Tom Savini

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Birthday
3, 1946
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

A skilled cinematic makeup artist, actor, stuntman, and director, he is perhaps most well known for his special effects makeup work for Friday the 13th Parts I and IV, as well as for such George A Romero-directed features as Creepshow and Dawn of the Dead.

Before Fame

After studying at Point Park University for several years, he joined the United States Army and served as a Vietnam War combat photographer. After returning to the United States, he studied acting and directing at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Trivia

As a director, he worked on the early 1990s remake of Night of the Living Dead, and as an actor and stuntman, he appeared in films such as Django Unchained (2012) and Monkey Shines (1988). He penned the prosthetic makeup-themed books Grande Illusions I and II.

Family Life

A member of an Italian Catholic family, he spent his youth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

Appearing with John Leguizamo, Simon Baker, and Dennis Hopper, he played the "Machete Zombie" in the 2005 horror movie Land of the Dead.