Gregory Nicotero is an American special make-up effects creator, and television producer and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film Day of the Dead (1985), being taught by Romero and Tom Savini (both legendary Horror genre special effects artists).
He wanted to learn how to create all the amazing things that he saw in movies. The movie "Jaws" really inspired him to learn the trade. He began learning about prosthetic make-up and special effects from Tom Savini.
Nicotero worked as special make-up effects supervisor, co-executive producer and occasional director for the TV series The Walking Dead, as well as becoming a zombie for a few scenes on the show!
Below are some of the films or shows you may recognize.