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Common name for make-up artist Randy (Houston) Mercer
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I'd like to establish the common name for make-up artist Randy (Houston) Mercer:

RANDY HOUSTON MERCER (7 titles, 6 confirmed)
- The Crazies (confirmed by bigdaddyhorse)
- Hearts in Atlantis (confirmed by greyghost)
- In From the Night
- Little Children (confirmed by Hotm@iler)
- The Mirror Has Two Faces (confirmed by T!M)
- Runaway Bride (confirmed by T!M)
- Meet Joe Black (confirmed by T!M)

RANDY MERCER (4 titles, 2 confirmed)
- 30 Rock: Season 4 (confirmed by huskersports)
- Company Man (confirmed by T!M)
- Damages: The Complete Second Season
- Liberty! The American Revolution
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The Crazies (2010 version) = Randy Houston Mercer as makeup artist
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Hearts in Atlantis ---> RANDY HOUSTON MERCER
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30 Rock: Randy Mercer
My one wish for the DVD Profiler online database: Ban or remove the disc-level profiles of TV season sets. It completely screws up/inflates the CLT.
FACT: Imdb is WRONG 70% of the time! Misspelled cast, incomplete cast, wrong cast/crew roles. So for those who want DVD Profiler to be "as perfect as Imdb", good luck with that.
Stop adding UNIT crew! They're invalid credits. Stop it!
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Is Houston a part of the family name or a middle name?
Complete list of Common Names  •  A good point for starting with Headshots (and v11.1)
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Is Houston a part of the family name or a middle name?

If only we knew...

Oh well, since Invelos has stopped making parsing differences visible on the evaluation screen, nobody seems to care much about parsing anymore, while before that, we actually had discussions about that, and even threads and polls to determine the "correct" parsing for certain names. That has pretty much stopped entirely. I've noticed that European users often seem to parse the same names differently than US users.
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Little Children (2006) as: Randy Houston Mercer


Furthermore, I did find his LinkedIn page, which also does give the "Houston" naming, but can't confirm whether this is part of the family name or a middle name.

And his official website seems to be dead, or not available outside the U.S. borders.

Oopss, I guess he will not do any makeup for movies for quite some time.
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... at least one common name which will be stable.. 
Complete list of Common Names  •  A good point for starting with Headshots (and v11.1)
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Quoting AiAustria:
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... at least one common name which will be stable.. 

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In From the Night (2006): RANDY HOUSTON MERCER as Key Make-up

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Damages: The Complete Second Season (only checked the first 4 episodes, all have the same name and title):
RANDY MERCER as Head/Ms. Close's Make-up Artist.

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RANDY HOUSTON MERCER (7 titles, 7 confirmed)
- The Crazies (confirmed by bigdaddyhorse)
- Hearts in Atlantis (confirmed by greyghost)
- In From the Night (confirmed by Hotm@iler)
- Little Children (confirmed by Hotm@iler)
- The Mirror Has Two Faces (confirmed by T!M)
- Runaway Bride (confirmed by T!M)
- Meet Joe Black (confirmed by T!M)

RANDY MERCER (3 titles, 3 confirmed)
- 30 Rock: Season 4 (confirmed by huskersports)
- Company Man (confirmed by T!M)
- Damages: The Complete Second Season (confirmed by Hotm@iler)

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- Liberty! The American Revolution ("Additional Make-Up", confirmed by Hotm@iler)
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Liberty! The American Revolution (Episode 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" and Episode 2: "Blows Must Decide")
RANDY MERCER as Additional Make-Up



Did not check the other 4 episodes.
Assuming he also is credited as "Additional Make-up".

Note: Checked both episodes for the main make-up artist and that is Leslie Fuller.
I can't find anything specific in the rules regarding "additional make-up" roles, but chances are this credit of Randy Mercer is not part of our list of allowed credits.
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As far as I know, we don't qualify those "additional" credits as valid, so for now, I'll scrap 'Liberty!' from the list. If anyone strongly disagrees, then by all means, say so. Either way, Randy Houston Mercer is the common name, and given his current situation, that's unlikely to change anytime soon...
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