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Tim Boyle, Hollywood Score Mixer, Dead at 71

A first-call score mixer for decades, Boyle had more than 300 film and television credits across his career.

Tim Boyle
Tim Boyle

Sherman Oaks, CA (January 3, 2020)—A first-call Hollywood score mixer and recording engineer with more than 300 credits to his name, Tim Boyle died of liver cancer in Sherman Oaks, CA on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was 71.

Born in Norristown, PA, on August 2, 1948, Boyle was a Navy veteran, and went on to become chief audio engineer at the Paramount Pictures and Universal scoring stages, as well as teach recording arts at USC and the Sundance Institute, mix records and live events, and more. He also co-founded the record label Waxsimile Productions with his daughter Briget.

Films he worked on included South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, for which he won a Golden Reel Award from the MPSE; both Bill & Ted movies; Apt Pupil; Starship Troopers; The Hunt for Red October; True Lies; Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; Free Willy; The Sandlot; and hundreds more. His TV credits included Home Improvement, Simon & Simon and Murder, She Wrote, among others.

During his career, he worked with such entertainers as the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Quincy Jones, and Whitney Houston, and was the chief audio engineer at the Church of Scientology from 2004 until his death.

Tim Boyle is survived by his daughters, Lyndsay Cavanagh and Briget Boyle, as well as hispartner, Anne Trop; ex-wife, Karen Tobin; his sisters Ellen Kay and Nan; and grandsons Mika and Valentin Cavanagh.

Memorial services will be held in Los Angeles on February 16, 2020.