Tony Gardner (II)

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Known best for the films "127 Hours," "Zombieland Double Tap," "Hocus Pocus," and"Bad Grandpa," as well as his work with Daft Punk, Tony Gardner began his film career working on "Michael Jackson's Thriller" under the auspices of Rick Baker. His very first independent FX job was an animatronic Half-Corpse for Dan O'Bannon's "The Return of the Living... See full bio »

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Hocus Pocus Make-Up Department
Bad Grandpa Make-Up Department
127 Hours Make-Up Department
Zombieland: Double Tap Make-Up Department


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 2021 Jackass Forever (Documentary) (special makeup effects artist) (post-production)
 2021 Old (Makeup Effects Designer)
 2021 Bad Trip (makeup effects designer)
 2020 In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist)
 2020 Freaky (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2020 Don't Look Deeper (TV Series) (makeup effects department head - 2020) / (makeup effects designer - 2020)
 2020 Bad Hair (makeup effects department head) / (makeup effects designer)
 2019 Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (make up effects department head)
 2019 Zombieland: Double Tap (special effects makeup department head)
 2019 Sextuplets (makeup effects designer) / (special effects makeup department head)
 2019 Wounds (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 Hell Fest (character design - uncredited)
 2018 Kidding (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 3 episodes)
- Every Pain Needs a Name (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Pusillanimous (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Green Means Go (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
  Who Is America? (TV Series) (makeup department head - 7 episodes, 2018) (makeup designer - 7 episodes, 2018)
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... (makeup department head) / (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... (makeup department head) / (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (makeup department head) / (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (makeup department head) / (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (makeup department head) / (makeup designer)
 2018 Action Point (special makeup effects artist)
  MasterChef Junior (TV Series) (makeup effects department head - 1 episode, 2018) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2018)
- Grandma Gordon (2018) ... (makeup effects department head) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 Good Mythical Morning (TV Series) (makeup effects designer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.1 (2018) ... (makeup effects designer)
 2018 Savage Raghda (makeup designer)
 2017 Woodshock (Makeup Effects Supervisor)
 2017 The Mist (TV Series) (makeup effects designer - 10 episodes)
- The Tenth Meal (2017) ... (makeup effects designer)
- The Waking Dream (2017) ... (makeup effects designer)
- The Law of Nature (2017) ... (makeup effects designer)
- Over the River and Through the Woods (2017) ... (makeup effects designer)
- The Devil You Know (2017) ... (makeup effects designer)
  The F Word (TV Series) (makeup effects designer - 2 episodes, 2017) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes, 2017)
- Episode Two (2017) ... (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
- Episode One (2017) ... (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2017 Foo Fighters: Run (Video short) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2017 The Sub (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Hit TV: The Prologue (Short) (makeup effects designer)
 2016 Slayer: Pride in Prejudice (Video short) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 The Bad Batch (make-up effects: designer and supervisor) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Florence + the Machine: The Odyssey (Video) (makeup effects designer)
 2016 Slayer: You Against You (Video short) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Fifty Shades of Black (makeup effects designer)
 2015 Gigi Does It (TV Series) (special makeup effects designer - 7 episodes)
- Whine (2015) ... (special makeup effects designer)
- Let's Get Schvitzical (2015) ... (special makeup effects designer)
- Eat Something (2015) ... (special makeup effects designer)
- A Regular Kristy Yamatushy (2015) ... (special makeup effects designer)
- Wart-a-Colors (2015) ... (special makeup effects designer)
 2015 There's a Place (Short) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Freaks of Nature (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Dillon Francis Feat. Twista, the Rej3ctz: All That (Video short) (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects designer/creator)
 2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects designer and supervisor)
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 (makeup special effects)
 2014 Gigi's Bucket List (TV Movie) (makeup effects designer)
 2014 Clown (makeup effects: clown)
 2014 Dumb and Dumber to (special makeup designer)
 2014 Love & Mercy (makeup effects designer)
 2014 Bad Grandpa .5 (Video) (makeup effects designer)
