Tony Valdés graduated from the University of Puerto Rico where he earned a bachelors in theater. He moved to New York City and studied makeup at the Bob Kelly Studio. He then worked for fourteen years as a makeup artist for numerous theatrical productions, and for a variety of television shows, including work at the Telemundo Network. In 1999 he moved to Los Angeles and worked for CNN Entertainment Spanish Edition, for fashion shoots for Sears, Co., and served as a makeup artist and hairdresser for numerous awards shows including the Oscars and the Grammys. Mr. Valdés has provided his expertise in numerous films, including a many independent and short films, including If Tomorrow Comes, Viva, The Incubus, Glass Tops, and The Hypnotist. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at EI, Tony works as the senior makeup artist for Wayne Foster Entertainment.