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Peter Montagna


Born March 27, 1952, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He started as a staff make-up artist at NBC television in 1981. In 1984, he became head make-up designer for Saturday Night Live (1975), where he created special make-ups for the various cast members including Eddie Murphy, Martin Short, Christopher Guest, and Billy Crystal. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2014 True Blood (TV Series) (makeup effects technician - 1 episode)
- Lost Cause (2014) ... (makeup effects technician)
 2014 World Premiere (TV Series) (3rd - 1 episode)
- The Bridge: Season 2 (2014) ... (3rd)
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 Lone Survivor (key makeup artist)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (key prosthetic makeup artist)
 2012 Hitchcock (key prosthetic makeup artist)
 2012 Small Apartments (makeup: Mr. Crystal)
 2011 I Am Number Four (additional prosthetic makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (makeup artist - 86 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (key makeup artist - 15 episodes, 2005 - 2006)
- Shattered (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Almost Paradise (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Free Love (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- Bullet (2010) ... (makeup artist)
- The Last Drive-In (2010) ... (makeup artist)
 2008 Columbus Day (key makeup artist)
 2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 2002 Dark Blue (assistant makeup artist)
 2002 Analyze That (makeup artist: Mr. Crystal)
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (makeup department head - 5 episodes)
- Sleeper (2002) ... (makeup department head)
- Conversations with Dead People (2002) ... (makeup department head)
- Him (2002) ... (makeup department head)
- Selfless (2002) ... (makeup department head)
- Lessons (2002) ... (makeup department head)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (assistant makeup artist)
 2001 As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (Video documentary short) (makeup artist)
 2001 America's Sweethearts (makeup artist: Mr. Crystal)
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 2001 Hype (TV Series) (makeup department head - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.14 (2001) ... (makeup department head)
- Episode #1.13 (2001) ... (makeup department head)
 2001 Grounded for Life (TV Series) (make up - 1 episode)
- I Wanna Be Suspended (2001) ... (make up)
 1999-2000 Once and Again (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 22 episodes)
- A Door, About to Open (2000) ... (key makeup artist)
- Letting Go (2000) ... (key makeup artist)
- My Brilliant Career (2000) ... (key makeup artist)
- Cat-in-Hat (2000) ... (key makeup artist)
- Strangers and Brothers (2000) ... (key makeup artist)
 1999 Analyze This (makeup artist: Mr. Crystal)
 1998/I Soldier (makeup artist)
 1998 My Giant (key makeup artist)
 1997 Wag the Dog (key makeup artist)
 1997 Fathers' Day (key makeup artist)
 1996 Hamlet (makeup artist)
 1996 My Fellow Americans (assistant makeup artist)
 1996 High School High (key makeup artist)
 1996 Eraser (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1996 Mulholland Falls (makeup artist: Chazz Palminteri)
 1995 Forget Paris (key makeup artist)
 1995 The Watcher (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1994 Trapped in Paradise (makeup artist)
 1994 North (key makeup artist: New York)
 1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (key makeup artist: New York)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1994) (makeup department head - 1 episode, 1988)
- Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam (1994) ... (makeup artist)
- Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) ... (makeup department head)
- Jesse Jackson/Andrae Crouch, Wintley Phipps (1984) ... (makeup artist)
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You? (assistant makeup artist)
 1993 Last Action Hero (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1993 Life with Mikey (makeup artist: New York)
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series) (makeup artist - 5 episodes)
- Stepping Back (1993) ... (makeup artist)
- The Loft (1993) ... (makeup artist)
- The Rainmaker (1993) ... (makeup artist)
- The Hopeless Romantic (1993) ... (makeup artist)
- Honor (1993) ... (makeup artist)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (hair designs creator) / (makeup creator)
 1991 The Good Policeman (makeup department head)
 1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1991 A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1991 City Slickers (makeup artist: additional crew)
 1991 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (Video documentary) (makeup artist)
 1990 Quick Change (makeup department head)
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (makeup artist: Billy Crystal)
 1989 Warlock (assistant makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1987 Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes (TV Special short) (makeup department head)
 1987 The Princess Bride (makeup designer: Mr. Crystal) / (makeup designer: Ms. Kane)
 1986 Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special (TV Movie documentary) (makeup department head)
 1983 The Hunger (special makeup effects artist)
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He is an active member in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Aries

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