 2014 Katy Perry: Birthday (Video short) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 Bad Grandpa (special makeup designer)
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (special makeup designer)
 2013 Weather from (TV Mini Series) (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist - 2013)
 2013 Movie 43 (prosthetics - segment "The Catch") / (prosthetics makeup - segment "Truth or Dare")
 2012 The Motel Life (special makeup designer)
 2012/I The Watch (special makeup effects) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 The Three Stooges (special makeup designer)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 What's Your Number? (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2011 30 Minutes or Less (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2011 The Beaver (special makeup designer)
 2011 Beastly (prosthetics) / (special makeup effects)
 2011 Hall Pass (special makeup designer)
 2011 The Resident (special makeup designer)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (special makeup effects designer)
 2010 127 Hours (special makeup designer)
 2010 Forehead Tittaes (Video short) (special makeup designer)
 2010 La La Land (TV Series) (makeup designer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (makeup designer)
 2010 The Killer Inside Me (prosthetic designer: Alterian) / (prosthetic manufacture: Alterian)
 2010 Extraordinary Measures (prosthetic designer)
 2010 I'm Here (Short) (special makeup designer)
 2009 Zombieland (makeup effects prosthetic designer) / (special makeup designer)
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos (special makeup designer)
 2009 The Hangover (prosthetic dental effects artist) / (special makeup designer)
  Reno 911! (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (makeup effects designer - 1 episode, 2009)
- VHS Transfer Memory Lane (2009) ... (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup designer)
- Junior Runs for Office (2008) ... (special makeup designer)
 2009 Angels & Demons (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2007-2008 Cavemen (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 13 episodes)
- Andy, the Stand-Up (2008) ... (special makeup designer)
- Caveman Holiday (2008) ... (special makeup designer)
- Nick Sick (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
- Hunters & Gatherers (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
- Cave Kid (2007) ... (special makeup designer)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (special makeup designer)
 2007 Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Movie) (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid (makeup effects designer: Alterian, Inc.)
 2007 Hairspray (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Smokin' Aces (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Rob & Big (TV Series) (special makeup designer - 1 episode)
- Big Bob ... (special makeup designer)
 2006 Jackass Number Two (Documentary) (special makeup designer)
 2006 Veritas, Prince of Truth (hair stylist: KNB Effects Group)
 2006 Electroma (special makeup designer)
 2005 The Ringer (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (special makeup designer)
 2005 It Waits (creature effects designer)
 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High (special makeup effects designer and creator: Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (special makeup and animatronic effects designer)
 2004 Seed of Chucky (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Surviving Christmas (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (prosthetics designer)
 2004 13 Going on 30 (special prosthetics - uncredited)
 2004 Mindhunters (lifecast makeup effects)
 2003 Stuck on You (special makeup designer)
 2002 Adaptation. (special makeup designer: Artist's Asylum)
 2002 Jackass: The Movie (Documentary) (key makeup artist: 16mm film unit) / (makeup effects designer)
 2001 Alien Hunter (TV Series) (creature makeup)
 2001 Shallow Hal (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2001 Bones (makeup effects designer: Alterian)
 2001 Osmosis Jones (special makeup designer: live action sequences)
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (special makeup effects)
 2001 Human Nature (body hair effects: Alterian Studios)
 2001 Freddy Got Fingered (makeup effects designer)
 2001 Say It Isn't So (special makeup designer)
 2000 Jackass (TV Series) (special makeup designer)
 2000 Bring It on (special makeup designer)
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene (makeup effects designer)
 2000 Where the Heart Is (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2000 28 Days (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999 Titus (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Three Kings (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Wild Wild West (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999 Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Go (special makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Friends (TV Series) (makeup effects designer - 1 episode)
- The One with All the Thanksgivings (1998) ... (makeup effects designer)
 1998 There's Something About Mary (special makeup and animatronic effects designer - uncredited) / (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1998/II Denial (special makeup designer)
