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Robert Kato DeStefan (born 6 March 1967; age 52) is a special make-up effects artist who worked on the specialty costume crew on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek as part of Quantum Creation FX.

DeStefan started as artist for XFX Inc. and worked in the special effects department for films such as the action comedy Suburban Commando (1991, along Brian Sipe, Joel Harlow, and Mike Smithson), the comic adaptation Batman Returns (1992, alongside Greg Cannom, Ve Neill, Greg Nelson, and Yolanda Toussieng), the horror film Pet Semetary II (1992), and the science fiction sequel RoboCop 3 (1993).

He joined Steve Johnson's XFX and later Quantum Creation FX and worked on such movies as the comedy Zoolander (2001), the superhero sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), the horror film Boogeyman 2 (2007), the horror thriller I Am Legend (2007), the science fiction special Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008), the comedy Superhero Movie (2008), and M. Night Shyamalan's thriller The Happening (2008).

More recently, DeStefan worked on the horror sequel Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2008), the fantasy sequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009, alongside Richard Redlefsen), the comic adaptation Watchmen (2009, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Stephen McHattie), and the action film G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra (2009, with Rachel Nichols).

In 2010, Kato did Anton Yelchin's make-up for the Drake Doremus film Like Crazy. More recent credits include the fantasy adventure The Last Airbender (2010) and the science fiction sequel TRON: Legacy (2010).

In 2011, Kato was the Make-up Department Second for Dragon Age: Redemption, a web series written by and starring Felicia Day. It was there that he did the make-up application on Michael Muñoz, a Star Trek alumni.

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