James Kagel is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), Spider-Man (2002) and Independence Day (1996). See full bio »

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Known For

The Abyss Special Effects
Spider-Man Special Effects
Independence Day Special Effects
Stargate Special Effects


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 2008 Plaguers (sculptor: Monster FX)
 2006 Snakes on a Plane (sculptor: The Character Shop)
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (prosthetic effects - 1 episode)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (prosthetic effects - as Jim Kagel)
 2003 Running on Karma (lead sculptor: Steve Johnson's Edge FX, Inc. - as Jim Kagel)
 2003 Willard (art department: The Character Shop - as Jim Kagel)
 2002 Spider-Man (sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)
 2001 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video) (sculptor - as Jim Kagel)
 2001 Evolution (sculptor: alien primates - as Jim Kagel)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (sculptor: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. - as Jim Kagel)
 1998/I Godzilla (sculpting supervisor: Patrick Tatopoulos Designs)
 1998 Deep Rising (sculptor: Rob Bottin Studio)
 1996 Independence Day (art department: Creature Shop)
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video) (sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1995 Jumanji (key sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)
 1994 Stargate (creature art department)
 1993 Freaked (art department: XFX Inc.)
 1991 Ernest Scared Stupid (sculptor: Chiodo Brothers Productions)
 1991 The Guyver (creature effects head for "striker" character: Creature Effects Crew)
 1989 The Abyss (key sculptor: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (miniatures creator)
 1988 Cocoon: The Return (creature effects crew: Cannom - as Jim Kagel)
 1988 Child's Play (lead sculptor - uncredited)
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy (aliens designer: Roark Productions - as Jim Kagel)
 1986 Where the River Runs Black (special effects: Donald Pennington Inc. - as Jim Kagel)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China (creature crew - as Jim Kagel)
 1985 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (dinosaur sculptures: USA)
 1982 Parasite (designer & creator: parasite effects)
 1981 Dead & Buried (sculptor)
 1980 Altered States (sculptor)
 1980 Popeye (lead sculptor - uncredited)
 1979 Prophecy (sculptor - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Contributed to Francesco Borseti's book "It Came from the 80s!" Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. (2016) ISBN-10: 1476666040, ISBN-13: 978-1476666044

Alternate Names:

Jim Kagel

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