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Howard Berger was born in Los Angeles, CA. Howard was raised on monster films and knew at an early age someone made those monster for the movies and began figuring it out at age 8 when he was introduced to Famous Monster of Filmland Magazine. His parents were very supportive and indulged his obsession of makeup and monster. When Howard went to a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lone Survivor Make-Up Department
The Orville Make-Up Department
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Make-Up Department


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (200 credits)
 2022 Interview with the Vampire (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 8 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #1.8 ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #1.5 ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #1.6 ... (special makeup effects)
- Episode #1.7 ... (special makeup effects)
  The Walking Dead (TV Series) (special makeup effects by - 175 episodes, 2010 - 2022) (special effects make-up by - 159 episodes, 2010 - 2021) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2015)
- Episode #11.24 (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Episode #11.23 (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Episode #11.22 (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Episode #11.21 (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Episode #11.20 (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
  The Orville (TV Series) (special make-up effects - 11 episodes, 2017) (special makeup effects department head - 5 episodes, 2019) (special makeup effects artist - 4 episodes, 2022) (special fx & makeup - 1 episode, 2022) (special makeup effects - 1 episode, 2019) (make-up department head - 1 episode, 2017)
- Future Unknown (2022) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Domino (2022) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- From Unknown Graves (2022) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- A Tale of Two Topas (2022) ... (special fx & makeup)
- Electric Sheep (2022) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2022 Candy (TV Mini Series) (special makeup effects by - 5 episodes)
- The Fight (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Cover Girl (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Overkill (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Happy Wife, Happy Life (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
- Friday the 13th (2022) ... (special makeup effects by)
 2022 Father Stu (special makeup effects artist)
 2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy (makeup department head)
 2021 Them (TV Series) (makeup department head - 1 episode)
- Day 10 (2021) ... (makeup department head)
 2020 Spenser Confidential (makeup department head)
 2020 Four Good Days (dental work)
 2019/III Countdown (special makeup effects supervisor)
  Legion (TV Series) (special effects makeup supervisor - 18 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (special effects makeup department head - 1 episode, 2018)
- Chapter 27 (2019) ... (special effects makeup supervisor)
- Chapter 26 (2019) ... (special effects makeup supervisor)
- Chapter 25 (2019) ... (special effects makeup supervisor)
- Chapter 24 (2019) ... (special effects makeup supervisor)
- Chapter 23 (2019) ... (special effects makeup supervisor)
 2019 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (special makeup effects designer & creator)
 2019 Captive State (special makeup effects designer)
 2019 Alita: Battle Angel (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 Instant Family (makeup department head)
 2018/II Alpha (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 Mile 22 (makeup designer)
 2017/I Thank You for Your Service (special makeup effects)
 2017 Amityville: The Awakening (special makeup effects)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (makeup artist: Mr. Wahlberg)
 2016/I Silence (supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2016 Patriots Day (makeup department head) / (special make-up effects by)
 2016 The Witches (special makeup effects)
 2016 Deepwater Horizon (makeup department head)
 2016 Preacher (TV Series) (key makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- Monster Swamp (2016) ... (key makeup artist)
- The Possibilities (2016) ... (key makeup artist)
 2016 Enchanted the Musical (TV Movie) (makeup department head)
 2015 Daddy's Home (makeup artist: to Mr. Wahlberg)
 2015 The Hateful Eight (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Concussion (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2015 Gravy (special makeup effects artist)
 2015/II The Program (makeup creator: Ben Foster)
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini Series) (special makeup effects artist - 6 episodes)
- The Biscuit Eaters (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- That's Jazz (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Fear Steps In (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Blues for Barnaby (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Ted 2 (makeup department head)
 2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent (special makeup effects: KNB)
 2014/II The Interview (special makeup effects artist)
 2014/III The Gambler (makeup department head)
 2014 The Equalizer (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (special makeup dept. head for electro)
 2013 Lone Survivor (makeup department head) / (special make-up effects)
 2013 The Green Inferno (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 This Is the End (special makeup effects)
 2013 Hemlock Grove (TV Series) (special make-up effects by - 13 episodes)
- Birth (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
- Children of the Night (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
- Catabasis (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
- What Peter Can Live Without (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
- The Price (2013) ... (special make-up effects by)
 2013 Pain & Gain (project supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 Texas Chainsaw (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2012 Django Unchained (special makeup supervisor)
 2012 Hitchcock (prosthetic makeup department head) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (special makeup effects)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths (special makeup effects)
 2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (special makeup effects artist)
  Breaking Bad (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2011)
- Live Free or Die (2012) ... (special makeup effects)
- Face Off (2011) ... (special makeup effects)
- Bullet Points (2011) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Savages (special makeup effects)
 2011 The Grey (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (special makeup effects)
 2011 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 Fright Night (special makeup designer)
 2011 Priest (special makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects designer)
 2011 Water for Elephants (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 I Am Number Four (special makeup creator) / (special makeup designer)
 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (prosthetics supervisor)
 2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (TV Movie) (special makeup and creature effects)
 2010 The United Monster Talent Agency (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Ward (makeup effects)
 2010 Piranha 3D (special makeup effects)
 2010 Predators (special makeup and creature effects)
 2010 The Last Exorcism (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini Series) (special makeup effects artist - 5 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Peleliu Airfield (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Melbourne (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 6 Souls (special makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group)
 2010 Edge of Darkness (special makeup effects)
 2010 The Book of Eli (special makeup effects)
 2009 This Is It (Documentary) (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Dark Country (special effects makeup artist)
 2009 Splice (special makeup and creature effects) / (special makeup effects on-set supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2009 Surrogates (special makeup effects)
 2009 Jennifer's Body (special makeup effects and animatronics)
 2009 The Final Destination (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Public Enemies (special makeup effects: KNB EFX Group)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (special makeup effects)
 2009 Drag Me to Hell (special makeup effects designer)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (special makeup effects designer)
