Season 10 is finally here, and HollywoodLife.com has the exclusive announcement. Meet all 14 here!
From a makeup artist to an actor, this season of Face Off is filled with all ages and all occupations — and we can tell it’s going to be the best season yet of SyFy’s new show. HollywoodLife.com has the first look at the full cast!
Here’s the full cast:
Residence: Chicago, IL
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Spfx Makeup Artist and Instructor
With a passion for monsters and movies, Anna knew from an early age what industry she was going to be a part of. With goals of being an accomplished special fx makeup artist, she started her career over ten years ago and hit the ground running. Anna is currently an Artist at Kosart Studios and an Instructor at Kosart Atelier, where she is also an alumni.
ANTHONY CANONICA JR.
Residence: Jersey City, NJ
Hometown: Williamstown, NJ
Occupation: SFX Make-up Artist / Wig Ventilator
Anthony grew up in Southern New Jersey and while attending the Gloucester County Institute of Technology for Dramatic Performing Arts he discovered a passion for makeup. After high school he went to the Tom Savini School of Makeup and Special Effects. With the support of his family, Anthony moved to the NYC area to pursue a career in special effects makeup.
GREGORY (GREG) SCHRANTZ
Residence: Allentown, PA
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Occupation: Freelance Makeup Artist
Always having a passion for the arts, Greg focused his studies painting and sculpting. It was not until he worked at a haunt that Greg realized his love of special effects. This drove Greg to attend the Tom Savini’s Special Effects Program to learn more about the craft and with the guidance the talented instructors he was able to make it on FaceOff.
Residence: Allegan, MI
Hometown: South Haven, MI
Jennifer is a costumer and a member of the 501st Legion, the international Star Wars Costuming organization. She is an avid video game player and loves the characters and stories BioWare comes up with the most. Star Wars, Doctor Who and BioWare have been instrumental in pushing her into exploring new skills. Within the last couple of years she has learned (and fallen in love with!) makeup fx so she can make her creatures even more lifelike. Jennifer is married and has three amazing children.
JOHN (JOHNNY) LEFTWICH
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Occupation: SFX Make-up Artist / Actor
Coming from humble beginnings and feeling destined for greater things, Johnny is no stranger to adversity and follows his passion regardless of the difficulty or consequence. Being raised in his film-loving father’s household taught Johnny respect for the art, specifically the horror genre, and after high school, he and his best friend DT set out to pursue a life in pictures. Johnny graduated from Tom Savini’s Makeup Effects Program in 2012 and can be seen pulling double duty as both actor and makeup effects artist in GWAR’s music video for “Zombies, March!,” Steve Johnson’s short film, “Nightmare Cabin” and Tom Woodruff Jr.’s feature debut, “Fire City: End of Days.”
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Hometown: Oil City, PA
Occupation: Freelance Makeup Artist
Kaleb has had an artistic background since he was young. Traveling the United States after high school, he found a knack for face and body painting. After traveling, Kaleb attended and graduated from the Tom Savini’s Special Makeup Effects Program in May of 2015. Now, he is pursuing a career as a freelance makeup artist.
KATHERINE (KATIE) KINNEY
Hometown: Litchfield, IL
Residence: Litchfield, IL
Occupation: Freelance Makeup Artist and Prosthetics Fabricator
Katie Kinney is a recent graduate of the Vancouver Film School and is currently working as a Freelance Makeup Artist out of her small studio in Southern Illinois. As she hones her skill sets, Katie loves to create custom prosthetics and beautiful-but-deadly monsters, each more boldly colored than the last. With a strong science background, she uses her extensive knowledge of anatomy to create unique and unusual works of art. Her work encompasses a variety of wild colors, dynamic shapes and her own personal artistic flare.
MELANIE (MEL) LICATA
Residence: Jersey City, NJ
Hometown: Hightstown, NJ
Occupation: Esthetician and Freelance Makeup Artist
Melanie is a licensed esthetician and a trained special FX and beauty makeup artist. After discovering her passion for makeup as an undergraduate in Rider University’s Theatre department, Melanie completed Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program in 2015. She earned her esthetician’s license from Atelier Esthétique in New York City the following year. Mel’s experience ranges from bridal and high fashion to work in theatre and film.
Residence: Milwaukee, WI
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Occupation: Business Owner at Feral Works
Ever since seeing Michael Jackson’s Thriller video at a very young age, Melissa Ebbe has longed to work in special effects. After pursuing more traditional art mediums and earning her BFA, MA and MFA, Melissa finally decided to pursue her lifelong dream of learning how to do special effects and taught herself how to make prosthetics and apply make-ups. She is currently working as an artist and business owner at Feral Works, where she produces masks, statues and other effects-influenced artwork.
NJOROGE (SAMUEL) KARUMBA
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Hometown: Meriden, NH
Occupation: Make-up Artist
Njoroge is an artist and creator that left New England to pursue his dream of being a makeup artist in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves to learn new techniques and teach those that he knows. His goal is to become active in the Atlanta TV and film industry while creating his own art on the side.
ROBERT (ROB) SEAL
Residence: Lake View, Terrance, CA
Hometown: Lake View, Terrance, CA
Occupation: Freelance Effects Artist, Creature Creator, Lab intern at CMS
Having grown up in Los Angeles and loving the fantasy and sci-fi genres, Rob Seal’s passion for creature creation developed at a fairly young age. At the age of 18, he attended Cinema Makeup School to broaden his skillset. After graduating in February of 2014, he became a CMS lab intern and did several makeup demos for the school. He has since done work in Los Angeles FX labs and started a small art business with some friends.
Residence: Glendale, CA
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Occupation: SFX Artist, Multimedia Specialist
Robert Lindsay is a German-born ex-dental technician turned special effects makeup artist. He moved to LA to feed his creative needs and after graduating from Cinema Makeup School he specialized in Dental work and fake heads for Film and TV. Since then, he has worked on several films and TV shows including History Channel’s “UFO Hunters,” the bloody monster feature “The Millennium Bug” and making teeth for National Geographic’s “Killing Kennedy.”
Residence: Martinez, CA
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Occupation: Freelance Make-up Artist and prop/armor fabricator
Walter was born and raised in a small town where he grew up around sports, cars and motorcycles. He always had a passion for movies, science fiction and art. Walter went from basketball coach to college football athlete to competitive bodybuilding to portrait painting and now to special effects and he thinks he has finally found what he loves most in this industry of creating monsters and painting works of art that come to life.
Residence: Alberta, Canada
Hometown: Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Foam Sculptor
Originally Yvonne was born in Everett, WA and when she was 8 she moved to Canada. Before pursuing a career in make-up, she was a hairstylist and in 2009 Yvonne attended the Vancouver Film School’s Make-up Design Program where she graduated in April 2010 with honors. Yvonne has worked in shops that ranged from make-up FX to prop theming displays, and while doing this she designed creatures and FX for short films. Yvonne looks forward to further pursuing her career in the make-up industry.
Face Off returns to SyFy on January 13.