Apes Evolution

Becoming Dr. Zaius

Dana Gould shows us what it takes to go Ape

Comedian, writer, and Planet of the Apes fan Dana Gould made a very special appearance at the Apes 50th Anniversary Film Retrospective at the University of Southern California this month—but he wasn’t there as himself.

Instead, Gould braved the makeup chair for three hours and brought to life Dr. Zaius—one of the most iconic characters from the franchise.

Makeup and Hair via the talented Andy Schoenberg and Nicole Michaud. Watch his stunning transformation here: