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Thomas L. Bellissimo


Grew up in Brooklyn N.Y. [ E.N.Y. Cityline]. Started selling fireworks in Brooklyn at an early age as a early summer job. Became a book & magazine illustrator out of college and moved to California. Started working on rock videos [ Madonna, Tom Petty, Prince] in the Art Dept.. Broke into Special Fx. Was in charge of Special FX on the Tom Petty "... See full bio »

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 2014 Intelligence (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 2 episodes) (announced)
- Patient Zero (2014) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Red X (2014) ... (special effects supervisor - as Tommy L. Bellissimo)
 2014-2015 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 15 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - 2014)
- Episode #1.14 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - 2014)
- Episode #1.12 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - 2014)
- Episode #1.13 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - 2014)
- Episode #1.11 (2015) ... (special effects coordinator - 2014)
 2014-2015 Jane the Virgin (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 22 episodes)
- Chapter Twenty-Two (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter Twenty-One (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter Nineteen (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter Twenty (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
- Chapter Fifteen (2015) ... (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2013 The Crazy Ones (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Spectacular (2013) ... (special effects supervisor)
  Mad Men (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 51 episodes, 2008 - 2013) (special effects - 12 episodes, 2007)
- In Care Of (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
- The Quality of Mercy (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
- Favors (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
- A Tale of Two Cities (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
- The Better Half (2013) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 2013 Close to Home (Video short) (special effects supervisor)
 2012 Candybar (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2011 Guido (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Aim High (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2010-2011 The Defenders (TV Series) (special effects - 15 episodes)
- Nevada v. Greene (2011) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals (2011) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Nevada v. Hunter (2011) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Nevada v. Doug the Mule (2011) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy (2011) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
 2011 Red State (special effects technician - as Thomas Bellissimo)
 2010 It's Effin' Science (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2010) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.7 (2010) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (special effects supervisor)
  Numb3rs (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 58 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (special effects - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2010)
- Devil Girl (2010) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Arm in Arms (2010) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Scratch (2010) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Old Soldiers (2009) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Ultimatum (2009) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2008 Demption (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2007 License to Wed (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 24 episodes)
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo)
- Outside New Canaan (2005) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo)
- Cheyenne, WY (2005) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo)
- Lincoln Highway, UT (2005) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo)
- Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) ... (special effects supervisor - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo)
 2004 Saw (special effects supervisor - as Tom Bellissimo)
 2003 Shade (special effects coordinator - as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (special effects foreman: second unit)
 2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I. (special effects supervisor - as Thomas Bellissimo)
 2001 Bandits (special effects coordinator - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 2001 The Hollywood Sign (special effects coordinator)
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (special effects co-coordinator)
 2000 Blood on the Backlot (Short) (special effects supervisor)
 2000 What Lies Beneath (special effects supervisor - as T. Brooklyn Bellisimo)
  V.I.P. (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 18 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (special effects - 5 episodes, 1999)
- Why 2 Kay (1999) ... (special effects)
- Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot (1999) ... (special effects)
- Dr. StrangeVal (1999) ... (special effects)
- Big Top Val (1999) ... (special effects)
- Return of the Owl (1999) ... (special effects)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (special effects supervisor - as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
 1999 Dogma (special effects co-coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1999 It Came from the Sky (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1999 Resurrection (special effects coordinator: second unit, Los Angeles)
 1998 American History X (special effects supervisor - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1998 Almost Heroes (special effects coordinator - as Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 1997 Jackie Brown (effects coordinator: Bellissimo/Belardinelli Effects Inc. - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 1997 Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed (TV Movie documentary) (special effects)
 1997 House of Frankenstein (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor - as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
 1997 Double Tap (special effects supervisor)
 1997 The Brave (special effects: additional crew - as Tommy Bellissimo)
 1996 Mad Dog Time (key special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1996 Set It Off (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1996 The Winner (special effects - as Tommy Bellisimo)
 1996 Bulletproof (special effects coordinator - as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (special effects coordinator: additional photography unit - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1996 A Face to Die For (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tom L. Bellissimo)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (mechanical effects coordinator - as T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Boss (1995) ... (special effects - as T. Brooklyn Bellissimo)
 1995 Angus (special effects)
 1995 Separate Lives (special effects coordinator - as Tommy Bellisimo)
  Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 20 episodes, 1991 - 1995) (special effects - 6 episodes, 1991 - 1994)
- Comes the Dawn (1995) ... (special effects coordinator - as Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
- Surprise Party (1994) ... (special effects)
- Staired in Horror (1994) ... (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
- The Assassin (1994) ... (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Half-Way Horrible (1993) ... (special effects)
 1995 A Dangerous Affair (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1994 Reform School Girl (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
- Jailbreakers (1994) ... (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Girls in Prison (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 1994 Motorcycle Gang (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tommy Bellisimo)
 1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo)
 1994 The Mask (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1994 Once in a Lifetime (TV Movie) (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1993 The Criminal Mind (special effects)
 1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (mechanical effects)
 1993 Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1991 Suburban Commando (mechanical effects coordinator - as Tommy L. Bellissimo)
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (special effects - as Thomas Bellissimo)
 1990 Far Out Man (special effects coordinator)
 1990 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (special effects coordinator)
 1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini (special effects technician - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1989 Far from Home (special effects - as Thomas Bellissimo)
 1988/II Something Is Out There (TV Mini-Series) (special effects coordinator: United States - as Tom Bellissimo)
  Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (special effects - 9 episodes, 1985 - 1988) (special effects props - 6 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- The Deal (1988) ... (special effects)
- No Strings (1987) ... (special effects)
- The Social Climber (1987) ... (special effects)
- Red Leader (1987) ... (special effects)
- My Ghostwriter - The Vampire (1987) ... (special effects)
  Werewolf (TV Series) (special effects - 4 episodes, 1987) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode, 1987)
- All Hallow's Eve (1987) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Friendly Haven (1987) ... (special effects coordinator - as Tom Bellissimo)
- Spectre of the Wolf (1987) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- The Black Ship (1987) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
- The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1987) ... (special effects - as Tom Bellissimo)
 1987 The Hidden (special effects carpenter - as Thomas Bellisimo)
 1986 Quiet Cool (special effects construction)
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Show Show Art department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

T. 'Brooklyn' Bellisimo | T. Brooklyn Bellisimo | Thomas Bellisimo | Tommy Bellisimo | T. 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo | T. Brooklyn Bellissimo | Thomas Bellissimo | Tom L. Bellissimo | Tommy 'Brooklyn' Bellissimo | Tommy L. Bellissimo | Tommy Bellissimo | Tom Bellissimo

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

I rather be the know as the guy that blew up With Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney, than the guy who Blew Up Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney! See more »

Trivia:

Moved to Hermosa Bch. from Brooklyn N.Y. as an Illustrator but soon started to work on Rock Video's. See more »

Trademark:

B B Effects Inc. , Blowituptom.com

Nickname:

Brooklyn Boy

Star Sign:

Aries

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