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Rick Baker Net Worth

Rick Baker Net Worth is
$3 Million

Rick Baker Biography

Richard A. “Rick” Baker is a special make-up effects creator, special effects supervisor and make-up artist born on 8th December 1950, in Binghamton, New York State USA. He is best known for his creature effects, and has won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyiling seven times.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rick Baker is? According to sources it has been estimated that Baker’s overall net worth is $3 million, as of July 2017. Baker has accumulated his wealth through an extraordinarily successful career which he started in the early ‘70s. During his more than four decades long career, Rick has placed himself among the best make-up effect artists in the entertainment industry, so significantly adding to his net worth.

Rick Baker Net Worth $3 Million

Rick’s father, Ralph B.Baker, was also a professional artist, which influenced Rick in developing his interest in art. In his teenage years, he started creating artificial body parts for fun, and briefly appeared in “The Night Turkey”, a video parody of 1972 “The Night Stalker” film. His first professional job came a year later, in “The Exorcist” film, in which he assisted veteran Dick Smith in prosthetic makeup effects. This catapulted him to supervising the creation of aliens in “Star Wars” in 1977, and another big project four years later when he created the wolfman in “An American Werewolf in London”, a project which earned him an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Thanks to his talent and devotion to creating monsters, Baker earned the nickname “Rick Baker, Monster Maker” which he verified once again after working on Michael Jackson’s 1983 music video “Thriller”. Rick was the man who turned all of Jackson’s backup performers and the singer himself into a troupe of dancing zombies. Another big project came in 1987 when he was hired to work on “Harry and the Hendersons” fantasy-comedy film, which he considers one of his proudest achievements.

All these efforts contributed significantly to his net worth, and Rick’s talent is widely recognized as he has been nominated for the Best Makeup Oscar ten more times, received the Jack Pierce – Lifetime Achievement Award title, and awarded a Doctorate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2008. Some of his other more notable projects include “The Nutty Professor”(1996), “Men in Black” (1997), Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes”(2001), “X-man: The Last Stand”(2006) among many others. In November 2012, Baker received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but three years later in May 2015 Rick announced his retirement stating he did not want to give into the demands of those who wanted the job to be done quickly and cheaply, and that it was time for him to step out of the business after such a long time.

Apart from his fascinating career as a make-up artist, Baker also had a minor acting career. He portrayed the main role in the 1976 remake of “King Kong”, and appeared in a cameo role in the film’s 2005 remake. Other appearances include roles in films “Into the Night”, “Men in Black II”, “Men in Black III”, “The Haunted Mansion”, “The Wolfman” and “Rings”.

When it comes to his private life, Rick has married twice, firstly to Elaine Baker from 1974 to 1984, and his second wife is Silvia Abascal who he married in 1987, and with whom he has two children.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRick Baker
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1950
Place Of BirthBinghamton, New York, United States
ProfessionMake Up Department
EducationAcademy of Art University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseSilvia Abascal
ParentsDoris Baker, Ralph B. Baker
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/therickbaker
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Baker
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Visual Effects, Saturn Award for Best Make-up, Saturn Award for Best Special Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special
MoviesMen in Black 3, The Wolfman, Monsterland, Beware the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London, King Kong, Men in Black II, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Gorillas in the Mist, The Incredible Shrinking Woman


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Contributes commentaries to the web series Trailers from Hell for trailers about science fiction films and horror films.
2Received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California (2008).
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 30, 2012.
4Closed his studio and retired from the motion picture industry on May 28, 2015. Received an estimated $1 million from an auction of his collection of props and items he created over the course of his career.
5Presented his mentor, Dick Smith with an honorary Academy Award in 2011.
6Holds the record for the most Oscar wins and nominations bestowed upon makeup artists. He has been nominated a total of twelve times with seven wins (An American Werewolf in London (1981), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Men in Black (1997), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and The Wolfman (2010)).
7He owns a framed photo of Jack P. Pierce applying the finishing touches to Boris Karloff's famous Frankenstein (1931) make-up; the photo has been doctored by Baker to appear as if he and Pierce are applying the make-up together.
8The Michael Jackson song "Threatened" (2001) is dedicated to him. They worked together on Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and Captain EO (1986).
9He attended Northview High School in Covina, California. There he made his own gorilla costume and would sometime be found swinging from the football field goalposts. He also would go to drive-in movies showing Planet of the Apes (1968), secretly change into his ape outfit and sneak up to occupants of cars watching the movie, scaring them out of their wits.
10Formed the Cinovation Studios in 1981.
11Interesting details about Baker's career, especially his early fascination with gorillas and his work in three movies featuring them, is told in the television documentary "Gorillas: Primal Contact".
12In 1981, he was the very first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Make-Up for An American Werewolf in London (1981) when the category was first introduced.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Octaman (1971)$1,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1More often than not sports a beard
2His collaborations with Eddie Murphy
3Often creates the makeup effects for werewolves and apes
4Often works with director John Landis (Schlock (1973), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Coming to America (1988), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983))
5Long white hair pulled back in ponytail
6Known for his incredibly realistic creature effects


