Rick Baker (I)

Makeup Department | Special Effects | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Men in Black (1997) | Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) | Planet of the Apes (2001)
AWARDS 
Won 7 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 38 nominations More »
AKA 
Richard A. Baker | Richard Baker
BORN 
Dec 8, 1950 (age 66)
HEIGHT 
5' 9" (1.75m)

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Past Film & Video (106 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Keep the Gaslight BurningKeep the Gaslight Burning (Short) Mr. Maxwell  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for RingsRings Vendor  Less 2017 $25MM $28MM / $83MM
  • Primary photo for Minutes Past MidnightMinutes Past Midnight Special Thanks (segment The Mill at Calder's End)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for ABCs of SuperheroesABCs of Superheroes Jens Thanks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Mill at Calder's EndThe Mill at Calder's End (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for LoveLove (Short) Grateful Thanks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Homeschool ReunionHomeschool Reunion (Short) Makeup Artist  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Talk HelpsTalk Helps (Short) Makeup Artist  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for MaleficentMaleficent Maleficent Makeup Design  Less 2014 $180MM $241MM / $759MM
  • Primary photo for Men in Black 3Men in Black 3 Brain Alien, Alien Makeup Effects  Less 2012 $225MM $179MM / $624MM
  • Primary photo for Beast WishesBeast Wishes Himself, Very Special Thanks  Less 2012 $44K
  • Primary photo for The Los Angeles RipperThe Los Angeles Ripper The Producers Wish To Thank  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for TRON: LegacyTRON: Legacy Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2010 $170MM $172MM / $400MM
  • Primary photo for The Man Who Saw Frankenstein CryThe Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry Thanks  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The WolfmanThe Wolfman Gypsy Man / First Killed, Special Makeup Effects  Less 2010 $150MM $62MM / $140MM
  • Primary photo for Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Dark ReelDark Reel First Mate  Less 2008 $1MM
  • Primary photo for Tropic ThunderTropic Thunder Makeup Designer (Mr. Downey Jr.)  Less 2008 $92MM $111MM / $188MM
  • Primary photo for EnchantedEnchanted Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2007 $85MM $128MM / $340MM
  • Primary photo for NorbitNorbit Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2007 $60MM $96MM / $159MM
  • Primary photo for Teddy ScaresTeddy Scares (Short) Hester Golem (voice)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for ClickClick Special Age Makeup Artist (uncredited), Special Makeup Effects  Less 2006 $70MM $137MM / $238MM
  • Primary photo for X-Men: The Last StandX-Men: The Last Stand Special Makeup Effects Consultant  Less 2006 $210MM $234MM / $459MM
  • Primary photo for King KongKing Kong Pilot  Less 2005 $207MM $218MM / $551MM
  • Primary photo for RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Ring TwoThe Ring Two Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2005 $50MM $76MM / $161MM
  • Primary photo for CursedCursed Special Makeup Effects Artist, Special Makeup Effects Creator, Special Makeup Effects Designer, Special Makeup Effects  Less 2005 $38MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for HellboyHellboy Makeup Consultant (Hellboy), Special Effects Director  Less 2004 $66MM $60MM / $99MM
  • Primary photo for The Haunted MansionThe Haunted Mansion Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2003 $90MM $76MM / $182MM
  • Primary photo for Making BelaMaking Bela (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a MonsterThe Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (Video) Himself, Special Bust Sculptered By And Courtesy Of, Special Thanks  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The RingThe Ring Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2002 $48MM $129MM / $249MM
  • Primary photo for Men in Black IIMen in Black II MIB Passport Control Agent, Alien Makeup Effects, Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less 2002 $140MM $190MM / $442MM
  • Primary photo for Planet of the ApesPlanet of the Apes Old Ape #2, Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Designer And Creator  Less 2001 $100MM $180MM / $362MM
  • Primary photo for How the Grinch Stole ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas Puppeteer, Special Makeup Effects  Less 2000 $123MM $260MM / $345MM
  • Primary photo for Nutty Professor II: The KlumpsNutty Professor II: The Klumps Special Makeup Effects  Less 2000 $84MM $123MM / $166MM
  • Primary photo for Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition UnearthedMummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for She's Alive! Creating the Bride of FrankensteinShe's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (Short) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Wild Wild WestWild Wild West Special Effects Makeup  Less 1999 $170MM $114MM / $222MM
  • Primary photo for LifeLife Special Makeup Effects  Less 1999 $80MM $64MM / $74MM
  • Primary photo for Mighty Joe YoungMighty Joe Young Special Makeup Effects, Creature Designer And Producer (Mighty Joe Young), Creature Designer  Less 1998 $90MM $51MM / —
  • Primary photo for Critical CareCritical Care Special Makeup Effects (Mr. Brooks)  Less 1997 $12MM $142K / —
  • Primary photo for The Devil's AdvocateThe Devil's Advocate Demons Creator, Demons Designer  Less 1997 $57MM $61MM / $92MM
