(written from a Production point of view)
James Robert "Bob" Scribner is a makeup artist who worked as makeup artist for David Oliver on the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode "Cost of Living". For this work Scribner received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series which he shared with Michael Westmore, Gerald Quist, Ron Walters, Jane Haymore, Ken Diaz, Karen Westerfield, Richard Snell, and Tania McComas.
In 2007 he won another Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic) for his work on the Deadwood episode "I Am Not The Fine Man You Take Me For". Scribner also received two Saturn Award nominations in 1984 in the category Best Makeup for his work on the fantasy drama Something Wicked This Way Comes and the science fiction film Nightmares. In 2004 he received a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award in the category Best Period Makeup - Television Series for his work on the drama series American Dreams.
Scribner started his work on film and television in the late 1970s and worked on the television special Leif (1979), the science fiction television comedy The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980), the comedy series Madame's Place (1982), the drama Tex (1982), the television thriller Hotline (1982, with hair stylist Cherie Ruff), the television drama An Uncommon Love (1983, with hair stylist Georgina Williams), episodes of Murder She Wrote (1984), Punky Brewster (1985), You Again? (1986), Starman (1986-1987, with hair stylist Linda Leiter Sharp), Columbo (1992), and VR.5 (1995), the science fiction film Predator (1987, with Jeff Dawn), the comedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988, with Cherie Ruff and Rolf John Keppler) and its sequels The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991, with Susan Zietlow-Maust and Joy Zapata) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994, with Vivian McAteer, Carol A. O'Connell, and Elaina P. Schulman), the drama series Tour of Duty (1987-1990, with Susan Carol Schwary), and the fantasy drama Heart and Souls (1993, with Dione Taylor and JoAnn Stafford-Chaney).
Further work includes the television series Murder One (1995-1997, with Don Sheldon), the action sequel Lethal Weapon 4 (1998, with Virginia Grobeson), the science fiction remake Planet of the Apes (2001, with David Abbott, Art Anthony, Terry Baliel, Barney Burman, Earl Ellis, Kevin Haney, Joel Harlow, Teressa Hill, Karen Iverson, Jamie Kelman, Margie Latinopoulos, Robert Maverick, Patricia Miller, Bart Mixon, Cristina Patterson Ceret, Margaret Prentice, Jill Rockow, Mike Smithson, and Derik Wingo), the sequel Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001, with Lee Ann Brittenham, Shirley Dolle, and June Westmore), and the television series Deadwood (2004-2006), John from Cincinnati (2007), and Jericho (2006-2008).
More recently he worked as makeup department head on the comedy series Franklin & Bash (2011) and the comedy series Common Law (2012) and as key makeup artist on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011-2012).