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Jeff Dawn

As of 2016, Jeff has department headed the make-up departments on about 40 films plus over 200 episodes on several television series. He specializes in action/adventure, futuristic/fantasy, war and period films, including seven with the actor, Dwayne Johnson. Before Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor, Jeff department headed 19 of Arnold's films... See full bio »

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Makeup Department
The Terminator
The Terminator Makeup Department
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero Makeup Department
The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King Makeup Department


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 2011-2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (makeup department head - 134 episodes)
- Ke Ku 'Ana (2016) ... (makeup department head)
- Hu a'e ke ahi lanakila a Kamaile (2016) ... (makeup department head)
- He Moho Hou (2016) ... (makeup department head)
- No ke ali'i wahine a me ka 'aina (2016) ... (makeup department head)
- Makaukau 'oe e Pa'ani? (2016) ... (makeup department head)
 2012 Battleship (makeup department head: Hawaii)
 2011 Answers to Nothing (makeup department head)
 2011/I Allegiance (Short) (key makeup artist)
  Lost (TV Series) (makeup artist - 6 episodes, 2010) (makeup supervisor - 2 episodes, 2010)
- The End (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- What They Died For (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Across the Sea (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- The Candidate (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- The Last Recruit (2010) ... (makeup supervisor)
 2009-2010 Leverage (TV Series) (makeup department head - 15 episodes)
- The Maltese Falcon Job (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- The Three Strikes Job (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- The Future Job (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- The Zanzibar Marketplace Job (2010) ... (makeup department head)
- The Bottle Job (2010) ... (makeup department head)
 2009 Surrogates (makeup department head)
 2008 The Longshots (makeup department head)
 2007 The Game Plan (makeup department head)
 2006/I The Guardian (department head makeup: second unit, OR/WA)
 2006 Gridiron Gang (makeup department head)
 2005 Doom (makeup artist: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
 2005 Be Cool (makeup department head)
 2004 Walking Tall (makeup department head)
 2003 The Rundown (makeup department head)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (makeup department head)
 2002 The Scorpion King (makeup designer) / (makeup supervisor)
 2002 Collateral Damage (makeup department head)
 2000 The 6th Day (makeup department head)
 1999 End of Days (makeup department head)
 1999 Deep Blue Sea (makeup department head)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (makeup designer) / (makeup supervisor)
 1997 Batman & Robin (makeup artist: Mr. Freeze)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (key makeup artist)
 1996 Eraser (makeup supervisor)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Short) (makeup department head)
 1994 McKenna (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1994 True Lies (makeup supervisor)
 1993 Last Action Hero (makeup supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Cliffhanger (makeup department head)
 1992 Intruders (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... (makeup artist)
 1992 Christmas in Connecticut (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (key makeup department)
 1991 Flight of the Intruder (makeup artist)
 1990 Kindergarten Cop (makeup department head)
 1990 Total Recall (makeup department head)
 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (makeup artist)
 1988 Twins (makeup department head)
 1988 Red Heat (makeup artist)
 1988 Colors (assistant makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1987 The Running Man (key makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1987 Predator (mud makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (makeup artist)
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (makeup artist)
 1986 Let's Get Harry (makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1986 The Ladies Club (makeup department head - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1986 Bad Guys (makeup department head - uncredited)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A. (head makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1985 Teen Wolf (special makeup effects - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1984 The Terminator (makeup department head - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1984 Chattanooga Choo Choo (makeup department head)
 1983 Strangers Kiss (makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1983 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Red Room Riddle (1983) ... (makeup artist - as Jefferson Dawn)
 1982 A New Day in Eden (TV Series) (makeup department head - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (makeup department head)
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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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