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Joe Viskocil (1952–2014)

Special Effects | Visual Effects | Miscellaneous Crew
KNOWN FOR 
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) | Independence Day (1996) | Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
Joeseph Viskocil | Joseph Viskocil | Joseph Viskovil
BORN 
Dec 21, 1952 (died Aug 11, 2014)

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Past Film & Video (77 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The PreyThe Prey Special Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Supervisor  Less 2016 $3.8MM
  • Primary photo for InAPPropriate ComedyInAPPropriate Comedy Special Effects  Less 2013 $156K
  • Primary photo for GlowGlow (Short) Spfx Supervisor  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Source CodeSource Code Pyrotechnics Consultant  Less 2011 $32MM $55MM
  • Primary photo for Dorito-hibition!Dorito-hibition! (Short) Special Effects Supervisor  Less 2010 $8K
  • Primary photo for Barry MundayBarry Munday Special Effects Technician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The SierraThe Sierra (Short) Special Effects  Less 2010 $85K
  • Primary photo for Love & VengeanceLove & Vengeance (Short) Special Effects  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Journey to the Center of the EarthJourney to the Center of the Earth Miniature Effects Supervisor  Less 2008 $45MM $102MM
  • Primary photo for An American TragedyAn American Tragedy (Short) Special Effects  Less 2007 $25K
  • Primary photo for LuciferLucifer (Short) Special Effects  Less 2007 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for SlipSlip Special Effects  Less 2006 $50K
  • Primary photo for Team America: World PoliceTeam America: World Police Special Effects Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2004 $30MM $33MM
  • Primary photo for The League of Extraordinary GentlemenThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Cinema Production Services Inc.) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2003 $78MM $66MM
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: NemesisStar Trek: Nemesis Lead Pyro Technician  Less 2002 $60MM $43MM
  • Primary photo for Panic RoomPanic Room Special Effects Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2002 $48MM $95MM
  • Primary photo for ImpostorImpostor Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Cinema Production Services) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2001 $40MM $6.1MM
  • Primary photo for Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator'Other Voices: Creating 'The Terminator' (Video) Himself - Visual Effects Pyrotechnician, Archive (archival artwork and photos) (as Joseph Viskocil), Special Thanks  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Battlefield EarthBattlefield Earth Pyro Supervisor, Miniature Special Effects Supervisor  Less 2000 $73MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Reindeer GamesReindeer Games Pyrotechnic Supervisor (miniatures, Cinema Production Services)  Less 2000 $42MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for Scream 3Scream 3 Pyrotechnics Supervisor (Fantasy II Film Effects) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2000 $40MM $89MM
  • Primary photo for Dream ParlorDream Parlor Special Effects Supervisor  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Arlington RoadArlington Road Pyrotechnics Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1999 $22MM $24MM
  • Primary photo for Mafia!Mafia! Pyrotechnics Supervisor (Stargate Films)  Less 1998 $10MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for ArmageddonArmageddon Pyro/special Effects Crew Chief (Digital Domain)  Less 1998 $140MM $202MM
  • Primary photo for GodzillaGodzilla Miniature Special Effects Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1998 $130MM $136MM
  • Primary photo for Alien: ResurrectionAlien: Resurrection Pyrotechnics Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1997 $75MM $48MM
  • Primary photo for VolcanoVolcano Miniature Effects Supervisor (mechanical effects) (as Joseph Viskocil), Miniature Pyrotechnics Supervisor (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1997 $90MM $47MM
  • Primary photo for Independence DayIndependence Day Mechanical Effects Supervisor, Pyrotechnics Supervisor (uncredited)  Less 1996 $75MM $306MM
  • Primary photo for No Way BackNo Way Back Second Unit Pyrotechnics  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Magic in the WaterMagic in the Water Pyrotechnician  Less 1995 $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for Under Siege 2: Dark TerritoryUnder Siege 2: Dark Territory Pyrotechnics Supervisor  Less 1995 $60MM $50MM
  • Primary photo for Apollo 13Apollo 13 Pyrotechnics Supervisor (Digital Domain)  Less 1995 $52MM $172MM
  • Primary photo for Johnny MnemonicJohnny Mnemonic Pyrotechnic Supervisor, Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Fantasy II Film Effects)  Less 1995 $25MM $19MM
  • Primary photo for Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire ChroniclesInterview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Visual Effects Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Digital Domain)  Less 1994 $60MM $105MM
  • Primary photo for In the Army NowIn the Army Now Pyrotechniques  Less 1994 $29MM
  • Primary photo for True LiesTrue Lies Pyrotechnics Supervisor (Digital Domain) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1994 $115MM $146MM
  • Primary photo for CliffordClifford Special Effects (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1994 $19MM $7.4MM
  • Primary photo for Bikini SquadBikini Squad Special Effects Coordinator  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for MatineeMatinee Pyrotechnic Supervisor (miniature effects)  Less 1993 $9.5MM
  • Primary photo for Time Machine: The Journey BackTime Machine: The Journey Back (Video) Special Thanks  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for ToysToys Pyrotechnics (Dream Quest Images)  Less 1992 $21MM
  • Primary photo for Batman ReturnsBatman Returns Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Stetson Visual Services) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1992 $80MM $163MM
  • Primary photo for Barton FinkBarton Fink Special Effects Foreman (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1991 $9MM $6.2MM
