Tom Woodruff Jr.

Special Effects | Makeup Department | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
Starship Troopers (1997) | Alien: Resurrection (1997) | Death Becomes Her (1992)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations More »
AKA 
Tom Woodruff
BORN 
1959 (age 58)
HEIGHT 
6' 2" (1.88m)

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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Bright 2Bright 2 Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less Announced
  • Primary photo for Godzilla vs. KongGodzilla vs. Kong Creature Designer  Less 2020 Pre-Prod
Films in Production (6 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (100 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The PackageThe Package Special Fx Props  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Sorry to Bother YouSorry to Bother You Equisapien (uncredited), Character Effects Design  Less 2018 $7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Creature Effects Designer  Less 2018 $170MM $371MM / $1.16B
  • Primary photo for BrightBright Special Makeup Effects (orc)  Less 2017 $90MM
  • Primary photo for Beyond SkylineBeyond Skyline Special Thanks  Less 2017 $992K / —
  • Primary photo for ItIt Special Makeup Effects Designer, Special Effects Makeup  Less 2017 $35MM $327MM / $700MM
  • Primary photo for Annabelle: CreationAnnabelle: Creation Special Makeup Effects  Less 2017 $15MM $102MM / $163MM
  • Primary photo for Minutes Past MidnightMinutes Past Midnight Special Thanks (segment The Mill at Calder's End)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Specialty Character Effects (uncredited)  Less 2016 $250MM $330MM / $873MM
  • Primary photo for Change of HeartChange of Heart (Video) Gorilla, Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for UnnaturalUnnatural Creature Designer And Creator  Less 2015 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsMaze Runner: The Scorch Trials Makeup Designer  Less 2015 $61MM $82MM / $312MM
  • Primary photo for Harbinger DownHarbinger Down Producer, Practical Creature Effects  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Fire City: End of DaysFire City: End of Days Director  Less 2015 $200K
  • Primary photo for San AndreasSan Andreas Special Make-up Effects  Less 2015 $110MM $155MM / $474MM
  • Primary photo for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Special Makeup Effects Artist, Creature Effects And Make-up Effects  Less 2015 $30MM $71MM / $108MM
  • Primary photo for LoveLove (Short) Grateful Thanks  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Kids vs MonstersKids vs Monsters Special Effects  Less 2015 $7.6MM
  • Primary photo for Odd ThomasOdd Thomas Special Makeup And Creature Effects (Amalgamated Dynamics)  Less 2013 $27MM
  • Primary photo for Ender's GameEnder's Game Alien Creature Effects  Less 2013 $110MM $62MM / $126MM
  • Primary photo for This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the MakingThis Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making (Video) Images  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersPercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Special Makeup Effects Creator, Special Makeup Effects Designer, Puppeteer, Creature Effects Co-designer And Co-creator  Less 2013 $90MM $69MM / $200MM
  • Primary photo for Grown Ups 2Grown Ups 2 Puppeteer  Less 2013 $80MM $134MM / $247MM
  • Primary photo for Fire City: King of MiseriesFire City: King of Miseries (Short) Director  Less 2013 $20K
  • Primary photo for Jack the Giant SlayerJack the Giant Slayer Character Design Consultant  Less 2013 $195MM $65MM / $198MM
  • Primary photo for YellowYellow Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2012 $7MM
  • Primary photo for Beast WishesBeast Wishes Himself, Very Special Thanks  Less 2012 $44K
  • Primary photo for Astronaut: The Last PushAstronaut: The Last Push Control Technician, Composer (additional music)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The ThingThe Thing Special Makeup And Creature Effects, Puppeteer, Creature Effects Co-designer And Co-creator  Less 2011 $38MM $17MM / $32MM
  • Primary photo for ZookeeperZookeeper Bernie the Gorilla, Special Character Design, Special Effects Character Designer  Less 2011 $80MM $80MM / $170MM