 1998 Hush (special makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1997 The Jackal (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1997 Bean (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Batman & Robin (special makeup effects artist)
 1997 Warriors of Virtue (makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1996 High School High (makeup effects supervisor)
 1996 Lifeform (creature effects designer)
 1996 Feeling Minnesota (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 Bone Chillers (TV Series) (makeup and animatronic effects artist) / (special makeup designer)
 1996 The Cape (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: animatronics)
 1996 Arli$$ (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 The Rock (special makeup effects) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1996 The Craft (makeup effects supervisor)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (additional makeup effects: Alterian Studios)
 1994 Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter (Short) (special makeup effects designer)
 1994 The Journey Inside (Documentary short) (special makeup designer)
 1994 The Crew (special makeup designer)
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Such Great Patience (1994) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Bad Girls (makeup effects)
 1994 Cabin Boy (special makeup effects designer: Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 1993 Ghost in the Machine (makeup effects artist - as Tony Gardener)
 1993 A Dangerous Woman (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1993 The Meteor Man (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (animatronic cat effects artist) / (makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (TV Movie) (special makeup designer - uncredited)
 1993 Freaked (special makeup designer: Alterian unit)
 1993 Space Rangers (TV Series) (makeup effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Fort Hope (1993) ... (makeup effects supervisor: Alterian Studios)
 1992 Army of Darkness (character makeup) / (makeup effects: Ash, Sheila, Evil Ash, Evil Sheila)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1992 Sleepwalkers (project supervisor: Alterian Studios) / (special makeup designer - uncredited)
 1991 Mobsters (makeup effects supervisor)
 1991 The Dark Backward (special makeup designer)
 1991 Iron Maze (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Darkman (special makeup effects designer)
 1990 Lifestories (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist: animatronics)
 1990/I Swamp Thing (TV Series) (special makeup designer)
 1990 Blood Salvage (additional makeup effects crew: Migh Effects) / (additional makeup effects designer and creator: Migh Effects)
 1990 Rockula (special makeup effects artist)
 1990 Nightbreed (special makeup effects artist - additional)
 1990 Dark Angel (makeup effects supervisor - uncredited) / (special makeup designer - uncredited) / (special makeup effects artist)
 1989 Tale of Two Sisters (special makeup effects)
 1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (effects director: special makeup effects unit) / (special makeup effects designer and creator)
 1988 Under the Boardwalk (makeup effects)
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist (Rick Baker's Gorilla crew - uncredited)
 1988 The Blob (special makeup and animatronic effects designer) / (special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor) / (special makeup designer: makeup effects crew)
 1988 Out of the Dark (special makeup effects)
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (beast crew: Rick Baker)
 1987 The Lost Boys (effects crew: Cannom - uncredited)
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (hair stylist) / (special makeup effects assistant: Rick Baker's crew)
 1986 Ratboy (makeup crew: Boris, Inc. - uncredited)
 1986 Aliens (Stan Winston's creature effects crew - uncredited)
 1985 The Return of the Living Dead (makeup artist: half-corpse effects)
 1984 Starman (starman transformation crew: Rick Baker unit - uncredited)
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short) (makeup effects crew - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Created animatronic "robot personas" of band members from electronic music group Daft Punk. Conceived and directed their music video "The Prime Time of Your Life."

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Alternate Names:

Tony Gardener

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Personal Quote:

Until "Bad Grandpa," Johnny's Irving character had worked on the earlier Jackass films for only a few days out of the entire shoot, at most. The challenge with the latest film (Bad Grandpa) ...was the fact that Irving had to exist as a real person in the real world, under close scrutiny in all sorts of situations, and also carry a narrative story. The words of Producer Derek Freda were always ... See more »


His first professional job was for Rick Baker on Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Gardner appeared in the video as the hobbling zombie whose arm falls off. See more »

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