Biography

Tom Woodruff Jr.is an American special effects artist and actor who portrayed the Lead Alien in the 1997 film Alien Resurrection and 'Grid' in the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator.

He also portrayed the Alien in the 1992 film Alien3 and the Predalien (as well as the normal Aliens and very briefly, Wolf) in the 2007 film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem along with cameos as a salvager in the 1986 film Aliens and an unnamed technician in Alien vs. Predator, though he was not credited for these roles.

Aside from his appearances on-screen, Woodruff has worked extensively behind the scenes on the Alien films. As part of Stan Winston's special effects team, he worked on the creature effects for Aliens; co-founded Amalgamated Dynamics with Alec Gillis and went on to provide practical effects for Alien3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Woodruff has won an Academy Award for Visual Effects for the film Death Becomes Her. For his work on Alien3, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects, a BAFTA and a Saturn Award. He is frequently listed among the top 10 creature performers.

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Tom Woodruff Jr.is an American special effects artist and actor who portrayed the Lead Alien in the 1997 film Alien Resurrection and 'Grid' in the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator.

He also portrayed the Alien in the 1992 film Alien3 and the Predalien (as well as the normal Aliens and very briefly, Wolf) in the 2007 film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem along with cameos as a salvager in the 1986 film Aliens and an unnamed technician in Alien vs. Predator, though he was not credited for these roles.

Aside from his appearances on-screen, Woodruff has worked extensively behind the scenes on the Alien films. As part of Stan Winston's special effects team, he worked on the creature effects for Aliens; co-founded Amalgamated Dynamics with Alec Gillis and went on to provide practical effects for Alien3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Woodruff has won an Academy Award for Visual Effects for the film Death Becomes Her. For his work on Alien3, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects, a BAFTA and a Saturn Award. He is frequently listed among the top 10 creature performers.

Information taken from http://avp.wikia.com

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1959-01-01

Place of Birth Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 In Search of Darkness as Himself
2019 Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film as Himself
2018 Wolfman's Got Nards
2018 Sorry to Bother You as Equisapien
2016 Kong: Long Live The King as himself
2015 Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex as Himself
2012 Men in Suits as Himself
2012 Astronaut: The Last Push as Control Technician
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as Wolfman
2009 Race to Witch Mountain as Siphon
2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem as Alien
2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator as Grid
1998 The X Files as Creature #1
1997 Alien Resurrection as Lead Alien
1995 Jumanji as Lion / Crocodile (uncredited)
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1992 AlienĀ³ as Lead Alien (uncredited) as Alien
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 Pumpkinhead as Pumpkinhead
1987 The Monster Squad as Gillman

Crew

Bright 2 Makeup Effects
2015 San Andreas Makeup Effects
2002 Panic Room Makeup Effects
2000 The 6th Day Makeup Effects
1988 Pumpkinhead Makeup Effects

Production

Wellwood Executive Producer
2015 Harbinger Down Producer

Directing

2015 Fire City: End of Days Director
2013 Fire City: King of Miseries Director

Costume & Make-Up

2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Makeup Designer

Visual Effects

2010 Skyline Creature Design

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