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James Ojala

James Ojala was born on May 6, 1977 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on 2012 (2009), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Strange Nature (2018). See full bio »

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Known For

2012 Special Effects
X-Men: The Last Stand Makeup Department
Strange Nature Makeup Department
TRON: Legacy Special Effects


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (70 credits)
 2020 Death Rider in the House of Vampires (special makeup effects artist) (post-production)
 2013/II Heartless (Short) (special makeup effects artist) (completed)
 2020 The Deep Ones (special makeup effects artist)
 2019 Verotika (special makeup effects artist: "Drukija - Contessa of Blood" segment)
 2019 Mercy Black (Creature Puppet Effects)
 2018 Strange Nature (special makeup effects artist) / (special makeup effects crew supervisor)
 2018 Epoch (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2017/I Totem (special makeup effects artist)
 2017/I Jackals (special makeup effects artist)
 2017 Small Shots (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 5 episodes)
- Over My Head (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Big Deal to Us (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The Goldberg Affair (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Fast Break (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- This. Is. My. Life (2017) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Doll (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Miss 2059 (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 6 episodes)
- The Voice (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Fan Vote (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Training Day (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Friend Requests (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Beauty vs. The Beast (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Decker (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 3 episodes)
- The Butterfly Effect (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- The New Recruits (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- All Good Things... (2016) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Lucius: Gone Insane (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Silent Retreat (special makeup effects artist)
 2014-2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 3 episodes)
- Judd Apatow Wears a Polo and Blue Suede Shoes (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Colin Hanks Wears a Denim Button Down and Black Sneakers (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Craig Robinson Wears a Bordeaux Button Down & Dark Jeans (2014) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Unbelief (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 A Boy's Life (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 Redlands (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 Brutal (makeup designer) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2013 Saint Bernard (prosthetic makeup effects artist)
 2013 The Legion of Supervillains the Official Music Video (assistant makeup artist)
 2012 Gahiji (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Children of Sorrow (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 John Dies at the End (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 Randy the Vegetarian Zombie (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 True Blood (TV Series) (makeup effects technician - 2 episodes)
- I'm Alive and on Fire (2011) ... (makeup effects technician - as Jim Ojala)
- If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'? (2011) ... (makeup effects technician - as Jim Ojala)
 2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Breakdown Van (2011) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2011 3 MInutes in Hell (TV Series) (makeup artist)
 2010 Kill Devil Hill (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special (TV Special) (special makeup effects artist - as Jim Ojala)
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Crows (2010) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 Malice N Wonderland (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2010 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Stealth (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2009 Blood: The Last Vampire (mold department) / (special makeup effects crew: Spectral Motion)
 2008 Marvel Zombies: The Movie (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Deadgirl (special makeup effects artist & designer)
 2008 Dark Reel (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (special makeup effects crew: Spectral Motion)
 2007/II Fade (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 House (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Insensitive (2007) ... (special makeup effects artist: Autonomous FX)
 2007 The Devil's Muse (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 The Darkroom (special makeup effects technician: Almost Human)
 2006 Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (creature effects: baby zombie chick puppet)
 2006/I The Thirst (special makeup effects lab technician: Autonomous FX)
 2006 Lady in the Water (special makeup effects technician: Spectral Motion, Inc.)
 2006 Voodoo Moon (TV Movie) (special makeup effects technician: Almost Human)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (special makeup effects technician: Spectral Motion, Inc.)
 2005 Dirty (special makeup effects lab technician: Almost Human - uncredited)
 2005/II Broken (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2005 House of the Dead 2 (TV Movie) (special makeup effects lab technician: Almost Human - as Jim Ojala)
 2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (lab technician: Almost Human)
 2005 The Inside (TV Series) (special makeup effects technician: Almost Human)
 2005 Man with the Screaming Brain (lab technician: Prosthetic Makeup Studio - as Jim Ojala)
 2005 Alien Apocalypse (TV Movie) (creature effects crew: ACME EFX)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie) (special makeup effects technician)
 2005 Point Pleasant (TV Series) (special makeup effects technician: Almost Human)
 2004 Pagans (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Frankenfish (TV Movie) (lab technician: Almost Human)
 2004 Dead Birds (lab technician: Almost Human)
 2004 The Fallen (special makeup effects technician: Designs To Deceive)
 2004 Lightning Bug (special makeup effects technician: Almost Human)
 2004 Tales from the Crapper (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2003 Monster Makers (TV Movie) (lab technician: Almost Human)
 2003 Miracles (TV Series) (special makeup effects technician)
 2002 Firefly (TV Series) (special makeup effects technician)
 2001 Wendigo (creature effects crew: Direct Effects)
 2000 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (special makeup effects artist - as Jim Ojala)
 1999 Angel (TV Series) (special makeup effects technician)
Show Show Special effects (33 credits)
Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (8 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Produced the Danzig music video, "Wicked Pussycat."

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jim Ojala


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Did You Know?


Started with co-written public access show, "My Three Scums" in Duluth, Minnesota. The controversial horror/comedy show lasted from '96-'99 and gained Jim his first job with Troma.

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