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Occupation  Make-up artist
Parents  Thomas R. Burman
Years active  1984–present
Grandparents  Ellis Burman

Name  Barney Burman
Cousins  Ellis Burman
Role  Makeup Artist
Uncles  Ellis Burman Jr.
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Family  Ellis Burman Jr. (Uncle) Ellis Burman the III (cousin) Rob Burman (brother) Ellis Burman Sr. (grandfather)
Awards  2009 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Movies  Circuitry Man, Adventures in Dinosaur City, Piranha Sharks
Similar People  Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow, JJ Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

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Barney Burman is an American makeup artist who comes from a family of make-up artists. He was part of the team that won an Academy Award in 2009 for Best Make-up, on the film Star Trek.


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After being introduced to Hollywood make-up through his parents, he spent the first part of his life attempted to pursue a career in acting. He used make-up jobs to fund this pursuit during this time. His first professional job was in 1984 as part of the make-up team behind Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, he returned to the franchise on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. At the age of 30, he decided to pursue make-up full-time, and gained union accreditation after working on the 1995 film Powder.

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In 2009, he worked on the rebooted Star Trek alongside Joel Harlow and Mindy Hall. He described the film as a significant challenge, saying "It was the biggest film I had done to date and it was about six months of sleeping four hours a night and just keep going and going and going and it took so much of my focus – just a crazy amount of energy that it took to get that done." It was the third time he had worked with director J.J. Abrams following Mission: Impossible III and the television movie Anatomy of Hope.

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He has subsequently led the make-up team that works on NBC's television series Grimm. He has praised the variety that the show has given his team, saying "It’s creating over and over again each episode. Often we've had situations where we've had to make a full dead body in five days or we did an episode with some Bigfoot characters and we had four days to get our first one done." Burman co-owns an own make-up shop in North Hollywood, called Proteus Make-up FX, along with Steve Prouty.


The make-up team working on 2009's Star Trek won an Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards. This was the first Oscar to have been awarded to any film in the franchise.

Personal life

Barney's father, Thomas R. Burman and his wife Bari Dreiband-Burman, were nominated for best make-up for the film Scrooged. His grandfather, Ellis Burman Sr., was considered to be a pioneer in film make-up, having worked on the original Twilight Zone television series and the 1941 film The Wolf Man.


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