Quotes

#Quote
1[2015, on his retirement] First of all, the CGI stuff definitely took 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.
2[2015, on his retirement and practical effects losing favor to CGI] The whole business has changed. I had a 60,000 square foot studio, which was great for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Planet of the Apes (2001). But it's not great for making a nose for somebody. And I've had that. I had one project where I had a guy making some teeth, in this 60,000 square foot building, by himself, in summer. My air conditioning bill was more than I was getting paid to make the teeth. So it just became time. Those big jobs don't exist anymore. As a young man, when I finally started meeting some people in the industry, I met a lot of bitter people, and a lot of crabby old guys, and I thought, "How can you be like that? You're in this amazing industry doing these cool things." And I didn't want to become that.
3[After the death of his mentor Dick Smith] The world will never be the same.
4Dick Smith deserves an Oscar more than any makeup artist I know.
5[on Jack P. Pierce] He never had any real children but he had children who will outlive any children that he could ever have. Those monsters that he created will outlive me and people will be looking at them a thousand years from now.
6So many of my dreams were to actually be able to make a living of what I did as a hobby. I used to have to save my allowances to buy a quart of rubber to make a mask, and it's how I spent all my free time. I still do. I got into this because I love the work. I didn't know anyone in the film business, and I didn't really have a plan B. It's a good thing it worked out because I would be sitting on the side of the freeway with a sign saying "Will do makeup for food".
7I was always just fascinated with monsters in movies, and when I realized that someone actually did that and you could do it as a job, I just became obsessed with it.
8The thing that I find so fulfilling about my job is I like the fact that you start with something that's just an idea in your head. You read the script and right away you visualize something and you see that thing that at one point was just an idea in your head looking real and alive. It's exciting and is a little bit like being Dr. Frankenstein. I want to scream "It's alive!"
9The first make-up artist I was ever really aware of and became a fan of was Jack P. Pierce. He did all the great classic Universal monsters especially Frankenstein's monster. That make-up hasn't been outdone. It has become this iconic image. Everybody when they think of the Monster thinks of Jack's make-up.
10I learned (makeup effects) on my own face, that's why I look like this.
11When I did An American Werewolf in London (1981), David Naughton had basically no body hair. Benicio Del Toro is already very hairy so it was much easier to make him up for The Wolfman (2010).
12Makeup is an additive process, you add to someone's face. It's easy to make someone look fatter or older. It's much harder to make someone look thinner because we can't really subtract from what's already there.


Pictures

All Rick Baker pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
2012Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn November 30, 2012. At 6764 Hollywood Blvd.
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in MakeupThe Wolfman (2010)Dave Elsey
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Wolfman (2010)Dave Elsey
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMakeup/HairThe Wolfman (2010)Dave Elsey
2009Eyegore AwardEyegore AwardsFor lifetime achievement
2008Nicola Tesla AwardSatellite Awards
2002Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardsBest Special Makeup Effects - FeaturePlanet of the Apes (2001)Kazuhiro Tsuji

Toni G
2002Special Achievement AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsPlanet of the Apes (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest MakeupPlanet of the Apes (2001)John Blake
2001OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Gail Rowell-Ryan
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up/HairHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Kazuhiro Tsuji

Toni G

Gail Rowell-Ryan

Sylvia Nava
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Gail Rowell-Ryan
2001Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardsBest Special Makeup Effects - FeatureHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Toni G

Kazuhiro Tsuji
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest MakeupHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
1999OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationBehind the ScenesMakeup
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupMen in Black (1997)David LeRoy Anderson
1997OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupThe Nutty Professor (1996)David LeRoy Anderson
1997BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up/HairThe Nutty Professor (1996)David LeRoy Anderson
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Nutty Professor (1996)David LeRoy Anderson
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingThe Nutty Professor (1996)David LeRoy Anderson

Beth Miller

Matt Rose
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupEd Wood (1994)Ve Neill

Yolanda Toussieng
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpInterview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)Ve Neill
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupHarry and the Hendersons (1987)
1985BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up ArtistGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)Paul Engelen

