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Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood Brussels Comic Con 2019.jpg
Wood at the Brussels Comic Con in 2019
Born
Matthew Russell Wood

(1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 49)
OccupationSound engineer, voice actor
Years active1990–present

Matthew Russell Wood (born August 15, 1972) is an American sound editor and voice actor. He is a supervising sound editor at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. He also voices General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and various video games.

Career

Starting at Lucasfilm as a game tester at LucasArts,[1] Wood then moved to the company's sound department and worked on all three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy as supervising sound editor and also did an uncredited acting role in The Phantom Menace as Bib Fortuna and the voice of Ody Mandrell. In Attack of the Clones, he played Seboca and Magaloof. In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, in addition to a brief appearance as Orn Free Taa, Wood plays the voice role of General Grievous, a role originated by voice actors John DiMaggio and Richard McGonagle in the series Star Wars: Clone Wars. In the film, he dubbed the voice of stuntman Kyle Rowling, who played General Grievous utilizing motion capture.

He would later come back to work with the Star Wars expanded universe. He reprised his voice role of General Grievous in General Grievous Halloween audiocast as well as all video game appearances of Grievous with the exception of Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron where Grievous was played by David W. Collins. He reprised his role as General Grievous and the battle droids in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and associated television series. In the series, he once again voiced Grievous as well as Wat Tambor,[2] HELIOS-3D,[3] senate guards,[3] the battle droids[3] and Poggle the Lesser.[4] He provided the voice of RO-GR/Roger, a reprogrammed battle droid in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

He has received five Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing: for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood at the 80th Academy Awards, for the Pixar sci-fi film WALL-E at the 81st Academy Awards, for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the 88th Academy Awards, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 90th Academy Awards, and for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Wood made an appearance in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken in 2008.

Filmography

Sound editing

Year Title Notes
1996 The Rock Assistant sound designer
1998 Armageddon
2000 Titan A.E. Supervising sound editor
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
2007 There Will Be Blood[1] Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 WALL-E[1] Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2009 Star Trek[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Remastered sound for Blu-ray release[1]
2011 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
2011 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
2011 Super 8[1]
2012 The Master[1]
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2016 Rogue One[1]
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Nominated – Academy Award for Best Sound Editing

Voice acting

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Bib Fortuna, Ody Mandrell Uncredited
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Magaloof, Seboca
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith General Grievous
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Battle Droids
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Additional Voices
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ello Asty, Quiggold, Niima Thug, Stormtroopers Uncredited
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Additional Voices
2017 The Emoji Movie
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure Short film
2018 Next Gen Netflix film
2019 Knives Out
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker C'ai Threnalli

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Coral Creature Episode: "Reef Grief!"
2008 Robot Chicken Fygar, Pooka, Guy Episode: "President Evil"
2008–20 Star Wars: The Clone Wars General Grievous, Wat Tambor, Poggle the Lesser, Battle Droids, others 69 episodes
2014–18 Star Wars Rebels B1-268, Klik-Klak, Stormtrooper, Battle Droids 13 episodes
2016–17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Roger, IG-86, Additional Voices 31 episodes
2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny IG-88 Episode: "Triplecross"
2018–20 Star Wars Resistance Ello Asty, Kylo Ren, Additional Voices 6 episodes
2020 The Mandalorian Bib Fortuna Episode: "Chapter 16: The Rescue"
2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch Bib Fortuna, Battle Droids 3 episodes
2021 What If...? Additional Voices 8 episodes
2021 Star Wars: Visions Battle Droids English dub
Episode: "The Village Bride"
2022 The Book of Boba Fett Bib Fortuna Episode: "Chapter: 4 The Gathering Storm"

Video games

Year Title Role
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith General Grievous
Star Wars: Battlefront II
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels Battle Droids
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes
Brütal Legend Fire Barons
2010 Clone Wars Adventures General Grievous, Wat Tambor, Poggle the Lesser, Battle Droids, Additional Voices
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars General Grievous, Battle Droids
2012 Kinect Star Wars General Grievous, Red 13, B1 Droid, B1 Trando, B2 Droid
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 General Grievous, Battle Droids
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens General Grievous, Ello Asty, Quiggold
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II General Grievous, Kylo Ren (Masked), Battle Droids
2020 Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Mubo
2022 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga General Grievous, Kylo Ren, Battle Droids

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Laporte, Leo. "Hour long interview with Matthew Wood". twit.tv. twit. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Storm Over Ryloth". Archived from the original on 2010-04-20.
  3. ^ a b c "The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Hostage Crisis". Archived from the original on 2010-03-28.
  4. ^ "Get Star Wars Autographs at Comic-Con". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05.