Brian Penikas

Makeup Department | Special Effects | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) | Jeepers Creepers II (2003) | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Brian Penkis | Brian Pennikas

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Past Film & Video (76 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for LoganLogan Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 2017 $97MM $226MM / $619MM
  • Primary photo for Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End StoryBehind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story Special Thanks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Makeup Supervisor  Less 2014 $125MM $337MM / $755MM
  • Primary photo for InterstellarInterstellar Prosthetic Body Lifecasting (unconfirmed)  Less 2014 $165MM $188MM / $675MM
  • Primary photo for Guardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy Special Makeup Effects Artist (Disney Studios Unit)  Less 2014 $170MM $333MM / $774MM
  • Primary photo for Dark HouseDark House Department Head Special Effects Makeup  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire Makeup Artist  Less 2013 $130MM $425MM / $865MM
  • Primary photo for Thor: The Dark WorldThor: The Dark World Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2013 $170MM $206MM / $645MM
  • Primary photo for The Lone RangerThe Lone Ranger Additional Make-up (uncredited)  Less 2013 $215MM $89MM / $261MM
  • Primary photo for Oz the Great and PowerfulOz the Great and Powerful Prosthetic Makeup Artist  Less 2013 $215MM $235MM / $493MM
  • Primary photo for Rosewood LaneRosewood Lane Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Special Makeup Effects Artist (Oahu and Universal units)  Less 2011 $250MM $241MM / $1.05B
  • Primary photo for Shorty & MortyShorty & Morty (Short) The Producers Wish To Thank  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Beneath the DarkBeneath the Dark Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Don't Let Her Pull You DownDon't Let Her Pull You Down (Short) Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The SoloistThe Soloist Makeup Supervisor  Less 2009 $60MM $32MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Perfect SleepThe Perfect Sleep Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Seven PoundsSeven Pounds Makeup Artist  Less 2008 $55MM $70MM / $168MM
  • Primary photo for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less 2008 $185MM $317MM / $787MM
  • Primary photo for Day of the DeadDay of the Dead (Video) Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2008 $18MM — / $302K
  • Primary photo for Charlie Wilson's WarCharlie Wilson's War Special Makeup Effects Artist (refugee casualty makeups) (uncredited)  Less 2007 $75MM $67MM / $119MM
  • Primary photo for Shoot 'Em UpShoot 'Em Up Special Effects Makeup Department Head (pick-ups and reshoots) (uncredited)  Less 2007 $39MM $13MM / $24MM
  • Primary photo for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Additional Makeup Artist  Less 2007 $300MM $309MM / $963MM
  • Primary photo for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Additional Makeup Artist  Less 2006 $225MM $423MM / $1.07B
  • Primary photo for Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the KnightShadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Lights, Camera, Creeper: Making 'Jeepers Creepers 2'Lights, Camera, Creeper: Making 'Jeepers Creepers 2' (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Jeepers Creepers IIJeepers Creepers II Creature & Makeup Effects Supervisor, Key Makeup Effects Artist, Special Effects Makeup Department Head, Creature & Makeup Effects Supervisor, Creature Effects Designer, Special Effects Makeup  Less 2003 $17MM $36MM / $63MM
  • Primary photo for Between the SheetsBetween the Sheets Gorilla Guy  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Love ObjectLove Object Department Supervisor & Sculptor, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Makeup & Love Doll Effects, Special Effects Department Supervisor  Less 2003 $1MM
  • Primary photo for BackflashBackflash (Video) Diner Patron (uncredited), Designer (Makeup & Monsters)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Man Who Wasn't ThereThe Man Who Wasn't There Special Effects Foreman (uncredited)  Less 2001 $20MM $7.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jeepers CreepersJeepers Creepers Key Design Supervisor (Make-up & Monster Studios), Creature & Makeup Effects Supervisor  Less 2001 $10MM $38MM / $59MM
  • Primary photo for Rules of EngagementRules of Engagement Prosthetic Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 2000 $60MM $61MM / $72MM
  • Primary photo for Galaxy QuestGalaxy Quest Convention Goer (uncredited), Masks, Prosthetics  Less 1999 $45MM $72MM / $91MM
