John Pritchett (sound engineer)

John Pritchett (born March 29, 1947) is an American sound engineer for film. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Sound for the films Road to Perdition and Memoirs of a Geisha. He was nominated for two Cinema Audio Society Awards, winning best sound on The Road to Perdition. He was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for his work on There Will Be Blood. He has worked on over 100 films and television series since 1981, and is known for his work on such films as Dirty Dancing, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and The Amazing Spider-Man.

John Patrick Pritchett, C.A.S.
Born (1947-03-29) March 29, 1947
OccupationSound engineer
Years active1981-present
Spouse(s)Laura Derrick (1989 - present)

Notable filmography

Personal life

Prior to his work in the film and television sound industry, Pritchett played drums, but eventually opened a recording studio with a friend. This work allowed him to transition to freelance sound engineering.[1] His place in the field of film sound was best solidified by his early collaborations with director Robert Altman. Pritchett worked on a total of 7 projects with Altman, prior to Altman's death in 2006.[1]


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