Robert Dalva (born April 14, 1942, in New York City, USA) is a noted American film editor. Filmography as an editor includes The Black Stallion, Raising Cain, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III and Hidalgo, October Sky, and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. He also directed the film The Black Stallion Returns (1983).
Dalva was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on The Black Stallion (1979).
He is an alumnus of Colgate University and a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
Dalva has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors. and is considered one of the core groups of successful filmmakers known as The Dirty Dozen who were film students at the University of Southern California in the 1960s.