Tory Belleci filmography and biography
Date of birth: 30 October 1970, Monterey, California, USA
Tory Belleci biography
Tory Belleci started working for Jamie Hyneman in 1994 after graduating
from San Francisco State University. Tory began working as a gopher,
running errands and cleaning the shop before moving up the ranks.
In a few years time Tory started work at Industrial Light and Magic building models for films including "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones". His models include the podracers and Federation battleships. Tory worked for ILM for about eight years as a model builder, sculptor, and painter.
Tory also has written and directed his own short films including the 1999 short "Sand Trooper" which played at the Slamdance Film Fesitval and also aired on the Amercian cable television channel, Sci-Fi.
Tory began work on Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" in 2003 doing work behind the scenes and in the second season was featured as part of the show's build team and got on screen credit in the shows third season. In 2005 Tory convinced fellow ILM veteran Grant Imahara to join the show.
Tory Belleci trivia
- He is one week younger than his MythBusters co-star Grant Imahara.
Tory Belleci quotes
- When I was in high school I did a report on movie special effects and in a book I saw a picture of the Millennium Falcon in front of a bluescreen at ILM. I thought to myself, 'I want to do that someday.' It wasn't until the Episode I issue of Cinefex came out, and I found a picture of me standing by the Federation battleship in front of a bluescreen, that I remembered that childhood dream.
Tory Belleci filmography
|MythBusters: Jaws Special||2005|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005|
|R2-D2: Beneath the Dome||2001|