Ryan Nicholson (II) (1971–2019)

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Ryan Nicholson was born in 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Andromeda (2000) and Reindeer Games (2000). He was married to Megan Nicholson. He died on October 8, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. See full bio »

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The Chronicles of Riddick Make-Up Department
Andromeda Make-Up Department
Reindeer Games Make-Up Department
Agent Cody Banks Make-Up Department


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 2019 Puppet Killer (special makeup effects artist)
 2018 The Predator (creature makeup artist - uncredited)
 2018 Deadpool 2 (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2018 Altered Carbon (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 4 episodes)
- Clash by Night (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Fallen Angel (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- In a Lonely Place (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
- Out of the Past (2018) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 2017 Mech-X4 (TV Series) (assistant makeup artist - 1 episode)
- Versus The Outbreak (2017) ... (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 2017 The Hollow Child (prosthetic effects designer)
 2016 It Stains the Sands Red (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Blair Witch (on-set makeup effects artist: MastersFX)
 2016 Blood Feast (Special makeup effects designer and creator)
 2016 The Evil in Us (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Dead Rising: Endgame (special make-up effects designer)
 2016 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (TV Mini Series) (prosthetic effects designer - 2016)
 2016 Warcraft (special makeup effects artist)
 2016 Dionne Copland's Inferno (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2016/II Countdown (second assistant makeup)
 2015 Even Lambs Have Teeth (prosthetic makeup designer)
 2015/VI Reset (Short) (special effects prosthetic designer)
 2015 Press X to Not Die (Video Game) (additional makeup)
 2015 Wayward Pines (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Cycle (2015) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2015 Vendetta (prosthetics designer)
 2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower (special makeup effects creator) / (special makeup effects designer)
 2015 Give It Up (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2015 Women in Horror Month: Massive Blood Drive (Short) (special makeup effects artist - segment "Give It Up", uncredited)
 2015 Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib (TV Series) (prosthetic effects designer - 2015)
 2014 La Petite Mort II (special makeup effects artist)
 2014 Extraterrestrial (special makeup effects artist: additional photography)
 2014 Seed 2 (special makeup effects: Gruesome Twosome FX)
 2013-2014 Improbabilia (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Preparation (2014) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
- Synthesis (2013) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2013 Braindamage (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2012 Grave Encounters 2 (prosthetics designer)
 2011 Rise of the Damned ('makeup fx designer')
 2009 The Vetala (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Resurrection (2009) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2008 To Love and Die (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 2008 Electric Fence (Short) (special make-up effects artist - uncredited)
 2008 Sea Beast (TV Movie) (prosthetic and makeup effects designer)
 2008 Yeti (TV Movie) (special effects makeup)
 2008 Ogre (TV Movie) (on-set technician: Flesh and Fantasy) / (prosthetics: Flesh and Fantasy)
 2008 Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld (designer: Life To Death)
 2008 Beyond Loch Ness (TV Movie) (makeup effects artist: Flesh and Fantasy Make-Up Effects Inc.) / (prosthetics: Flesh and Fantasy Make-Up Effects Inc.)
 2007 Dragon Boys (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2007 Dark Paradox (prosthetic makeup designer)
 2007 Folklore (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 Latchkey's Lament (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 War (prosthetic designer: Flesh and Fantasy Make-Up Effects Inc.)
 2007 Tortured (Video) (prosthetic effects) / (special makeup effects artist)
 2007 Blood Ties (TV Series) (specialty props - 1 episode)
- Gifted (2007) ... (specialty props - uncredited)
 2007 Ghost Rider (special makeup effects artist)
 2006/II Memory (special makeup effects designer)
 2006 Air Buddies (Video) (specialty props - uncredited)
 2006 Meat Market 3 (Video) (specialty props)
 2006/I Sisters (insert prosthetic effects - uncredited) / (makeup effects: additional photography)
 2006 The Entrance (special makeup effects designer) / (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2006 Live Feed (prosthetics designer) / (special makeup designer)
 2006 Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (TV Movie) (dead body production)
 2006 Eureka (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Hell Hath No Fury (Video) (special makeup effects - segments "One Night Stand", "Kim the Psycho Girlfriend", "Prey")
 2006 Blade: The Series (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Short Film Boot Camp (Short) (prosthetic designer)
 2006 Hollow Man II (Video) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Safe Harbor (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2006 Absolute Zero (TV Movie) (specialty props - uncredited)
 2006 Deadly Lessons (special makeup effects artist)
 2006 Meltdown: Days of Destruction (TV Movie) (prosthetic designer)
