Kevin Haney at IMATS LA 2015


Oscar & Emmy Award winning makeup artist and MEL Creative Director Kevin Haney will be demonstrating an age makeup using MEL Products new KHM Prosthetics at our booth during IMATS LA 2015. His demo starts at 10am on Sun. January 18th at the Pasadena Convention Center at booth 2402.

About Kevin Haney

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1955, Kevin discovered makeup at age 17. In 1971 at Oak Hills High School, with no previous knowledge of makeup except monster movies, Kevin was inadvertently made makeup chairman spending summer vacation learning the basics with chairman Susan Ritter and the school makeup case. Throughout college at Ohio State Kevin did make ups for several shows while advancing his skills in the specialized makeup field of prosthetics. He then left to do a summer show “Tecumseh” for two years, after which he sent photos of his prosthetic work to NY makeup artist Dick Smith. This started his professional career in 1978 assisting Dick Smith in his Larchmont laboratory on the film “Altered States”. He received a staff position at NBC from 1978 to 1984, where he worked on “Saturday Night Live” and “Live at 8H”, and other shows.

In 1984 he left to assist Bob Norrin on his first film set, “Cocoon”. Responsible for Wilfred Brimley and Maureen Stapleton, he also applied prosthetics created by Greg Cannom. A rewarding freelance career in films and television followed. In 1989 Kevin was reunited with NBC makeup artist John Caglione for “Dick Tracy”. Kevin won an Academy Award for “Driving Miss Daisy” where he created last minute aging makeups for Dan Akroyd.

In 1990 Kevin made the move to California to work on “The Addams Family”, continuing with “The Babe”, ”Death Becomes Her”, “Addams Family Values”, “Shawshank Redemption”, and “Air Force One”. He also worked for Rick Baker applying make ups for “The Grinch”, “Planet of the Apes”, and “Men in Black 2”. Most recently he applied Martin Short’s Jack Frost makeup for “Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause.”

His television work included two T.V. movies with Jason Robards “The Perfect Tribute”, where Robards played Abraham Lincoln, and “Mark Twain and Me”. His Mark Twain makeup earned him an Emmy. He currently has a total of 6 Emmys. He created numerous prosthetic makeups for Martin Short, including Jiminy Glick.

In the theater, Kevin has created makeups for Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Diane Venora, and Robert Westenberg. His Truman Capote makeup on Robert Morse in “Tru” won a NY Drama Desk award and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award.

In 2002 Kevin met actor Steve Bridges about the creation of a President George W. Bush makeup to appear at conventions, special dinners, and other events. Mr. Bridges has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as President Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger, and John Kerry. They met and performed in the presence of then President Bush in Washington DC .

In 2009 Kevin resumed his freelance career in Film and Television and is currently creative director at MEL Products.