Tate Steinsiek

About Tate Steinsiek

Who is it?: Special Effects, Make Up Department, Actor
Birth Day: March 17, 1978
Occupation: Make-up artist, musician
Years active: 2004–present
Known for: Appeared on Seasons 1 & 5 of SyFy television series Face Off

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Tate Steinsiek was born on March 17, 1978, is Special Effects, Make Up Department, Actor. Tate Steinsiek is an award winning SFX Prosthetics artist, Conceptual Artist, and Director. Since the inception of his Makeup Special Effects Company "Ill Willed Productions, Tate has coordinated productions in 10 countries, including Morocco, Romania, China, India, Mexico, Canada, USA, Ireland, Turkey, & England.For much of his career Tate worked NY mainstays such as Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and worked long term with the History & Discovery Channels.Tate is also a two time finalist on Syfy's Competition Series FACE OFF, in both Seasons 1 & 5.As a Director, Tate's short films have screened in domestic and international festivals, winning multiple Audience and Jury awards, including the 2008 "Best in the Next in Horror" and "Boost Mobile $10,000 Screenplay contest" with his film CLOWN, starring Norman Reedus, Timothée Chalamet, Rony Cutrone, and Paul Sampson.In 2014, Tate directed the feature film ADDICTION: A 60's Love Story, starring Evanna Lynch, Ian Harding, Carol Kane, Ray Santiago, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Badalucco, & Leo Fitzpatrick.
Tate Steinsiek is a member of Special Effects

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Steinsiek was born in Hitchita, Oklahoma to Butch Steinsiek, a boxer, and his wife Tommy Ann, an Artist. Steinsiek told the Tulsa World that his mother had been contacted by his preschool Teacher after he drew "a horrific Monster with big fangs, vomiting blood." The Teacher advised her not to allow Steinsiek to watch horror movies, to which she replied "he isn't allowed to anyway." He attended Morris High School in Morris, where he graduated in 1996. Steinsiek helped found the Tulsa-based groove metal band Pheed in January 1998, in which he played bass. After changing the band's name to Malevolence, the group garnered some local acclaim and, after opening for national acts Ice-T, Suicidal Tendencies, and Infectious Grooves the band relocated to Boston at the recommendation of their label.


Shortly after relocating to Boston, Steinsiek left Malevolence to relocate again, this time to Pittsburgh, in order to work under the "Master of Splatters," Tom Savini. Savini then offered him the opportunity to work on the horror film Zombie Honeymoon, which was filming in New York City. Steinsiek relocated to Brooklyn in 2002, where he started his own SFX makeup company, Ill Willed Productions. By 2003, Steinsiek had provided special effects prosthetic makeup and prop fabrication work for clients including The Jim Henson Company, DreamWorks, NBC, HBO, and Xbox. While in New York, Steinsiek met his wife Holly, who is also a makeup artist; the pair worked together on the History Channel production Clash of the Gods, in which they each had an acting cameo as well. In 2006, he was featured on the reality series Making It Big, where he won the FX Challenge. As of September 2013, Steinsiek is in pre-production of his directorial debut, which is an adaptation of the Clive Barker short story Son of Celluloid.


in 2011, Steinsiek was selected to compete in the first season of the SyFy reality series Face Off. Out of the original field of twelve contestants, Steinsiek made it to the final episode as one of the top three artists, eventually losing a tight race to winner Conor McCullagh. He was invited back to participate in the fifth season of the series, in which he and seven other series "veterans" were pitted against eight new contestants. In the season 5 episode "Living Art," Steinsiek dropped a clay mold onto his hand, crushing his fingers, resulting in his being taken to an emergency care clinic and receiving thirteen Stitches. His fellow contestants helped clean out his mold and apply the first layer of latex during his three-hour absence; however, the final result still put Steinsiek in the bottom of the Spotlight Challenge for the first time of the season. Steinsiek was again runner-up to eventual season winner Laura Tyler.