Kevin Yagher is credited with creating the animatronic Chucky doll in the CHILD’S PLAY films and will be bringing a screen used Chucky to Frightmare!
Kevin is the creative force behind Kevin Yagher Productions Inc. (KYPI), a forerunner in providing high-end special makeup effects for the entertainment industry.
He worked on the makeup for Freddy Krueger in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2, 3 and 4, and, shortly after his work on CHILD’S PLAY, he was approached by the producers of HBO’s TALES FROM THE CRYPT to design and build the show’s host, the Crypt Keeper.
Kevin also directed all of the show’s wraparounds and several promotional spots, one of which earned him an Emmy. LOWER BERTH, an episode he directed, went on to receive Cable ACE Award nominations for directing, makeup, screenplay and photography.
KYPI has collaborated with many top film directors as well as with several well-known actors including Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Gene Hackman, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Dana Carvey, Nick Nolte, Keanu Reeves, Christian Slater and Charlize Theron.
KYPI has also worked with Tom Cruise on the blockbuster film, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2. Other projects include Paramount’s THE SPIDERWICKE CHRONICLES, FACE/OFF and SLEEPY HOLLOW, Sony Pictures’ MASTER OF DISGUISE and ADAPTATION as well as Universal’s THE HULK.
On the film SLEEPY HOLLOW, not only did Kevin write the screen story and co-produce the project, but he also did all the makeup effects including the gruesome decapitations and the headless horseman’s makeup. He went on to receive a Hollywood Makeup Guild Award for his work.
Recently, KYPI completed 12 seasons on the hit show BONES. Over the long successful run various effects and props were constructed, from animals, like a deer and a black bear, to every decomposed victim. Also, thousands of skeletal bones were created to show different murder evidence etched onto their surfaces.
Kevin Yagher will be appearing both days.