  • Primary photo for Any Given SundayAny Given Sunday Prosthetics Designer (uncredited), Tattoo Designer (uncredited)  Less 1999 $55MM $76MM / $100MM
  • Primary photo for Man on the MoonMan on the Moon Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1999 $82MM $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for StigmataStigmata Special Makeup Effects, Key Designer (makeup & monsters)  Less 1999 $29MM $50MM / $89MM
  • Primary photo for The General's DaughterThe General's Daughter Special Makeup Effects  Less 1999 $95MM $103MM / $150MM
  • Primary photo for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Makeup Artist (prosthetics)  Less 1999 $33MM $206MM / $312MM
  • Primary photo for Carlo's WakeCarlo's Wake Makeup Artist  Less 1999 $2MM
  • Primary photo for A Tribute to John ChambersA Tribute to John Chambers (Video) Gorilla, Makeup Department Head  Less 1998 $5K
  • Primary photo for AmistadAmistad Makeup Artist (prosthetics) (uncredited)  Less 1997 $36MM $44MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for GattacaGattaca Prosthetic Makeup Artist  Less 1997 $36MM $12MM / $3.6MM
  • Primary photo for Face/OffFace/Off Makeup Artist  Less 1997 $80MM $112MM / $128MM
  • Primary photo for Batman & RobinBatman & Robin Makeup Artist  Less 1997 $125MM $107MM / $238MM
  • Primary photo for Mars Attacks!Mars Attacks! Prosthetic Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1996 $70MM $38MM / $101MM
  • Primary photo for The Crow: City of AngelsThe Crow: City of Angels Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1996 $13MM $18MM / $7.5MM
  • Primary photo for JackJack Makeup Artist (prosthetics) (uncredited)  Less 1996 $45MM $59MM / —
  • Primary photo for MatildaMatilda Gelatin Prosthetics (uncredited)  Less 1996 $36MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for The FrightenersThe Frighteners Special Makeup Effects  Less 1996 $30MM $17MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for The Nutty ProfessorThe Nutty Professor Prosthetic Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1996 $54MM $129MM / $274MM
  • Primary photo for Tank GirlTank Girl Makeup Artist  Less 1995 $25MM $4.1MM / $6.6MM
  • Primary photo for Murder in the FirstMurder in the First Makeup Lab Technician  Less 1995 $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for StargateStargate Creature Art Department  Less 1994 $55MM $72MM / $197MM
  • Primary photo for Cabin BoyCabin Boy Special Makeup Effects Artist (Chocki, Alterian Studios, Inc.)  Less 1994 $3.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Journey InsideThe Journey Inside Specialty Alien Costuming  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Body SnatchersBody Snatchers Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1993 $13MM $429K / —
  • Primary photo for Addams Family ValuesAddams Family Values Special Prosthetics, Mechanical Devices And House Miniatures (Alterion Studios, Inc.)  Less 1993 $47MM $49MM / —
  • Primary photo for FreakedFreaked Sculptor, Puppeteer  Less 1993 $11MM $29K / —
  • Primary photo for SleepwalkersSleepwalkers Paint Designer (Alterian Studios), Sculptor (Alterian Studios)  Less 1992 $15MM $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family Makeup Artist (uncredited)  Less 1991 $30MM $114MM / $192MM
  • Primary photo for Demon WindDemon Wind Special Makeup Effects Technician  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Gremlins 2: The New BatchGremlins 2: The New Batch Singing Gremlin Triplets (uncredited), Creature Crew (Rick Baker's Cinovation Studio)  Less 1990 $50MM $41MM / —
  • Primary photo for Far Out ManFar Out Man Partygoer-Flare Man (uncredited), Hair Stylist (second unit), Makeup Artist (second unit)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Mutant on the BountyMutant on the Bounty Makeup Artist (mutants)  Less 1989 $3K / —
  • Primary photo for LeviathanLeviathan Creature Effects Crew  Less 1989 $25MM $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for Call from SpaceCall from Space (Short) Makeup Artist  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Alien NationAlien Nation Alien Makeup Effects  Less 1988 $16MM $25MM / $32MM
  • Primary photo for Evil Dead IIEvil Dead II Molds And Casting  Less 1987 $3.6MM $5.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Special Makeup Effects Artist, Assistant (Kevin Yagher)  Less 1987 $4.5MM $45MM / —
  • Primary photo for Trick or TreatTrick or Treat Special Makeup Assistant  Less 1986 $6.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Invaders from MarsInvaders from Mars Supreme Intelligence (uncredited), Creature Effects Crew  Less 1986 $12MM $4.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Radioactive DreamsRadioactive Dreams Street Punk (uncredited)  Less 1985 $220K / —
