Michael J. Kohut (June 8, 1943 – 2012) was an American audio engineer. He was a seven-time Academy Award nominee for Best Sound, a BAFTA award winner for Best Sound for Fame and was President of Post production Facilities at Sony Pictures Studios. During his tenure at Sony Pictures Studios, he led the American team in the development of sony dynamic digital sound the discrete eight-channel playback system for motion picture sound.
Kohut was a sound rerecording mixer for over eighty feature films and several television shows. He was honored with a Career Achievement Award by the Cinema Audio Society, several Cinema Audio Society Award wins and nominations, and was included in the "In Memoriam" tribute of the Academy Awards broadcast in 2013.