Kansas native Damien Zimmerman is a self-taught special effects and makeup artist working in Hollywood, California.

After beginning to build haunted houses at the young age of 13, he went on to co-create the “Zombie Toxin Haunted House” in Junction City, Kansas. Shortly after, he was featured on SyFy’s “Heroes of Cosplay” as the first place winner of the Planet Comic Con Costume Contest, and eventually went on to become a contestant on the 7th season of SyFy’s hit reality show “FaceOff”.

Damien now lives in Los Angeles, where he has worked on films such as “Sharknado 3,” “Try Again,” and many others. He currently is a full time employee at Immortal Masks as a patcher and painter, producing some of the highest quality silicone masks in the world.