Kevin Yagher

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Kevin Yagher
Born (1962-06-23) June 23, 1962 (age 57)
OccupationSpecial Effects technician
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Catherine Hicks (1990–present)

Kevin Yagher (born June 23, 1962 in Decatur, Illinois) is an American special effects technician, known for Freddy Krueger's makeup and the Crypt Keeper creature.


His company, Kevin Yagher Productions, has created effects for Face/Off, Enemy of the State, Volcano, Starship Troopers, Conspiracy Theory, Radio Flyer, Mission: Impossible 2, and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Yagher's other credits include Tales from the Crypt,[1] and Child's Play, where he met his wife, Catherine Hicks.

He is the designer and executor of the Chucky doll.[2] Yagher frequently collaborated with puppeteer Brock Winkless on his productions.[3] For example, Winkless performed the puppetry for Chucky in Child's Play and several of its sequels.[4] Yagher and Winkless also worked closely on the visual effects of Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992).[4]

Yagher directed Hellraiser: Bloodline, but decided to be credited as Alan Smithee after Dimension Films re-edited the film.[5] He heads Kevin Yagher Productions, Inc.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Catherine Hicks (1990–present).[6] He has two brothers: actor Jeff Yagher[2] and special makeup effects artist Chris Yagher.


Special makeup effects artist[edit]


  1. ^ Kane, Paul (2012). The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy. McFarland & Company. p. 136. ISBN 9781476600697.
  2. ^ a b Englund, Robert; Goldsher, Alan (2009). Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams. Simon and Schuster. p. 138. ISBN 9781439163252.
  3. ^ Shea, Shannon (2015-07-27). "Make-up Effects Community Mourns N. Brock Winkless IV". Make-Up Artist Magazine. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  4. ^ a b Cheng, Cheryl (2015-07-30). "N. Brock Winkless IV, the Puppeteer of Chucky in 'Child's Play,' Dies at 56". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  5. ^ Kane, Paul (2012). The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy. McFarland & Company. p. 142. ISBN 9781476600697.
  6. ^ Kane, Paul; O’Regan, Marie (2010). Voices in the Dark: Interviews with Horror Writers, Directors and Actors. McFarland & Company. p. 243. ISBN 9780786456727.

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