David Monzingo

Special Effects Character Creator & Master Artist - Stan Winston Studio/Legacy Effects


Born and raised in Southern California, David Monzingo's childhood love of film led him to pursue a career in the movies at the USC School of Cinema. When a surprise job offer came from Stan Winston Studio just weeks before his first day at college he changed his future plans and decided to give makeup effects a try, joining the SWS team at the age of 17.

After many years working for Stan, he left the nest and joined the teams of other notable make up effects artists such as Steve Johnson and Greg Cannom before returning to his home at SWS (now Legacy FX) where he has worked steadily for the past four years.

David lives happily in Los Angeles with his loving wife Carla, and his adorable dogs Agnes and Ned. When not making monsters he enjoys good food, traveling, and killing zombies.

David has a keen artistic eye…an all encompassing skill set…and an uncanny knack for being able to pull off the impossible on set.
John Rosengrant
Academy Award nominated Character Creator, Stan Winston protégé & Co-Founder of Legacy Effects


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