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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 October 1970Monterey, California, USA
Birth NameSalvatore Paul Belleci
Nickname Tory
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tory Belleci started working for Jamie Hyneman in 1994 after graduating from San Francisco State University. Tory began working as a gopher, running errands and cleaning the shop before moving up the ranks.

In a few years time Tory started work at Industrial Light and Magic building models for films including "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones". His models include the podracers and Federation battleships. Tory worked for ILM for about eight years as a model builder, sculptor, and painter.

Tory also has written and directed his own short films including the 1999 short "Sand Trooper" which played at the Slamdance Film Fesitval and also aired on the Amercian cable television channel, Sci-Fi.

Tory began work on Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" in 2003 doing work behind the scenes and in the second season was featured as part of the show's build team and got on screen credit in the shows third season. In 2005 Tory convinced fellow ILM veteran Grant Imahara to join the show.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PretenderNX01

Trade Mark (1)

Snake Dance

Trivia (7)

He is one week younger than his MythBusters (2003) co-star Grant Imahara.
Once made a flame thrower out of his parents' paint sprayer and nearly set his house on fire.
Belleci went on a mercy mission to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010; he went with a Christian non-profit organization called Life Giving Force. There, he visited orphanages and helped install systems providing clean water to those who were without it.
Was almost arrested when he was 19 for detonating a pipe bomb at his home. The responding officer spoke with Tory and told him to find a career where could put his fascination with explosives to good use. Belleci credits this officer with setting him straight and speaks highly of him to this day.
His parents owned a deli in Monterey, California.
Still mythbusting and miming [September 2005]
One of a handful of celebrities passing through Los Angeles International Airport (1 November 2013) when a gunman opened fire killing a TSA official.

Personal Quotes (1)

When I was in high school I did a report on movie special effects and in a book I saw a picture of the Millennium Falcon in front of a bluescreen at ILM. I thought to myself, 'I want to do that someday.' It wasn't until the Episode I issue of Cinefex came out, and I found a picture of me standing by the Federation battleship in front of a bluescreen, that I remembered that childhood dream.

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