  • Primary photo for X-Men: First ClassX-Men: First Class Makeup Designer ("Beast")  Less 2011 $160MM $146MM / $354MM
  • Primary photo for Beautiful WaveBeautiful Wave Coach Parks (uncredited), Composer (additional music)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for SkylineSkyline Creature Designer  Less 2010 $10MM $21MM / $79MM
  • Primary photo for Old DogsOld Dogs Gorilla, Special Character Design  Less 2009 $35MM $49MM / $97MM
  • Primary photo for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantCirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Wolfman, Creature And Makeup Effects Co-designer  Less 2009 $40MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for X-Men Origins: WolverineX-Men Origins: Wolverine Co-Makeup Designer, Special Makeup Effects Designer  Less 2009 $150MM $180MM / $373MM
  • Primary photo for Dragonball: EvolutionDragonball: Evolution Creature And Makeup Effects Co-designer  Less 2009 $30MM $9.4MM / $57MM
  • Primary photo for Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing BullionSuper Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion Creature Effects  Less 2009 $2MM $31K / —
  • Primary photo for Race to Witch MountainRace to Witch Mountain Siphon, Creature And Makeup Effects Co-designer, Special Creature Effects Creator  Less 2009 $65MM $67MM / $106MM
  • Primary photo for The Lake PassageThe Lake Passage (Short) Special Thanks  Less 2008 $20K
  • Primary photo for Lonely StreetLonely Street Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2008 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Aliens vs. Predator: RequiemAliens vs. Predator: Requiem Alien, Creature Effects Designer And Creator, Special Effects Supervisor  Less 2007 $40MM $42MM / $129MM
  • Primary photo for My Cousin's KeeperMy Cousin's Keeper (Short) Russell, Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Wild HogsWild Hogs Animatronic Effects  Less 2007 $168MM / $254MM
  • Primary photo for Alpha DogAlpha Dog Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2006 $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Makeup Artist, Special Character Effects Creator, Special Character Effects Designer, Animatronic Character Creator, Animatronic Character Designer  Less 2006 $12MM $85MM / $111MM
  • Primary photo for Superman ReturnsSuperman Returns Costume Prototyping And Development (uncredited)  Less 2006 $209MM $200MM / $191MM
  • Primary photo for Failure to LaunchFailure to Launch Animatronic Animals Designer And Creator (Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)  Less 2006 $50MM $89MM / $128MM
  • Primary photo for ElektraElektra Demon (uncredited), Puppeteer  Less 2005 $43MM $24MM / $32MM
  • Primary photo for Making the AmazingMaking the Amazing (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for AVP: Alien vs. PredatorAVP: Alien vs. Predator Grid, Alien Effects, Creature Effects Creator, Creature Effects Designer  Less 2004 $60MM $80MM / $173MM
  • Primary photo for Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the FederationStarship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (Video) Special Thanks (as Tom Woodruff)  Less 2004 $7MM
  • Primary photo for Tremors 4: The Legend BeginsTremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) Creature Designer  Less 2004 $5MM
  • Primary photo for One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection'One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (Video) Himself, Photos/artwork  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Making of 'Alien³'The Making of 'Alien³' (Video) Himself, Photos  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Looney Tunes: Back in ActionLooney Tunes: Back in Action The Metaluna Mutant (uncredited), Special Character Effects  Less 2003 $80MM $21MM / $69MM
  • Primary photo for Scary Movie 3Scary Movie 3 Puppeteer, Additional Body Effects Designer And Creator (Amalgameted Dynamics Inc.)  Less 2003 $48MM $110MM / $221MM
  • Primary photo for The Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 2 Special Makeup Designer And Creator, Animatronic Effects Designer And Creator, Puppeteer  Less 2002 $65MM $139MM / $173MM
  • Primary photo for Spider-ManSpider-Man Makeup Designer  Less 2002 $139MM $404MM / $399MM
  • Primary photo for Panic RoomPanic Room Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 2002 $48MM $96MM / $196MM
