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Mike Elizalde (I)

Mike Elizalde first became interested in monsters and creature effects as a young child watching films like Universal Studios' Frankenstein and Dracula. Armed with these early inspirations, he put together a portfolio of original makeup designs and, in 1987, joined the world of creature and makeup effects. Mike quickly established his career as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hellboy II: The Golden Army Make-Up Department
Stranger Things Special Effects
Lost in Space Special Effects


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 2022 The Orville (TV Series) (Isaac suit fabrication - 1 episode)
- Electric Sheep (2022) ... (Isaac suit fabrication: Spectral Motion)
 2021/I Malignant (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2021 The Tomorrow War (creature effects designer)
 2021 The Caddy (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2020 Sweet Home (TV Series) (creature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode 1 (2020) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2018 Aquaman (prop fabrication)
 2018 Lost in Space (TV Series) (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2018 Run for Your Life (TV Movie) (creature effects designer: Spectral Motion)
 2018 Altered Carbon (TV Series) (design consultant - 1 episode)
- Out of the Past (2018) ... (design consultant: Spectral Motion)
 2017/I Bright (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2016 Gehenna: Where Death Lives (creature effects supervisor)
  Stranger Things (TV Series) (creature effects supervisor - 6 episodes, 2016) (puppeteer - 6 episodes, 2016)
- Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Six: The Monster (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
- Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street (2016) ... (creature effects supervisor: Spectral Motion) / (puppeteer: Spectral Motion)
 2015/I Nightlight (creature effects designer: Spectral Motion)
 2015/II Gnome Alone (makeup effects supervisor)
 2013 Nothing Left to Fear (creative supervisor)
 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (design consultant)
 2013 Pacific Rim (creature effects designer: Spectral Motion)
 2012 Looper (makeup effects supervisor: Spectral Motion)
 2012/I The Watch (design consultant)
 2011 Attack the Block (creature effects)
 2011 Paul (creator: Paul puppet effects)
 2008 Shorts (special effects makeup: Spectral Motion)
 2006 Lady in the Water (creature effects supervisor)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (creature effects supervisor)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (mechanical designer)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (mechanical designer)
 2002 They (mechanics: Patrick Tatopoulos Designs)
 2002 Saint Sinner (TV Movie) (mechanical designer)
 2002 Men in Black II (mechanical department: Cinovation - uncredited)
 2002 Blade II (lead mechanical engineer: Steve Johnson's XFX)
 2001 Arachnid (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (key animatronic designer: "Mecha", Stan Winston Studio)
 2001 Monkeybone (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (animatronics engineer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (mechanical department: Cinovation/Rick Baker Crew)
 1997 Men in Black (mechanic: Cinovation Studios)
 1996 The Frighteners (mechanical designer)
 1995 Jumanji (mechanical designer - uncredited)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (mechanical designer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1995 Species ("Sil" puppet mechanical design: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1995 Fluke (mechanical effects: crew)
 1994 The Santa Clause (lead puppeteer: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.) / (reindeer mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1994 Stargate (creature art department)
 1994 Clifford (mechanical designer) / (puppeteer)
 1993 Addams Family Values (mechanical designer)
 1993 Wilder Napalm (special effects technician)
 1993 Coneheads (special effects makeup)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (mechanical designer)
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1991-1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (animatronics designer - 2 episodes)
- Strung Along (1992) ... (animatronics designer)
- Dead Wait (1991) ... (animatronics designer)
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (mechanical technician: Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.)
 1991 One Good Cop (mechanical designer - uncredited)
 1990 Darkman (sculptor: makeup effects unit)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (puppeteer)
 1990 Total Recall (special effects technician)
 1989 Look Who's Talking (mechanical designer - uncredited) / (puppeteer - uncredited)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (effects crew: David Miller Studio) / (sculptor: Todd Masters Company)
 1989 Turner & Hooch (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1989 Arena (special effects technician)
 1988 Watchers (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1988 The Cellar (animatronics engineer - uncredited)
 1988 The Head Hunter (special effects technician)
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Alternate Names:

Mike Elizade | Michael Elizalde | Winston Mike Elizalde


Mary Elizalde  (2 children)

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