Up 12,835 this week

Mike Elizalde

Mike Elizalde was born in Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mexico in 1960 and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was five years old. Mike first became interested in monsters and creature effects as a young child watching films like Frankenstein and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. With the invaluable information outlined in Lee Baygan's ... See full bio »

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 people
created 05 Jan 2014
a list of 20 people
created 29 Nov 2014
a list of 251 people
created 4 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Mike Elizalde's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Makeup Department
Stranger Things
Stranger Things Special Effects
Attack the Block
Attack the Block Special Effects


Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (51 credits)
 2018 Lost in Space (TV Series) (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) (announced)
 2017 Bright (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) (filming)
 2016 Gehenna: Where Death Lives (creature effects supervisor)
  Stranger Things (TV Series) (creature effects supervisor - 6 episodes, 2016) (puppeteer - 6 episodes, 2016)
- Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Six: The Monster (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
 2015/I Nightlight (creature effects designer: Spectral Motion)
 2015/II Gnome Alone (makeup effects supervisor)
 2013 Nothing Left to Fear (creative supervisor)
 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (design consultant)
 2012 Looper (makeup effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2012/I The Watch (design consultant)
 2011 Attack the Block (creature effects)
 2011 Paul (creator: Paul puppet effects)
 2006 Lady in the Water (creature effects supervisor)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (creature effects supervisor)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (mechanical designer)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (mechanical designer)
 2002 They (mechanics: Patrick Tatopoulos Designs)
 2002 Saint Sinner (TV Movie) (mechanical designer)
 2002 Men in Black II (mechanical department: Cinovation - uncredited)
 2002 Blade II (lead mechanical engineer: Steve Johnson's XFX)
 2001 Arachnid (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (key animatronic designer: "Mecha", Stan Winston Studio)
 2001 Monkeybone (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (animatronics engineer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (mechanical department: Cinovation/Rick Baker Crew)
 1997 Men in Black (mechanic: Cinovation Studios)
 1996 The Frighteners (mechanical designer)
 1995 Jumanji (mechanical designer - uncredited)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (mechanical designer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1995 Species ("Sil" puppet mechanical design: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1995 Fluke (mechanical designer)
 1994 The Santa Clause (lead puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.) / (reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1994 Stargate (creature art department)
 1994 Clifford (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 1993 Addams Family Values (mechanical designer)
 1993 Wilder Napalm (special effects technician)
 1993 Coneheads (special effects makeup)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (mechanical designer)
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1991-1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (animatronics designer - 2 episodes)
- Strung Along (1992) ... (animatronics designer)
- Dead Wait (1991) ... (animatronics designer)
 1991 One Good Cop (mechanical designer - uncredited)
 1990 Darkman (sculptor: makeup effects unit)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (puppeteer)
 1990 Total Recall (special effects technician)
 1989 The Cellar (animatronics engineer - uncredited)
 1989 Look Who's Talking (mechanical designer - uncredited) / (puppeteer - uncredited)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (effects crew: David Miller Studio) / (sculptor: Todd Masters Company)
 1989 Turner & Hooch (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1989 Arena (special effects technician)
 1988 Watchers (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1988 Headhunter (special effects technician)
Show Show Makeup Department (36 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (19 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (5 credits)
Show Show Art department (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Mike Elizade | Michael Elizalde | Winston Mike Elizalde

Message Boards

Discuss Mike Elizalde on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page