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John Chambers (I) (1923–2001)

John Chambers worked out of his home in a blue collar neighborhood in Burbank, California, just a few short blocks from Disney Studios, (actually, his garage transformed into a makeup lab) where the likes of Lana Turner could be found sitting for a set of teeth, Howard Keel getting a fitting for an Indianesque nose, Leonard Nimoy acquiring the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1982 Class Reunion (makeup designer) / (prosthetics supervisor - uncredited)
 1982 Blade Runner (prosthetic makeups - uncredited)
 1981 Halloween II (makeup technician - as John F. Chambers)
 1980 Beyond Westworld (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 1977 Dark Echoes (special makeup effects artist)
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (makeup creator)
 1976 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1976 Embryo (makeup designer)
 1975 Twigs (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1975 Up from the Ape (Documentary) (makeup designer)
 1974 Phantom of the Paradise (makeup designer)
 1973 Sssssss (creative makeup designer)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (creative makeup designer)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
 1972 Superbeast (special makeup artist)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (creative makeup designer)
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five (makeup artist)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (creative makeup design)
 1971 The Mephisto Waltz (life masks - uncredited)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (creative makeup designer)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (creative makeup designer)
 1967-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (makeup designer - 2 episodes)
- Target: Earth (1968) ... (makeup designer - uncredited)
- The Space Destructors (1967) ... (makeup designer - uncredited)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The War Lord (1967) ... (makeup artist)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1966) ... (makeup artist)
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series) (makeup designer)
 1965 The Human Duplicators (special makeup effects artist)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (makeup artist)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1960-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- The Terrible Clockman (1961) ... (makeup artist)
- The House of the Seven Gables (1960) ... (makeup artist)
- Winnie-the-Pooh (1960) ... (makeup artist)
 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.14 (1960) ... (makeup artist)
 1958 An Evening with Fred Astaire (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1958 Showdown at Boot Hill (makeup artist)
 1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass (makeup artist)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (makeup artist - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(autobiography) 'The Master of Disguise'. (co-author with Antonio J. Mendez)

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

John F. Chambers

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Aside from his Hollywood work, Chambers also served in the Army and was awarded special recognition from the C.I.A. for his contributions to secret missions. See more »

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