(written from a Production point of view)
R. Christopher Biggs (born 25 March 1959; age 54) is a special effects makeup artist and digital compositor who worked as makeup artist on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and as digital compositor for Digital Domain on Star Trek Nemesis.
Biggs received two Saturn Award nominations in the category Best Make-Up in 1988 for his work on the horror sequel A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors , shared with Kevin Yagher and Mark Sgostrom, and in 1990 for his work on the sequel Critters 2.
Biggs started to work as special effects makeup artist in the early 1980s on projects such as the horror comedy Saturday the 14th (1981), the horror film Galaxy of Terror (1981, with Kenny Myers, Allan A. Apone, Brian Wade, and Kevin Shanks), the fantasy film Deathstalker (1983), the fantasy film The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984), the fantasy comedy Teen Wolf (1985, with Thomas R. Burman and Jeff Dawn), the science fiction comedy Critters (1986, with Cary Howe and Gerald Quist), the horror sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987, with Camille Calvet), the television series My Two Dads, the horror sequels A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, with Bart Mixon and Alicia M. Tripi) and A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989, with Brian Wade), the television series The Arsenio Hall Show and Alien Nation (1989, with Steve LaPorte and Rick Stratton), the science fiction film The Dark Side of the Moon (1990, with James Rohland), the science fiction thriller Eve of Destruction (1991, with Camille Calvet, Michael R. Jones, and James Rohland), the thriller Point of No Return (1993, with Vivian McAteer and Toni-Ann Walker), the video game adaptation Super Mario Bros. (1993, with Rob Burman, Roxy D'Alonzo, Katherine Rees, Adam Brandy, Jake Garber, and Dean Gates, the science fiction film Demolition Man (1993), and the television series Martin (1992-1997).
Beginning in the late 1980s, Biggs also worked as digital artist and compositor in the visual effects department. His credits include the television series Alien Nation (1989, with Hoyt Yeatman), Earth 2 (1994), and JAG, the science fiction film Oblivion (1994), the fantasy film Beanstalk (1994), the science fiction sequel Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996), the television movies Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996) and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997), the adventure Mighty Joe Young (1998), the science fiction remake My Favorite Martian (1999), the science fiction drama Bicentennial Man (1999), the drama Donnie Darko (2001), the science fiction horror film Ghosts of Mars (2001), the family movie Snow Dogs (2002), the fantasy film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pear (2003), the fantasy film Peter Pan (2003), the comic sequel Spider-Man 2 (2004), the comic adaptation Catwoman (2004), and the studio tour short film Studio Tour: Universal Studios Hollywood (2011).