John Chambers is a Actor, Makeup Designer and Makeup Effects American born on 12 september 1922 at Chicago (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 12 september 1922
at Chicago (USA
)Death 25 august 2001
(at 78 years) at Woodland Hills (USA
John Chambers (September 12, 1922 – August 25, 2001) was an award-winning American make-up artist and prosthetic makeup expert who became a veteran in both television and film. He was also a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1968. He is most known for pointy ears of character Spock in TV series Star Trek (1966) played by Leonard Nimoy and make up in Planet of the Apes film series, made 1968 to 1973.
He was awarded CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit for his involvement in the Canadian Caper, in which six American hostages escaped, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, which later became the basis of Academy Award for Best Picture-winning film Argo.
Il est particulièrement connu pour ses maquillages sur la série de films La Planète des singes et sur la série télévisée Star Trek.
En 1980, il prend part au subterfuge canadien, pour libérer des otages américains lors de la crise iranienne des otages et reçoit l'Intelligence Medal de la CIA . Il apparaît ainsi sous les traits de John Goodman dans le film Argo (2012) qui retrace cette opération.