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Rick Baker was born on December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Richard Alan Baker. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and The Wolfman (2010). He has been married to Silvia Abascal since November 8, 1987. They have two children. He was previously married to Elaine Alexander. See full bio »

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Known For

Planet of the Apes Makeup Department
(2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Makeup Department
(2000)
The Wolfman Makeup Department
(2010)
Men in Black Makeup Department
(1997)

Filmography

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 2015 Talk Helps (Short) (makeup artist) (completed)
 2015 Homeschool Reunion (Short) (makeup artist)
 2014 Maleficent (makeup designer: Maleficent)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (alien makeup effects)
 2010 Tron (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Wolfman (special makeup effects)
 2008 Tropic Thunder (makeup designer: Mr. Downey Jr.)
 2007 Enchanted (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 Norbit (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Click (special age makeup artist - uncredited) / (special makeup effects)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (special makeup effects consultant)
 2005 The Ring Two (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Cursed (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects designer)
 2004 Hellboy (makeup consultant: Hellboy)
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 The Ring (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Men in Black II (alien makeup effects) / (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (special makeup effects)
 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (special makeup effects)
 1999/I Life (special makeup effects)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (special makeup effects)
 1997 Critical Care (special makeup effects: Mr. Brooks)
 1997 A Thousand Acres (masectomy effect)
 1997 Men in Black (alien makeup effects) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1997/I Ghosts (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (special makeup effects)
 1996 The Frighteners (special makeup artist: The Judge)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (special makeup effects)
 1995 Batman Forever (special makeup designer and creator)
 1994 Ed Wood (makeup creator: Bela Lugosi) / (makeup designer: Bela Lugosi)
 1994 Baby's Day Out (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Wolf (special makeup effects)
 1993 Body Bags (TV Movie) (coroner's makeup)
 1993 Matinee (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil (prosthetics consultant)
 1991 The Rocketeer (makeup creator: Lothar)
 1990 Dark Avenger (TV Movie) (makeup designer: Judge Cain visual features)
  Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (designer and creator - 55 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (designer - 1 episode, 1989)
- Legacies (1990) ... (designer and creator: "Beast")
- The Reckoning (1990) ... (designer and creator: "Beast")
- In the Forests of the Night (1990) ... (designer and creator: "Beast")
- Invictus (1990) ... (designer and creator: "Beast")
- The Chimes at Midnight (1990) ... (designer and creator: "Beast")
 1988 Missing Link (special makeup effects)
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (special makeup effects)
 1988 Coming to America (special makeup effects)
  Werewolf (TV Series) (designer - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (werewolf characters designed by - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Gray Wolf (1988) ... (designer: werewolf characters)
- A World of Difference: Part 2 (1987) ... (werewolf characters designed by)
- Friendly Haven (1987) ... (designer: werewolf characters)
- Spectre of the Wolf (1987) ... (werewolf characters designed by)
- The Black Ship (1987) ... (designer: werewolf characters)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (makeup artist)
 1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (original creature designer: "It's Alive")
 1986 Ratboy (designer: Ratboy)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (special makeup effects)
 1985 My Science Project (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1984 Starman (starman transformation)
 1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (special makeup effects)
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short) (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 1983 Videodrome (special makeup effects designer)
 1981 Ghost Story (special makeup effects artist)
 1981 An American Werewolf in London (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 1981 The Funhouse (special makeup design)
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman (creator and designer: Sidney) / (makeup effects)
 1981 The Howling (special makeup effects consultant)
 1980 Altered States (special makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1979 An American Christmas Carol (TV Movie) (special makeup consultant)
 1978 It Lives Again (special makeup)
 1978 The Fury (special makeup effects)
 1977 The Incredible Melting Man (special makeup effects)
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... (makeup artist: alien)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (makeup: second unit)
 1977 Cop Killers (makeup artist)
 1976 King Kong (makeup effects - uncredited)
 1976 Squirm (makeup designer)
 1976 Track of the Moon Beast (makeup artist)
 1976 The Zebra Force (special makeup)
 1974 It's Alive (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie) (makeup creator: Miss Tyson)
 1973 Schlock (makeup artist)
 1973 Black Caesar (makeup designer - uncredited)
 1972 Bone (makeup designer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Did the make-up effects for Ozzy Osbourne's video "Bark at the Moon", depicting a mad scientist to transform into a werewolf. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Richard A. Baker | Richard Baker

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2015, on his retirement] First of all, the CGI stuff definitely took the animatronics part of what I do. It's also starting to take away the makeup part. The time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1981, he was the very first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Make-Up for An American Werewolf in London (1981) when the category was first introduced. See more »

Trademark:

Often creates the makeup effects for werewolves and apes See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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