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Mark Shostrom

Born in 1956, Mark grew up in Hong Kong during the 1970s. He became interested in makeup after seeing The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff. In Hong Kong, Mark became friends with Karloff's widow Evelyn, who encouraged him to pursue makeup. He corresponded with John Chambers, makeup designer for Planet of the Apes (1968) from ... See full bio »


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Known For

Evil Dead II Make-Up Department
The Devil's Advocate Make-Up Department
Dick Tracy Make-Up Department


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 2017 Amityville: The Awakening (special make-up effects: test shoot - uncredited)
 2013 Java Heat (makeup department head) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2012 Stay at Home Dad (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 The Mooring (special makeup consultant)
 2010 Falling Down (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Purple Mountain (Special Makeup Effects Designer)
 2008 Grappling with your Demons (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 The Warlords (special makeup effects sculptor)
 2006/II Terminal (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Hood of Horror (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (sculptor - uncredited)
 2005 Cruel World (special makeup effects artist)
 2005/I Mortuary (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (TV Movie) (key sculptor - uncredited)
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 2004 Toolbox Murders (additional makeup)
 1998-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Chosen (2003) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
- Innocence (1998) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
- Surprise (1998) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 American Family (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- The Forgotten War (2002) ... (makeup artist)
 2001 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (special makeup effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2001) ... (special makeup effects - uncredited)
 2001 The Glass House (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (makeup artist)
 2000 FreakyLinks (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Walking with Dinosaurs (TV Mini Series documentary) (sculptor - 6 episodes)
- Death of a Dynasty (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Spirits of the Ice Forest (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Giant of the Skies (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Cruel Sea (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
- Time of the Titans (1999) ... (sculptor: dinosaur footprints)
 1999 The General's Daughter (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1999/I Life (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The X-Files (TV Series) (makeup artist - 2 episodes)
- One Son (1999) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
- Two Fathers (1999) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1998 Mafia! (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1998 Out of Sight (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1998 The X Files (prosthetic makeup artist - uncredited)
 1997 The Devil's Advocate (makeup department head: second unit, "Statues coming to life" sequence - uncredited)
 1997 Men in Black (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1995-1997 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (makeup artist - 67 episodes)
- Scorpion (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Worst Case Scenario (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Displaced (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Distant Origin (1997) ... (makeup artist)
- Real Life (1997) ... (makeup artist)
 1994-1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 5 episodes)
- Through the Looking Glass (1995) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Abandoned (1994) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Search, Part II (1994) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Search, Part I (1994) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Jem'Hadar (1994) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Nine Inch Nails: March of the Pigs (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1994 Love Is a Gun (special makeup)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (makeup artist - uncredited) / (prosthetics sculptor: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner - uncredited)
 1994 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (special makeup created by)
 1993 Best of the Best II (special makeup effects)
 1993 Shadowhunter (special makeup)
 1992 Netherworld (special makeup effects)
 1990 Dick Tracy (key special character make-up sculptor - uncredited)
 1990 Shadowzone (special makeup)
 1989 DeepStar Six (creature effects and special makeup)
 1988 Phantasm II (designer and creator: special makeup effects)
 1988 Poltergeist III (special makeup effects artist: lifecasts - uncredited)
 1987 Prince of Darkness (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1987 My Demon Lover (special makeup effects artist: Los Angeles - uncredited)
 1987 Evil Dead II (special makeup design and creation)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (special makeup effects sequences)
 1986 Witchboard (makeup effects sculptor - uncredited)
 1986 From Beyond (special makeup effects)
 1986 Alien Predator (special creature effects)
 1986 The Supernaturals (ghost effects) / (special makeup effects)
 1985 Savage Dawn (associate special makeup effects)
 1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (transformation effects creator)
 1985 The Boys Next Door (special makeup effects artist)
 1985 KGB: The Secret War (makeup department head: special makeup effects)
 1984 'Weird Al' Yankovic: I Lost on Jeopardy (Video short) (life cast)
 1984 Rockwell: Somebody's Watching Me (Video short) (prosthetics supplier)
 1984 City Heat (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1984 Courage (makeup department head)
 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street (foam latex technician - uncredited)
 1984 Fall Break (makeup supervisor) / (special makeup effects)
 1984 Tightrope (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1983 Deadly Force (special makeup effects artist - as Mark A. Shostrom)
 1983 Ramones: Psycho Therapy (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 1983 Videodrome (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 An Outpost of Progress (makeup artist)
 1982 Android (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 The Beastmaster (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 Forbidden World (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer (special makeup effects artist)
 1982 Violet (Short) (makeup department head)
 1982 The Slumberparty Massacre (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1980 To All a Goodnight (special effects makeup - as Mark Shostrum)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Nicholl Fellowships in Screeenwriting. Semi-finalist. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. See more »

Publicity Listings:

13 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mark Shoftrom | Mark A. Shostrom | Mark Shostrum

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For the film Star Trek: Generations (1994), Michael Westmore did a test make-up on Mark for Malcolm McDowell's Dr. Tolian Soran character since McDowell was unavailable. Mark was so thrilled to be made up by a Westmore that he wore the scar make-up the rest of the day while working on Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »

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