Leo Chaloukian

Leo Chaloukian started at Ryder Sound Service in 1955, became a re-recording mixer and eventually became the sole owner in 1976. He sold the company to the Soundelux Entertainment Group in 1997, and became the company’s senior vice president.

In 2000, John Malone's Liberty Media Group acquired Soundelux, the division was then known as Ascent Media Group, Creative Sound Services. In 2009, it became a division of Discovery Communications known as Creative Sound Services-Studios. Chaloukian currently serves as vice president of business development, representing the various state-of-the-art divisions for feature films and television.

Leo Chaloukian started at Ryder Sound Service in 1955, became a re-recording mixer and eventually became the sole owner in 1976. He sold the company to the Soundelux Entertainment Group in 1997, and became the company’s senior vice president.

In 2000, John Malone's Liberty Media Group acquired Soundelux, the division was then known as Ascent Media Group, Creative Sound Services. In 2009, it became a division of Discovery Communications known as Creative Sound Services-Studios. Chaloukian currently serves as vice president of business development, representing the various state-of-the-art divisions for feature films and television.

Chaloukian has won four national Emmys, two regional Emmys, two association-service Emmys and the Syd Cassyd Founder's Award. His Ryder staff won 42 Emmys. He served on the first Television Academy Board of Governors, representing the Sound Peer Group, and served as Television Academy president for four years. He has been a judge on the sound categories for 34 years.

As chair of the Television Academy Building Committee, he oversaw the construction of the Television Academy’s main headquarters and the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. He is also a member of the Television Academy's Foundation Board.

Show more

Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
The Syd Cassyd Founder's Award - 2004
  • Winner
  • Leo Chaloukian, as Honoree
Emmys Golf Classic
Ed Greene and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Leo Chaloukian and Terry Porter at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
John Shaffner and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Gary Bourgeois speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
George Sunga and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Rachel Pugh, Dale Chaloukian, Jenny Chaloukian, Leo Chaloukian, Kimme Black and Joshua Weinberg at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Haik Naltchayan and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
John Shaffner speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Leo Chaloukian and his son Dale Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Leo Chaloukian greets Mace Matiosian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Fill 1
Fill 1
Emmys Golf Classic
Camera

Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, from left, Patrika Darbo, Leo Chaloukian, Kate Linder and Andia Winslow attend the 19th Annual Emmys Golf Classic

Vince Bucci/Invision/AP Images
Ed Greene and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Ed Greene and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Leo Chaloukian and Terry Porter at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Leo Chaloukian and Terry Porter at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
John Shaffner and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

John Shaffner and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Gary Bourgeois speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Gary Bourgeois speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
George Sunga and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

George Sunga and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Rachel Pugh, Dale Chaloukian, Jenny Chaloukian, Leo Chaloukian, Kimme Black and Joshua Weinberg at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Rachel Pugh, Dale Chaloukian, Jenny Chaloukian, Leo Chaloukian, Kimme Black and Joshua Weinberg at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Haik Naltchayan and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Haik Naltchayan and Leo Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
John Shaffner speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

John Shaffner speaks at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Leo Chaloukian and his son Dale Chaloukian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera
Vince Bucci/Invision
Leo Chaloukian greets Mace Matiosian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.
Camera

Leo Chaloukian greets Mace Matiosian at the Honoring Leo Chaloukian event in Los Angeles.

Vince Bucci/Invision
Browser Requirements
The TelevisionAcademy.com sites look and perform best when using a modern browser.

We suggest you use the latest version of any of these browsers:

Chrome
Firefox
Safari


Visiting the site with Internet Explorer or other browsers may not provide the best viewing experience.

Close Window