Tom Savini


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Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat photographer in Vietnam, Savini saw first-hand the ... See full bio »

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From Dusk Till Dawn Sex Machine
(1996)
Dawn of the Dead Motorcycle Raider
(1978)
Machete Osiris Amanpour
(2010)

Filmography

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  Bad Dennis (announced)
Randy Buckshot
  Pigboy: He Ain't No Babe! (announced)
Pigboy's Daddy (rumored)
 2020 Pandemonic
Poem
 2020 NOS4A2 (TV Series)
Snake
- The Night Road (2020) ... Snake
 2020 Locke & Key (TV Series)
Locksmith
- Trapper / Keeper (2020) ... Locksmith
 2020/II Fantasmagoria (TV Mini Series) (credit only)
 2018 Thieves and Phantoms (Short)
Father Wilton
 2016 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
Burt
- Matanzas (2016) ... Burt
- Rio Sangre (2016) ... Burt
- La Llorona (2016) ... Burt
- Straitjacket (2016) ... Burt
- Shady Glen (2016) ... Burt
 2015 The Sadist
The Sadist
 2015 The Misfits: Tour Video Collection (Short)
Riot Squad Officer
 2013 LocoCycle (Video Game)
Holt Ryebach (voice)
 2013 Machete Kills
Osiris Amanapur
 2013 Cool as Hell
The Demon Slayer
 2012 Django Unchained
Tracker
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Mr. Callahan
 2012 Inhuman Resources
Peter Bava
 2012 Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood
Sheriff of Nottingham
 2012 Death from Above
Sheriff Raynick
 2012 So Sick Social Club: Sweet Nothing (Video short)
Flesh Dealer
 2011 Horrorween (Video)
Killer
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre
Dr. Maurey (segment "Wet Dreams")
 2010 Crazy Rides a Sawhorse
Talkin' Tom (voice)
 2010 Machete
Osiris Amanpour
 2010 Baggage Claim (Short)
 2010 The Dead Matter
Sebed
 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
Police officer
- One Hundred (2010) ... Police officer
 2008 Sea of Dust
Prester John
 2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe (Video)
David Van Etten
 2007 Diary of the Dead
Man Shouting on Radio 'Shoot in the Head' (voice, uncredited)
 2007 Loaded Dice (Video)
The Bishop
 2007 Planet Terror
Deputy Tolo
 2007 Grindhouse
Deputy Tolo (segment "Planet Terror")
 2006 The Absence of Light
The Higher Power
 2006 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Sheriff
 2005 Forest of the Damned
Stephen
 2005 Land of the Dead
Machete Zombie
 2004 Special Report: Zombie Invasion (Video short)
Sheriff Cahill
 2004 Unearthed
Det. Victor Tonelli
 2004 Death 4 Told
Man (segment "The Psychic")
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
The County Sheriff
 2003 Vicious (Video)
Kane
 2003 Zombiegeddon (Video)
Jesus Christ
 2002 Blood Bath (Video)
Stranger
 2002 Ted Bundy
Salt Lake City Detective
 2001 Eyes Are Upon You
Eddie Rao
 2001 Children of the Living Dead (Video)
Deputy Hughes
 2001 Web of Darkness (Video)
Rouge
 2001 The Monster Man (Video)
Uncle Joe
 2001 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Tom Savini
- Worst Episode Ever (2001) ... Tom Savini (voice)
 2000 Sheena (TV Series)
Peter Reynolds
- Lost Boy (2000) ... Peter Reynolds
 1999 The Devil Ant (Video)
 1997 Wishmaster
Pharmacy Customer (uncredited)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
Sex Machine
 1995 Mr. Stitch (TV Movie)
Chemical / Weapons Engineer
 1995 The Demolitionist
Roland
 1992 Innocent Blood
News Photographer
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
The Monomaniac (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)
 1989 Heartstopper
Lt. Ron Vargo
 1987 Creepshow 2
The Creep (prologue)
 1986 Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (Video short)
Teacher (segment "Be Chrool to Your Scuel")
 1985 The Ripper (Video)
Jack the Ripper
 1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie)
Motorcyclist
 1984 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Jason (Hitchhiker Murder Scene) (uncredited)
 1982 Creepshow
Garbage Man #2 (segment "Epilogue")
 1981 Knightriders
Morgan
 1980 Maniac
Disco Boy
 1980 Friday the 13th
Killer's Hands (uncredited)
 1979 Effects
Nicky
 1978 Dawn of the Dead
Motorcycle Raider
 1976 Martin
Arthur
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Grande Illusions: A Learn-by-Example Guide to the Art and Technique of Special Make-Up Effects from the Films of Tom Savini" (Imagine, Inc.) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 19 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Children:

Lia Savini | See more »

Relatives:

Melissa Savini Dunlap (niece or nephew) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[asked if his Vietnam experiences influence his makeup effects) I get asked that question a lot. I did see a lot of first-hand anatomically correct gore and I think the most important part of that was if we create a dead body or situation there's a certain feeling you get from seeing the real thing. If I'm creating a gory effect and I don't get the same feeling when I saw the real stuff, I'm not ... See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of Melissa Savini Dunlap and Mike Savini. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with George A. Romero See more »

Nickname:

The Godfather of Gore

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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