  • Primary photo for John QJohn Q Body Effects Designer  Less 2002 $36MM $72MM / $102MM
  • Primary photo for Tremors 3: Back to PerfectionTremors 3: Back to Perfection (Video) Creature Effects Supervisor (as Tom Woodruff)  Less 2001 $6MM
  • Primary photo for Bubble BoyBubble Boy Special Character Effects  Less 2001 $13MM $5MM / —
  • Primary photo for EvolutionEvolution Lead Primate Creature, Effects Creator (alien primates), Effects Designer (alien primates)  Less 2001 $80MM $38MM / $98MM
  • Primary photo for Cast AwayCast Away Animatronic Effects (Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)  Less 2000 $90MM $234MM / $430MM
  • Primary photo for The 6th DayThe 6th Day Makeup Effects Artist, Puppeteer  Less 2000 $82MM $35MM / $61MM
  • Primary photo for BedazzledBedazzled Biggest Devil, Creator (creature and special makeup effects), Designer (creature effects and special makeup effects)  Less 2000 $48MM $38MM / $90MM
  • Primary photo for Mattress of SolitudeMattress of Solitude (Short) Batman  Less 2000 $5K
  • Primary photo for Hollow ManHollow Man Isabelle the Gorilla, Makeup Effects Creator, Special Makeup Designer  Less 2000 $95MM $73MM / $118MM
  • Primary photo for Wonder BoysWonder Boys Animal Replica ("Poe")  Less 2000 $55MM $19MM / $8.3MM
  • Primary photo for My Favorite MartianMy Favorite Martian Special Makeup Effects, Animatronic Martian Effects  Less 1999 $65MM $37MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lions and Monkeys and Pods... Oh My!: The Special Effects of 'Jumanji'Lions and Monkeys and Pods... Oh My!: The Special Effects of 'Jumanji' (Video) Himself - Amalgamated Dynamics, Thanks  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The X FilesThe X Files Creature #1, Special Makeup Effects  Less 1998 $66MM $84MM / $105MM
  • Primary photo for Alien: ResurrectionAlien: Resurrection Lead Alien  Less 1997 $75MM $48MM / $161MM
  • Primary photo for Starship TroopersStarship Troopers Creature Effects (full scale, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)  Less 1997 $105MM $55MM / $121MM
  • Primary photo for MichaelMichael Bull (uncredited), Animatronic Effects Designer And Creator, Lead Puppeteer (Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.)  Less 1996 $95MM / $120MM
  • Primary photo for Tremors II: AftershocksTremors II: Aftershocks (Video) Creative Effects Designer And Creator, Creature Effects Designer And Creator (Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.)  Less 1996 $4MM
  • Primary photo for JumanjiJumanji Lion / Crocodile (uncredited), Special Makeup Designer And Creator, Animatronic Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1995 $50MM $100MM / $263MM
  • Primary photo for Mortal KombatMortal Kombat Goro (uncredited), Special Effects (Goro)  Less 1995 $18MM $70MM / $122MM
  • Primary photo for The Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause Special Makeup Effects, Animatronic Effects  Less 1994 $22MM $145MM / $190MM
  • Primary photo for WolfWolf Animatronic Wolf Effects Creator  Less 1994 $70MM $65MM / $131MM
  • Primary photo for Demolition ManDemolition Man Special Body Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1993 $57MM $58MM / $159MM
  • Primary photo for Stay TunedStay Tuned Special Makeup Designer  Less 1992 $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for Death Becomes HerDeath Becomes Her Special Body Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1992 $55MM $58MM / $149MM
  • Primary photo for Alien³Alien³ Lead Alien (uncredited), Alien Effects (uncredited)  Less 1992 $50MM $55MM / $160MM
  • Primary photo for The GriftersThe Grifters Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1990 $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for TremorsTremors Grabboid (uncredited), Creature Effects Designer And Creator  Less 1990 $11MM $17MM / $49MM
  • Primary photo for WarlockWarlock Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1989 $7MM $9.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for LeviathanLeviathan Lead Creature (uncredited), Creature Effects (Stan Winston Studios)  Less 1989 $25MM $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for PumpkinheadPumpkinhead Pumpkinhead, Creature Makeup Effects  Less 1988 $3.5MM $4.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Alien NationAlien Nation Aliens Creator (Stan Winston Studio)  Less 1988 $16MM $25MM / $32MM
