Doug Drexler is a designer, sculptor, illustrator and an Academy Award-winning makeup artist who has collaborated with such talents as Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Meryl Streep and Warren Beatty. He began his career in the entertainment industry working for makeup legend Dick Smith on such films as "The Hunger" and "Starman." He has also contributed to "Three Men and a Little Lady," "The Cotton Club," "FX" and "Dick Tracy." "Tracy" earned Doug an Oscar, as well as the British Academy Award and the Saturn Award, for his special makeup effects on characters such as Big Boy Caprice (played by Pacino) and Mumbles (Hoffman). Two Emmy nominations in the same field followed for three years of work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he performed such tasks as aging Captain Picard for "The Inner Light." In 1992 Doug made a career change by moving over to the brand-new Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as designer, digital artist and effects artist. He continued in that capacity on the subsequent Star Trek films as well as Star Trek: Voyager. In April 2001 Doug began work as Junior Illustrator and CGI designer on the fifth Star Trek series, Enterprise.
His credits in various fields include the following:
Prosthetic character makeup: 1982 "The Hunger" 1983 "The Cotton Club" 1984 "Starman" 1984 "Year of the Dragon" 1985 "FX" 1985 "Heartburn" 1985 "Manhunter" 1986 "Making Mr. Right" 1987 "Poltergeist III" 1988 "Liberace" 1988 "Dick Tracy" 1990 "Three Men and a Little Lady" 1990 "True Identity" 1991 "For the Boys" 1990-93 Star Trek: The Next Generation
Design: 1993-99 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1994 "Star Trek Generations" 1996 "Star Trek: First Contact" 1998 "Star Trek: Insurrection" 1998 Buckaroo Banzai: Ancient Secrets and New Mysteries (unproduced TV series)
Visual Effects: 1999 "Starship Troopers" 1999-00 Star Trek: Voyager 2000 Max Steel 2000 "Star Trek:The Motion Picture" - The Director's Edition 2001 Dan Dare
Books illustrated by Doug Drexler: "The Star Trek Encyclopedia" by Michael and Denise Okuda. Simon & Schuster, publisher. "Star Trek Science Logs" by Andre Bormanis. Simon & Schuster, publisher.
Books illustrated and co-authored by Doug Drexler: "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual" by Herman Zimmerman, Rick Sternbach and Doug Drexler. Simon & Schuster, publisher. "STAR TREK Sticker Book" by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda and Doug Drexler. Simon & Schuster, publisher.
Interactive CD-ROMs: "STAR TREK: Captains Chair." Simon & Schuster Interactive. "The STAR TREK Interactive Encyclopedia." Simon & Schuster Interactive.
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