Mike Spatola is a makeup and FX artist with over 40 years of experience. Some of his work includes Terminator 2, Iron Man 3, and HBO’s Tales From The Crypt. He’s the author of the celebrated Monstrous Makeup Manual series of instructional books, as well as the textbooks for Cinema Makeup School, where Mike served as Chief Academic Officer for many years. He’s a a 2-time EMMY Award nominee for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup, as well as multiple nominee for Best Makeup at the Cable ACE Awards.


Credit 1: Harbinger Down (Makeup Department Head) 2015

Credit 2: Iron Man 3 (Shop Supervisor/Lead Artist Makeup & Effects Labs) 2013

Credit 3: Stargate (Special Effects Makeup Department Head) 1994

Credit 4: And The Band Played On (Makeup Artist -Emmy Nominee) 1993

Credit 5: HBO’s Tales From The Crypt (Special Effects Makeup/Department Head- Emmy Nominee) 1991-92

Credit 6: Terminator 2 (Special Effects Artist- Paint Department Head Stan Winston Studio) 1991

Credit 7: Predator 2 (Special Effects Artist- Paint Department Head Stan Winston Studio) 1990

Credit 8: Return Of The Living Dead (Special Effects Makeup Artist) 1985

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