Tom Woodruff Jr.

Movie Actor

Tom Woodruff Jr. was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States on January 21st, 1959 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 65, Tom Woodruff Jr. biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1959
United States
Place of Birth
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
65 years old
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Actor, Director, Special Effects Supervisor, Theatrical Makeup
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Lycoming College
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Tom Woodruff Jr. Life

Tom Woodruff Jr. (born January 21, 1959) is an American actor, director, producer, and special effects supervisor.

He received an Academy Award for his contribution to the 1992 dark fantasy film Death Becomes Her, and he was nominated for the same award for Alien 3. The Santa Clause (1994), Starship Troopers (1997), Cast Away (2000), and Jurassic World (2018).

Early life

Woodruff Jr. was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on January 21, 1959. He grew up in Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1977 at Loyalsock Township High School. He enrolled at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, where he received a dual-degree in business administration and theater after graduating high school.

Personal life

Woodruff married Tami Spitler, a Loyalsock and Lycoming grad. David, Taylor, and Connor are three children of the couple. Woodruff delivered the commencement address at his alma mater Lycoming College in 2013. Woodruff and his wife returned to Pennsylvania in 2019, settling back in Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania. David T. Woodruff's son, who works in special effects and costumed acting as his father today, is an actor.


Tom Woodruff Jr. Career


In 1993 his alma mater Lycoming College awarded Woodruff the Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement Award for alumni.

Woodruff was first credited in the 1984 film The Terminator as an assistant special effects supervisor. In the 1980s Woodruff was a crucial part of numerous films and television programs. In 1986 he was part of the Stan Winston Studios Effects Crew on The Vindicator. Also in 1986 Woodruff made his debut on screen, he played a Salvager and also worked as the creature effects coordinator on Aliens.

In 1988, Woodruff and fellow Stan Winston alumni Alec Gillis founded effects studio Amalgamated Dynamics, which soon became highly requested in Hollywood, with movies such as Alien 3, Death Becomes Her (both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, won by the latter), Demolition Man, Wolf and Starship Troopers. In the 2010s, Woodruff has continued to do practical effects in films such as Grown Ups 2, Ender's Game, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Harbinger Down, Unnatural, It, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Woodruff has also played many creatures in the movie he did effects for, such as Gill-man in the 1987 comedy-action film The Monster Squad, the eponymous demon from Pumpkinhead, and the Alien.

In early 2017 Woodruff and his company Amalgamated Dynamics announced they would be creating and designing the cosmetics for Pennywise in the Andy Muschietti directed horror film It. In addition to Pennywise Woodruff and business partner Alec Gillis designed and built the dead bodies for the corridors for the film. Woodruff in particular designed and made the teeth for Pennywise with a great deal of comfort needed for actor Bill SkarsgÄrd portraying Pennywise to be able to speak clearly and smile in a way needed for the film. His contributions in this area were recognized by Muschietti after films release when he said "... without all the hard work from Tom, Alec and all the guys Pennywise wouldn't have had such a big impact on the audience that it did.

Woodruff and his team received praise for their work on It. They were nominated for Best Makeup by Hawaii Film Critics Society and again at the 44th Saturn Awards.

Woodruff and Amalgamated Dynamics were the designers and builders of the life like dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

In 2019 Woodruff served as the lead creature character designer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Also in 2019 he served as an executive producer for the short film Playtime which was released on March 9, 2019. He played Burke in the horror film The Mortuary Collection. In 2019 it was revealed Woodruff and his company would be used during the filming of Godzilla vs. Kong. The film completed filming in early 2020 and Woodruff was credited as miniature effects supervisor. In late 2019 it was announced Woodruff would serve as the creature designer for the upcoming Guest House film. Director Benjamin L. Brown confirmed Woodruff would have a role in his upcoming horror film Severed Road. Woodruff is also the executive producer in the upcoming science fiction film Wellwood.

In 1988 Woodruff co-founded Amalgamated Dynamics a special and visual effects company based in Chatsworth, Los Angeles. To date the company has worked on over 150 film and television projects.


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