Rick Galinson

Animatronic Effects Supervisor, Rick Galinson, master of servo, LED control and bending circuit boards to his will.

Rick Galinson is a brilliant mechanical and electronics genius, innovative, funny and a great puppeteer. Truly one of the best in the Creature Effects business.
Rick Lazzarini
Founder and owner of The Character Shop, award-winning animatronic, robotic & puppet FX company.

About Rick

Rick Galinson grew up in La Jolla, CA and graduated from USC in 1990 with a B.S. in BioMedical Engineering.

Rick had his first FX job in 1990, with Kevin Yagher, where he worked on such seminal projects as BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY and CHILD'S PLAY 3. 

Following his stint at Yagher's he had the  opportunity to work at most of the industry's top FX shops, including, within his first year in the industry, contributing to the groundbreaking effects in JURASSIC PARK at Stan Winston Studio.

Rick's been married for 17 years resulting in 3 kids, 1 jeep.  He's a SCUBA certified diver (29 years).

He holds a patent on his truly awesome recreational weapon, the paintball gattling gun, and has to date saved 3 people's lives, and one bulldog (CPR).

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