Mini Bio (1)
Tom Elliott has established himself as one of Hollywood's premier stunt men and stunt coordinators. Displaying his diversity and talent, Tom has worked on over 500 feature films and television shows in his 35-year career, with three Emmy nominations for stunt coordinator on "Criminal Minds," a Taurus Stunt Award nomination for best overall stunt and a S.A.G. Honor Award for "Sideways."
Born in North Hollywood, California, Tom's athletic development and diversity began at an early age. He started boxing for the West Vally Police Department at age 9 and enrolled in Karate and Ju-jitsu by age 13. His tenacity and dedication to training enable Tom to earn the distinction of a martial arts instructor by age 17. In addition, in 1975 Tom qualified for League Finals as a gymnast in high school and went to the Junior Rodeo State Finals in 2nd place in the team roping and steer wrestling and 3rd in calf roping. Tom is not stranger to hard work and competition.
Doubling for some of the biggest industry names, Tom's credits include: Tom Cruise in "Far and Away" and "Days of Thunder;" Matthew Broderick in "Welcome to Buzzsaw," "War Games," "Ferris Bueller," "Cable Guy" and "Godzilla;" Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman," "Scarface," "Heat" and "Looking for Richard;" Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Cyborg;" Michael Keaton in "Pacific Heights;" and the list goes on.
Tom qualified for a D.G.A. membership in 1988 while working as a stunt coordinator of Van Damme's "Cyborg." Director Albert Pyun was so confident in Tom's work he asked him to direct second unit.
With 35 years experience as a stuntman, Tom is currently focusing his energies in the area of Second Unit Directing and Stunt Coordination.
Tom served as President of Stunts Unlimited for 2010 and 2011 and is serving as Vice-President for 2012.
Tom resides in Westlake Village, California with his wife Michelle and son T.J.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stunts Unlimited