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Greg Nelson is an Academy Award nominated makeup artist who worked on Star Trek: Voyager. His work on Voyager earned him an Emmy Award nomination in 1995 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Series for the episode "Faces", shared with Michael Westmore, Tina Hoffman, Scott Wheeler, Mark Shostrom, Gilbert A. Mosko, Ellis Burman, Jr., R. Stephen Weber, and Brad Look and an Emmy Award in 1996 for the episode "Threshold", shared with Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler, Tina Hoffman, mark Shostrom, Gilbert A. Mosko, Ellis Burman, Jr., R. Stephen Weber and Brad Look.
Nelson previously earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Series for The Tracey Ullman Show episode High School Sweethearts in 1990, shared with Bari Dreiband-Burman, Thomas R. Burman, and Ron Walters and an Academy Award nomination in the same year for Best Makeup for the comedy Dad. In 1999 he earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Make-Up for his work on the mystery feature The X-Files, shared with Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Michael Mills.
Prior to his work on Voyager, Nelson was a special effects makeup artist/ makeup artist on the drama Ratboy (1986, along with Michael Burnett and Monique DeSart), the family comedy Harry and the Hendersons (1987, with Michael Burnett and Brian Wade), the comedy Summer School (1987), the fantasy film The Seventh Sign (1988), the television series In Loving Color, the comic adaptation The Rocketeer (1991), the crime thriller F/X2 (1991), the fantasy comedy Death Becomes Her (1992), the fantasy comedy Toys (1992), the horror film Wolf (1994), and the science fiction blockbuster Stargate (1994).
Further credits include the comedy Picking Up the Pieces (2000), the fantasy comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Steven Spielberg's science fiction film Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), the drama Rock Star (2001), the science fiction remake The Time Machine (2002), the thriller Phone Booth (2002), the war drama The Last Samurai (2003), Martin Scorcese's drama The Aviator (2004), Wolfgang Petersen's action film Poseidon (2006), and the comedy Tropic Thunder (2008).
More recently Nelson worked as key makeup artist on the television comedy The Station (2009, with Gerald Quist), as special effects makeup artist on the television series Eli Stone (2008-2009, with Deborah Holmes Dobson), and as special makeup effects artist on the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It (2009, along with Allan A. Apone, Barry R. Koper, Brad Look, and Joy Zapata).
Star Trek credits
- "Caretaker" (Season 1)
- "Time and Again"
- "Eye of the Needle"
- "Ex Post Facto"
- "State of Flux"
- "Heroes and Demons"
- "Learning Curve"
- "The 37's" (Season 2)
- "Persistence of Vision"
- "The Thaw"