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Michael Burnett (I)

Two time Emmy nominated make-up artist Michael Burnett has been creating special makeup effects in the film, television, and the haunt industries for more than 30 years. Michael has worked with academy award winning make-up artists Rick Baker, Greg Cannom and Michael Westmore. Some of Michael's film and television credits include, The Ben Stiller ... See full bio »

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Known For

Star Trek: Enterprise Make-Up Department
Harry and the Hendersons Make-Up Department
Universal Soldier Make-Up Department
Passions Make-Up Department


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (112 credits)
 2020 Jiu Jitsu (special makeup effects artist)
 2020 Super Bowl LIV Pre-Game Show (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist)
 2019 After Midnight (special effects makeup consultant)
 2019 Now Apocalypse (TV Series) (alien creature designer - 10 episodes)
- Everything Is Gone Forever (2019) ... (alien creature designer)
- Disappear Here (2019) ... (alien creature designer)
- Unknown Pleasures (2019) ... (alien creature designer)
- Anywhere Out of the World (2019) ... (alien creature designer)
- She's Lost Control (2019) ... (alien creature designer)
 2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2015 The Messengers (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Strange Magic (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2011 Face Off (TV Series) (makeup consultant - 8 episodes)
- Twisted Tales (2011) ... (makeup consultant - uncredited)
- Family Plot (2011) ... (makeup consultant - uncredited)
- The Dancing Dead (2011) ... (makeup consultant - uncredited)
- Switched and Hitched (2011) ... (makeup consultant - uncredited)
- Bad to the Bone (2011) ... (makeup consultant - uncredited)
 2010 Dating Material (Short) (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2008 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.129 (2008) ... (special makeup effects artist: stunt dummy)
 2007 Not Another High School Show (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Comedy Central Roasts (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Drake & Josh (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Theater Thug (2006) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2004-2005 The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 12 episodes)
- Necker Island Finale (2005) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Miami (2005) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Episode #1.12 (2004) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Zimbabwe (2004) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Victoria Falls (2004) ... (special makeup effects artist)
  All That (TV Series) (makeup department head - 64 episodes, 1996 - 2005) (key makeup artist - 1 episode, 2000) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2000)
- 10th Anniversary Reunion Special Part 1 (2005) ... (makeup department head)
- Britney Spears (2000) ... (makeup department head)
- M2M (2000) ... (key makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
- B*Witched (2000) ... (makeup department head)
- Episode #5.21 (1999) ... (makeup department head)
 2005 Cursed (special makeup effects artist: prosthetic mask fabrication - uncredited)
 2004 Creature Unknown (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Outback Jack (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick (special makeup effects artist: dead bodies)
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 The Joe Schmo Show (TV Series) (makeup designer: pre-production makeup concepts)
 2003 One Bad Trip (TV Series) (makeup department head)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (special makeup effects artist: corpse bodies)
  Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 2003) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2001)
- Canamar (2003) ... (makeup artist)
- Broken Bow (2001) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 1st to Die (TV Movie) (special makeup effects: lifecasts of Robert Patrick and Angie Everhart - uncredited)
 2002 VH1 Big in 2002 Awards (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist: Andy Dick)
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Less Than Perfect (TV Series) (prosthetic effects: Andy Dick) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Push, Nevada (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 We Were Soldiers (special makeup effects artist: dead soldier bodies - uncredited)
 2002 The Nick Cannon Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2001 The Forsaken (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 Sex and the Matrix (TV Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 2000 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Godson (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Amanda Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Passions (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Man Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 1999 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Backstreet Boyz (TV Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Strangeland (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Love Crimes and Other Felonies (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 1998 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 I'm Losing You (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Cousin Skeeter (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (Video Game) (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- The Kid in the Closet (1997) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Nowhere (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1997 Lost Highway (special effects makeup coordinator)
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video Game) (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 The Bill Bellamy Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: old age makeup)
 1995 Love Street (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- To Kill (1995) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1995 Theodore Rex (foam latex technician)
 1995 The Invaders (TV Mini Series) (special makeup effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Part II (1995) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
- Part I (1995) ... (special makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1995 MADtv (TV Series) (makeup department head)
  The Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) (makeup designer - 8 episodes, 1992 - 1995) (special makeup effects artist - 5 episodes, 1992)
- ZooTV at Night (1995) ... (makeup designer)
- A Few Good Scouts (1993) ... (makeup designer)
- At the Beach (1993) ... (makeup designer)
- With Dennis Miller (1992) ... (makeup designer)
- With Garry Shandling (1992) ... (makeup designer)
 1995 Black Scorpion (special makeup effects)
 1995 Not Like Us (makeup artist)
 1995 The Alien Within (TV Movie) (creature effects) / (special makeup)
 1995 Suspect Device (TV Movie) (mechanical/special makeup effect)
 1995 White Dwarf (TV Movie) (creature effects) / (special makeup)
 1995 Heavyweights (prosthetic makeup artist: Ben Stiller)
 1994 Cosmic Slop (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 The Martin Short Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Under the Car (Short) (creature effects designer)
 1992 Nine Inch Nails: Happiness in Slavery (Music Video) (special makeup effects designer)
 1992 California Dreams (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1992 Single White Female (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (special makeup effects artist: foam latex technician)
 1992 Universal Soldier (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Candid Camera (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Dolly Dearest (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 The Dark Backward (special makeup effects artist)
 1989-1990 Monsters (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 6 episodes)
- Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites (1990) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Small Blessings (1990) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Murray's Monster (1990) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Offering (1990) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Demons (1989) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Darkman (foam appliance technician - as Mike Burnett)
 1990 Ghoulies Go to College (Video) (foam latex technician - uncredited)
 1990 Flatliners (special makeup effects artist: dissection cadaver - uncredited)
 1990/I Swamp Thing (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Rockula (special makeup effects artist - as Mike Burnett)
 1990 Dark Angel (special makeup effects assistant - uncredited)
 1989 The Art of Special Make-up Effects: Volume I (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 1989 The Art of Special Make-up Effects: Volume II (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 1989 The Art of Special Make-up Effects: Volume III (Video) (makeup supervisor)
 1989 The Blood of Heroes (special makeup effects assistant - uncredited)
 1989 Little Monsters (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1989 Food of the Gods II (additional makeup effects - as Mike Burnett)
 1989 Totally Hidden Video (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1988 Missing Link (special makeup effects artist)
 1988 Fright Night Part 2 (special makeup effects artist: lifecasting - uncredited)
 1988 Twice Dead (special makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects designer)
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (special makeup effects assistant: foam latex technician - uncredited)
 1988 The Blob (special makeup effects assistant)
 1988 Out of the Dark (special makeup effects artist)
 1987 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: Lifecast of Vanity)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (special makeup effects assistant - uncredited)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's crew)
 1986 Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (Music Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 1986 Ratboy (makeup crew: Boris, Inc. - as Michael A. Burnett)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (special makeup effects assistant - uncredited)
 1986 Assassin (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1985 Alien Warrior (special makeup effects artist)
 1985 Cocoon (creature effects crew - uncredited)
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
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Show Show Actor (5 credits)
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (2 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Makeup Department Supervisor at Universal Studios Florida, since 2004.

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Michael A. Burnett | Mike Burnett


4' 11" (1.5 m)


Lynne Burnett

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