Dan Curry (Thailand 1969-73) who is a seven-time Emmy Award winner for his visionary work on the various STAR TREK television series: ENTERPRISE; DEEP SPACE NINE; VOYAGER; and THE NEXT GENERATION started out in the Peace Corps building small dams and bridges in rural Northeast Thailand. Wait! Is Tom Hanks’ Volunteer really based on Dan’s Peace Corps tour?
Dan, who is from New York City, majored in Fine Arts at Middlebury College, then joined the Peace Corps and stayed on in Thailand after his tour to work freelance in art and film production. It was during these years that he was awarded a commission from the King of Thailand as production designer for the Royal Ball.
Coming home, he worked next as a bio-medical illustrator, taught fine arts at a New England college, and got his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Theatre at Humboldt State University. Then he started to work in the entertainment industry directing, supervising and producing special visual effects, title design, martial arts and weapons design, matte painting, ship and creature design, animation, and puppeteering.
His work has appeared in more than one hundred feature films, and over forty television productions ranging from INDIANA JONES and the TEMPLE OF DOOM, and TOP GUN, to HILL STREET BLUES and ST. ELSWHERE.
Our site will be interviewing Dan in the next couple weeks, but meanwhile, check out his art work on his website at: http://dancurrygallery.com/
And look at these three short youtube films about Dan at his Hollywood home in Southern California.