Rick Galinson

Rick Galinson is an Animatronic EffectsRick Galinson Supervisor and Teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Galinson was raised in La Jolla, California and eventually graduated from the Universtiy of Southern California with a B.S. in BioMedical Engineering. Shortly after graduating in 1990, he had his first FX job with Kevin Yagher and worked on the films Child’s Play 3 and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. After working with Yagher, Galinson moved onto Stan Winston Studio where he worked on the film Jurassic Park. His first major animatronic was the Dilophosaurus, lovingly referred to as ‘the Spitter,’ in the film.

Selected Filmography

  • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  • Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Men In Black (1997)
  • Snakes on a Plane (2006)
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Works Cited- Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)