Jon Johnson, MPSE (born October 16, 1954) is an American sound editor of television and feature film. He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing for his work on the World War II submarine epic U-571 (2000).
Johnson has been a leading figure in sound editing for many years. His career began with work as a sound effects editor on animated programs such as The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, among others. His foray into feature film came with the horror film documentary Terror in the Aisles (1984). Another milestone, his first supervising sound editor role, came two years later on the Return to Mayberry (1986) reunion special.
Johnson's work in mainstream cinema took off with the popular science fiction films Star Trek Generations (1994) and Independence Day (1996). With the success of those projects, he went on to become a highly regard supervising sound editor in Hollywood. His credits include U-571 (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Amazing Grace (2006), The Blind Side (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). He has not, however, forgotten his roots in television, having served as supervising sound editor on the miniseries John Adams (2008) and the television film Grey Gardens (2009).
|1986||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Unnatural Causes||Won|
(for Part VI)
|1989||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||MacGyver|
(for episode "Gold Rush")
|2000||Academy Awards||Best Sound Editing||U-571||Won|
|2008||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||John Adams
(for episode "Unnecessary War")