  • Primary photo for A Thousand AcresA Thousand Acres Masectomy Effect  Less 1997 $7.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Men in BlackMen in Black Alien Makeup Effects, Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1997 $90MM $251MM / $589MM
  • Primary photo for Batman & RobinBatman & Robin Nora Fries And Principal Copsicles  Less 1997 $125MM $107MM / $238MM
  • Primary photo for GhostsGhosts (Short) Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Escape from L.A.Escape from L.A. Special Makeup Effects  Less 1996 $50MM $25MM / $17MM
  • Primary photo for The FrightenersThe Frighteners Special Makeup Artist (The Judge)  Less 1996 $30MM $17MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Nutty ProfessorThe Nutty Professor Special Makeup Effects  Less 1996 $54MM $129MM / $274MM
  • Primary photo for The Amazing Panda AdventureThe Amazing Panda Adventure Panda Effects  Less 1995 $7.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Batman ForeverBatman Forever Special Makeup Designer And Creator  Less 1995 $100MM $184MM / $152MM
  • Primary photo for Ed WoodEd Wood Makeup Creator (Bela Lugosi), Makeup Designer (Bela Lugosi)  Less 1994 $18MM $5.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for WolfWolf Special Makeup Effects  Less 1994 $70MM $65MM / $131MM
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Goes Ape!Hollywood Goes Ape! Special Thanks  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for MatineeMatinee Special Makeup Effects Artist, Thanks  Less 1993 $9.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lorenzo's OilLorenzo's Oil Prosthetics Consultant  Less 1992 $30MM $7.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for The RocketeerThe Rocketeer Makeup Creator (Lothar)  Less 1991 $35MM $47MM / —
  • Primary photo for The WilliesThe Willies Thanks  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Gremlins 2: The New BatchGremlins 2: The New Batch Co-Producer, Special Effects Supervisor  Less 1990 $50MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for Missing LinkMissing Link Special Makeup Effects  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Gorillas in the MistGorillas in the Mist Special Makeup Effects, Associate Producer  Less 1988 $22MM $25MM / $61MM
  • Primary photo for Coming to AmericaComing to America Special Makeup Effects  Less 1988 $39MM $128MM / $161MM
  • Primary photo for Harry and the HendersonsHarry and the Hendersons Makeup Artist, Creature Designer (Harry), Puppeteer (Rick Baker's crew)  Less 1987 $30MM / $50MM
  • Primary photo for It's Alive III: Island of the AliveIt's Alive III: Island of the Alive Original Creature Designer ("It's Alive")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Max mon amourMax mon amour Chimp's Sequence Advisor  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for RatboyRatboy Designer (Ratboy)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Captain EOCaptain EO (Short) Special Makeup Effects, Creator (Fuzzball effects)  Less 1986 $24MM
  • Primary photo for Silver BulletSilver Bullet Visual Effects  Less 1985 $7MM $5.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for My Science ProjectMy Science Project Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less 1985 $4.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for CocoonCocoon Special Creature Consultant  Less 1985 $18MM $76MM / $85MM
  • Primary photo for Into the NightInto the Night Drug Dealer  Less 1985 $7.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for StarmanStarman Starman Transformation  Less 1984 $22MM $29MM / —
  • Primary photo for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Primate Costume Designer And Creator, Special Makeup Effects  Less 1984 $30MM $46MM / —
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: ThrillerMichael Jackson: Thriller (Video) Zombie Opening the Crypt (uncredited), Special Makeup Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1983 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for VideodromeVideodrome Special Makeup Effects Designer  Less 1983 $6MM $2.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ghost StoryGhost Story Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1981 $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for An American Werewolf in LondonAn American Werewolf in London Special Makeup Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1981 $10MM $31MM / $61MM
  • Primary photo for The HowlingThe Howling Special Makeup Effects Consultant  Less 1981 $1MM $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for The FunhouseThe Funhouse Special Makeup Design  Less 1981 $7.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Incredible Shrinking WomanThe Incredible Shrinking Woman Sidney (as Richard A. Baker), Creator And Designer (Sidney), Makeup Effects  Less 1981 $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Altered StatesAltered States Special Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1980 $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Tanya's IslandTanya's Island Special Effects  Less 1980 CAD 1.4MM
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1980 $18MM $290MM / $248MM
  • Primary photo for It Lives AgainIt Lives Again Special Makeup  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The FuryThe Fury Special Makeup Effects  Less 1978 $5.5MM $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Incredible Melting ManThe Incredible Melting Man Special Makeup Effects  Less 1977 $250K
  • Primary photo for The Kentucky Fried MovieThe Kentucky Fried Movie Dino (segment "A.M. Today") (as Richard A. Baker), Special Thanks  Less 1977 $650K $15MM / $5MM
