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Jay Cannistraci (1930–2011)

Jay Cannistraci was born on March 21, 1930 in Sicily, Italy as Santo A Cannistraci. He is known for his work on Forrest Gump (1994), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). He was married to Sharon Kalb. He died on September 15, 2011 in Aventura, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Makeup Department
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Makeup Department
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Makeup Department
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday Makeup Department


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (101 credits)
  Bolden! (makeup artist) (post-production)
 2006 Dreamgirls (additional makeup artist: pick-ups)
 2006 Miami Vice (additional makeup artist)
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 2002 The Hours (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 Baseball Wives (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2002 Big Trouble (makeup artist)
 2002 Snow Dogs (first assistant makeup artist: Miami, Florida)
 2001 Ali (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2001 Three Blind Mice (TV Movie) (assistant makeup artist)
 2001 Going to California (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Heartbreakers (key makeup artist: Florida)
 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie) (key makeup artist: Miami & Puerto Rico)
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2000 Cutaway (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2000 The Crew (makeup department head)
 2000 Screwed (additional makeup assistant - uncredited)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (makeup artist)
 1999 Random Hearts (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1999 Analyze This (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1999 8MM (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1998 Holy Man (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1998 Sins of the City (TV Series) (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1998 There's Something About Mary (makeup artist: photo doubles - uncredited)
 1998 Wild Things (additional makeup artist - as Jay S. Cannistraci)
 1997 The Blackout (makeup artist)
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie) (key makeup: Miami)
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series) (additional makeup artist)
 1997 Lawless (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (makeup artist: Florida - uncredited)
 1997 The Pest (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1996 Blood and Wine (makeup artist)
 1995-1996 Flipper (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Sharks (1996) ... (makeup artist)
- Muddy Waters (1996) ... (makeup artist)
- Pilot (1995) ... (makeup artist)
 1996 The Substitute (makeup artist)
 1996 Two Much (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1995 Hurricane Andrew (makeup department head)
 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (second makeup artist)
 1995 Fair Game (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1995/I Apollo 13 (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1995 The Perez Family (makeup artist)
 1995 Miami Rhapsody (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1994 The Specialist (makeup artist: Rod Steiger)
 1994 True Lies (key makeup artist: second unit - uncredited)
 1994 Forrest Gump (makeup artist)
 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (2nd makeup artist - as Jay S. Cannistraci)
 1993 Guilty as Sin (makeup artist)
 1993 Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 1993 Cop & ½ (assistant makeup artist)
 1993 Born Yesterday (makeup artist: Don Johnson)
 1992 Trespass (key makeup artist)
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2000)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1991 Off and Running (makeup artist)
 1991 Paradise (makeup artist)
 1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (makeup artist: Mr. Johnson)
 1991 Fires Within (makeup artist: Jimmy Smits)
 1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Series) (additional makeup artist)
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- The Gift (1990) ... (makeup artist)
- Black Gold (1990) ... (makeup artist)
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Lauren Bacall)
 1990 Rocky V (makeup artist: New York)
 1990 The Hot Spot (makeup artist)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 10 episodes, 1985 - 1990) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 1985)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... (key makeup artist)
- Freefall (1989) ... (key makeup artist)
- Blood & Roses (1988) ... (key makeup artist)
- Missing Hours (1987) ... (key makeup artist)
- Death and the Lady (1987) ... (key makeup artist)
 1989 Dead Bang (makeup artist: Don Johnson - uncredited)
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance (makeup artist: Don Johnson - uncredited)
 1988 Biloxi Blues (makeup department head)
 1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Movie) (key makeup artist: second unit - uncredited) / (makeup artist)
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1985 Turk 182! (makeup department head)
 1985 Witness (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1984 The Cotton Club (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Chiefs (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- Part 2 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- Part 1 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Easy Money (additional makeup artist)
 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Trading Places (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Bad Boys (makeup artist)
 1983 Lovesick (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 The King of Comedy (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 Having It All (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Dyan Cannon)
 1982 Tempest (department head makeup)
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 Author! Author! (makeup artist)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 I, the Jury (makeup artist)
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1981 Tattoo (makeup department head)
 1981 So Fine (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1981 Arthur (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1981 Thin Ice (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1981 Eyewitness (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 Don't Miss the Boat (TV Short) (makeup department head)
 1980 Stardust Memories (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 Bronco Billy (makeup artist: New York - uncredited)
 1979 All That Jazz (additional special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1970 Rabbit, Run (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1969 Goodbye, Columbus (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)

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Jay S. Cannistraci

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