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Emmy-winning special effects artist is pushing the envelope with robotic advancements

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Emmy-winning special makeup effects artist and roboticist, Will Huff, with his robot ALAN in his workshop in Wilsonville.From the outside of a house tucked into Villebois, passersby would never guess that an Emmy-winning special makeup effects artist and roboticist lived inside.

With a career of more than 20 years in the television and film industry, Will Huff and his wife and two children relocated from Los Angeles to Wilsonville two years ago in January to give his children the chance to grow up away from the hustle, bustle and smog.

“It was really about making a different life for our kids,” said Huff, 50. “For all of the things that come out of Los Angeles, there’s a lot of bad that you don’t want to expose your children to and I didn’t want that for my kids. I wanted wholesome for them.”

Despite originally looking at Happy Valley, the family chose Wilsonville to be near Huff’s sister — an unsurprising choice given his history of holding family in high regard, which ultimately played into his career and success as a special makeup effects artist.

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