About Rick Baker
It has been reported that the overall sum of Rick Baker net worth reaches 3 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. Rick Baker is a well known person in the entertainment industry, where he became recognized because of his work as a special make-up effects creator. Rick Baker is mostly known for his creature effects. Rick Baker has been nominated eleven times for the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, which set the record. In fact, he won this award seven times, which also became a record. In 1981, Rick Baker won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for the first time because of his work in the film called “An American Werewolf in London”. Thus, his career has not only made him well known and increased the overall size of Rick Baker net worth, but also earned him awards and recognition.
The actor was born in 1950 in Binghamton, New York. His father was a professional artist, as well. Rick Baker is married and is raising two girls. When he was a teenager, Rick Baker had a unique hobby – he enjoyed making fake body parts in his kitchen. At about the same time, he appeared in “The Night Turkey”.
The first time when he appeared as a professional artist was when Rick Baker was hired to work as an assistant to prosthetic makeup effects artist Dick Smith on the movie called “The Exorcist”. Rick Baker was the one who created Michael Jackson’s character of werecat creature used in his music video called “Thriller”. Rick Baker has been nominated for ten Best Makeup Oscar Awards ten times, and he has won this award seven times. Both of these numbers have set the record. Rick Baker has worked on the film called “Harry and the Hendersons”, which he considers as his proudest achievement.
In 2009, the makeup effects creator was awarded the Jack Pierce – Lifetime Achievement Award title of the Chiller-Eyegore Awards. One year before that, he became a recipient of a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University San Francisco. Moreover, Rick Baker is appearing as a commentator on the web series called “Trailers From Hell”, which have also increased the current sum of Rick Baker net worth. In 2012, his career was crowned when he got his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star can be found near the Guinness World Records Museum. In 2015, Rick Baker stated that he was going to retire from his professional career as a special make-up effects artist although this career has added up a lot of revenues to the total estimate of Rick Baker net worth.
In addition, he has appeared as an actor on quite a few occasions. Rick Baker appeared as the title character in the 1976 remake of the film called “King Kong”. Moreover, the actor has had roles in “Into the Night”, “Men in Black II” and “Men in Black 3”. Also, he appeared as a zombie in the music video “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.