvia Neary
Justin Dreyfuss Justin Dreyfuss ... Toby Neary
Lance Henriksen ... Robert
Merrill Connally ... Team Leader
George DiCenzo ... Major Benchley
Amy Douglass Amy Douglass ... Implantee
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Implantee
Gene Dynarski ... Ike
Mary Gafrey ... Mrs. Harris
Norman Bartold ... Ohio Tolls
Josef Sommer ... Larry Butler
Michael J. Dyer Michael J. Dyer ... Himself (as Rev. Michael J. Dyer)
Roger Ernest Roger Ernest ... Highway Patrolman
Carl Weathers ... Military Police
F.J. O'Neil F.J. O'Neil ... ARP Project Member (as F. J. O'Neil)
Phil Dodds Phil Dodds ... ARP Musician
Randy Hermann Randy Hermann ... Returnee #1 Flt. 19
Hal Barwood Hal Barwood ... Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Matthew Robbins Matthew Robbins ... Returnee #3 Flt. 19
David Anderson David Anderson ... Air Traffic Controller
Richard L. Hawkins ... Air Traffic Controller
Craig Shreeve Craig Shreeve ... Air Traffic
Bill Thurman ... Air Traffic
Roy E. Richards Roy E. Richards ... Air East Pilot
Gene Rader ... Hawker
Eumenio Blanco Eumenio Blanco ... Sunburned Old Man
Daniel Nunez Daniel Nunez ... Federale
Chuy Franco Chuy Franco ... Mexican Federale
Luis Contreras ... Federale
James Keane ... Radio Telescope Team
Dennis McMullen Dennis McMullen ... Radio Telescope Team
Cy Young Cy Young ... Radio Telescope Team
Tom Howard Tom Howard ... Radio Telescope Team
Richard Stuart Richard Stuart ... Truck Dispatcher
Bob Westmoreland Bob Westmoreland ... Load Dispatcher
Matt Emery Matt Emery ... Support Leader
Galen Thompson Galen Thompson ... Special Forces Soldier
John Dennis Johnston ... Special Forces
John Ewing John Ewing ... Dirty Tricks #1
Keith Atkinson Keith Atkinson ... Dirty Tricks #2
Robert Broyles Robert Broyles ... Dirty Tricks #3
Kirk Raymond Kirk Raymond ... Dirty Tricks #4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bennett Wayne Dean Sr. ... Scientist (uncredited)
Basil Hoffman ... Longly (uncredited)
J. Allen Hynek ... Himself - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)
Monty Jordan Monty Jordan ... Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Shay McLean Shay McLean ... Speaking Child (uncredited)
Dejah Moore ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Carl Neal Carl Neal ... Extra (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Agent (uncredited)
Murray Pollack Murray Pollack ... Agent (uncredited)
Stephen Powers ... UN Observer (uncredited)
David Rambow ... Special Forces Hazmat Soldier (uncredited)
Howard K. Smith ... Howard K. Smith (uncredited)

Produced by 

Clark L. Paylow ... associate producer (as Clark Paylow)
Julia Phillips ... producer
Michael Phillips ... producer

Music by 

John Williams

Cinematography by 

Vilmos Zsigmond ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Michael Kahn ... film editor

Casting By 

Shari Rhodes
Juliet Taylor ... (as Juliette Taylor)

Production Design by 

Joe Alves

Art Direction by 

Daniel A. Lomino ... (as Dan Lomino)

Set Decoration by 

Phil Abramson

Makeup Department 

Edie Panda ... hairdresser
Bob Westmoreland ... makeup supervisor
Dave Ayres ... creature crew (uncredited)
Ellis Burman Jr. ... extraterrestrial mask fabrication (uncredited)
Thomas R. Burman ... extraterrestrial mask fabrication (uncredited)
Frank Griffin ... extraterrestrial mask designer (uncredited)
Gary Morris ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Clark L. Paylow ... unit production manager (as Clark Paylow)
Ronald L. Schwary ... unit production manager: additional scenes (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Baba Shaikh ... production manager: India (uncredited)
John Veitch ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jim Bloom ... second assistant director
Charles Myers ... assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
Matthew Robbins ... second unit director: additional scenes (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Eric Stacey ... key second assistant director (uncredited)
Jerry Ziesmer ... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)

