Todd McIntosh is a multiple-Emmy-winning make-up artist who led the make-up department on Torchwood: Miracle Day. His career stretches back at least to the early 1980s. Like Miracle Day producer Kelly A Manners, he is known for his work in the Buffyverse and his ability to create especially convincing vampiric make-up designs.
His early career was spent on a number of Stephen J. Cannell productions, like Stingray and the award-winning Wiseguy, a show which also involved some Doctor Who (1996) alumni, including Alex Beaton and Jori Woodman. In 1990, he worked with Bill Pullman for the first, and only, time prior to Miracle Day, on the comedy Sibling Rivalvry. The 1990s took him away the worlds of Stephen J. Cannell and into comedy. From 1990 to 1997 he worked with some of the highest-profile comedians in America at that time, including Cheers alumni Kirstie Alley and Shelley Long, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Leslie Nielsen. For the first part of the decade, he virtually became Billy Crystal's personal make-up artist, working on a string of Crystal projects, such as Mr. Saturday Night, City Slickers and the HBO mini-series Sessions. In the mid-1990s, he worked on The Brady Bunch Movie and its sequel. 1995 brought the tele-film, Buffalo Girls, which garnered him his first Emmy nod. Around the same time, he also worked on Mel Brooks' Dracula spoof, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, which would prefigure the next phase of his career.
In 1997 he paired with Joss Whedon for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which featured Anthony Head. McIntosh was credited as a make-up artist for some of the second year of the show, then became make-up supervisor for the bulk of the run. He received three Emmy nominations for his work on the series, winning for the episodes, Surprise and Innocence. He also received four nominations from the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild, winning in 2000 for the episode Living Conditions.
More recently, he has received three Emmy nominations for his work as make-up department head on Pushing Daisies, his second Emmy Award coming for the episode, Dim Sum, Lose Some. In 2010 he was again called in as a "guest" makeup artist on a series and again got an Emmy nomination — this time, for the second season Castle episode, Vampire Weekend.