Memory Alpha
Memory Alpha
Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

Gilbert "Gil" A. Mosko (28 February 195019 February 2021; age 70) was a makeup artist who worked on three Star Trek series and three Star Trek films.

Mosko was a makeup artist on Star Trek: The Next Generation since at least the fourth season, although he did not receive credit until the seventh season. During that final season, he worked simultaneously on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and continued with that series after TNG ended, but he did not receive credit for his work. He also worked on Star Trek: Voyager and didn't receive credit for the majority of his work on this series, either. He left the franchise following DS9's fourth season and VOY's second season; before he departed, however, he finally received makeup credit in three episodes near the end of VOY's second season: "Innocence", "The Thaw", and "Tuvix".

Mosko was briefly interviewed for the documentary Launch of Star Trek: Voyager in 1995.

His work on Star Trek earned him the following Emmy Award nominations and wins for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Series:

Prior to his work on Star Trek, Mosko won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for his work on the television series The Munsters Today in 1990 and 1991, shared with David Abbott and Carlos Yeaggy. The series was starring John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, and Jason Marsden. In 2002, Mosko received two Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award nominations in the category Best Contemporary Makeup – Television (For a Single Episode of a Regular Series – Sitcom, Drama or Daytime for his work on J.J. Abrams' Alias.

Mosko worked as makeup effects labor artist, foam technician, and makeup artist on the science fiction horror comedy Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), the family adventure Little Monsters (1989, with Jill Rockow and Robert Short), the Academy Award winning comic adaptation Dick Tracy (1990, with Doug Drexler, Anthony Fredrickson, Kevin Haney, Rolf John Keppler, Ve Neill, Craig Reardon, Greg Cannom, and Mark Shostrom), the fantasy comedy Highway to Hell (1991, with Marlene Stoller, Scott Wheeler, and Brian Sipe), the television series Super Force (1991, starring Ken Olandt), Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula (1992), the comic adaptation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), the horror sequel Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994), the action thriller Face/Off (1997), the science fiction comedy Galaxy Quest (1999), the television series Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1999-2000), the fantasy comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), the horror sequels Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) and Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), the science fiction sequels The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), the television series Threat Matrix (2003-2004), the action drama The Last Samurai (2003), the crime comedy Starsky & Hutch (2004), the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and the superhero movie Hancock (2008).

Later credits include the crime series Dark Blue (2009), the crime series Dexter (2008-2011), and the thriller Fencewalker (2011).

After he retired, Mosko moved to Pueblo, Colorado where he passed away shortly before his 71st birthday on 19 February 2021. [1]

Star Trek credits

External links