Rick Baker

About Rick Baker

Who is it?: Make Up Department, Special Effects, Actor
Birth Day: December 08, 1950
Birth Place:  Binghamton, New York, United States
Alma mater: Academy of Art University
Occupation: Special make-up effects artist
Years active: 1971–2014
Spouse(s): Elaine Baker (m. 1974–1984) Silvia Abascal (m. 1987)
Children: 2 daughters

Rick Baker

Rick Baker was born on December 08, 1950 in  Binghamton, New York, United States, is Make Up Department, Special Effects, Actor. Rick Baker was born on December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Richard Alan Baker. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), The Wolfman (2010) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He has been married to Silvia Abascal since November 8, 1987. They have two children. He was previously married to Elaine Baker.
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Popular As Rick Baker
Occupation Make Up Department
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 08, 1950 ( Binghamton, New York, United States)
Birthday December 08
Town/City  Binghamton, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Rick Baker’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

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Baker played the title role in the 1976 remake of King Kong. In the 2005 remake, he had a cameo as the pilot and gunner (with Director Peter Jackson) who shot down Kong. He also made cameo appearances in: the John Landis film Into the Night as a drug dealer with a Business card; in Men in Black II as an MIB agent helping provide aliens with disguises; in Men in Black 3 as a "brain alien"; in Michael Jackson's music video Thriller as one of the zombies; in The Haunted Mansion as multiple graveyard ghosts; in The Wolfman as the Wolfman's first kill; and in Rings as a flea market vendor.


He was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University San Francisco in 2008. He also contributes commentaries to the web series Trailers from Hell for trailers about horror and science fiction films.


Baker claims that his work on Harry and the Hendersons is one of his proudest achievements. On October 3, 2009, he received the Jack Pierce – Lifetime Achievement Award title of the Chiller-Eyegore Awards.


Baker received the 2485th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012. The star is located in front of the Guinness World Records Museum.


Baker announced his retirement on May 28, 2015: "First of all, the CG stuff definitely took away the animatronics part of what I do. It's also starting to take away the makeup part. The time is right, I am 64 years old, and the Business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don’t think I will have a huge working studio anymore."

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