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Crist Ballas

A childhood passion for the classic Universal monsters, coupled with a love of the fine arts led Crist Ballas toward the rather unconventional study of makeup. After many years of honing his skills, he further refined his make-up techniques under the tutelage of the legendary Dick Smith. He continues to be an innovator in his field, and is known ... See full bio »

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Star Trek Makeup Department
Reindeer Games Makeup Department
Drop Dead Gorgeous Makeup Department
Collateral Damage Makeup Department


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  The Harbinger (sfx makeup head) (post-production)
  The Searcher (special makeup effects artist) (post-production)
  The Soviet Sleep Experiment (key makeup artist) / (special makeup effects supervisor) (post-production)
  Tuscaloosa (makeup department head) (post-production)
 2019 The Dead Don't Die (prosthetic makeup artist)
  In an Instant (TV Series documentary) (makeup department head - 8 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (head makeup - 7 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (makeup department head:reenactment unit - 4 episodes, 2016) (special makeup effects supervisor - 2 episodes, 2015) (head makeup artist - 1 episode, 2017) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 2017) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2015)
- Fire on the Mountain (2018) ... (head makeup)
- The Woman Who Refused to Die (2017) ... (head makeup: reenactment unit)
- Home Invasion Horror (2017) ... (head makeup: reenactment unit)
- Match Made in Hell (2017) ... (head makeup: reenactment unit)
- Frozen on the Mountain (2017) ... (head makeup artist: reenactment unit)
 2017 Great News (TV Series) (special makeup effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Carol's Eleven (2017) ... (special makeup effects supervisor: Wax Chuck)
- The Red Door (2017) ... (special makeup effects supervisor: Wax Chuck)
 2017 The House of Tomorrow (special effects makeup)
 2017 Project Eden: Vol. I (makeup artist)
 2017 Grimm (TV Series) (special makeup effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Breakfast in Bed (2017) ... (special makeup effects supervisor: B2FX)
- The Seven Year Itch (2017) ... (special makeup effects supervisor: B2FX)
- El Cuegle (2017) ... (special makeup effects supervisor: B2FX)
 2015 Nostradamus: 21st Century Prophecies Revealed (TV Movie) (makeup department head: reenactment unit - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2015 Bigfoot Captured (TV Movie) (makeup department head - as Crist J. Ballas) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2015 Secrets of Einstein's Brain (TV Movie) (makeup department head: reenactment - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2015 Theater People (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Bravo! Company (2015) ... (makeup artist)
  True Monsters (TV Series documentary) (special makeup effects supervisor - 6 episodes, 2015) (makeup department head - 4 episodes, 2015)
- Giants and Beasts (2015) ... (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Gods and Monsters (2015) ... (makeup department head - as Crist J. Ballas, reenactment unit) / (special makeup effects supervisor - as Crist J. Ballas, reenactment unit)
- Cannibals and Killers (2015) ... (makeup department head: reenactment unit - as Crist J. Ballas) / (special makeup effects supervisor) / (special makeup effects supervisor: reenactment unit - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Devils and Hell (2015) ... (makeup department head: reenactment unit - as Crist J. Ballas) / (special makeup effects supervisor) / (special makeup effects supervisor: reenactment unit - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 7 episodes)
- Santa Sangre (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
- There Will Be Blood (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
- The Last Temptation of Richard Gecko (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
- Bring Me the Head of Santanico Pandemonium (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
- Bizarre Tales (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
 2014 America Unearthed (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- The Appalachian Giant (2014) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 The Monkey King (special makeup effects artist: Smith FX)
 2013/V Eden (Short) (makeup department head)
 2012 Golden Hour (Short) (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Profile of a Killer (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Best Man Down (makeup department head)
 2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection (key special makeup effects artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2012 The Choo Choo Bob Show (TV Series) (makeup artist - 4 episodes)
- Safety First ... (makeup artist)
- Rails of Fortune ... (makeup artist)
- Business Is Good ... (makeup artist)
- Always Classic ... (makeup artist)
 2012 Planet Earth Live (TV Series documentary) (makeup artist - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (makeup artist - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2012 Memorial Day (key makeup artist)
 2011 Double Day (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 The Hagstone Demon (wig maker)
 2011 The Curse of Yig (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 Stuck Between Stations (makeup department head)
 2011 Good Morning, Beautiful (Short) (makeup department head)
 2009 Ana's Playground (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Holy Grail in America (TV Movie documentary) (makeup department head)
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (special effects makeup artist)
 2009 Into Temptation (makeup artist: for Kristin Chenoweth)
 2009 Star Trek (special makeup effects artist: Proteus Make-up FX)
 2008 13 Hours in a Warehouse (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Seeking Wellness: Suffering Through Four Movements (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 My Mummy (Video) (special makeup effects artist: mummy face designer)
 2008 The Love Guru (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2008 R.P.D.M. (Short) (makeup department head)
 2008 Beauty and the Geek (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- More Than Just a Beauty and a Geek (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Beauties vs. Geeks (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2008 Flourtown (Short) (hair/makeup supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Warlords (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Subversion (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Sweet Land (special makeup: Metamorphosis - as Crist J. Ballas)
 2005 Dealova (makeup artist)
 2005 Everlasting Regret (key special makeup)
 2005 Planetfall (makeup supervisor)
 2004 Grown Men (key makeup artist)
 2004 Draw the Pirate (Short) (key makeup artist)
 2002 Holiday in Dirt (makeup artist)
 2002 Factory Accident Sex (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 2002 Collateral Damage (additional stunt prosthetics)
 2001 Let's Bowl (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 2001 Herman U.S.A. (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Sugar & Spice (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 The 6th Day (additional prosthetics - uncredited)
 2000 Reindeer Games (prosthetic makeup effects)
 1999 End of Days (Mr.Schwarzenegger's double prosthetics)
 1999 Double Jeopardy (prosthetic corpse designer)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1999 The Straight Story (special makeup effects)
 1999 20/20 Vision (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Health Diary (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Childhood Leukemia ... (makeup artist)
 1998 Let's Bowl (TV Series) (key makeup artist)
 1998 A Simple Plan (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 The Naked Man (special makeup effects coordinator)
 1998 Bubblepac (Short) (key makeup artist)
 1997 Batman & Robin (Mr.Schwarzenegger's double prosthetics - uncredited)
 1997 Portraits from the Cloth (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (makeup artist: Minnesota - uncredited)
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (hair stylist - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (makeup artist - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1996) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1995)
- The Incredible Melting Man (1996) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- Night of the Blood Beast (1995) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Red Zone Cuba (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- San Francisco International (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
- The Violent Years (1994) ... (hair stylist) / (makeup artist)
 1995 Mallrats (prosthetic makeup effercts - as Christ Ballas)
 1994 Viper (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Laurel Avenue (TV Mini-Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (8 credits)
Show Show Special effects (4 credits)
Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (2 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Christ Ballas | Crist J. Ballas

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I feel the most interesting thing about his craft is the diversity and how it incorporates other occupations into his work: chemistry, anatomy, medical prosthetics, dentistry, sculpture, mold-making, painting, hairstyling, mechanical engineering, design, research and development, color matching, continuity, on set diplomacy, budgeting and managing projects. However, most important; is the ... See more »

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