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New Amsterdam Honored Schavaria Reeves For His Work As A Sound Mixer

As part of Season 5 of "New Amsterdam," the medical drama had a touching tribute in store for one of its very own late crew members. Season 5, Episode 4 of the series, titled "Heal Thyself," may have caught viewers by surprise when it included a special tag at the end: "In Memory of Schavaria Reeves, 1965-2022." That name probably sounds familiar to viewers who have been paying attention to the credits of the NBC series during its more recent seasons, as it belongs to one of the show's most prolific sound mixers.

Reeves served as one of the main sound mixers on "New Amsterdam" since the start of its fourth season. His name appears in the credits of quite a few episodes, including the Season 4 finale "I'll Be Your Shelter." Unfortunately, the crew member died in September 2022 after a prolonged struggle with prostate cancer. Roughly one month later, "New Amsterdam" honored the late Schavaria with the tribute.

Reeves had a storied career beyond New Amsterdam

Schavaria Reeves may have been an integral part of the crew for "New Amsterdam," but the late sound mixer amassed numerous notable credits beyond that series as well. In fact, the talent had actually been working in the TV industry for nearly 20 years prior to his death. In that time, he worked on several episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Quantico," "Shades of Blue," "Ray Donovan," "Inventing Anna," and more.

Of course, that's to say nothing of the many popular films the mixer earned credits on as well. Schavaria worked on the 2007 Wes Anderson movie "The Darjeeling Limited," 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," 2014's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot, and both "John Wick: Chapter 2" and "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum." Indeed, Reeves has carved his name into some of the highest-profile action flicks of recent years, among plenty of other movies.

In the time that Reeves worked as a sound mixer, he left a strongly positive impression on the people that he crossed paths with. Many of those who knew the mixer offered fond memories of the man following the news of his death. "He was a wonderful sound guy here in NYC who worked on tons of productions," writer Danielle Sepulveres tweeted. "I last saw him on a pilot in early 2021 and he was one of the best people to be around on a tough freezing cold couple weeks of exteriors."