Encouraged to pursue his makeup career by his supportive parents, Daniel Phillips has accomplished a lot in the field. After working in a Chrysler factory for over 14 years, Daniel was first encouraged to pursue his movie magic dreams by his father. Motivated by this support, Daniel left the warehouse in 2009 and started his own SFX company, where he fine-tuned his unique abilities with prosthetic work.
His specialized talents soon received national attention after he showcased his pieces in movies such as "Oz The Great and Powerful" and the "Hobbit" films. Daniel is ready to take his expertise and business and work to win this competition. A union member of IATSE local 38, Daniel has also been happily married for 21 years and is a father of two.