Michael Salvetta was a Foley artist whose 30-year career included such films as The Woman in Red and Reservior Dogs, and such television series as Doogie Howser, M.D., Boston Legal and The X-Files, for which he won an Emmy Award.
The Lorain, Ohio, native got his start as an actor. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he continued to perform before making the transition to the sound profession and achieving success as a Foley artist.
Salvetta worked on more than 25 feature films, most of them independent productions. In addition to The Woman in Red and Reservoir Dogs, they included Apartment Zero, The Fly II, No Holds Barred, Showdown in Little Tokyo, The Hidden and Music from Another Room.
For his work on television he received five Emmy nominations — four for the Fox supernatural thriller The X-Files and one for the NBC drama Millennium. He won his Emmy in 1997, in the category of outstanding sound editing for a series, for the The X-Files episode "Tempus Fugit."
His other professional accolades included Golden Reel Awards for the NBC police drama Hill Street Blues and the PBS documentaries Journey to the Forgotten River and Serengeti Diary.
Salvetta died on January 30, 2017. He was 77.