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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 May 1951Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameJohn Kevin Pike
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin Pike started out as a local hire for Jaws (1975) for Universal. He had been working on Martha's Vineyard as a busboy when the first of the crew arrived. He got a job working as a laborer, carpenter, painter and, later, helped out in special effects on the shark. After the location filming was completed, Kevin came out to Hollywood and managed to get his necessary union time in on Islands in the Stream (1976), at Paramount, again helping to make sharks.

Focusing on Special Effects brought Kevin to the position of Supervisor in just a few years after working with veteran Special Effects men under the studio system. He went on to supervise some respectable films, working with prominent directors, e.g., Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Schlesinger, Tim Burton, Taylor Hackford, Gore Verbinski, Jan de Bont, and David Fincher, to name a few.

Over the years, Kevin has garnered several awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects ('94/'95) for Earth 2 (1995), as well as being considered for an Oscar nomination for Back to the Future (1995) for Bob Zemeckis. He earned a Clio for the Best Special Effects (2000) on the Levi "Invisible Man" commercial for Michael Bay. In addition to his long term work in Special Effects, Kevin is also a member of the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and serves on the Special Visual Effects Committees for both the Oscar and Emmy Academies.

Now after 36 years, Kevin has supervised the Special Effects many major motion pictures, television shows and commercials. He is president of Filmtrix, Inc. which he started in 1983. He resides in Sherman Oaks, CA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: filmtrix@mac.com

Spouse (1)

Marilyn Poucher (9 March 1991 - 24 May 2007) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

Daughters: Jennifer, Camille, Son: Jackson.

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