Peter Frampton

Joan Hills
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupAn American Werewolf in London (1981)
1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpAn American Werewolf in London (1981)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Fury (1978)William Tuttle
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpStar Wars (1977)Stuart Freeborn
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in MakeupThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)Stan Winston (makeup)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Cinema Bloggers AwardCinema Bloggers Awards, PortugalBest Make-Up - International CompetitionMaleficent (2014)Toni G

Arjen Tuiten
2015ArtisanHollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild AwardsBest Special Makeup Effects - Feature FilmsMaleficent (2014)Toni G

Arjen Tuiten
2015IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Makeup (Miglior trucco)Maleficent (2014)Paul Gooch

David White
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMakeup/HairTropic Thunder (2008)Michèle Burke
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingTropic Thunder (2008)Kristin Berge

Kate Biscoe

John Blake

Beth Miller

Greg Nelson

Gerald Quist
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in MakeupNorbit (2007)Kazuhiro Tsuji
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingHellboy (2004)Beverley Binda

Roland Blancaflor

Mike Elizalde

Jeanette Freeman

Sylvia Nava

Matt Rose

Bill Sturgeon

Kazuhiro Tsuji
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make UpThe Haunted Mansion (2003)Bill Corso

Robin L. Neal
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Ring (2002)Jean Ann Black

Bill Sturgeon
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up/HairPlanet of the Apes (2001)Toni G

Kazuhiro Tsuji
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpPlanet of the Apes (2001)John Blake
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingPlanet of the Apes (2001)Lance Anderson

John Blake

Toni G

Kazuhiro Tsuji
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)Nena Smarz
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Toni G

Sylvia Nava

Gail Rowell-Ryan

Kazuhiro Tsuji
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupLife (1999)
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Visual EffectsMighty Joe Young (1998)Hoyt Yeatman

Allen Hall

Jim Mitchell
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsMighty Joe Young (1998)Hoyt Yeatman

Allen Hall

Jim Mitchell
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Special EffectsMen in Black (1997)Eric Brevig

Rob Coleman

Peter Chesney
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpMen in Black (1997)David LeRoy Anderson

Katherine James
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsMen in Black (1997)Eric Brevig

Peter Chesney

Rob Coleman
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Makeup and HairstylingMen in Black (1997)David LeRoy Anderson

Mark Alfrey

Pierce Austin

Rob Hinderstein

Christopher Allen Nelson

Laini Thompson

Anthony Veader
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Visual EffectsMen in Black (1997)Eric Brevig

Peter Chesney

Rob Coleman
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Visual EffectsMen in Black (1997)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Frighteners (1996)Richard Taylor
1996BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Make Up/HairEd Wood (1994)Ve Neill

Yolanda Toussieng
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpBatman Forever (1995)Ve Neill

Yolanda Toussieng
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpWolf (1994)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsMake-UpBody Bags (1993)Greg LaCava

Greg Nicotero

Howard Berger

Robert Kurtzman
1993CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy SpecialTim Allen Rewires America (1991)Tim Allen (executive producer/writer)

Rick Messina (producer)

Ellen Brown (director)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsGremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)Ken Pepiot

Dennis Michelson
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupComing to America (1988)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Makeup for a SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)Margaret Prentice (beast makeup)

Norman Cabrera (dragon man makeup)

Vincent Prentice (dragon man makeup)

Fred C. Blau Jr.
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a SpecialSomething Is Out There (1988)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Makeup for a SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)Margaret Prentice (makeup)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Makeup for a SeriesBeauty and the Beast (1987)Margaret Prentice (makeup)

Fred C. Blau Jr. (makeup)

Vincent Prentice (makeup)
1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpHarry and the Hendersons (1987)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest MakeupGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)Paul Engelen
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Make-UpThe Howling (1981)Rob Bottin


