Mon, 10/17/2016

Remembering Robert Mott

Robert Mott

We’re sad to learn that sound effects specialist Robert Mott has passed away at the age of 92. Mott began his career in radio working as a freelance sound technician and went on to provide sound effects for early “live” television shows including Playhouse 90 and Studio One. Mott created character sounds and sound effects for Captain Kangaroo and worked with Dick Van Dyke early in Van Dyke’s career and Jack Benny late in Benny’s career. He provided sound effects for many other shows, including Days of Our Lives, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Honeymooners

Below are some selections from his 2003 interview:

On working with Jackie Gleason:

On the hardest sounds he had to recreate:

On advice to aspiring sound effects professionals:

Watch Robert Mott's full Archive interview and read his obituary in The Hollywood Reporter.