Steve Wang Make-up Artist Special Effects Designer and More

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Producer, Special Effects Specialist and Director, Steve Wang, was born in Taiwan. He moved with his parents to the United States when he was 9 years old. His greatest inspirations were the tokusatsu superhero TV shows Ultraman and Kamen Rider, as well as Hong Kong kung fu films including Master of the Flying Guillotine.

As a veteran makeup artist and creature designer, Steve Wang has worked with fellow veterans including Stan Winston, Rick Baker and Dick Smith.

Steve Wang received great praise for his film adaptation of the manga superhero Guyver in 1994 called Guyver: Dark Hero. The direct to video movie, Drive, starring Mark Dacascos and Kadeem Hardison was another project which drew attention to Wnag. He also made independent films such as Kung Fu Rascals, based on a series of 8 mm short films he did years before.

Steve Wang and his brother, Michael Wang, an award-winning commercials director, were hired to work on Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (an adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki), a second attempt at reviving the Kamen Rider Series in the United States. The series is based on Saban’s Masked Rider of 1995. Steve and Michael Wang write, produce, and direct as the “The Wang Brothers.”

Steve Wang designed a sculpture depicting Sarah Kerrigan (The Queen of Blades), a character from the Starcraft Universe in 2012. The sculpture was placed at the Blizzard Entertainment Office in Versailles, France the same year. He has also made statues of Tryndamere and Ryze, two champions from League of Legends, for Riot Games that same year.

Steve Wang, a make-up artist and special effects designer who collaborated with the legendary Stan Winston (Predator) and Rick Baker (Gremlins 2), was also one of the great promoters of tokusatsu in Hollywood, in 1991, with The Guyver : Mutronics and its sequel Guyver: Dark Hero.