Filmography

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talk Helps2015Short makeup artist completed
Homeschool Reunion2015Short makeup artist
Maleficent2014Maleficent makeup design
Men in Black 32012alien makeup effects
Tron2010special makeup effects artist
The Wolfman2010special makeup effects
Tropic Thunder2008makeup designer: Mr. Downey Jr.
Enchanted2007special makeup effects artist
Norbit2007special makeup effects artist
Click2006special age makeup artist - uncredited / special makeup effects
X-Men: The Last Stand2006special makeup effects consultant
The Ring Two2005special makeup effects artist
Cursed2005special makeup effects artist / special makeup effects creator / special makeup effects designer
Hellboy2004makeup consultant: Hellboy
The Haunted Mansion2003special makeup effects artist
The Ring2002special makeup effects artist
Men in Black II2002alien makeup effects / special makeup effects artist - uncredited
Planet of the Apes2001makeup artist / special makeup effects designer and creator
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000special makeup effects
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000special makeup effects
Life1999/Ispecial makeup effects
Mighty Joe Young1998special makeup effects
Critical Care1997special makeup effects: Mr. Brooks
A Thousand Acres1997masectomy effect
Men in Black1997alien makeup effects / special makeup effects artist
Ghosts1997/IShort special makeup effects artist
Escape from L.A.1996special makeup effects
The Frighteners1996special makeup artist: The Judge
The Nutty Professor1996special makeup effects
Batman Forever1995special makeup designer and creator
Ed Wood1994makeup creator: Bela Lugosi / makeup designer: Bela Lugosi
Wolf1994special makeup effects
Body Bags1993TV Movie coroner's makeup
Matinee1993special makeup effects artist
Lorenzo's Oil1992prosthetics consultant
The Rocketeer1991makeup creator: Lothar
Beauty and the BeastTV Series designer and creator - 55 episodes, 1987 - 1990 designer - 1 episode, 1989
Missing Link1988special makeup effects
Gorillas in the Mist1988special makeup effects
Coming to America1988special makeup effects
WerewolfTV Series designer - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988 werewolf characters designed by - 2 episodes, 1987
Harry and the Hendersons1987makeup artist
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive1987original creature designer: "It's Alive"
Ratboy1986designer: Ratboy
Captain EO1986Short special makeup effects
My Science Project1985special makeup effects artist - uncredited
Starman1984starman transformation
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984special makeup effects
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video short special makeup effects designer and creator
Videodrome1983special makeup effects designer
Ghost Story1981special makeup effects artist
An American Werewolf in London1981special makeup effects designer and creator
The Funhouse1981special makeup design
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981creator and designer: Sidney / makeup effects
The Howling1981special makeup effects consultant
Altered States1980special makeup artist - uncredited
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980makeup artist - uncredited
An American Christmas Carol1979TV Movie special makeup consultant
It Lives Again1978special makeup
The Fury1978special makeup effects
The Incredible Melting Man1977special makeup effects
The Richard Pryor Show1977TV Series makeup artist - 1 episode
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977makeup: second unit
Track of the Moon Beast1976makeup artist
King Kong1976makeup effects - uncredited
Squirm1976makeup designer
The Zebra Force1976special makeup
It's Alive1974makeup artist / special makeup effects artist - uncredited
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman1974TV Movie makeup creator: Miss Tyson
Cop Killers1973makeup artist
Schlock1973makeup artist
Black Caesar1973makeup designer - uncredited
Bone1972makeup designer - uncredited

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cursed2005special makeup effects
Hellboy2004special effects director
Wild Wild West1999special effects makeup
Mighty Joe Young1998creature designer
Modern Vampires1998TV Movie special effects consultant
The Amazing Panda Adventure1995Panda Effects
The X-Files1995TV Series gorilla effects - 1 episode
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990special effects supervisor
Something Is Out There1988TV Mini-Series creature designer and creator - 6 episodes
Werewolf1987TV Series werewolf characters designed by - 1 episode
Captain EO1986Short creator: Fuzzball effects
Tanya's Island1980special effects
King Kong1976special contributions: Kong
The Food of the Gods1976special effects - uncredited
Flesh Gordon1974special properties
The Exorcist1973special effects assistant - uncredited
Schlock1973special effects
Live and Let Die1973special effects - uncredited
Black Caesar1973special effects - uncredited
The Thing with Two Heads1972special effects - uncredited
Bone1972special effects - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rings2017Vendor
The Strain2014TV SeriesBrooklyn Guy
Men in Black 32012Brain Alien
The Wolfman2010Gypsy Man First Killed
6 Beers of Separation2009TV Movie
Dark Reel2008First Mate
Teddy Scares2006ShortHester Golem (voice)
King Kong2005Pilot
Men in Black II2002MIB Passport Control Agent
Planet of the Apes2001Old Ape #2
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000Puppeteer
Into the Night1985Drug Dealer
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video shortZombie Opening the Crypt (uncredited)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Sidney (as Richard A. Baker)
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977Dino (segment "A.M. Today") (as Richard A. Baker)
King Kong1976King Kong (uncredited)
The Thing with Two Heads1972Gorilla
Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast from Hell1972Short