  • Primary photo for The Monster SquadThe Monster Squad Gillman, Head Monster Maker (Frankenstein, Stan Winston Studio)  Less 1987 $12MM $3.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for PredatorPredator Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1987 $15MM $60MM / $98MM
  • Primary photo for AliensAliens Salvager (uncredited), Creature Effects Coordinator  Less 1986 $18MM $85MM / $131MM
  • Primary photo for Invaders from MarsInvaders from Mars Creature Effects Crew  Less 1986 $12MM $4.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for The VindicatorThe Vindicator Frankenstein Suit And Effects Crew (Stan Winston Studios), Vindicator Suit And Effects Crew (Stan Winston Studio)  Less 1986 $4.2MM
  • Primary photo for The TerminatorThe Terminator Terminator Special Effects (as Tom Woodruff)  Less 1984 $6.4MM $38MM / $40MM
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th DimensionThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Special Makeup Effects Artist (uncredited)  Less 1984 $6.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Star Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek III: The Search for Spock Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less 1984 $17MM $76MM / $87MM
  • Primary photo for Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-SynMetalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Makeup Artist  Less 1983 $5.3MM / —
Past Television (16 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for ZooZoo (TV Series) Gorilla Suit Performer (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • The Contingency (Aug 30, 2016) Gorilla Suit Performer (as Tom Woodruff)  Less
  • Primary photo for Horror HaikuHorror Haiku (TV Series) Demon Rufus (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for ZoochosisZoochosis (TV Series) Puppeteer (1 episode, 2013), Special Effects Supervisor (1 episode, 2013), Special Thanks (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Case 01: Aliens (Jan 25, 2013) Puppeteer (uncredited), Special Effects Supervisor (uncredited), Special Thanks  Less
  • Primary photo for Harry's LawHarry's Law (TV Series) Gorilla (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Bernie the Gorilla (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Beyond Belief: Fact or FictionBeyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) Director (2 episodes, 1998), Gorilla (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998–2000 3
  • Primary photo for Seven DaysSeven Days (TV Series) Kiki the Gorilla (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Chicago HopeChicago Hope (TV Series) Stevie the Gorilla (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Expedition JournalExpedition Journal (TV Series) Special Effects (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for The X FilesThe X Files (TV Series) Designer And Creator (alien) (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • The Beginning (Nov 8, 1998) Designer And Creator (alien)  Less
  • Primary photo for The YearlingThe Yearling (TV Movie) Puppeteer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Wild PalmsWild Palms (TV Mini-series) Prosthetic Effects (5 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 5
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  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (TV Series) Special Makeup Effects Artist (2 episodes, 1990), Utility Monster (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 2
    • My Brother's Keeper (Jul 24, 1990) Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less
    • Korman's Kalamity (Jun 26, 1990) Utility Monster, Special Makeup Effects Artist  Less
  • Primary photo for MonstersMonsters (TV Series) Herbert (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Alien Design And Creation (Stan Winston Studios) (1 episode, 1987), Headless Special Effects (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986–1987 2
    • Miss Stardust (Apr 10, 1987) Alien Design And Creation (Stan Winston Studios)  Less
    • Go to the Head of the Class (Nov 21, 1986) Headless Special Effects  Less
  • Primary photo for ChillerChiller (TV Movie) Special Makeup Effects  Less 1985
Self (46 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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