Steve Johnson

Veteran FX Master & Legendary Creature Designer. The "Mad Scientist" of Monster Making.

Steve Johnson is one of the pioneers of Special FX make-up and has been a major force in horror, fantasy and science fiction film and television.
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About Steve

For three decades Emmy-Award winning Steve Johnson has been transforming raw elements, cutting-edge technology, and pure thought into mind-boggling creations. His company is responsible for the make-up effects in over two hundred films, countless television shows, commercials, and music videos. He’s blown the doors off audience’s expectations with unbelievable characters and FX in some of the most astounding and beloved films of our time. From the beauty and grace of the aliens from THE ABYSS to the zany antics of the ghosts from GHOSTBUSTERS. From the ground-breaking robotics for Robin William’s BICENTENNIAL MAN to the alien seductress from SPECIES, to the multi-tentacled Doc Ock from SPIDERMAN II.

Mr. Johnson’s range of projects also includes live-action. When Criss Angel needed assistance to create his earth shattering illusions, he turned to Mr. Johnson. Steve Johnson’s team has also created animatronic characters for theme parks around the globe, including Disney Theme Parks in Florida and Tokyo.

Chances are, if you’ve ever been amazed by something out of the ordinary, Mr. Johnson was likely responsible.

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