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster2002Video documentary special bust sculptered by and courtesy of
Davey and Goliath1971-1972TV Series artist - 12 episodes
The Gumby Show1968TV Series artist - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mighty Joe Young1998creature designer and producer: Mighty Joe Young
The Devil's Advocate1997demons creator / demons designer
Batman & Robin1997nora fries and principal copsicles
Harry and the Hendersons1987creature designer: Harry / puppeteer: Rick Baker's crew
Max mon amour1986chimp's sequence advisor
Cocoon1985special creature consultant

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silver Bullet1985visual effects
Flesh Gordon1974effects technician

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984primate costume designer and creator
Octaman1971octaman costume

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990co-producer
Gorillas in the Mist1988associate producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABCs of Superheroes2015Jens thanks
The Mill at Calder's End2015Short special thanks
Love2015/IDocumentary short grateful thanks
Beast Wishes2012Documentary very special thanks
The Los Angeles Ripper2011the producers wish to thank
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry2010Documentary thanks
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary short special thanks
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentary special thanks
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures2004TV Movie special thanks
Making Bela2002Video documentary short special thanks
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster2002Video documentary special thanks
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary short special thanks
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed1999Video documentary short special thanks
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein1999Documentary short special thanks
Hollywood Stuntmakers1999TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
Hollywood Goes Ape!1994Documentary special thanks
Matinee1993thanks
The Willies1990thanks
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Incredible Melting Man with William Sachs and Rick Baker2013Video shortHimself
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Men in Black 3: Building a Better Alien - Inside the World of Rick Baker2012Documentary shortHimself
Unchained Reaction2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Beast Wishes2012DocumentaryHimself
Landis, Baker and Burns2011Video shortHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
The Beast Maker: Rick Baker2010Video documentary shortHimself
Post Mortem with Mick Garris2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary shortHimself
Bob Burns' Hollywood Halloween2009Video documentaryHimself
An American Werewolf in London: I Walked with a Werewolf2009Video shortHimself
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'2009DocumentaryHimself
Monsterland2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce2008Video shortHimself
The Secret World of Superfans2008DocumentaryHimself
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Disaster Movies2007TV MovieHimself
The Search for the Next Elvira2007TV SeriesHimself (judge)
Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker2007Video documentary shortHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
Creature People2007Video documentary shortHimself
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong'2006Video documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Working with a Master: John Landis2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Sci-Fi Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
Best Ever Christmas Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Scary Movie2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryHimself
RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'2005Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2001-2005TV Series documentary shortHimself
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection2005Video documentary
Videodrome: Forging the New Flesh2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Creature Featurettes2002Video documentaryHimself
Rick Baker: Alien Maker2002Video documentary shortHimself
Making Bela2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster2002Video documentaryHimself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Makeup Application and Design2001Video documentary shortHimself
Planet of the Apes: Face Like a Monkey2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Planet of the Apes'2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Creator & Designer: Special Make-Up Effects
An American Werewolf in London: Casting of the Hand2001Video shortHimself
Makeup Artist Rick Baker on 'An American Werewolf in London'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Troldspejlet2001TV SeriesHimself - Makeup artist / Old Ape #2
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
Metamorphosis of 'Men in Black'2000Video documentary shortHimself
A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz1999Video shortHimself
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary shortHimself
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed1999Video documentary shortHimself
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein1999Documentary shortHimself
The Road to Dracula1999Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Stuntmakers1999TV SeriesHimself / King Kong
A Tribute to John Chambers1998Video documentary shortHimself
A Tribute to Dick Smith1998Video documentary shortHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryZombie (segment "Thriller")
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
Area 51: The Alien Interview1997Video documentaryHimself
Movie Magic1994-1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Masters of Fantasy1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Interactive History of Frankenstein1995Video GameHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Secrets of Dick Smith1991TV Short documentaryHimself
Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy1991VideoHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors1986Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Captain Eo'1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Thriller'1983Video documentaryHimself - Monster Maker
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Makeup
Behind the Scenes: 'An American Werewolf in London'1981TV Short documentaryHimself
Science Fiction Film Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Winner
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film2018Documentary filmingHimself
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHimself
Charlie Gemora: Uncredited2016DocumentaryHimself
Le complexe de Frankenstein2015DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 32015TV SeriesHimself
Tria332015TV SeriesHimself
Birth Pains2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Omnibus of Art: Rick Baker on Walter Paisley2015Video documentary shortHimself
The Scanners Way: Creating the Special Effects in 'Scanners'2014Video documentary shortHimself
House of Wax: Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen2013Video documentaryHimself

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesDino (segment "A.M. Today")
Top of the Pops 22009TV SeriesHimself - Zombie - Thriller Video
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesZombie
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryZombie (segment "Thriller")
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