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Jay Cannistraci (1930–2011)

Jay Cannistraci was born on March 21, 1930 in Sicily, Italy as Santo A Cannistraci. He is known for his work on The Specialist (1994), Forrest Gump (1994) and Wild Things (1998). He was married to Sharon Kalb. He died on September 15, 2011 in Aventura, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Specialist
The Specialist Makeup Department
(1994)
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Makeup Department
(1994)
Wild Things
Wild Things Makeup Department
(1998)
Miami Vice
Miami Vice Makeup Department
(2006)

Filmography

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  Bolden (makeup artist) (completed)
 2006 13 Graves (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2006 Dreamgirls (additional makeup artist: pick-ups)
 2006 Miami Vice (additional makeup artist)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 2002 The Hours (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 Baseball Wives (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2002 Big Trouble (makeup artist)
 2002 Snow Dogs (first assistant makeup artist: Miami, Florida)
 2001 Ali (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2001 Three Blind Mice (TV Movie) (assistant makeup artist)
 2001 Going to California (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Heartbreakers (key makeup artist: Florida)
 2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (TV Movie) (key makeup artist: Miami & Puerto Rico)
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2000 Cutaway (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2000 The Crew (makeup department head)
 2000 Screwed (additional makeup assistant - uncredited)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (makeup artist)
 1999 Random Hearts (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1999 Analyze This (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1999 8MM (key makeup artist: Miami - uncredited)
 1998 Holy Man (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1998 Sins of the City (TV Series) (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1998 There's Something About Mary (makeup artist: photo doubles - uncredited)
 1998 Wild Things (additional makeup artist - as Jay S. Cannistraci)
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie) (key makeup: Miami)
 1997 The Blackout (makeup artist)
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series) (additional makeup artist)
 1997 Lawless (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (makeup artist: Florida - uncredited)
 1997 The Pest (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1996 Blood and Wine (makeup artist)
 1995-1996 Flipper (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Sharks (1996) ... (makeup artist)
- Muddy Waters (1996) ... (makeup artist)
- Pilot (1995) ... (makeup artist)
 1996 The Substitute (makeup artist)
 1995 Hurricane Andrew (makeup department head)
 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (second makeup artist)
 1995 Two Much (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1995 Fair Game (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1995/I Apollo 13 (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1995 The Perez Family (makeup artist)
 1995 Miami Rhapsody (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1994 The Specialist (makeup artist: Rod Steiger)
 1994 True Lies (key makeup artist: second unit - uncredited)
 1994 Forrest Gump (makeup artist)
 1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (2nd makeup artist - as Jay S. Cannistraci)
 1993 Guilty as Sin (makeup artist)
 1993 Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (TV Movie) (key makeup artist)
 1993 Cop & ½ (assistant makeup artist)
 1993 Born Yesterday (makeup artist: Don Johnson)
 1992 Trespass (key makeup artist)
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2000)
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1991 Off and Running (makeup artist)
 1991/I Paradise (makeup artist)
 1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (makeup artist: Mr. Johnson)
 1991 Fires Within (makeup artist: Jimmy Smits)
 1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Series) (additional makeup artist)
  Wiseguy (TV Series) (makeup - 3 episodes, 1990) (makeup artist - 2 episodes, 1990)
- La Mina (1990) ... (makeup)
- The Gift (1990) ... (makeup artist)
- Black Gold (1990) ... (makeup artist)
- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Part 1 (1990) ... (makeup)
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Lauren Bacall)
 1990 Rocky V (makeup artist: New York)
 1990 The Hot Spot (makeup artist)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 10 episodes, 1985 - 1990) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 1985)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... (key makeup artist)
- Freefall (1989) ... (key makeup artist)
- Blood & Roses (1988) ... (key makeup artist)
- Missing Hours (1987) ... (key makeup artist)
- Death and the Lady (1987) ... (key makeup artist)
 1989 Dead Bang (makeup artist: Don Johnson - uncredited)
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance (makeup artist: Don Johnson - uncredited)
 1988 Biloxi Blues (makeup department head)
 1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (TV Movie) (key makeup artist: second unit - uncredited) / (makeup artist)
 1985 Izzy & Moe (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1985 Turk 182! (makeup department head)
 1985 Witness (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1984 The Cotton Club (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (makeup artist)
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Chiefs (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- Part 2 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- Part 1 (1983) ... (makeup artist)
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Easy Money (additional makeup artist)
 1983 The Man Who Wasn't There (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Trading Places (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1983 Bad Boys (makeup artist)
 1983 Lovesick (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 The King of Comedy (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 Having It All (TV Movie) (makeup artist: Dyan Cannon)
 1982 Tempest (department head makeup)
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 Author! Author! (makeup artist)
 1982 Wrong Is Right (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1982 I, the Jury (makeup artist)
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 1981 Tattoo (makeup department head)
 1981 So Fine (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1981 Arthur (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1981 Thin Ice (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 1981 Eyewitness (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 Don't Miss the Boat (TV Short) (makeup department head)
 1980 Stardust Memories (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1980 Bronco Billy (makeup artist: New York - uncredited)
 1979 All That Jazz (additional special makeup effects - uncredited)
 1979 The Fantastic Seven (TV Movie) (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
 1970 Rabbit, Run (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1969 Goodbye, Columbus (additional makeup artist - uncredited)
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