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Michael R. Thomas (1949–2009)

Michael R. Thomas, born in Rahway, New Jersey, was raised in the Bronx and then in Hazlet, New Jersey, where he taught himself how to apply makeup for school plays. At around 18 years of age, he began working as a go-fer at New York film studios and as a Metropolitan Opera makeup apprentice. He made his on-camera TV debut on "Disc-O-Teen," a live ... See full bio »

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Ghostbusters Makeup Department
Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II Makeup Department
Wayne's World 2
Wayne's World 2 Makeup Department
The Wiz
The Wiz Makeup Department


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 2007 I Am Legend (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2007 Enchanted (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2007 American Gangster (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2007 The Life Before Her Eyes (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance (Documentary short) (makeup department head)
 2006 An Erotic Werewolf in London (Video) (makeup artist)
 2005 Nowhere Man (hair stylist) / (key makeup artist)
 2004 Bite Me! (Video) (makeup artist)
 2004 The Stepford Wives (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2004 That 70's Girl (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Dr. Horror's Erotic House of Idiots (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Where's Johnny? (2004) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 Ultrachrist! (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (Video) (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Thomas)
 2002 People I Know (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 Play-Mate of the Apes (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Zoolander (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2000 The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau (Short) (makeup artist)
 1999 One Special Night (TV Movie) (hair designer: Ms. Andrews - as Michael Thomas at Michael John)
 1998 The Zacherley Archives (Video) (makeup artist)
 1998 Spin City (TV Series) (special make-up - 1 episode)
- Monkey Business (1998) ... (special make-up)
 1998 Beloved (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1997 Soul Man (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Christmas Ruined My Life (1997) ... (makeup artist)
 1995 All My Children (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 October 1995 (1995) ... (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
 1977-1994 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (makeup artist - 8 episodes)
- Emilio Estevez/Pearl Jam (1994) ... (makeup artist)
- Buck Henry/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1979) ... (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
- Jill Clayburgh/Eddie Money (1978) ... (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
- O.J. Simpson/Ashford & Simpson (1978) ... (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
- Steve Martin/Randy Newman, Dirt Band (1978) ... (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
 1993 Wayne's World 2 (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
 1992/II Behind the Scenes (TV Mini-Series documentary) (makeup artist)
 1990 Loose Cannons (makeup artist)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (makeup artist: New York - as Michael Thomas)
 1987 Fatal Attraction (slashed wrist effect makeup - uncredited)
 1987 My Demon Lover (special makeup artist: New York second unit - as Michael Thomas)
 1984 Fear City (special makeup effects: New York)
 1984 Ghostbusters (makeup artist: New York - as Michael Thomas)
 1981 Neighbors (makeup artist - as Michael Thomas)
 1981 Wolfen (gore makeup - uncredited)
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx (key makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series) (makeup/hair stylist - 1 episode)
- Forces (1980) ... (makeup/hair stylist - as Michael Thomas)
 1978 The Wiz (makeup artist)
 1977 The World of Darkness (TV Movie) (special effects makeup - as Michael Thomas)
 1977 The Sentinel (makeup artist: J. Carradine - uncredited)
 1973 Serpico (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1969 The Wonderful Land of Oz (character makeup artist - uncredited) / (makeup artist - as Mike Thomas)
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Michael Thomas at Michael John | Michael Thomas | Mike Thomas

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