More great special effects artists

by comic_guy87 | created - 08 Jan 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Christopher Swift

Special_effects | Iron Man

Christopher Swift is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Pandorum (2009) and Jurassic Park (1993).

2. Lance Anderson

Make_up_department | Planet of the Apes

Lance Anderson is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), Dawn of the Dead (2004) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

3. Richard J. Landon


Richard J. Landon was born on October 18, 1960 in San Diego, California, USA. He is known for his work on Predator (1987), Total Recall (2012) and Aliens (1986).

4. Alec Gillis

Special_effects | Starship Troopers

Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead...

5. Howard Berger

Make_up_department | Lone Survivor

Howard Berger was born on December 20, 1964 in Burbank, California, USA. He is known for his work on Lone Survivor (2013), Patriots Day (2016) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003).

6. John Rosengrant

Special_effects | Jurassic World

John Rosengrant is known for his work on Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic Park III (2001) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).

7. Willis H. O'Brien

King Kong

In 1949, 16 years after his ground breaking work on "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla picture for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack called "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would animate most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up with the...

8. Shane Mahan

Special_effects | Iron Man

Shane Mahan is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), The Shape of Water (2017) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

9. Steve Wang

Director | Drive

Steve Wang is known for his work on Drive (1997), Predator (1987) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

10. Rick Lazzarini

Special_effects | Aliens

Rick Lazzarini is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Character Shop, creating fantastic creatures, puppets and animatronic effects for over twenty five years. Lazzarini has built and puppeteered creations from a miniature six inch replica of Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell for "Hook," to ...

11. Kevin Yagher

Special_effects | Sleepy Hollow

Beginning with such characters as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and Chucky in the "Child's Play" films, Kevin Yagher has established himself as one of the top make-up effects artists by developing and creating life-like creatures, aliens, animals and humans ...

12. Billy Bryan

Special_effects | Species

Billy Bryan is known for his work on Species (1995), Dreamcatcher (2003) and Men in Black (1997).

13. David Allen

Visual_effects | The Howling

David Allen was born on October 22, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David William Allen. He is known for his work on The Howling (1981), Willow (1988) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He was married to Donita Woodruff. He died on August 16, 1999 in Burbank, California.

14. Bill Sturgeon

Make_up_department | Hellboy

Bill Sturgeon is known for his work on Hellboy (2004), The Ring (2002) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

16. Carlo Rambaldi

Special_effects | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Carlo Rambaldi was born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Alien (1979) and King Kong (1976). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy.

17. David LeRoy Anderson

Make_up_department | The Nutty Professor

David LeRoy Anderson is known for his work on The Nutty Professor (1996), Men in Black (1997) and Dawn of the Dead (2004). He has been married to Heather Langenkamp since 1990. They have two children.

18. Harold Weed

Visual_effects | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Harold Weed was born on December 23, 1962 in San Francisco County, California, USA as Harold Solon Weed. He is known for his work on Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Minority Report (2002) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996).

19. Greg Nicotero

Make_up_department | The Walking Dead

Gifted SFX and make-up wizard, who learned his trade under the watchful eye of SFX splatter guru Tom Savini. Nicotero and buddies, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman started KNB Efx Group in 1988 and the group has provided eye-popping & jaw dropping special effects for major Hollywood releases ...

20. Tony Gardner

Make_up_department | 127 Hours

Known best for the films "127 Hours," "Zombieland," and"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," as well as his work with Daft Punk, Tony Gardner began his film career working on "Michael Jackson's Thriller" under the auspices of Rick Baker.

His very first independent FX job was an animatronic Half-Corpse for...

21. Stuart Conran

Make_up_department | Shaun of the Dead

Stuart Conran is known for his work on Shaun of the Dead (2004), Attack the Block (2011) and Doomsday (2008).

22. Richard Taylor

Special_effects | King Kong

Richard Taylor is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

23. Steve Johnson

Make_up_department | Species

Steve Johnson was born on February 7, 1960 in Houston, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Species (1995), Blade II (2002) and The Rundown (2003). He was previously married to Linnea Quigley.

24. James Kagel

Special_effects | Spider-Man

James Kagel is known for his work on Spider-Man (2002), The Abyss (1989) and Snakes on a Plane (2006).

26. Douglas J. Stewart

Special_effects | Starship Troopers

Doug joined the Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 In 2002 as a "Specialty Costume Manufacturer", which allows him to work on all aspects in the creation of a costume, to apply all of his knowledge, techniques and skills from his 20+ years within the special creature/character/makeup effects ...

27. Andy Schoneberg

Special_effects | The Island

Andy Schoneberg was born on July 17, 1956 in Casper, Wyoming, USA as Andrew John Schoneberg. He is known for his work on The Island (2005), The Walking Dead (2010) and Starship Troopers (1997).

28. Mark Shostrom

Make_up_department | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Born in 1956, Mark grew up in Hong Kong during the 1970s. He became interested in makeup after seeing Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff. In Hong Kong, Mark became friends with Karloff's widow Evelyn, who encouraged him to pursue makeup. He corresponded with John Chambers, makeup ...

29. Mark Bryan Wilson

Special_effects | Species

Mark Bryan Wilson was born in Newhall, California, USA. He is known for his work on Species (1995), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Men in Black (1997).

31. Pete Kleinow

Visual_effects | Starship Troopers

Pete Kleinow was born on August 20, 1934 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Peter E. Kleinow. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2 (1991). He was married to Ernestine Kleinow. He died on January 6, 2007 in Petaluma, California, USA.

32. Gary J. Tunnicliffe

Make_up_department | Feast

Gary J. Tunnicliffe has been working in the film industry since 1990, first as a make up effects artist in the UK, before moving to Los Angeles where he started his own make up fx design company 'Two Hours in the Dark Inc' which he closed in 2016 after 15 years to focus on art, writing and directing


33. Christopher Allen Nelson

Make_up_department | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Christopher Allen Nelson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15. While studying acting, he established himself as one of the top Special FX Make-up Artists in the industry, learning acting first hand from the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Mike Myers,...

34. Walt Conti

Special_effects | The Perfect Storm

Walt Conti was born in 1960. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Innerspace (1987) and The Abyss (1989).

35. Don Chandler

Make_up_department | The Thing

36. Mark 'Crash' McCreery

Visual_effects | Rango

Born to an Air-Force family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Crash spent his early childhood in the vagabond style of military life. Most of his early training began from observing nature, where he gained a deep appreciation for the natural order of things. He seemed to have developed an ...

37. Screaming Mad George

Special_effects | Predator

Screaming Mad George was born on October 7, 1956 in Osaka, Japan as Joji Tani. He is known for his work on Predator (1987), The Guyver (1991) and The Abyss (1989).

38. Tom Hester

Special_effects | I Am Legend

Tom Hester is known for his work on I Am Legend (2007), Starman (1984) and Cocoon (1985).

39. Norman Cabrera

Make_up_department | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Norman Cabrera is known for his work on Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Star Trek: Beyond (2016) and Planet of the Apes (2001).