The Oscar® and nine-time Emmy® Award-winning Michael Westmore is the makeup supervisor and designer at Paramount Studios and was the head of the makeup department for Star Trek: The Next Generation® and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®. Mike currently holds the same title on Star Trek: Voyager®.
He also was responsible for the makeup on the features Star Trek® Generations, Star Trek: First Contact® and Star Trek: Insurrection. Mike is a scion of the legendary Westmore family of Hollywood, who have dominated the theatrical and motion picture makeup industry since the silent-film era. His makeup designs have been seen by millions in such features as Rocky, Raging Bull, 2010, Clan of the Cave Bear, The Andromeda Strain, and Mask, for which he won an Academy Award.
On television, Mike’s makeup for The Next Generation’s “Conspiracy,” Deep Space Nine’s “Distant Voices,” and Voyager’s “Threshold” all won Emmys. In addition, his work on Eleanor and Franklin, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, and Why Me? won him the coveted statuettes, along with his work on the anthology series Amazing Stories.
The list of Mike’s other shows that were accorded Emmy nominations are a catalog of some of television’s most interesting fare: The Babe Ruth Story, The Day After, MacGyver, The Amazing Howard Hughes, and Frankenstein. Plus four other Star Trek episodes were nominated: “Who Mourns for Morn” and “The Dogs of War” from Deep Space Nine and “Inner Light” and “Brothers” from The Next Generation. Exhibitions of Mike’s work have been seen at the California Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
You can still see his creations in an exhibit at the Las Vegas Hilton’s Star Trek: The Experience. Mike is the author of The Art of Theatrical Makeup for Stage and Screen. Because of his extraordinary talent, Mike has been asked to contribute cosmetic chapters in the medical texts Symposium of Aesthetic Surgery, The Burn Patient, and Aesthetic Dentistry. Mike Westmore lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Marion, with whom he has three children: Mike Westmore Jr., Michele Westmore-Garcia, and McKenzie Westmore.