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Greg Nicotero


Gifted SFX and make-up wizard, who learned his trade under the watchful eye of SFX splatter guru Tom Savini. Nicotero and buddies, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman started KNB Efx Group in 1988 and the group has provided eye-popping & jaw dropping special effects for major Hollywood releases including The Green Mile (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Gravy (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2014 Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
  The Walking Dead (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 25 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (special effects makeup by - 16 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (special makeup effects artist - 7 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (key special makeup effects supervisor - 3 episodes, 2010)
- A (2014) ... (special effects makeup by)
- Us (2014) ... (special effects makeup by)
- The Grove (2014) ... (special effects makeup by)
- Alone (2014) ... (special effects makeup by)
- Still (2014) ... (special effects makeup by)
 2013 This Is the End (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2013 Hemlock Grove (TV Series) (special make-up effects by - 2 episodes)
- The Angel (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
- Jellyfish in the Sky (2013) ... (special make-up effects by - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2013 Pain & Gain (project supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (special makeup effects)
 2013 Movie 43 (special makeup effects head: KNB - segment "Happy Birthday")
 2012 Django Unchained (special makeup effects supervisor: KNB EFX Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (special makeup effects)
 2012 Hitchcock (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (special makeup effects)
 2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
  Breaking Bad (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2011)
- Live Free or Die (2012) ... (special makeup effects)
- Face Off (2011) ... (special makeup effects)
- Bullet Points (2011) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Savages (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2011 The Grey (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2011 Priest (special makeup effects creator - as Gregory Nicotero) / (special makeup effects designer - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2011 Water for Elephants (key special makeup effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 I Am Number Four (special makeup creator) / (special makeup designer)
 2011 Paul (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (prosthetics supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (TV Movie) (special makeup and creature effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 The United Monster Talent Agency (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Ward (makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 Piranha 3D (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 Predators (special makeup and creature effects)
 2010 The Last Exorcism (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (key special makeup effects supervisor - 6 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
- Peleliu Airfield (2010) ... (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
- Peleliu Landing (2010) ... (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 6 Souls (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2010 Edge of Darkness (special makeup effects)
 2010 The Book of Eli (key special makeup effects)
 2009 Dark Country (special effects makeup artist)
 2009 Splice (special makeup and creature effects)
 2009 Surrogates (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2009 Jennifer's Body (special makeup effects and animatronics)
 2009 Survival of the Dead (special effects makeup consultant)
 2009 The Final Destination (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Shorts (key special makeup effects supervisor)
 2009 Public Enemies (special makeup effects: KNB EFX Group)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2009 Drag Me to Hell (key special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (special makeup effects designer)
 2009 Horsemen (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 The Unborn (special makeup effects designer and creator: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 2008 Seven Pounds (key special makeup effects supervisor)
 2008/I Milk (makeup designer - uncredited)
 2008/I Mirrors (special makeup effects designer - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 6 episodes)
- Community (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Eater (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- In Sickness and in Health (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Family Man (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Spooked (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (special makeup effects show supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 The Great Debaters (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Mist (creature designer - as Gregory Nicotero) / (creature makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Diary of the Dead (special makeup effects producer)
 2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (Video) (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Planet Terror (special makeup effects designer - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Transformers (special makeup effects show supervisor)
 2007 Hostel: Part II (special makeup effects designer and creator - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Death Proof (special makeup effects designer - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Grindhouse (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 Disturbia (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 The Hills Have Eyes II (special makeup effects designer - as Gregory Nicotero)
  Masters of Horror (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 11 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006)
- The Washingtonians (2007) ... (special effects makeup - as Gregory Nicotero)
- The Black Cat (2007) ... (special effects makeup - as Gregory Nicotero)
- We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) ... (special effects makeup - as Gregory Nicotero)
- Right to Die (2007) ... (special effects makeup - as Gregory Nicotero)
- The Screwfly Solution (2006) ... (special effects makeup - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2007 The Hitcher (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2007 Primeval (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2006 Deja Vu (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2006/I The Return (special effects makeup)
 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (special makeup supervisor)
 2006 Comedy Hell (makeup supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2004-2006 Deadwood (TV Series) (prosthetic effects supervisor - 36 episodes)
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- Amateur Night (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
 2006 Desperation (TV Movie) (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2006 Poseidon (makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (special makeup and creatures - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2005 Hostel (special makeup effects designer and creator - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2005 Serenity (supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2005 The Island (project supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2005 Land of the Dead (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2005 Sin City (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2005 Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 Cursed (additional special makeup effects supervisor) / (additional werewolf effects creator)
 2004 Riding the Bullet (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2004/I Ray (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (special makeup supervisor)
 2004 Employee of the Month (supervisor: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (special effects makeup supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero) / (special makeup effects artist: KNB FX Group)
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (special makeup effects: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 2003 Identity (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (special makeup effects artist - as Greg Nicatero)
 2002 Vampires: Los Muertos (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc.)
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (character prosthetics supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2002 Minority Report (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2002 The Time Machine (supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2001 Ghosts of Mars (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2001 Mulholland Drive (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 The Animal (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Spy Kids (special makeup and creature effects - as Gregory Nicotero) / (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc.)
 2000 Unbreakable (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group Inc.)
 2000 The Cell (prosthetics supervisor - uncredited) / (supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 2000 Picking Up the Pieces (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 Mission to Mars (special makeup effects: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 2000 The Crow: Salvation (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1999 The Green Mile (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video) (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero) / (supervisor: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1999 The Haunting (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (Video) (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1998 The Faculty (special makeup and creature effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1998 Very Bad Things (supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group, Inc.)
 1998 Vampires (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1998 Phantoms (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1997 Scream 2 (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1997 The Night Flier (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1997 Wishmaster (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1997 Boogie Nights (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1997 Spawn (animatronic creature effects - as Gregory Nicotero) / (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1997 DNA (Video) (special makeup supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1996 Scream (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Never Talk to Strangers (special effects prosthetics)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (special makeup effects: KNB EFX - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1995 Galaxis (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1995 The Walking Dead (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn (special makeup effects: puppeteer - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1994 New Nightmare (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (special makeup supervisor - uncredited)
 1993 Cyborg 2 (Video) (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1993 Skinner (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1993 Ticks (special makeup effects supervisor: second unit, K.N.B. EFX Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1993 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1993 Doppelganger (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1992 Army of Darkness (special makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1992 The Nutt House (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1991 The People Under the Stairs (special makeup effects supervisor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1991 Children of the Night (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1990 Misery (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Sibling Rivalry (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (makeup supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 1989 Halloween 5 (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group)
 1989 Bride of Re-Animator (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1989 The Horror Show (special makeup effects artist: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1989 Intruder (special makeup effects artist - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1988 Monkey Shines (special makeup effects assistant)
 1988 Phantasm II (special makeup effects constructor - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1987 Creepshow 2 (makeup effects - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1987 Evil Dead II (special makeup effects unit crew - as Gregory Nicotero)
 1985 Invasion U.S.A. (additional special effects makeup)
 1985 Day of the Dead (assistant: Tom Savini - as Gregory Nicotero)
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Recently commissioned to create a 1:1 scale replica of the head of Bruce the shark for the 30th Anniversary celebration of Jaws on Martha's Vineyard in June of 2005. The head is on permanent display on the island.

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Alternate Names:

Greg Nicatero | Greg Nicotera | Gregory Nicotero

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Started his own effects company, KNB Efx Group Inc., in 1988 with his partners Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman after the three of them decided to stop working for other people and work for themselves. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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