Michael G. Westmore Biography (1938-)

Full name, Michael George Westmore; born March 22, 1938, in Hollywood, CA; son of Montague George (a makeup artist) and Edith Adeline (maiden name, McCarrier) Westmore; married Marion Christine Bergeson, December 4, 1966; children:Michael George, Michele, McKenzie (an actress). Addresses: Office: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.; Contact: 4616 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316-4105.

Makeup artist, makeup supervisor, prosthetics creator, prosthetics designer, special effects designer
Birth Details
March 22, 1938
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Makeup Artist
  • Flower Drum Song, Universal, 1961
  • The List of Adrian Messenger, Universal, 1963
  • (As Michael Westmore) Harlow, Magna, 1965
  • Gambit, Universal, 1966
  • The Andromeda Strain, Universal, 1971
  • (As Mike Westmore) Rocky, United Artists, 1976
  • (As Mike Westmore) Trackdown, United Artists, 1976
  • (As Michael Westmore; with Christian Smith) New York, New York, United Artists, 1977
  • (As Mike Westmore) F.I.S.T., United Artists, 1978
  • Capricorn One, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Paradise Alley, Universal, 1978
  • (As Mike Westmore) Circle of Iron (also known as The Silent Flute), Avco Embassy, 1979
  • (As Michael Westmore) Rocky II, United Artists, 1979
  • Raging Bull, United Artists, 1980
  • True Confessions, United Artists, 1981
  • Escape to Victory, 1981
  • Blade Runner, Warner Bros., 1982
  • First Blood (also known as Rambo: First Blood), Orion, 1982
  • Rocky III, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983
  • The Star Chamber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • (As Michael Westmore; with Michele Burke) Iceman, Universal, 1984
  • (And makeup supervisor) 2010 (also known as 2010: The Year We Make Contact), United Artists, 1984
  • (With John M. Elliot, Zoltan Elek, and Tommy Cole) Mask, Universal, 1985
  • (With Michele Burke; and special makeup creations and special makeup design) The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1986
  • (As Michael Westmore; and with Mark Reedall, special makeup designer) Psycho III (also known as Pyscose 3), Universal, 1986
  • Project X, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Backfire, 1987
  • Texasville, Columbia, 1990
  • Revenge, Columbia, 1990
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • (As Michael Westmore) Makeup conceptual designer, Masters of the Universe, Cannon, 1987
  • (As Michael Westmore) Special makeup design, Roxanne, Columbia, 1987
  • (As Michael Westmore) Special effects makeup, Stripped to Kill, Concorde, 1987
  • Special makeup designer, The Blood of Heroes (also known as Salute of the Jugger), New Line Cinema, 1988
  • (As Michael Westmore) Special makeup designer, Johnny Handsome, Tri-Star, 1989
  • Assistant editor, Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Meyers, 1989
  • Special makeup, Rocky V, United Artists, 1990
  • Special makeup effects designer and supervisor, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), Paramount, 1994
  • Makeup designer and supervisor, Star Trek: First Contact (also known as Star Trek 8), Paramount, 1996
  • Makeup designer and supervisor, Star Trek: Insurrection (also known as Star Trek 9), Paramount, 1998
  • Prosthetics makeup designer, Along Came a Spider, Paramount, 2001
  • Makeup supervisor, Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Himself, 2010: The Odyssey Continues, 1984
  • Himself, Journey's End-The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation,Paramount, 1995
  • Himself, Trekkies, Paramount, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Makeup supervisor, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1987-1994
  • Makeup design and supervision, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as DS9, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993-1999
  • Makeup designer and supervisor, Star Trek: Voyager (also known asVoyager), UPN, 1995-2001
  • Makeup supervisor, Enterprise, UPN, 2001-?
  • Television Makeup Artist
  • Movies
  • (With Marvin Westmore) Frankenstein, ABC, 1973
  • The Kansas City Massacre, 1975
  • (With Del Armstrong) Eleanor and Franklin, ABC, 1976
  • (With Ed Butterworth and Charlie Schram) The Million Dollar Rip-off, NBC, 1977
  • The Spell, 1977
  • (With Hank Edds and Lynn Reynolds) The Amazing Howard Hughes, CBS,1977
  • Death Moon, CBS, 1978
  • (With Frank C. Westmore) A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, NBC, 1978
  • Once upon a Brothers Grimm, CBS, 1978
  • (With others) The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, ABC, 1984
  • Malice in Wonderland, CBS, 1985
  • The Burning Bed, NBC, 1985
  • The Rape of Richard Beck (also known as The Broken Badge and Violated), ABC, 1985
  • The Annihilator, NBC, 1986
  • The Defiant Ones, ABC, 1986
  • There Must Be a Pony, ABC, 1986
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Makeup creator, The Day After, ABC, 1983
  • Special makeup designer, Why Me?, ABC, 1984
  • Makeup supervisor, Star Trek: The Next Generation--Encounter at Farpoint (also known as Encounter at Farpoint), 1987
  • Special makeup designer, Babe Ruth, NBC, 1991
  • Makeup design and supervision, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine--Emissary, syndicated, 1992
  • Prosthetics creator, Geppetto, ABC, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Makeup designer, Star Trek: Voyager--Caretaker (also known as Caretaker), UPN, 1995
  • Television Makeup Artist
  • Specials
  • Makeup artist, Blackout, HBO, 1985
  • Makeup artist, Mabel and Max, 1987
  • Special makeup, David, 1988
  • Special makeup, Remo Williams, 1988
  • Episodic
  • Land of the Lost, 1974
  • Also worked on episodes of Amazing Stories, NBC; Night Gallery; The Munsters; Skullduggery; Redd Fox Show; Evolution of Man; Highway to Heaven; thirtysomething; Cheers.
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Special makeup designer, "Kill Zone," MacGyver, ABC, 1988
  • Special makeup designer, "Cleo Rocks," MacGyver, ABC, 1989
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Michael Westmore #1, To Tell the Truth, syndicated, 2000
  • Video Games
  • Makeup artist, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, 1997
  • Books
  • The Art of Theatrical Makeup for Stage and Screen, McGraw, 1973
  • Contributor of chapters on cosmetics to medical books concerning plasticsurgery and the treatment of burn victims. Also cowriter, Star Trek MakeupFX Journal, Star Trek--Aliens & Artifacts.
  • Michael G. Westmore's work has been exhibited in Atlantic City for Universal Studios, in the traveling special effects exhibit "The Makeup Artistry ofMichael Westmore," 1987-91, and is included in the permanent exhibit "2010"at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. Westmore isthe thirteenth member of his family to pursue a career as a makeup artist infilm and television.

Further Reference


    • Westmore, Frank, and Muriel Davidson, Westmores of Hollywood, Lippincott, 1976
    • Smithsonian, May, 2000, p. 110
    • Theatre Crafts, August/September, 1990

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