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Know Your “That Guy”: Tom Savini

Tom Savini

Born: November 3, 1946

Number of Roles: 52

Best Known for Playing: Slightly sleazy guys who suffer some horrifically violent death

First Appearance: Arthur in Martin (1977)

Most Recent Appearance: Osiris Amanpour in Machete (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Blades in Dawn of the Dead
  • Sex Machine in From Dusk till Dawn
  • Garbage Man #2 in Creepshow
  • The Creep in Creepshow 2
  • Jack the Ripper in The Ripper
  • The County Sheriff in Dawn of the Dead 2004
  • Det. Victor Tonelli in Unearthed
  • Machete Zombie in Land of the Dead
  • Deputy Tolo in Planet Terror
  • David Van Etten in Lost Boys: The Tribe
  • Jenkins in Zach and Miri Make a Porno

Fun Facts

  • Of course Tom Savini is most well known for his fantastic makeup and special effects work.
  • Claims the titles of stuntman, actor, director, make up artist.
  • Skilled Fencer
  • Vietnam Vet, most of his horror effects are based on things he saw during combat.
  • Operates a haunted house called Terrormania in Pittsburgh.

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