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Known For

The Wolfman Special Effects
X-Men: First Class Make-Up Department
Black Sheep Make-Up Department


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 2021 Nian (Short) (creature and makeup effects designer)
 2020 Lost Girls (special makeup effects artist: prosthetic remains)
 2020 Dracula (TV Mini Series) (special makeup effects designer & creator - 3 episodes)
- The Dark Compass (2020) ... (special makeup effects designer & creator)
- Blood Vessel (2020) ... (special makeup effects designer & creator)
- The Rules of the Beast (2020) ... (special makeup effects designer & creator)
 2019 Martin's Close (TV Movie) (Prosthetic Makeup Designer)
 2019 In a Man's World (TV Series) (makeup designer - 4 episodes)
- Shital (2019) ... (makeup designer)
- Sabrina (2019) ... (makeup designer)
- Le'Dor (2019) ... (makeup designer)
- Emily (2019) ... (makeup designer)
 2017/I Beauty and the Beast (special make-up effects designer)
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) (special makeup effects designer)
 2015 Fire City: End of Days (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Mr. Holmes (hair designer) / (makeup designer)
 2014 Wolves (creature and makeup effects designer)
 2013 Warm Bodies (special makeup effects designer)
 2011 X-Men: First Class (makeup supervisor: Beast)
 2008 The Eternity Man (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 Ghost Rider (special makeup effects creative supervisor - as David Elsey)
 2006 Black Sheep (creature supervisor)
 2003 Silent Witness (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 4 episodes)
- Running on Empty: Part 2 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Running on Empty: Part 1 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Answering Fire: Part 2 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Answering Fire: Part 1 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 B. Monkey (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Incognito (prosthetic makeup effects artist)
 1997 The Life of Stuff (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Death Machine (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Staggered (makeup effects)
 1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (technician)
 1988 On the Black Hill (special makeup effects artist)
 1988 Waxwork (senior makeup effects artist)
 1987 Hellraiser (special makeup effects and creature crew - as David Elsey)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
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[Upon accepting the Best Makeup Oscar for The Wolfman (2010) which he shared with Baker] My whole life I always wanted to lose an Oscar to Rick Baker. This is better.

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