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Mike Smithson was born in Woodstock, Illinois, USA as Michael Scott Smithson. He is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). See full bio »
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 2015 Under Surveillance (TV Movie) (makeup designer/department head) (pre-production)
 2014-2015 Grimm (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 18 episodes)
- Cry Havoc (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Headache (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- You Don't Know Jack (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Iron Hans (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Mishipeshu (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Mortdecai (key makeup artist)
 2014/II Ouija (special makeup by)
 2014 Jersey Boys (makeup artist)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (key makeup artist)
 2012 Lincoln (crowd makeup artist)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (makeup artist)
  True Blood (TV Series) (makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2011) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 2011)
- And When I Die (2011) ... (makeup effects artist)
- Soul of Fire (2011) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (makeup artist - as Michael Smithson)
 2011 Thor (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Experiment (makeup department head)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland (key prosthetic makeup artist - uncredited)
 2009 Avatar (makeup department head: Los Angeles live action)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (makeup effects department head)
 2009 Star Trek (makeup artist)
 2009 Push (makeup department head)
 2008 Fragments (makeup department head)
 2008 The Love Guru (makeup concept designer)
 2007 Into the Wild (makeup artist)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (makeup tests: pre-production)
 2007 Wild Hogs (makeup artist)
 2007 Norbit (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (special makeup effects artist: Proteus - as Michael Smithson)
 2006 World Trade Center (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Poseidon (makeup department head: second unit)
 2005 ER (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Refusal of Care (2005) ... (makeup artist)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2003 Big Fish (makeup artist)
 2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (lead cat makeup artist: Mike Myers)
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Chosen (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Men in Black II (background makeup supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Murder by Numbers (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 The Sweetest Thing (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (key makeup artist)
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2001 Special Unit 2 (TV Series) (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (makeup artist)
 2000 Little Nicky (makeup & demon effects: Henry Winkler)
 2000 Lost Souls (lead makeup effects)
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2000 The Kid (makeup artist)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 Battlefield Earth (makeup artist: John Travolta)
 2000/I Supernova (key prosthetic makeup artist)
 2000 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (old age makeup artist - uncredited)
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio) / (makeup designer: Fat Bastard)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1998 Gods and Monsters (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (makeup artist)
 1997/I Ghosts (Short) (makeup artist: Michael Jackson)
 1996 The Utilizer (makeup artist) / (makeup designer)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (makeup supervisor)
 1995 Tank Girl (makeup designer)
 1994 Brainscan (designer and sculptor: "Mesh", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.) / (special makeup animatronic effects)
 1994 Golden Gate (effects makeup artist: Matt Dillon)
 1994 Cabin Boy (special makeup effects artist: Figurehead, Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 1993 Full Eclipse (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (fabrication)
 1992 The Vagrant (special makeup supervisor - as Michael Smithson)
 1992 Sleepwalkers (prosthetic designer) / (prosthetic sculptor)
 1991 Dollman (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (effects sculptor, cosmetics)
 1991 Timebomb (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Switch (demon design and prosthetics)
 1991 Scanners II: The New Order (special makeup effects supervisor: Shadoworks)
 1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (makeup artist)
 1990 The Exorcist III (on set prosthetics coordinator)
 1988 The Blob (makeup effects key artist: makeup effects crew) / (makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew)
 1988 Dead Heat (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1988 Night of the Demons (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1988 Return of the Living Dead II (special makeup crew)
 1987 Teen Wolf Too (makeup artist: wolf makeup)
 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series) (fabrication)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (sculptor, cosmetics)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (fabrication)
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