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Michael R. Jones (born 5 July 1954; age 64) is a makeup artist who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation in the early 1990s.

Born in Seattle, Washington, USA, Jones first started a career in the prop deaprtament and worked as an actor before deciding to work as a makeup artist while working in the makeup labs of friens Steve Neill and Rick Stratton. In 1992 he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special for his work on the television sport drama Babe Ruth, shared with Michael Westmore.

Prior to his Emmy nomination, Jones worked as makeup artist on the television series The A-Team and Tales from the Crypt (1990), the fantasy comedy Ghost Busters (1984), the fantasy film The Lost Empire (1985, with Steve Neill), the fantasy comedy Big Man on Campus (1989), the science fiction comedy The Return of Swamp Thing (1989, with Dean Gates and Steve Neill), the horror film Spontaneous Combustion (1990), the science fiction film Dark Angel (1990), and the science fiction thriller Eve of Destruction (1991, with R. Christopher Biggs, Camille Calvet, and James Rohland).

Further credits include the television drama My Brother's Keeper (1995), the romance French Exit (1995, with Suzanne Diaz and starring Mädchen Amick), the crime thriller Against the Law (1997), the comedy Anarchy TV (1998), the romance One Hell of a Guy (2000), the short comedy Lindsay Fully Loaded (2007), and the science fiction drama Quality Time (2008).

More recently, Jones worked as makeup artist on the television comedy Birds of a Feather (2010) and the thriller Elevator (2011) and as makeup department head on the comedy Look in the Mirror (2010).

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