Tom Savini

Highest Rated: 93% Spy Kids (2001)
Birthday: Nov 3, 1946
Birthplace: Not Available
Dubbed "The Godfather of Gore" for his brilliant make-up and special effects work on countless horror movies, Tom Savini has grossed people out as the guy behind the gore on films ranging from Friday the 13th to Night of the Living Dead to Quentin Tarantino's From Dusk Till Dawn.Developing an interest in magic and illusion as a child, when he was inspired by the 1957 Lon Chaney biopic Man of a Thousand Faces, Savini spent most of his youth in his room, inventing characters and experimenting with make-up techniques. After studying acting and directing at Carnegie Mellon University, he went to Vietnam as a combat photographer for the Army; ironically, he would later gain fame for simulating on the screen the same kind of carnage he witnessed first-hand during the war.Savini first began working as a make-up and special effects man on horror movies during the early 1970s. Some of his more notable work during that decade and the subsequent years includes George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985), Friday the 13th (1980), the Creepshow series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Dario Argento's Trauma (1992), a 1995 re-make of Romero's Night of the Living Dead, which Savini also directed, and Tarantino's From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).In addition to his make-up and special effects work, Savini has a number of acting and directing credits to his name on the stage, screen, and television. He has also written a number of books about his trade and has been the subject of the documentary series Scream Greats.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Dead Matter Actor 2014
30% Machete Kills Osiris Amanapur $5.7M 2013
No Score Yet Cool As Hell Actor 2013
86% Django Unchained Tracker $162.9M 2012
86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mr. Callahan $15M 2012
43% The Theatre Bizarre Director Dr. Maurey (Wet Dreams) 2012
No Score Yet I Heart Monster Movies Actor 2012
No Score Yet Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary Actor 2012
No Score Yet Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood Sheriff of Nottingham 2012
No Score Yet Death from Above Actor 2012
72% Machete Osiris Ampanpour $26.3M 2010
No Score Yet His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th Host 2009
No Score Yet Sea of Dust Prester John 2009
0% Lost Boys: The Tribe Van Etten 2008
No Score Yet Drive-In Madness Host 2008
No Score Yet Zombie Jamboree: 25th Anniversary Convention for "Night of the Living Dead" Actor 2008
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh Actor 2008
No Score Yet Zombiemania Actor 2008
61% Diary of the Dead Actor $0.7M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Deputy Tolo 2007
84% Grindhouse Deputy Tolo $25M 2007
No Score Yet It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To Actor 2007
No Score Yet Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Absence of Light Actor 2006
No Score Yet Beyond the Wall of Sleep Sheriff 2006
No Score Yet A Dream of Color in Black and White Actor 2005
No Score Yet Forest of the Damned (Demonic) Stephen 2005
No Score Yet Death 4 Told Actor 2004
75% Dawn of the Dead The Sheriff $58.9M 2004
No Score Yet Unearthed Det. Victor Tonelli 2004
No Score Yet Vicious Kane 2003
No Score Yet Vicious Actor 2003
41% Ted Bundy Detective 2002
No Score Yet The Monster Man Actor 2001
93% Spy Kids Actor 2001
67% The American Nightmare Actor 2001
No Score Yet Children of the Living Dead Dep. Hughs 2001
No Score Yet Demon Lust Eddie "The Goose" Rao 2000
No Score Yet Demon Lust Actor 1997
63% From Dusk Till Dawn Sex Machine 1996
0% The Demolitionist Roland 1995
No Score Yet Mr. Stitch Chemical Weapons Engineer 1995
39% Innocent Blood News Photographer 1992
No Score Yet Heartstopper Actor 1992
68% Night of the Living Dead Director 1990
33% Creepshow 2 The Creep 1987
No Score Yet Drive-In Madness! (Screen Scaries) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Horror Effects Host 1987
No Score Yet The Ripper The spirit of Jack the Ripper 1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
71% Creepshow Garbage Man 1982
77% Knightriders Morgan 1981
39% Maniac Disco Boy 1980
93% Dawn of the Dead Blades 1979
No Score Yet Effects Nicky 1978
90% Martin Arthur 1977

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Halloween Wars
2011
Judge
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Face Off
2011-2017
Judge
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Tales From the Darkside
1983-1988
Director
  • 1988
  • 1985
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Tom Savini CHARACTERS