John Dods (I)

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Born in December 1948, in Plainfield, New Jersey, John Dods has been described by CNN as "one of the world's foremost masters of disguise." Dods has created makeups ranging from the AIDS victims of Longtime Companion (1989), to the aliens, vampires, and zombies of the TV-series Monsters (1988), to the Beast in Disney's Broadway musical (1994-2007)... See full bio »


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Known For

The Deadly Spawn Special Effects
Monsters Special Effects
Star Slammer Special Effects
A Kiss Before Dying Special Effects


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 1992 Boomerang (Grace Jones' corpse creator - uncredited)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying (dummy constructor: Matt Dillon dummies)
  Monsters (TV Series) (special effects makeup - 5 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (special effects - 3 episodes, 1989) (finger effects - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Moving Finger (1991) ... (finger effects)
- Jar (1989) ... (special effects)
- The Face (1989) ... (special effects makeup)
- Taps (1989) ... (special effects)
- The Mother Instinct (1989) ... (special effects)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (severed-head constructions maker - uncredited)
 1988 Black Roses (mechanical corpse effects)
 1988 Poltergeist III (mechanical effects - uncredited)
 1987 My Demon Lover (special effects makeup)
 1986 Star Slammer (designer and fabricator: mutant rat)
 1986 Spookies (creator: additional effects) / (special creature design and animation)
 1983 The Deadly Spawn (special effects director)
 1982 Nightbeast (beast designer)
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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Other Works:

"Face Value" (1993) on Broadway. Created "Fu Man Chu" makeup design and prosthetics for Mark Linn-Baker. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 14 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Since 1993, he has produced 52,000 foam latex prosthetic pieces for 6 international productions of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".

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