 2006 Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (TV Movie) (prosthetic effects designer)
 2006 Kyle XY (TV Series) (specialty props)
 2005 Faith: Pope John Paul II (TV Mini Series) (prosthetic effects designer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (prosthetic effects designer - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... (prosthetic effects designer - uncredited)
 2005 It Waits (key special effects makeup artist)
 2005 The Dead Inside (specialty props)
 2005 Haunting Sarah (TV Movie) (prosthetic effects designer)
 2005 Supernatural (TV Series) (specialty props)
 2005 Robson Arms (TV Series) (specialty props)
 2005 Personal Effects (TV Movie) (creature/makeup effects designer)
 2005 Thralls (Video) (special makeup effects designer)
 2005 Bob the Butler (specialty props)
 2005 Edison (specialty props)
 2004 The Keeper (prosthetic corpse designer - uncredited)
 2004 Blade: Trinity (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven (TV Movie) (special effects makeup)
 2004 Necrophagia: Nightmare Scenarios (Video short) (special makeup effects artist)
 2004/I Shelf Life (special makeup effects designer)
 2004 Human Nature (Video) (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Deep Evil (TV Movie) (prosthetics: Flesh & Fantasy)
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick (special makeup effects artist)
 2004 Monster Island (TV Movie) (special makeup effects designer)
 2003 Scary Movie 3 (specialty props)
 2003 Elf (special makeup effects designer - uncredited)
 2003 Peacemakers (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 2000-2003 Andromeda (TV Series) (prosthetic designer - 66 episodes)
- Shadows Cast by a Final Salute (2003) ... (prosthetic designer)
- Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath (2003) ... (prosthetic designer)
- Twilight of the Idols (2003) ... (prosthetic designer)
- The Illusion of Majesty (2003) ... (prosthetic designer)
- Deep Midnight's Voice (2003) ... (prosthetic designer)
 2003 Agent Cody Banks (special makeup effects designer)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (special makeup effects artist)
 2002 The Funkhousers (TV Movie) (special makeup effects designer)
 2002 The Dead Zone (Video) (special makeup effects designer)
 2002 Glory Days (TV Series) (prosthetic corpse designer)
 2001 Out Cold (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2001 Wolf Lake (TV Series) (prosthetic corpse designer)
 2001 Ripper (special makeup designer)
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series) (special makeup effects designer)
 2001 Viva Las Nowhere (prosthetic corpse designer)
 2001 Replicant (dead body production)
 2001 See Spot Run (special makeup effects artist)
 2001 Camouflage (prosthetic makeup effects designer)
 2001/I The Pledge (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 Blacktop (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2000 The Immortal (TV Series) (special makeup designer)
 2000 Middlemen (special makeup effects designer)
 2000 A Feeling Called Glory (Short) (special makeup effects designer)
 2000 Scary Movie (prosthetic effects supervisor: Flesh & Fantasy Inc.)
 2000 Screwed (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2000 Final Destination (special makeup effects supervisor)
 2000 Mission to Mars (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 2000 Reindeer Games (special makeup effects artist)
 2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The Wonder Cabinet (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Double Jeopardy (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (special makeup effects artist)
 1999 Y2K (prosthetic effects designer)
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series) ('makeup fx designer' - 1 episode)
- Ripper (1999) ... ('makeup fx designer' - uncredited)
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Making It Home (key makeup designer)
 1998 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV Series) (prosthetic corpse designer)
 1998 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1998 Wrongfully Accused (technician: NEG)
 1998 Cold Squad (TV Series) (prosthetic corpse designer) / (special makeup effects designer)
 1997 The Countess of Baton Rouge (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios)
 1997 Mr. Magoo (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1997 The Education of Little Tree (special effects makeup artist)
 1997 The Assignment (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios)
 1997 Affliction (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios - uncredited)
 1997 The Peacekeeper (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios)
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series) (makeup effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Room 17 (1997) ... (makeup effects assistant - uncredited)
 1997 Hemoglobin (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios)
 1997 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) (prosthetic effects designer)
 1997 Strip Search (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios - uncredited)
 1997 Twists of Terror (TV Movie) (special makeup effects artist: Maestro Studios)
 1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist - 1 episode)
- Black Widow (1997) ... (special makeup effects artist)
 1996/I Millennium (TV Series) (special makeup effects artist)
 1995 Abducted II: The Reunion (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
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I make more is more horror. I'm not of the school of thought that showing something off-screen is more effective than showing it on-screen. I like to show everything. I leave nothing to the imagination.


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