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Crist Ballas

A childhood passion for the classic Universal monsters, coupled with a love of the fine arts led Crist Ballas toward the rather unconventional study of makeup. After many years of honing his skills, he further refined his make-up techniques under the tutelage of the legendary Dick Smith. He continues to be an innovator in his field, and is known ... See full bio »

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Star Trek
Star Trek Makeup Department
The Straight Story
The Straight Story Makeup Department
The 13th Warrior
The 13th Warrior Makeup Department
Mallrats Makeup Department


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (67 credits)
 2017 Crowing Lakes (special makeup effects artist) (pre-production)
  In an Instant (TV Series documentary) (makeup department head - 8 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (makeup department head:reenactment unit - 4 episodes, 2016) (special makeup effects supervisor - 2 episodes, 2015) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2015)
- Buried by Bonfire (2016) ... (makeup department head: reenactment unit)
- Hanging in the Balance (2016) ... (makeup department head:reenactment unit)
- He Picked the Wrong Girl (2016) ... (makeup department head:reenactment unit)
- Murder in the Maternity Ward (2016) ... (makeup department head:reenactment unit)
- Tragedy in Tornado Alley (2016) ... (makeup department head:reenactment unit)
 2015 Theater People (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Bravo! Company (2015) ... (makeup artist)
 2014 America Unearthed (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- The Appalachian Giant (2014) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong (special makeup effects artist: Smith FX)
 2013/V Eden (Short) (makeup department head)
 2012 Golden Hour (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Profile of a Killer (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Best Man Down (makeup department head)
 2012 Hua pi 2 (key special makeup effects artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2012 The Choo Choo Bob Show (TV Series) (makeup artist - 4 episodes)
- Safety First ... (makeup artist)
- Rails of Fortune ... (makeup artist)
- Business Is Good ... (makeup artist)
- Always Classic ... (makeup artist)
 2012 Planet Earth Live (TV Series documentary) (makeup artist - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2011 Double Day (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 Memorial Day (key makeup artist)
 2011 The Hagstone Demon (wig maker)
 2011 The Curse of Yig (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 Stuck Between Stations (makeup department head)
 2011 Good Morning, Beautiful (Short) (makeup department head)
 2009 Ana's Playground (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Holy Grail in America (TV Movie documentary) (makeup department head)
 2009 Into Temptation (makeup artist: for Kristin Chenoweth)
 2009 Star Trek (special makeup effects artist: Proteus Make-up FX)
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (special effects makeup artist)
 2008 13 Hours in a Warehouse (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Seeking Wellness: Suffering Through Four Movements (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 My Mummy (Video) (special makeup effects artist: mummy face designer)
 2008 The Love Guru (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2008 R.P.D.M. (Short) (makeup department head)
 2008 Beauty and the Geek (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- More Than Just a Beauty and a Geek (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Beauties vs. Geeks (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2008 Flourtown (Short) (hair/makeup supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Warlords (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Subversion (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Sweet Land (special makeup: Metamorphosis - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2005 Changhen ge (key special makeup)
 2005 Dealova (makeup artist)
 2005 Planetfall (makeup supervisor)
 2004 Draw the Pirate (Short) (key makeup artist)
 2004 Grown Men (key makeup artist)
 2002 Holiday in Dirt (makeup artist)
 2002 Factory Accident Sex (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 2002 Collateral Damage (additional stunt prosthetics)
 2001 Let's Bowl (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 2001 Herman U.S.A. (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Sugar & Spice (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 The 6th Day (additional prosthetics - uncredited)
 2000 Reindeer Games (prosthetic makeup effects)
 1999 End of Days (Mr.Schwarzenegger's double prosthetics)
 1999 Double Jeopardy (prosthetic corpse designer)
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Straight Story (special makeup effects)
 1999 20/20 Vision (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Let's Bowl (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 1998 A Simple Plan (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Bubblepac (Short) (key makeup artist)
 1998 The Naked Man (special makeup effects coordinator)
 1998 Health Diary (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Childhood Leukemia ... (makeup artist)
 1997 Batman & Robin (Mr.Schwarzenegger's double prosthetics - uncredited)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (makeup artist: Minnesota - uncredited)
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (hair stylist - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (makeup artist - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1995)
- The Incredible Melting Man (1996) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- Night of the Blood Beast (1995) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Red Zone Cuba (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- San Francisco International (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- The Violent Years (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
 1995 Mallrats (prosthetic makeup effercts - as Christ Ballas)
 1994 Viper (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Laurel Avenue (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Christ Ballas | Crist J. Ballas | Crist J.Ballas

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I feel the most interesting thing about his craft is the diversity and how it incorporates other occupations into his work: chemistry, anatomy, medical prosthetics, dentistry, sculpture, mold-making, painting, hairstyling, mechanical engineering, design, research and development, color matching, continuity, on set diplomacy, budgeting and managing projects. However, most important; is the ... See more »

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