HOWARD BERGER

 FOUNDER OF KNB EFX GROUP, INC. 

In 1988 KNB EFX Group, Inc. was co-founded by Howard and Gregory Nicotero and over the past 27 years, they have become one of the most prolific Special Make-up Effects studios in Hollywood.  Specializing in character prosthetics, animatronics, creatures and replica animals, Howard has over 800 feature film and television credits including INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA TRILOGY, KILL BILL 1 & 2, SPLICE, THE GREEN MILE, THE PACIFIC, DOLPHIN TALE 1 & 2, THE GREY to name a few. In 2006 Howard won the Academy Award for Best Make-up for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, as well as winning a British Academy Award for Best Achievement in Make-up for the film. Howard won an Emmy Award with his team from KNB for Best Prosthetic Makeup for the AMC hit television series THE WALKING DEAD and was Emmy nominated for his work on Bryan Cranston’s prosthetic age makeup for the final season of BREAKING BAD.

 

In 2012, Howard designed and created the portrait makeup of Alfred Hitchcock for Sir Anthony Hopkins for the FOX Searchlight feature HITCHCOCK, which earned him his second Academy Award Nomination. In 2013 Howard handled the Special Makeup for Jamie Foxx as Electro for THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2. Lately, Howard has taken on the responsibilities as Makeup Department Head on films such as THE GAMBLER starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman, TED2 for Seth McFarlane and begins DEEPWATER HORIZON with Mark Wahlberg for Academy Award nominated Director J.C. Chandor.

 

Howard lives in Sherman Oaks, CA with his artist wife, Mirjam, and his 3 children, Kelsey, Travis and Jake.