The best word to describe Greg Nicotero is passion. Over the last 3 decades, his tireless dedication to the art of film-making has never wavered. Whether it's producing and directing a pilot with Ridley Scott or serving as Executive Producer, Director and Make-up Effects Creator on THE WALKING DEAD, heralded as one of the most successful show on television...Greg loves what he does. What drives him, gives him that spark, was cultivated years ago watching the work of Dick Smith, Ray Harryhausen, Jack Pierce and Tom Savini. His first true love is Special Make-up Effects.
FOUNDER OF KNB EFX GROUP INC.
Growing up in Los Angeles, California and having a father in the film industry helped encourage Howard towards a life of a special makeup effects artist. He started becoming serious about this career when he met his idol, the legendary Stan Winston, when he was 13 years old. Stan took him under his wing and encouraged him to be an up-and-coming artisan. Stressing the importance of education, Winston promised to hire Berger after high school with the understanding he maintain high grades and prove his attention to detail. Winston lived up to his promise and hired Berger at 18 years old to work on PREDATOR, PUMPKINHEAD and ALIENS.