Patrick M. Griffith

Patrick M. Griffith

Date of Passing: November 23, 2015
Birthplace: England

Patrick M. Griffith was a British-born sound editor best known for his Emmy Award-winning work on the 1998 National Geographic documentary Rat. The telefilm featured interviews and recreations with victims of rat-attacks in New York City.

Griffith also contributed to the animated television series Madeline, as well as Freddy’s Nightmares, Dinosaurs and Tales from the Crypt. Additionally, he contributed to the telefilms Victim of Love, with Pierce Brosnan, JoBeth Williams and Virginia Madsen; Scam, with Christopher Walken; and Recipe for Disaster, with John Larroquette and Lesley Ann Warren.

He also worked on the films Keys to Freedom, with Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif, To Sleep with Anger, with Danny Glover; Heart Condition, with Denzel Washington; Waiting for the Light, with Shirley MacLaine; Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, with Dylan McDermott, Tom Sizemore and Sharon Stone; Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick, with Alec Baldwin and James Cagney; and Nightwatch, with Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte and Patricia Arquette.

Additionally, he served as a producer, including work on television specials for Jay Leno, Sammy Davis Jr., Hall & Oats and Blue Öyster Cult.

Patrick M. Griffith was a British-born sound editor best known for his Emmy Award-winning work on the 1998 National Geographic documentary Rat. The telefilm featured interviews and recreations with victims of rat-attacks in New York City.

Griffith also contributed to the animated television series Madeline, as well as Freddy’s Nightmares, Dinosaurs and Tales from the Crypt. Additionally, he contributed to the telefilms Victim of Love, with Pierce Brosnan, JoBeth Williams and Virginia Madsen; Scam, with Christopher Walken; and Recipe for Disaster, with John Larroquette and Lesley Ann Warren.

He also worked on the films Keys to Freedom, with Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif, To Sleep with Anger, with Danny Glover; Heart Condition, with Denzel Washington; Waiting for the Light, with Shirley MacLaine; Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, with Dylan McDermott, Tom Sizemore and Sharon Stone; Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick, with Alec Baldwin and James Cagney; and Nightwatch, with Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte and Patricia Arquette.

Additionally, he served as a producer, including work on television specials for Jay Leno, Sammy Davis Jr., Hall & Oats and Blue Öyster Cult.

Griffith also worked on hit songs for the band Air Supply, and received two gold records as the producer of the band's “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Late Again” (Live Version) for Arista Records.

After getting his start with the BBC in London, he moved to New York, where he worked with the radio networks of ABC, CBS and RKO. In 1982, he relocated to Los Angeles to serve as an associate producer on Rock ’n’ Roll Tonite, a live television music program.

Griffith is also credited with helping to introduce digital surround sound to television and film in the late 1980s. And in 1992 and 1993, he won Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for his work on the HBO series Tales from the Crypt.

Griffith died November 23, 2015, in Valencia, California. He was 60.

 

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
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