Duke Cullen, also credited as Duke K. W. Cullen, is a special effects designer, makeup artist, and performer who worked with Jim Henson's Creature Shop beginning in the late 1990s.
Cullen has often performed in gorilla suits (including in the 2003 independent film Between the Sheets) and is a member of the Planet of the Apes re-enactment group Apemania (usually as a gorilla lieutenant, sometimes on horseback). Cullen has also done makeup for films including Murder in the First (with Bill Barretta in the cast), David Lynch's Inland Empire, and Shoot 'Em Up (with Paul Giamatti).
Creature Shop credits
- George of the Jungle - Puppeteer, finisher
- Dr. Dolittle - Finisher
- Jack Frost - Finisher
- BRATS of the Lost Nebula - Conceptual character designer
- Cats & Dogs - Puppet cosmetic technician
- The Country Bears - Cosmetic technician
- Snow Dogs - Puppet technician
- Where the Wild Things Are - Creatures art supervisor
- Turkey Hollow - Puppet wrangler/Visual supervisor