ROBERT "RJ" HADDY
Charleston, WV native Robert "RJ" Haddy was one of the 14 contestants on this Season's (2) Face Off seen on
SyFy. He's been a practicing effects artist since before he graduated High
School, and currently helms Capital High School's Department of Film,
Television, and Multimedia, which he created and wrote the curriculum for.
This program also includes his special effects class.
RJ earned his spot on Face Off by winning the Syfy Viewers Choice Contest
at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego, where he competed against two other
artists in a live make-up challenge, using prosthetics, paint and
airbrushing to transform a live model into any creature.
RJ was trained at the Joe Blasco Makeup School in Hollywood. He worked at
special-effects company Alterian Inc. as a shop runner and production
assistant followed by a brief stint at Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. RJ moved
back home ten years ago to help his family. He received his Regents
Bachelor's of Arts at West Virginia State. RJ now teaches film, television,
multimedia and special effects to high school students at his alma mater in
Charleston, West Virginia.
As time permits RJ attends conventions, holds workshops and seminars, and
takes on special commission pieces.
RJ really enjoys meeting fans of Face Off and is very passionate about
progressing and moving forward with his art and the education of others in
it, especially kids. RJ is using his skills seen in Face Off to work on
more projects and to open up a studio in West Virginia and to continue
reaching out to other communities that may want to book him to come to
their town for a workshop or seminar as well.