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Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt
Personal information
Birth nameBenjamin Burtt, Jr.
Birth dateJuly 12, 1948(age 68)
Place of birthJamesville, New York, United States
OccupationSound designer, Film editor, Film director, and Screenwriter
Years active1975 present

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Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer who has worked on various films including: the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and WALL-E (2008). He is also a film editor and director, screenwriter, and voice actor.

He is most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader.

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