Greg Nicotero

About Greg Nicotero

Who is it?: Make Up Department, Producer, Special Effects
Birth Day: March 15, 1963
Birth Place:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Greg Nicotero

Greg Nicotero was born on March 15, 1963 in  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, is Make Up Department, Producer, Special Effects. Gifted SFX and make-up wizard, who learned his trade under the watchful eye of SFX splatter guru Tom Savini. Nicotero and buddies, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman started KNB Efx Group in 1988 and the group has provided eye-popping & jaw dropping special effects for major Hollywood releases including The Green Mile (1999), Vanilla Sky (2001), Thanh Pho Toi Ac (2005) and Land of the Dead (2005).
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Popular As Greg Nicotero
Occupation Make Up Department
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 15, 1963 ( Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
Birthday March 15
Town/City  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality United States

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Greg Nicotero’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Greg Nicotero was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.



While working on the 1985 Romero film Day of the Dead, he met Howard Berger, who would become one of his partners at KNB EFX Group. Nicotero relocated to Hollywood and moved in with Berger and Robert Kurtzman.


In 1988, along with Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, he formed KNB EFX Group, a special make-up effects studio which has gone on to work on over 400 film and television projects. KNB has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award in 2001 for their work on the 2000 Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and an Academy Award in 2006 for achievement in makeup for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


He later worked as FX Artist on the 2010 film Predators and created a classic predator figure for the film.


In 2011, Nicotero was interviewed for the 2012 zombie special effects book "Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects" by author Craig W. Chenery.


He was a guest on the MythBusters Zombie Special on October 17, 2013.

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