(written from a Production point of view)
Frank Popovich is a mold and prop maker, makeup artist and professional magician who worked as Mold and Prop Assistant on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also known as "Black Fox", he is a performing member of the Academy of Magical Arts, Hollywood, The Magic Castle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Popovich worked as makeup department head on the film The Laughing Buddha and on a music video for Rick L. Rick. He was a makeup artist on the horror comedy Blood Diner (1987) and worked in the art department of the comedy He's My Girl (1987, directed by Gabrielle Beaumont), the horror sequel Phantasm II (1988, with Joseph Musso), the horror comedy Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988, with Ray Walston, Michael Berryman, Joseph Ruskin, and Rhonda Aldrich), and the science fiction film DeepStar Six (1989, starring Miguel Ferrer and Matt McCoy).