  • Primary photo for CocoonCocoon Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1985 $18MM $76MM / $85MM
  • Primary photo for MaskMask Test Prosthetics  Less 1985 $8MM $48MM / —
  • Primary photo for HoomaniaHoomania (Video) Puppet Construction  Less 1985
Past Television (22 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) Makeup Artist (9 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017–2018 9
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  • Primary photo for Fear the Walking DeadFear the Walking Dead (TV Series) Makeup Artist (KNB EFX Group) (19 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2017 19
    • Things Bad Begun (Oct 15, 2017) Makeup Artist (KNB EFX Group)  Less
    • Brother's Keeper (Sep 24, 2017) Makeup Artist (KNB EFX Group)  Less
    • La Serpiente (Sep 17, 2017) Makeup Artist (KNB EFX Group)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The RealThe Real (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Sons of AnarchySons of Anarchy (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Papa's Goods (Dec 9, 2014) Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for StalkerStalker (TV Series) Makeup Artist (5 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 5
    • Crazy for You (Nov 26, 2014) Makeup Artist  Less
    • Skin (Nov 19, 2014) Makeup Artist  Less
    • Fanatic (Nov 12, 2014) Makeup Artist  Less
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  • Primary photo for NCIS: Los AngelesNCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) Makeup Artist (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 2
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (4 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 4
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  • Primary photo for World PremiereWorld Premiere (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Storage WarsStorage Wars (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012), Special Thanks (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for Beyond the MarqueeBeyond the Marquee (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Hollywood TreasureHollywood Treasure (TV Series) (Himself) (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Mad MenMad Men (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (4 episodes, 2007), Special Effects Makeup Artist (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2008 6
    • The Benefactor (Aug 10, 2008) Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less
    • The Wheel (Oct 18, 2007) Special Effects Makeup Artist (as Brian Penkis)  Less
    • Nixon vs. Kennedy (Oct 11, 2007) Special Effects Makeup Artist (as Brian Penkis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for TV WatercoolerTV Watercooler (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (1 episode, 2006), Planet Of The Apes Character Wrangler (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Jan 18, 2006) Special Makeup Effects Artist, Planet Of The Apes Character Wrangler  Less
  • Primary photo for Primetime GlickPrimetime Glick (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (10 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002 10
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  • Primary photo for A Memory in My HeartA Memory in My Heart (TV Movie) Special Makeup Effects  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Behind the Planet of the ApesBehind the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) Acknowledgment (props and merchandise courtesy of) (as Brian Pennikas)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Breast MenBreast Men (TV Movie) Party Goer (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Full EclipseFull Eclipse (TV Movie) Sculptor (Alterian Creature Crew)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The TommyknockersThe Tommyknockers (TV Mini-series) Alien Supervisor (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 2
    • Part 2 (May 10, 1993) Alien Supervisor  Less
    • Part 1 (May 9, 1993) Alien Supervisor  Less
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
    • Mrs. Cage (May 20, 1992) Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less
  • Primary photo for Cast a Deadly SpellCast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) Oatmeal Monster (uncredited), Technician (demon)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Psycho IV: The BeginningPsycho IV: The Beginning (TV Movie) Special Makeup Effects Artist (Olivia Hussey lifecast) (uncredited)  Less 1990
Self (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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