Bob McCarron

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Bob McCarron
Robert McCarron [1]

July 1950[1]
Hammersmith, London, England
OccupationMedic, makeup artist
Known forI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Robert "Bob" McCarron (born July 1950 in London, England)[1] is an Australian medic and special effects prosthetic makeup artist who has worked on many international movies and television shows. He is most recognisable from his on-screen appearances as "Medic Bob", in the UK series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! and in the German version, Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!.[2]

He was the medical supervisor for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the community and Australian stage and film and his work as a paramedic.[3][4] Bob is also a wildlife enthusiast and holds a degree in wildlife biology.[4]


Although he is not a medical doctor, on screen he is often referred to as "Dr Bob", at least on Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!. He is a pre-hospital care practitioner and intensive care paramedic with degrees in nursing, para-medicine, pre-hospital medicine, and certificates in other specialised medical areas.[4]

He is responsible for handling the snakes, spiders and other creatures for the challenges in I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!.

Special Effects Prosthetic Makeup[edit]

Bob has been responsible for the special effects and prosthetic makeup on many international films and stage productions.[5]

Some notable films for which he has done the prosthetic makeup include: The Matrix, Vertical Limit (2000), Queen of the Damned (2002) and The Piano (1993).[3]

He designed the wild boar and the prosthetic makeup for the 1984 film Razorback.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

McCarron has received shared awards and nominations for his film work.[7]

Year Film Category Nominated at Result
1992 Braindead Best Special Effects Sitges Film Festival Won
1983 The Return of Captain Invincible "Caixa de Catalunya"
(Box of Catalonia)
Sitges Film Festival Won
2000 The Matrix Best Make-Up Saturn Award Nominated
1999 Dark City Best Make-Up Saturn Award Nominated
1993 Braindead Best Special Effects Saturn Award Nominated


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