  • Primary photo for Terminator 2: Judgment DayTerminator 2: Judgment Day Special Effects Supervisor (4-Ward Productions) (as Joseph Viskocil), Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Fantasy II Film Effects) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1991 $102MM $205MM
  • Primary photo for Puppet Master IIPuppet Master II (Video) Special Effects Pyrotechnics  Less 1990 $780K
  • Primary photo for Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (Video) Special Effects  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Solar CrisisSolar Crisis Pyrotechnician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1990 $55MM
  • Primary photo for Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre IIILeatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Pyrotechnician  Less 1990 $5.8MM
  • Primary photo for Robot JoxRobot Jox Pyrotechnic Coordinator, Pyrotechnician (second unit, USA)  Less 1989 $10MM $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for The AbyssThe Abyss Special Effects Coordinator (Los Angeles) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1989 $70MM $54MM
  • Primary photo for Call from SpaceCall from Space (Short) Mechanical Effects  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Bat*21Bat*21 Pyrotechnician  Less 1988 $4MM
  • Primary photo for The BlobThe Blob Mechanical Effects (post-production)  Less 1988 $19MM $8.2MM
  • Primary photo for Killer Klowns from Outer SpaceKiller Klowns from Outer Space Pyrotechnician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1988 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Bad DreamsBad Dreams Crew (Fantasy II Film Effects) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1988 $4MM $9.8MM
  • Primary photo for Remote ControlRemote Control Visual Effects  Less 1988 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Masters of the UniverseMasters of the Universe Pyro Technician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1987 $22MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for The Puppetoon MovieThe Puppetoon Movie Acknowledgment (George Pal book photo courtesy of)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Student ConfidentialStudent Confidential Pyrotechnician  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Quiet CoolQuiet Cool Pyrotechnician  Less 1986 $1.9MM
  • Primary photo for Inside OutInside Out Special Effects  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Boy Who Could FlyThe Boy Who Could Fly Special Effects Technician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1986 $7.2MM
  • Primary photo for VampVamp Special Effects (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1986 $3.3MM $4.9MM
  • Primary photo for CrittersCritters Modelmakers & Crew (Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.)  Less 1986 $2MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for HouseHouse Mechanical Effects  Less 1986 $3MM $19MM
  • Primary photo for The Return of the Living DeadThe Return of the Living Dead Nuclear Explosion (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1985 $4MM
  • Primary photo for The Fantasy Film Worlds of George PalThe Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Acknowledgment (George Pal photo courtesy)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The TerminatorThe Terminator Pyrotechnics And Fire Effects (Fantasy II Film Effects) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1984 $6.4MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for The DungeonmasterThe Dungeonmaster Pyro Effects ("Stone Canyon Giant" sequence) (as Joseph Viskovil)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for GhostbustersGhostbusters Pyrotechnic Supervisor (Staypuft) (uncredited)  Less 1984 $30MM $229MM
  • Primary photo for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden ZoneSpacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Special Visual Effects Pyrotechnics (Fantasy II Film Effects) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1983 $14MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Miniature Pyrotechnics (miniature and optical effects unit) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 1980 $18MM $290MM
  • Primary photo for The Day Time EndedThe Day Time Ended Special Pyrotechnic Effects  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Miniature Explosions (miniature and optical effects unit)  Less 1977 $11MM $461MM
  • Primary photo for The Further Adventures of Major MarsThe Further Adventures of Major Mars (Short) Production Staff (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Flesh GordonFlesh Gordon Effects Technician (uncredited)  Less 1974 $700K
Past Television (9 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Supah NinjasSupah Ninjas (TV Series) Special Effects Foreman (3 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 3
    • Limelight (Jan 7, 2012) Special Effects Foreman  Less
    • Subsiders (May 7, 2011) Special Effects Foreman  Less
    • Two Ton Harley (Apr 23, 2011) Special Effects Foreman  Less
  • Primary photo for 10.5: Apocalypse10.5: Apocalypse (TV Series) Special Effects (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006 2
  • Primary photo for Atomic TrainAtomic Train (TV Series) Pyrotechnician (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 2
    • Episode #1.2 (May 17, 1999) Pyrotechnician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (May 16, 1999) Pyrotechnician (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less
  • Primary photo for Secret Sins of the FatherSecret Sins of the Father (TV Movie) Special Effects  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Ultraman: The Ultimate HeroUltraman: The Ultimate Hero (TV Series) Special Effects Supervisor  Less 1993– 
  • Primary photo for AfterburnAfterburn (TV Movie) Pyrotechnics (Stargate Films)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for PassionataPassionata (TV Movie) Fire Effects Coordinator  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Cast a Deadly SpellCast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) Visual Effects  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Flight of Black AngelFlight of Black Angel (TV Movie) Firearm Effects (as Joeseph Viskocil)  Less 1991
Self (11 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The 87th Annual Academy AwardsThe 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Special Effects (In Memoriam) (archive footage) (as Joseph Viskocil)  Less 2015
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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