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vanHook, Kevin 1965- (Kevin Vanhoo)

vanHook, Kevin 1965- (Kevin Vanhoo)

PERSONAL

Born June 24, 1965, in Indianapolis, IN; married, wife's name Carol (a visual effects artist), June 2, 1983; children: Carrie Jo Anne (deceased), Corwin (a video game designer), Cameron (an actor).

Career:

Visual effects supervisor and artist, producer, director, film editor, writer, and actor. Also works as stunt performer and storyboard artist, sometimes credited as Kevin Vanhoo. Forum Visual Effects, worked as visual effects supervisor and artist; Available Light, worked as digital artist and animator; Flat Earth, worked as digital effects artist; Van Hook Studios, owner, visual effects supervisor, and digital artist, 1998-2002; Film Roman (animation company), visual effects artist and supervisor, 2002-03; IDT Corp., filmmaker, 2003-06; Starz Media, filmmaker, beginning 2006. Began career as comic book writer and artist, including work for Marvel Comics, Innovation Corp., and Caliber Press; joined Valiant Comics, New York City, 1992.

CREDITS

Film Work; Visual Effects Supervisor:

Hansel & Gretel, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

Digital effects supervisor, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Dimension Home Video, 2002.

Daredevil (also known as Daredevil: A Daring New Vision), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Dracula II: Ascension (also known as Wes Craven Presents "Dracula II: Ascension"), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

I, Robot, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

The Graves, Mischief Maker Studios/Ronalds Brothers Films, 2008.

Film Work; Other:

Coproducer, Christmas Nightmare (also known as The Damned and The Damned within the Shadows), 2001.

Director and film editor, Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Showcase Entertainment, 2003.

Director, Weebles: Welcome to Weebleville, 2004.

Director, Weebles: Sharing in the Fun, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Virgil Cole, Christmas Nightmare (also known as The Damned and The Damned within the Shadows), 2001.

Television Work; Movies:

Producer, director, and editor, The Fallen Ones, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Director and editor, Voodoo Moon, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Producer, director, and editor, Slayer, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Producer, director, and (with others) editor, Death Row (also known as Haunted Prison), Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Producer, Sands of Oblivion, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Also made a short film titled Drifter, 1996.

Television Work; Specials:

Supervising producer and additional voices, The Happy Elf, NBC, 2005.

Television Work; Episodic:

Visual effects supervisor, "Home Sweet," Law & Order, NBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cemetery gardener, Voodoo Moon, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Ancient warrior leader, The Fallen Ones, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Giants in the Earth: The Making of "The Fallen Ones," 2005.

WRITINGS

Television Movies:

The Fallen Ones, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Voodoo Moon, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Slayer, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Death Row (also known as Haunted Prison), Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Sands of Oblivion, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Screenplays:

Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Showcase Entertainment, 2003.

Comics:

Bloodshot Yearbook: Complete Story, Valiant, 1992.

Bloodshot, Valiant, 1993.

Bloodshot—Crime-Lords of Flatbush, Valiant, 1993.

Bloodshot: The Unkindest Cut of All, Valiant, 1993.

Bloodshot: Bad Blood, Valiant, 1993.

Solar Man of the Atom: An Angry Light, Valiant, 1993.

Solar Man of the Year: Where Do Gods Go to Pray? Afraid of the Darque Part Two, Valiant, 1993.

Creator of Valiant Vision Starter Kit, Voyager Communications, 1993. Contributor to comic collections, including The Valiant Era Collection, Valiant, 1994. Writer of comic book periodicals, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book, 1990-91; Solar, Man of the Atom, 1991-95; Eternal Warrior, 1992-94; Bloodshot 1992-95; Deathmate, 1993; (with Mark Moretti) Ninjak, 1994; Unity, 1994; The Chaos Effect, 1994-95; The Destroyer, 1995; Timewalker, 1995; and Visitor, 1995. Also writer for the Flash Gordon comic strip, 1990s.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Kevin vanHook Official Site,http://www.kevinvanhook.com, June 10, 2008.

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