SHERMAN OAKS—Sound engineer and scoring mix master Tim Boyle, 71, died on December 22, from liver cancer. Boyle was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and served in the United States Navy before starting his career in the recording industry.
He received a Golden Reel Award for working on “South Park: Bigger and Longer & Uncut,” in 1999. The award is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Sound Editors.
Boyle served as the head audio engineer for the Church of Scientology from 2004 -2019. He founded the record label Waxsimile Productions located in Oakland and taught sound engineering at the Sundance Institute and USC School of Music.
Boyle collaborated with the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, and Eric Clapton. He worked for Paramount and Universal Pictures and was the Chief Sound Recording Engineer for more than 300 films, which included live events and television.
Those movies included “Throw Momma From the Train,” “The War of the Roses,” “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” “The Sandlot,” “Johnny Mnemonic,” “Starship Troopers,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Team America: World Police” and “Beer League.” Such TV shows include “Simon & Simon,” “Tales From the Crypt” and “8 Simple Rules.”
A memorial service for Boyle will be held in Los Angeles in February.
He leaves behind his partner Anne, ex-wife Karen, two daughters, Briget and Lyndsay, and sisters Ellen and Nan, including two grandsons, Mika and Valentin.