  • Primary photo for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Makeup (second unit)  Less 1977 $11MM $323MM / $775MM
  • Primary photo for Track of the Moon BeastTrack of the Moon Beast Makeup Artist  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for King KongKing Kong King Kong (uncredited), Makeup Effects (uncredited), Special Contributions (Kong)  Less 1976 $24MM $53MM / $91MM
  • Primary photo for SquirmSquirm Makeup Designer  Less 1976 $470K
  • Primary photo for The Food of the GodsThe Food of the Gods Special Effects (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Zebra ForceThe Zebra Force Special Makeup  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for It's AliveIt's Alive Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less 1974 $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for Flesh GordonFlesh Gordon Special Properties, Effects Technician  Less 1974 $700K
  • Primary photo for The ExorcistThe Exorcist Special Effects Assistant (uncredited)  Less 1973 $12MM $233MM / $441MM
  • Primary photo for SchlockSchlock Makeup Artist, Special Effects  Less 1973 $60K
  • Primary photo for Live and Let DieLive and Let Die Special Effects (uncredited)  Less 1973 $7MM $35MM / $126MM
  • Primary photo for Black CaesarBlack Caesar Makeup Designer (uncredited), Special Effects (uncredited)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Cop KillersCop Killers Makeup Artist  Less 1973 $50K
  • Primary photo for The Thing with Two HeadsThe Thing with Two Heads Gorilla, Special Effects (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for BoneBone Makeup Designer (uncredited), Special Effects (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast from HellZorgon: The H-Bomb Beast from Hell (Short) Actor  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for OctamanOctaman Octaman Costume  Less 1971 $250K
Past Television (17 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Face OffFace Off (TV Series) Guest Judge ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for The StrainThe Strain (TV Series) Brooklyn Guy ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for 6 Beers of Separation6 Beers of Separation (TV Movie) Actor  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Hollywood's Creepiest CreaturesHollywood's Creepiest Creatures (TV Movie) Special Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Hollywood StuntmakersHollywood Stuntmakers (TV Series) Himself / King Kong ( 2 episodes, 1999 ) , Special Thanks ( 2 episodes, 1999 )  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for Modern VampiresModern Vampires (TV Movie) Special Effects Consultant  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The X FilesThe X Files (TV Series) Gorilla Effects ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Body BagsBody Bags (TV Movie) Coroner's Makeup  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Dark AvengerDark Avenger (TV Movie) Makeup Designer (Judge Cain visual features)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast (TV Series) Designer And Creator ("Beast") ( 55 episodes, 1987–1990 ) , Designer ("Dragon Man") ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1987–1990 55
    • Legacies (Aug 4, 1990) Designer And Creator ("Beast")  Less
    • The Reckoning (Jul 28, 1990) Designer And Creator ("Beast")  Less
    • In the Forests of the Night (Jul 21, 1990) Designer And Creator ("Beast")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Something Is Out ThereSomething Is Out There (TV Mini-series) Creature Designer And Creator ( 6 episodes, 1988 )  Less 1988 6
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  • Primary photo for WerewolfWerewolf (TV Series) Designer (werewolf characters) ( 4 episodes, 1987–1988 ) , Werewolf Characters Designed By ( 3 episodes, 1987 )  Less 1987–1988 7
    • Gray Wolf (Mar 13, 1988) Designer (werewolf characters)  Less
    • A World of Difference: Part 2 (Oct 17, 1987) Werewolf Characters Designed By  Less
    • Friendly Haven (Sep 26, 1987) Designer (werewolf characters)  Less
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  • Primary photo for An American Christmas CarolAn American Christmas Carol (TV Movie) Special Makeup Consultant  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Richard Pryor ShowThe Richard Pryor Show (TV Series) Makeup Artist (alien) ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 13, 1977) Makeup Artist (alien)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie) Makeup Creator (Miss Tyson)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Davey and GoliathDavey and Goliath (TV Series) Artist ( 12 episodes, 1971–1972 )  Less 1971–1972 12
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  • Primary photo for The Gumby ShowThe Gumby Show (TV Series) Artist ( 2 episodes, 1968 )  Less 1968 2
Self (88 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Dino (segment "A.M. Today") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
    • Made in U.S.A. (Sep 20, 2011) Dino (segment "A.M. Today") (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Top of the Pops 2Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) Himself - Zombie - Thriller Video ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Video on TrialVideo on Trial (TV Series) Zombie ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
    • Episode #2.1 (Aug 27, 2006) Zombie (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Michael Jackson: Number OnesMichael Jackson: Number Ones (Video) Zombie (segment "Thriller") (archive footage)  Less 2003
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