Rick has appeared in movies under his Richard A. Baker name, in the films There Was A Little Girl (1981) and Teen Wolf (1985).
Rick founded his own special effects/make-up company, Cinovation Studios, in 1981.
Rick won the very first Oscar for Make-Up for his work on An American Werewolf In London (1981). He also received Oscars and nominations for the following films:
Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984) (nominated, shared with Paul Engelen)
Harry And The Hendersons (1987) (won Oscar)
Coming To America (1988) (nominated)
Ed Wood (1994) (won Oscar, shared with Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng)
The Nutty Professor (1996) (won Oscar, shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
Men In Black (1997) (won Oscar, shared with David LeRoy Anderson)
Life (1999) (won Oscar)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (won Oscar, shared with Gail Rowell-Ryan)
He was also nominated for the Best Effects: Visual Effects Oscar for Mighty Joe Young (1998) along with Hoyt Yeatman,
Allen Hall, and Jim Mitchell.