Art Department 

Sam Gordon ... property master
George Jenson ... production illustrator (as George Jensen)
Bill Parks ... construction manager
Stan Cockerell ... set dresser (uncredited)
David Coleman ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie ... conceptual artwork (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Neil Burrow ... sound effects editorial staff
Gene S. Cantamessa ... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamesa)
Richard Friedman ... dialogue editorial staff (as Dick Friedman)
Sam Gemette ... sound effects editorial staff
Gary S. Gerlich ... sound effects editorial staff
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
David M. Horton ... sound effects editorial staff (as David Horton)
Bill Jackson ... assistant dialogue staff
Stephen Katz ... sound supervisor: Dolby (as Steve Katz)
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer
Richard Oswald ... sound effects editorial staff
Robert A. Reich ... assistant dialogue staff
Jack Schrader ... supervising dialogue editor
Chester Slomka ... sound effects editorial staff (as Chet Slomka)
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Carl Mahakian ... foley editor (uncredited) / supervising re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Roy Arbogast ... special mechanical effects
Carlo Rambaldi ... realization of "extraterrestrial"
Bob Baker ... alien marionette (uncredited)
Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects (uncredited)
Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
Carlo De Marchis ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Pike ... special effects (uncredited)
Isidoro Raponi ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dell Rheaume ... mechanical effects: extraterrestrial masks (uncredited)
Robert Short ... alien designer (1980 special version) (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Larry Albright ... special consultant
Peter Anderson ... special consultant (credited)
Mona Thal Benefiel ... project coordinator
Richard L. Bennett ... special consultant (as Richard Bennett)
David Berry ... camera operator (as Dave Berry)
Carol Boardman ... animation staff
Eleanor Dahlen ... animation staff
Cy Didjurgis ... animation staff
Don Dow ... laboratory technician
Jim Dow ... model shop coordinator (as J. Richard Dow)
Ken Ebert ... special consultant
Glenn Erickson ... project assistant
Eugene Eyerly ... camera operator
Rocco Gioffre ... assistant matte artist
David Gold ... effects electrician
Joyce Goldberg ... production secretary
Robert Hall ... optical photography
David R. Hardberger ... assistant cameraman (as David Hardberger)
Alan Harding ... assistant cameraman
Jack Hinkle ... laboratory expeditor (as Charles Hinkle)
Robert Hollister ... technician
Thomas Hollister ... laboratory technician (as Tom Hollister)
Paul Huston ... special consultant
Joseph A. Ippolito ... editorial assistant (as Joseph Ippolito)
Don Jarel ... matte photography
Jerry Jeffress ... electronics design (as Jerry L. Jeffress)
Gregory Jein ... chief model maker
David Jones ... special consultant (as David M. Jones)
Kevin Kelly ... special consultant
Tom Koester ... animation staff
Jim Lutes ... special consultant
Michael McMillen ... model maker
Gregory L. McMurry ... visual effects technician (1980 special version)
Bill Millar ... animation staff
Alvah J. Miller ... electronics design
Harry Moreau ... animator
Conne Morgan ... animation staff
Max Morgan ... camera operator (as Maxwell Morgan)
Barbara Morrison ... effects negative cutter
Dennis Muren ... mothership photography
Bruce Nicholson ... assistant cameraman
Ron Peterson ... camera operator
George Polkinghorne ... mechanical special effects
George Randle ... special consultant
Marcia Reed ... still photography (as Marcia Reid)
Peter Regla ... electronics design
Ray Rich ... key grip
Eldon Rickman ... camera operator
Richard Rippel ... assistant cameraman
Larry Robinson ... special visual effects coordinator
Peggy Rosson ... production accountant
John Russell ... camera and mechanical design
Jeff Shapiro ... special consultant
Robert Shepherd ... project manager: effects unit
Dan Slater ... electronics design
Steven Spielberg ... visual effects concepts
Scott Squires ... assistant cameraman
David K. Stewart ... UFO photography (as Dave Stewart)
Robert Swarthe ... animation supervisor
Ken Swenson ... model maker (as Kenneth Swenson)
Don Trumbull ... camera and mechanical design
Douglas Trumbull ... special photographic effects
Jor Van Kline ... model maker
Robert E. Worthington ... model maker (as Robert Worthington)
Hoyt Yeatman ... project assistant
Matthew Yuricich ... matte artist
Richard Yuricich ... director of photography: photographic effects
Larry Albright ... mothership neonlight effects designer (uncredited)
Peter Anderson ... additional model photography (uncredited) / model and minature electronics (uncredited)
Don Baker ... additional effects photography (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Thane Berti ... visual effects (uncredited)
Kathryn Campbell ... visual effects editor (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Leslie Ekker ... animator (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Mike Peed ... animation photography (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Christopher S. Ross ... model maker (1980 special edition: mothership interior) (uncredited)
Jonathan Seay ... visual effects camera (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Scott Squires ... developer: cloud tank (uncredited)
Mitch Suskin ... model maker (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Robert Swarthe ... visual effects supervisor (1980 special edition: inside mother ship) (uncredited)

Stunts 

Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunt coordinator
Henry Kingi ... stunt driver
Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Bass ... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Stephen Powers ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

John A. Alonzo ... additional director of photography (as John Alonzo)
Jim Coe ... still photographer
William A. Fraker ... director of photography: additional American scenes
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
László Kovács ... additional director of photography (as Laszlo Kovacs)
'Fast' Eddie Mahler ... video technician
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Steven Poster ... director of photography: second unit (as Steve Poster)
Douglas Slocombe ... director of photography: India sequence
Peter Sorel ... still photographer (as Pete Sorel)
Pete Turner ... still photographer
Michael C. Butler ... additional photography (1980 special edition: inside mother ship) (uncredited)
Richard E. Cunha ... additional photography (uncredited)
Allen Daviau ... additional photography (1980 special edition: Gobi Desert sequence) (uncredited)
Jim Dickson ... additional photography (uncredited)
Norman Lang ... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Laurance ... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
Rexford L. Metz ... additional photography: second unit (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Frank Stanley ... additional director of photography (uncredited)
Chris Strong ... additional photography (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon ... focus puller: India (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Chic Waterson ... camera operator: India (uncredited)
Joseph Freyer Westheimer ... additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Sally Dennison ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

James Linn ... wardrobe supervisor (as Jim Linn)

Editorial Department 

Charles Bornstein ... assistant film editor
Martin Cohen ... HDR color consultant: home video
Bob McMillian ... color consultant (as Robert M. McMillian)
Geoffrey Rowland ... assistant film editor
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter (uncredited)
Ron Lambert ... color timer (uncredited)

Location Management 

Joe O'Har ... location manager
Steve Warner ... location auditor

Music Department 

John Neal ... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited) / oboe soloist (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Angela Morley ... additional orchestrator (uncredited) / composer: additional music (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombones (uncredited)
Tom Raney ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
George Roberts ... musician: bass trombone soloist (uncredited)
Paul Salamunovich ... vocalist: harmonic chanting (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jim Self ... musician: tuba, voice of the mother ship (uncredited)
Bud Shank ... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tony Terran ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... choir contractor (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombones (uncredited)
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited) / music producer (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Bill Bethea ... transportation
Chris Haynes ... production driver (uncredited)
Mike Phillips ... camera truck driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Carol Bidault de l'Isle ... production assistant (as Carol Bidault)
Judy Bornstein ... second assistant to producers
Charlsie Bryant ... script supervisor
Patrick Burns ... production staff (as Pat Burns)
Colin Cantwell ... technical dialogue
Kendall Cooper ... assistant to producers
Al Ebner ... publicist
H.L. Edwards ... during the filming of all animal sequences, Veterinarian of Gillette, Wyoming was in attendance at all times to aid the filmmakers and the anesthetist in proper treatment of the animals used
Rick Fields ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Janet Healy ... production staff
J. Allen Hynek ... technical advisor (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
Dan Perri ... title designer
Gail Siemers ... production secretary
Murray Weissman ... publicist
Seth Winston ... intern: AFI
Noreen Beasley ... dialogue translator: French for F. Truffaut (uncredited)
Norman Brokaw ... production counsel (uncredited)
Norman Garey ... production counsel (uncredited)
Steve Hinton ... pilot (uncredited)
Pat Kingsley ... publicist (uncredited)
Kevin Von Feldt ... assistant: Clark Paylow (uncredited)

Thanks 

Johnny Mathis ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

See also

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