Born in Houston, Texas, Bart J. Mixon began his career
in special make-up effects working on local independent productions. Within a few years he was finding work as a lab tech and on set make-up artist on projects like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, PART 2; THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, and ROBOCOP.
In 1987, Bart made the big move to Los Angeles, and soon after, he was supervising the special make-up and creature effects for such projects as FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 and STEPHEN KING'S IT. Bart has served as the shop foreman for such notable effects houses as Cinovation Studios, the Chiodo Brothers Productions, and Fantasy II Film FX in house make-up lab,
Make-up FX Unlimited.
Bart was a cofounder of the make-up effects studio, MIXON AND ELLIS FX [ME-FX]; who for four years created make-ups and creatures for such projects as MEN IN BLACK, PETER BENCHLEY'S THE BEAST, and FARGO.
In recent years, Bart has served as a project coordinator and/or make-up artist on THE GRINCH, PLANET OF THE APES, MIB 2, THE RING, THE CAT IN THE HAT, and HELLBOY.
Bart has been a member of Make-up Artists Local 706 since 1994, and is a SAG puppeteer.Read an interview with Bart here.
puts the finishing touches on Rob Bottin's "Melting Man" make-up
|Bart with the "little" dead squid prop from the mini series of PETER BENCHLEY'S THE BEAST; created by his shop, ME-FX.|