 2009 Horsemen (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 The Unborn (special makeup effects designer and creator: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 2008 Seven Pounds (special makeup effects artist)
 2008/I Mirrors (special makeup effects designer)
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 6 episodes)
- Community (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Eater (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- In Sickness and in Health (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Family Man (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Spooked (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Shorts (key special makeup effects supervisor)
 2007 The Bucket List (tattoo artist)
 2007 The Great Debaters (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Mist (creature designer) / (creature makeup effects)
 2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (Video) (special makeup effects)
 2007 Transformers (special makeup effects show supervisor)
 2007 Hostel: Part II (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2007 Death Proof (special makeup effects designer)
 2007 Planet Terror (special makeup effects designer)
 2007 Disturbia (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2 (special makeup effects designer)
  Masters of Horror (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 11 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006)
- The Washingtonians (2007) ... (special effects makeup)
- The Black Cat (2007) ... (special effects makeup)
- We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) ... (special effects makeup)
- Right to Die (2007) ... (special effects makeup)
- The Screwfly Solution (2006) ... (special effects makeup)
 2007 The Hitcher (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2007 Primeval (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Deja Vu (special makeup effects artist)
 2004-2006 Deadwood (TV Series) (prosthetic effects supervisor - 36 episodes)
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- Amateur Night (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... (prosthetic effects supervisor)
 2006 Desperation (TV Movie) (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2006 Poseidon (makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (prosthetic makeup set supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.) / (special makeup and creatures)
 2005 Hostel (on-set makeup effects artist: KNB EFX Group) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2005 Serenity (supervisor: KNB EFX Group)
 2005 The Island (project supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group)
 2005 Land of the Dead (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2005 House of Wax (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (special makeup effects artist - uncredited) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2005 Sin City (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2005 Cursed (additional werewolf effects creator)
 2004 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Riding the Bullet (special makeup effects)
 2004/I Ray (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.)
 2004 I Heart Huckabees (prosthetics)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (special makeup supervisor)
 2004 Employee of the Month (supervisor: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2003 Bad Boys II (special makeup supervisor)
 2002 Vampires: Los Muertos (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2002 Feardotcom (special makeup effects: supervisor)
 2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc.)
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (character prosthetics supervisor)
 2002 Minority Report (special makeup supervisor)
 2002 Big Fat Liar (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (key special makeup effects supervisor)
 2001 Ghosts of Mars (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Mulholland Drive (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 The Animal (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Spy Kids (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc.)
 2000 Unbreakable (special makeup effects supervisor: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group Inc.)
 2000 The Cell (special makeup effects artist - uncredited) / (special makeup effects supervisor - uncredited) / (supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 2000 Picking Up the Pieces (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 The Crow: Salvation (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Green Mile (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video) (special makeup effects) / (supervisor: KNB EFX Group, Inc.)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects)
 1999 The Haunting (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (Video) (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1998 The Faculty (special makeup and creature effects)
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 A Simple Plan (special makeup supervisor)
 1998 Very Bad Things (supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group, Inc.)
 1998 Vampires (special makeup effects)
 1998 Phantoms (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.)
 1997 Scream 2 (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1997 Wishmaster (special makeup effects)
 1997 Boogie Nights (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1997 Spawn (animatronic creature effects) / (special makeup effects)
 1997 Men in Black (additional alien makeup effects: KNB EFX Group)
 1997 The Night Flier (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1996 Maximum Surge (Video Game) (special makeup effects)
 1996 Scream (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1996 DNA (Video) (special makeup supervisor)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Casino (special makeup department head)
 1995 Vampire in Brooklyn (on-set special makeup effects application)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (special makeup effects: KNB EFX)
 1995 Galaxis (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Bad Company (special makeup effects: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger EFX Group, Inc.)
 1994 The Jungle Book (animal makeup effects: KNB EFX Group)
 1994 New Nightmare (special makeup effects)
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness (special makeup effects)
 1994 Pulp Fiction (special makeup supervisor - uncredited)
 1994 Lookin' Italian (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother (special makeup effects)
 1993 Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (Video) (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1993 Skinner (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Ticks (special makeup effects supervisor: second unit, K.N.B. EFX Group)
 1993 Doppelganger (special makeup effects)
 1992 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1992 Army of Darkness (special makeup effects)
 1992 The Nutt House (special makeup effects)
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (special makeup department head)
 1991 The People Under the Stairs (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1991 Children of the Night (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Misery (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Sibling Rivalry (special makeup effects)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Judy, You're Not Yourself Today (1990) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1990 Bride of Re-Animator (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (makeup supervisor: K.N.B. Effects Group)
 1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 The Horror Show (special makeup effects artist: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group)
 1989 Intruder (special makeup effects artist)
 1988 976-EVIL (shop supervisor: Kevin Yagher Production, Inc.)
 1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (makeup application: Freddy Krueger, Kevin Yagher Productions)
 1987 The Hidden (makeup effects crew: Kevin Yagher Productions)
 1987 Creepshow 2 (makeup effects created by)
 1987 Evil Dead II (special makeup effects unit crew)
 1986 Night of the Creeps (makeup effects artist)
 1985 Invasion U.S.A. (additional special effects makeup)
 1985 Day of the Dead (special makeup effects crew)
 1984 Trancers (special makeup effects artist: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries)
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Howard has been a personal to Mark Wahlberg since 2014. He continues to co-own and run his Special Makeup Effects Studio, KNB EFX GROUP, with business partner Greg Nicotero. See more »



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