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Michael Spatola

Michael Spatola is a make-up artist with over 35 years professional experience. Although he's flown under the radar for most of his career, he's actually been nominated by his peers twice for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Make-up EMMY Awards, and twice for Best Make-up Cable ACE Awards. Mike's worked on all types of budgets and films from ... See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (26 credits)
 2015 Dependent's Day (makeup artist) (post-production)
 2015 Harbinger Down (makeup department head) (completed)
 2014 Zomboobies! (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2013 Saving Lincoln (key makeup artist)
 2012 Facejacker (TV Series) (prosthetic makeup assistant - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... (prosthetic makeup assistant)
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... (prosthetic makeup assistant)
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... (prosthetic makeup assistant)
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... (prosthetic makeup assistant)
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... (prosthetic makeup assistant)
 1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (prosthetic makeup artist)
 1994 The Cisco Kid (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1993 Gettysburg (key makeup artist)
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist)
 1991-1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 12 episodes)
- The New Arrival (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
- Beauty Rest (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
- Seance (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
- Spoiled (1991) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
- Deadline (1991) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie) (assistant makeup artist)
 1989 Bride of Re-Animator (makeup effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group)
 1989 C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (makeup artist)
 1989 Little Monsters (makeup artist: Robert Short makeup effects crew)
 1989 Going Overboard (makeup supervisor - as Mike Spatola)
 1988 Curse of the Blue Lights (makeup effects consultant)
 1988 Alien Nation (alien makeup effects)
 1988 Uninvited (Video) (production makeup artist - as Mike Spatola)
 1988 Return of the Living Dead II (special makeup crew)
 1987 Return to Horror High (makeup artist)
 1986 Ghost Stories: Graveyard Thriller (makeup artist)
 1986 Hunter's Blood (makeup artist)
 1986 Never Too Young to Die (makeup artist - as Mike Spatola) / (special makeup designer)
 1986 The Tomb (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Spatola)
 1985 The Return of the Living Dead (additional makeup effects artist)
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Book: "The Monstrous Makeup Manual, Book 1". Author

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