Dave Snyder, an Owensboro, Kentucky native, moved to Hollywood in 1992 to become a makeup and special effects artist. Since then, he has worked on both low-budget features and television projects and full-scale Hollywood feature productions. Snyder, said he became interested in special effects after seeing films such as "Altered States" and "The ... See full bio »
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"Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Wins WGA Award

Congratulations to the writing team behind Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," winner of the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Script.

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  The Storyteller (special makeup effects artist) (post-production)
 2015 Kids vs Monsters (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Sinister 2 (prosthetic and special effects makeup: designer)
 2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2015/I The Boy (special makeup effects artist)
 2014/I Spring (special effects makeup foreman)
 2014 FanGirl Academy: 101 (TV Series documentary) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Earth Day 101 (2014) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 Cooties (makeup artist)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (makeup effects artist)
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods (prosthetic makeup artist - as David Snyder)
  True Blood (TV Series) (makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 2011) (makeup effects technician - 1 episode, 2011)
- Let's Get Out of Here (2011) ... (makeup effects technician)
- Spellbound (2011) ... (makeup effects artist)
- Cold Grey Light of Dawn (2011) ... (makeup effects artist)
 2011 Conan the Barbarian (key makeup artist)
 2011 The Whisperer in Darkness (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 VictimEyes (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Star Trek (makeup artist)
 2008 Get Smart (makeup/prosthetic artist)
 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom (prosthetic makeup assistant - as David Snyder) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2008/IV Asylum (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 Cavemen (TV Series) (prosthetic makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Rock Vote (2007) ... (prosthetic makeup artist)
- The Shaver (2007) ... (prosthetic makeup artist)
- The Cavewoman (2007) ... (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2007 No Country for Old Men (makeup applicator/sculptor)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (additional makeup artist - as John David Snyder)
 2007 Dead Silence (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima (makeup artist)
 2006 Fido (prosthetics effects: Zombie LA - as John Davis Snyder)
 2006 Snakes on a Plane (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (additional makeup artist - as John David Snyder)
 2005 Wait 'Til You're Older (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (special makeup effects artist - as John D. Snyder)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (prosthetics makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios, Inc.)
 2004 Catwoman (mask technician)
 2004 American Crime (Video) (special makeup effects artist: Cary Elweys)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (prosthetics makeup artist - as David Snyder)
 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2002 Comic Book Villains (Video) (special makeup effects artist: Cary Elweys)
 2001 Impostor (prosthetic effects supervisor - as David Snyder)
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (lead artist: contractor effects crew)
 1999 Virus (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Species II (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Kiss the Girls (special makeup effects assistant)
 1996 Space Truckers (special makeup effects technical supervisor: Optic Nerve)
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1995 The Prophecy (on-set prosthetics supervisor)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (makeup effects project head: Todd Masters Company)
 1994 Leprechaun 2 (special makeup effects artist: Todd Masters Co. - as David Snyder)
 1994 Bloodfist V: Human Target (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Till Death Do We Part (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Two for the Show (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
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David Snyder | John D. Snyder | John David Snyder | John Davis Snyder

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