Grew up in the VERY rural Pond, Missouri. Graduated from Lafayette High School near St. Louis in 1981. As a student, Jim designed and built sets for both Lafayette and Pacific High Schools in the St. Louis area (he would skip school from Lafayette when there weren't any plays going on to work on Pacific High's plays). As a hobby, he made monster ... See full bio »

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Planet of the Apes Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Special Effects
Three Kings Makeup Department
Batman & Robin Special Effects


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 2018 Delusion: Lies Within - VR (TV Series) (special makeup effects supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Chapter 4 - His Stringed Slaves (2018) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Chapter 3 - Trial by Fire (2018) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Chapter 2 - The Alchemist (2018) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Chapter 1 - the Manor (2018) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Prologue (2018) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2017 Smiling Man (TV Mini-Series) (special make-up effects designer - 11 episodes)
- Secret Beginnings (2017) ... (special make-up effects designer: and creator)
- He's Here (2017) ... (special make-up effects designer: and creator)
- Not Our Daughter (2017) ... (special make-up effects designer: and creator)
- Knock Knock (2017) ... (special make-up effects designer: and creator)
- We Must Submit (2017) ... (special make-up effects designer: and creator)
 2017 The Monster Project (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Bricks (Short) (special makeup effects designer)
 2009 Life Blood (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Nosebleed (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (key makeup effects creator)
 2005 Snuff-Movie (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 The Ring Two (special makeup effects fabricator)
 2003 The Haunted Mansion (zombie supervisor, art director, fabricator: Rick Baker/Cinovation)
 2003 The Cat in the Hat (fabricator: Thing1 & Thing2 wigs, Edge FX)
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 28 Days (makeup effects producer - uncredited)
 1999 Three Kings (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (makeup effects design and supervision)
 1998 Bug Buster (hair technician for "Bug" creature suit)
 1998 There's Something About Mary (makeup effects sculpting, prototyping, supervising - uncredited)
 1996 High School High (makeup effects crew/supervising)
 1996 Lifeform (creature suit fabrication/puppeteer)
 1996 Feeling Minnesota (makeup effects crew/supervising)
 1996 The Craft (makeup effects artist) / (makeup effects project supervisor)
 1995 Born to Be Wild (gorilla suits fabrication, gorilla hair design and supervision, puppeteer)
 1994 It's Pat: The Movie (fat suit fabrication)
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Bad Girls (makeup effects crew)
 1994 Cabin Boy (special makeup effects artist: Figurehead, Alterian Studios, Inc. - as Jim Bienke)
 1993 Full Eclipse (TV Movie) (makeup effects crew) / (muscle suit fabrication)
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist/creature suits - 1 episode)
- To Be or Not to Be (1993) ... (special makeup effects artist/creature suits - uncredited)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (wig trimming and dressing - uncredited)
 1992 Swamp Thing (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 4 episodes)
- Easy Prey (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Revelations (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Fear Itself (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- What Goes Around, Comes Around (1992) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 Prince: Batdance (Video short) (makeup designer)
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Short film 'bricks' was accepted into the Zamoxis Short Film Showcase in Santa Monica, California in November 2016. Received Editor's Picks, Top Rental and was given 5 out of 5 stars.

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