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(Special Effects Technician)

Kevin Yagher is a special effects technician, producer, director, and writer. He is known for the makeup of Freddy Kruger and the Crypt Keeper creature.

Relationship Facts of Kevin Yagher

Kevin Yagher is married to Catherine Hicks {Compare Couple}.
Kevin Yagher married on May 19, 1990.
💑 Anniversary in 234 days 💑
He is father of Daughter, Catie Yagher.
Kevin Yagher is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

When did Kevin Yagher first meet his wife?

Kevin Yagher is a married man. He is happily married to a gorgeous actress Catherine Hicks.

They tied the knot on 19 May 1990. Yagher and Hicks met for the first time on the set of the film Child’s Play.

This couple together has a daughter named Catie Yagher, who was born in 1992.

Relationship Timeline

TypeTotalTime Duration
Married135 years, 5 months

Who is Kevin Yagher?

Kevin Yagher is an American special effects technician, producer, director, and writer.

He is best known for the makeup of Freddy Kruger and the Crypt Keeper creature.

Kevin Yagher: Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

This technician was born on June 23, 1962, in Lawrence, Kansas, United States with a birth name Kevin Troy Yagher.

He was born to a father Charles Jr. who was an electrical engineer, and a mother Carol Y. a physician assistant.

Yagher has two brothers: Jeff, who is an actor, and Chris, a special makeup effects artist.

He is of German descent.


He went to Centerville High School. Afterward, he graduated from Ohio State University and Wright University with a theatre design.

Kevin Yagher: Early Career, Professional Life

The first movie that influences Kevin Yagher to be a special effects artist was Planet Of The Apes. As a child, he was curious to know how they did the ape makeup.

Afterward, he started following Dick Smith and his movies.

He was inspired to pursue his career of craft for a living after watching a few movies by Smith, and Rick Baker.

Yagher has worked for legendary Greg Cannom on projects like The Last Star Fighter and Dreamscape.

He has helped Greg with his makeup and also applied makeup to one of the dancers on the iconic Micheal Jackson’s THRILLER.

Then he started working with Cannom on ‘Friday The 13th’ in 1984. Cannon eventually left the film but Kevin stayed up to work with Tom Savini.

A year later, he worked on the movie ‘Cocoon’. Then he got A Nightmare On Elm Street 2. He gained huge popularity for Freddy Kruger‘s makeup in this movie.

His other credits include Tales From The Crypt, Child’s Play,  The Dentist, Mission Impossible 2, Glory, and more. Kevin is the executor and designer of the Chucky doll.

He collaborated with puppeteer Brock Wrinkles on his production for Child’s Play and several sequels.

He directed the 1996 American science fiction horror film Hellraiser: Bloodline. Kevin is also the creator of the unborn twins of The Astronaut’s Wife.

Apart from the special effects technician, Yagher is also a good actor.

He has marked his appearances in some movies including Trick or Treats, Sleepy Hollow, and Know Your Foe.

This technician really liked directing from the very beginning and he believes that all the effects work and puppeteering work helped him as a director.

He has directed two episodes; Lower Berth and Strung Along from HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt”. 

As a writer, Yagher has published Heverly (picture book), and North-South/SeaStar in 2001.

Awards and Honor

Kevin Yagher has won a total of six awards and was nominated 13 times. He has won several awards including

  • BAFTA Awards (Nominee)
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA (5 times Nominee)
  • Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (4 times winner)
  • Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards
  • Online Film and Television Association

Salary and Net Worth

The average salary of special effects makeup artists in the US is $75,000.

Meanwhile, according to some sources, his estimated net worth of Kevin is $5 million as of 2023.

Kevin Yagher: Rumor, Controversy

There is no rumor or scandal of Yagher. He has managed to keep himself out of rumors and controversy. He is doing well in his career.

Body Stats- Height, Weight

Kevin Yagher has a decent height equivalent to his weight. Likely, he has black hair and blue eyes.

Social Media Profile

Kevin has over 19 K followers on Facebook, and 184 K followers on Instagram.

He is not active on Twitter. Similarly, he has his own website named Kevin Yagher Production Inc.

He started his YouTube channel on April 7, 2017, and it has earned over 478 K views to date.


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