Yagher, Kevin 1962–

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Yagher, Kevin 1962–


Born June 23, 1962, in Decatur, IL; son of Charles, Jr., (an electrical engineer) and Carol Y. (a physician's assistant) Yagher; married Catherine Hicks (an actress), May 19, 1990; children: Caitlin.

Addresses: Agent—Broder/Webb/Chervin/Silbermann, 9242 Beverly Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Office—Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc., 6615 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Career: Producer, writer, director, and makeup artist. Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc., president, 1985–; Horror Hall of Fame board of directors, member.

Member: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination (with others), best make-up, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1988, for A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors; Emmy Award, 1992, CableACE Award nomination, both for Tales from the Crypt; Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award (with others), best character makeup—feature, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nominations (with others), best make-up and best special effects, 2000, all for Sleepy Hollow; Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award nomination (with Michelle Vittone), best character makeup-feature, 2003, for The Master of Disguise.


Film Work:

Special makeup effects artist, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (also known as Friday the 13th Part 4), 1984.

Makeup and effects creator: Freddy Krueger and special makeup effects, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street: Part 2), Media Home Entertainment, 1985.

Creature effects crew: Cannom, Cocoon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Art department, Invaders from Mars, Cannon Pictures, 1986.

Special makeup effects, Trick or Treat, 1986.

Makeup effects: Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III), New Line Cinema, 1987.

Special effects, Retribution, 1987.

Special makeup effects, The Hidden, AssoFilm, 1987.

Special makeup assistant, Cherry 2000, 1987.

Special makeup effects supervisor, 976-EVIL, TriStar, 1988.

Design and execution (Chucky doll), Child's Play, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Special effects makeup application, The Seventh Sign, 1988.

Special makeup effects, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Media Home Entertainment, 1988.

Makeup effects, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, 1989.

Makeup effects creator, Glory, 1989.

Special makeup effects, special makeup effects designer and special makeup effects creator, The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" and Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture), 1989.

Engineer (Chucky doll), Child's Play 2, Universal, 1990.

Makeup and special effects designer, Meet the Applegates, Media Home Entertainment, 1990.

Designer and engineer (Chucky doll), Child's Play 3 (also known as Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking and Child's Play III), 1991.

Makeup effects creator, Defenseless, New Line Cinema, 1991.

Special makeup effects, The Borrower, Warner Bros., 1991.

Creature and makeup effects creator and designer, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, 1991.

Special makeup effects, makeup effects creator, and makeup effects designer, Article 99, Orion, 1992.

Special makeup effects: Baby Adam, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Buena Vista, 1992.

Special creature effects, Radio Flyer, Columbia TriStar, 1992.

Special makeup effects, Man's Best Friend, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Special makeup effects artist, makeup effects creator, and makeup effects designer, Getting Even with Dad, United International Picture, 1994.

Makeup effects, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Makeup and effects, Rumplestiltskin, Spelling Film International, 1995.

Designer (crypt keeper), Tales from the Crypt Presents "Demon Knight," Universal, 1995.

Additional special makeup effects designer and creator, Children of the Corn III (also known as Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest), 1995.

Makeup designer: crypt keeper, Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (also known as Bordello of Blood), 1996.

Beast creator, additional makeup effects creator, and (as Alan Smithee) director, Hellraiser: Bloodline (also known as Hellraiser IV and Hellraiser IV: Bloodline Story), Miramax, 1996.

Makeup effects creator, The Fan, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Special effects: Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpelstiltskin, 1996.

Makeup special effects, Conspiracy Theory, 1997.

Human visual effects creator, Starship Troopers, Sony Pictures, 1997.

Special makeup effects creator and special makeup effects, Face/Off (also known as Face Off), Buena Vista, 1997.

Special effects creator, Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Puppet effects creator, puppeteer coordinator, and Chucky and Tiffany Puppet effects creator, Bride of Chucky, Universal, 1998.

Makeup effects, Enemy of the State, Buena Vista, 1998.

Special makeup, In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999.

Coproducer, creature effects coordinator: KYP, and human/creature special effects, Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Creator: unborn twins, The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Special makeup effects, Mission: Impossible II (also known as M:I-2), Paramount, 2000.

Character makeup designer and creator: Johnny Depp, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Special makeup effects artist, Windtalkers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Special makeup effects artist, The Master of Disguise, Columbia, 2002.

Prosthetic makeup artist: Mr. Cage, Adaptation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Special makeup effects artist, Cradle 2 the Grave, Warner Bros., 2003.

Age makeup effects, 13 Going on 30 (also known as Suddenly 30), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Lead guitarist, Trick or Treat, 1986.

Himself, Sleep Hollow: Behind the Legend (documentary short film), Paramount, 2000.

Himself, Know Your Foe (documentary), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Himself, Death from Above: The Making of "Starship Troopers" (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Television Work; Series:

Fuzzbuckets creator, Fuzzbucket, ABC, 1986.

Makeup effects and makeup for Robert Englund, Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street), syndicated, 1988.

Production design, segment production, segment director, puppet creator, makeup effects designer/creator, makeup & special effects for opening and closing sequences, aging makeup creator, and special effects and crypt keeper designer, Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1989–96.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Lower Berth," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1990.

"Strung Along," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Television Work; Specials:

Grim Reaper Award designer, The Horror Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1990.

Horror Hall of Fame statue design, The Horror Hall of Fame II, syndicated, 1991.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Bravo, 2004.


Music Videos:

Creator and designer of Cryptkeeper for "Crypt Jam"; director of makeup effects for Aerosmith's "Pink—1997" and Weird Al Yankovic's "Fat."


Film Stories:

Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Television Episodes:

Wrote "Strung Along," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO.


(And illustrator) Heverly (picture book), North-South/SeaStar, 2001.