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Tim Cooney (born 14 June 1951 in Glendale, California) is an American production sound mixer. He graduated from the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Baily clown college and has trained elephants for circuses, the St. Louis Zoo, and the film business. In 1976 Cooney started working as a boom man at Universal Studios. His first studio picture as production mixer was Blue Thunder for Columbia Pictures in 1981. Cooney was the first production mixer in history to have sound on his own web page. He had several animated items on his page as well, which had not been done at the time. The page has been taken down since his retirement. Cooney,has received nominations for various awards that include an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound for Cliffhanger, three Emmys nominations, two Cinema Audio Society nominations For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing and three Golden Reel Award nominations. Cooney won the Golden Reel for best sound in 2000 and wrote a book entitled, "Work in movies? Are you crazy?" Mr. Cooney now lives in Dumaguete in the Philippine islands with his wife Cherry.