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Mike Smithson was born in Woodstock, Illinois, USA as Michael Scott Smithson. He is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). See full bio »

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Known For

Avatar Makeup Department
Terminator Salvation Makeup Department
The Lone Ranger Makeup Department


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 2020 The Call of the Wild (makeup for harrison ford)
 2019 Too Old to Die Young (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Volume 4: The Tower (2019) ... (makeup artist)
 2018 Overlord (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2018 Action Point (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 Under the Silver Lake (makeup artist)
 2018 Deadpool 2 (makeup artist: Mr. Brolin)
 2017 Snowfall (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- 2016 Original Pilot (2017) ... (makeup artist)
  Inhumans (TV Series) (dept. head special effects make-up - 2 episodes, 2017) (dept. head special effects makeup - 1 episode, 2017)
- ...And Finally: Black Bolt (2017) ... (dept. head special effects make-up)
- Havoc in the Hidden Land (2017) ... (dept. head special effects make-up)
- The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon (2017) ... (dept. head special effects makeup)
 2017 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- The Vulcan Hello (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2017/II The Wall (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2017 Ghost in the Shell (makeup artist: Mr. Asbæk, Los Angeles)
 2016/I Passengers (makeup artist - uncredited)
  Preacher (TV Series) (key special effects makeup artist - 8 episodes, 2016) (on-set makeup artist - 1 episode, 2016)
- Call and Response (2016) ... (key special effects makeup artist)
- Finish the Song (2016) ... (key special effects makeup artist)
- El Valero (2016) ... (key special effects makeup artist)
- He Gone (2016) ... (key special effects makeup artist)
- Sundowner (2016) ... (key special effects makeup artist)
 2015 Under Surveillance (TV Movie) (makeup designer/department head)
 2015 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Outlaw (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2014-2015 Grimm (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 18 episodes)
- Cry Havoc (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Headache (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- You Don't Know Jack (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Iron Hans (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Mishipeshu (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Mortdecai (key makeup artist)
 2014/II Ouija (special makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects creator: additional photography)
 2014 Jersey Boys (makeup artist)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (key makeup artist - as Michael Smithson)
 2012 Lincoln (crowd makeup artist)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (makeup artist)
  True Blood (TV Series) (makeup effects artist - 1 episode, 2011) (makeup artist - 1 episode, 2011)
- And When I Die (2011) ... (makeup effects artist)
- Soul of Fire (2011) ... (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (makeup artist - as Michael Smithson)
 2011 Thor (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 The Experiment (makeup department head)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland (key prosthetic makeup artist - uncredited)
 2009 Avatar (makeup department head: Los Angeles live action)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (makeup effects department head)
 2009 Star Trek (makeup artist)
 2009 Push (makeup department head)
 2008 Fragments (makeup department head)
 2008 The Love Guru (makeup concept designer)
 2007 Into the Wild (makeup artist)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (makeup tests: pre-production)
 2007 Wild Hogs (makeup artist)
 2007 Norbit (prosthetic makeup artist)
 2006 Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (special makeup effects artist: Proteus - as Michael Smithson)
 2006 World Trade Center (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Poseidon (makeup department head: second unit)
 2005 ER (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Refusal of Care (2005) ... (makeup artist)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2003 Big Fish (makeup artist)
 2003 The Cat in the Hat (lead cat makeup artist: Mike Myers)
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Chosen (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 Men in Black II (background makeup supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Murder by Numbers (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2002 The Sweetest Thing (makeup artist - uncredited)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (key makeup artist)
 2001 Special Unit 2 (TV Series) (makeup artist) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (makeup artist)
 2000 Little Nicky (makeup & demon effects: Henry Winkler)
 2000 Lost Souls (makeup application: Stan Winston Studio)
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2000 The Kid (makeup artist)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 Battlefield Earth (makeup artist: John Travolta)
 2000/I Supernova (key prosthetic makeup artist)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (old age makeup artist - uncredited)
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio) / (makeup designer: Fat Bastard)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1998 Gods and Monsters (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (makeup artist)
 1996 The Utilizer (makeup artist) / (makeup designer)
 1996 Ghosts (Short) (makeup artist: Michael Jackson)
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau (project makeup supervisor: Stan Winston Studio)
 1995 Tank Girl (makeup designer)
 1994 Brainscan (designer and sculptor: "Mesh", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.) / (special makeup animatronic effects)
 1994 Cabin Boy (special makeup effects artist: Figurehead, Alterian Studios, Inc.)
 1993 Full Eclipse (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1993 Golden Gate (effects makeup artist: Matt Dillon)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (fabrication)
 1992 The Vagrant (special makeup supervisor - as Michael Smithson)
 1992 Sleepwalkers (prosthetic design: Alterian Studios) / (prosthetic sculpture: Alterian Studios)
 1991 Dollman (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (effects sculptor, cosmetics)
 1991 Timebomb (special makeup effects artist)
 1991 Switch (demon design and prosthetics)
 1991 Scanners II: The New Order (special makeup effects supervisor: Shadoworks)
 1991 Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (makeup artist)
 1990 The Exorcist III (crew: Cannom Creations) / (on-set prosthetics coordinator - uncredited)
 1988 The Blob (makeup effects key artist: makeup effects crew) / (makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew)
 1988 Dead Heat (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1988 Night of the Demons (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1988 Return of the Living Dead II (special makeup crew)
 1987 Teen Wolf Too (makeup artist: wolf makeup)
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series) (fabrication)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (sculptor, cosmetics)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (fabrication)
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"Man In The Box": Alice In Chains music video as Make up FX Dept. Head (1996) See more »

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