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Michael Deak was born on March 18, 1960 in New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Island (2005), Transformers (2007) and Deja Vu (2006). See full bio »

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Known For

The Island Special Effects
Transformers Special Effects
Deja Vu Makeup Department
Serenity Makeup Department


Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (57 credits)
 2010 TRON: Legacy (shop supervisor: Quantum Creation FX)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (shop supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (shop supervisor)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (shop supervisor)
- Melbourne (2010) ... (shop supervisor)
 2010 Demonic Toys: Personal Demons (Video) (effects lead)
 2009 Halloween II (special makeup effects technician - as Mike Deak)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (shop supervisor: KNB EFX group)
 2007 The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (Video) (shop foreman)
 2007 Transformers (shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
  Masters of Horror (TV Series) (effects crew - 9 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (special effects makeup crew - 1 episode, 2005)
- Family (2006) ... (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
- Haeckel's Tale (2006) ... (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group)
- Pick Me Up (2006) ... (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
- Sick Girl (2006) ... (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
- The Fair Haired Child (2006) ... (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
 2005 The Island (special effects supervisor)
 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (special effects supervisor: KNB EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
 2004 Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group Inc. - as Michael S. Deak)
 2004 Incident at Loch Ness (puppeteer) / (special effects technician)
 2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) (special effects)
 2003 Bad Boys II (special effects)
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (special effects technician)
 2003 Hulk (special effects)
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (special effects)
 1999 Planet Patrol (Video) (miniature effects director - as Michael S. Deak)
 1998 Phantasm IV: Oblivion (shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group - as Mike Deak)
 1998 Kraa! The Sea Monster (special effects director)
 1998 Phantoms (puppeteer: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. - as Michael S. Deak)
 1997 Jack Frost (Video) (supervisor: snowman effects - as Mike Deak)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (on-set effects supervisor)
 1995 Blonde Heaven (special effects makeup)
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (on-set effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- I, Robot (1995) ... (on-set effects supervisor)
- Quality of Mercy (1995) ... (on-set effects supervisor)
 1995 Tales from the Hood (on-set effects supervisor)
 1994 Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (Video) (special effects makeup)
 1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (Video) (special makeup and mechanical effects - as Michael S. Deak)
 1993 Doppelganger (effects crew: K.N.B. EFX Group)
 1992 Seedpeople (on location supervisor)
 1992 Demonic Toys (Video) (on-set effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1992 The Lawnmower Man (special effects assistant)
 1991 Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (Video) (second unit effects)
 1991 The Guyver (special effects supervisor)
 1990 The Laughing Dead (location crew: Magical Media Industries - as Mike 'Duct-Tape' Deak)
 1990 Quest for the Mighty Sword (on-set effects supervisor)
 1990 Ghoulies Go to College (Video) (location ghoulie operator - as Mike Deak)
 1990 The Sleeping Car (on-set effects supervisor)
 1989 The Phantom of the Opera (on-set effects supervisor)
 1989 Bride of Re-Animator (effects designer and supervisor: Magical Media Industries Inc.) / (location supervisor: Magical Media Industries Inc.) / (on-set effects supervisor)
 1989 Beverly Hills Vamp (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1989 Arena (special effects supervisor)
 1988 Pulse Pounders (puppeteer)
 1988 Spellcaster (lab technician: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries Inc.) / (on-set effects supervisor) / (rigger: on location, Mechanical and Makeup Imageries Inc.)
 1988 To Die For (on-set effects supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (on-set effects supervisor)
 1988 Transformations (on-set effects supervisor)
 1988 Ghost Town (location supervisor: M.M.I. Inc.)
 1988 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (location supervisor: special makeup effects unit - as Michael S. Deak)
 1988 Cellar Dweller (on-set effects supervisor) / (rigger: Rome, Mechanical & Makeup Imageries)
 1987 Prison (on-set effects supervisor - as Michael S. Deak)
 1987 Evil Spawn (on-set effects supervisor)
 1987 Ghoulies II (creature location team: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries Inc. - as Mike Deak) / (lab technician: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries Inc. - as Mike Deak) / (on-set effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1987 The Caller (on-set effects supervisor)
 1986 From Beyond (location supervisor: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries) / (on-set effects supervisor)
 1986 TerrorVision (MMI Liaison USA: Mechanical and Makeup Imageries, Inc.)
 1986 Eliminators (special effects assistant - as Mike Deak)
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Contributed to Francesco Borseti's book "It Came from the 80s!" Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. (2016) ISBN-10: 1476666040, ISBN-13: 978-1476666044

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Alternate Names:

Michael S. Deak | Mike 'Duct-Tape' Deak | Mike Deak


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