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John Dods

Born in December 1948, in Plainfield, New Jersey, John Dods has been described by CNN as "one of the world's foremost masters of disguise." Dods has created makeups ranging from the AIDS victims of Longtime Companion (1989), to the aliens, vampires, and zombies of the TV-series Monsters (1988), and to the Beast in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast". ... See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (11 credits)
 1992 Boomerang (Grace Jones' corpse creator - uncredited)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying (dummy constructor: Matt Dillon dummies)
  Monsters (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 5 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (special effects - 3 episodes, 1989) (finger effects - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Moving Finger (1991) ... (finger effects)
- Jar (1989) ... (special effects)
- The Face (1989) ... (special effects makeup)
- Taps (1989) ... (special effects)
- The Mother Instinct (1989) ... (special effects)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (severed-head constructions maker - uncredited)
 1988 Black Roses (mechanical corpse effects)
 1988 Poltergeist III (mechanical effects - uncredited)
 1987 My Demon Lover (special effects makeup)
 1986 Spookies (creator: additional effects) / (special creature design and animation)
 1986 Prison Ship (designer and fabricator: mutant rat)
 1983 The Deadly Spawn (special effects director)
 1982 Nightbeast (beast designer)
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Other Works:

TV commercials for Payday Candy Bar (1993-1995) Builder of stop-motion animation Gorilla and bird models. See more »

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1 Interview | 14 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Since 1993, he has produced 52,000 foam latex prosthetic pieces for 6 international productions of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".

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