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Salvatore Paul Belleci Wiki Biography
Salvatore Paul Belleci was born on 30 October 1970, in Monterey, California USA, and is a filmmaker and model maker, probably best known for his appearances in the Discovery Channel program “Mythbusters”.
So just how rich is Tory Belleci as of late 2017? Sources state that Belleci has earned a net worth of over $2.5 million, acquired largely through his various Hollywood projects as a model maker, as well as by producing movies, which began in the mid-1990s.
Tory Belleci Net Worth $2.5 Million
Belleci became interested in working with explosives, fire and pyrotechnics at an early age, actually learning how to make a Molotov cocktail from his father. He later made a flamethrower and accidentally set part of his house on fire. At the age of 19 he even made a pipe bomb and was nearly arrested for setting it off, only escaping as an understanding police officer suggested that he find a legal outlet in which to express his interest.
Belleci attended the State University’s Film School in San Francisco, and later started to work as a stage manager with Jamie Hyneman at a small production company called M5 Industries. He was hired by Hyneman at his new company Industrial Light and Magic – his work included model building, sculpting and painting. At ILM he built models for Star Wars prequels “The Phanton Menace” and “Attack of the Clones”, in which he designed some of the podracers and Federation battleships. Belleci’s remained at ILM for eight years, and his work can also be seen in “Starship Troopers”, “Galaxy Quest”, “Bicentennial Man”, “Terminator 3”, “The Matrix”, “The Matrix Reloaded”, “Peter Pan” and “Van Helsing”. Belleci has gained wide spread recognition for his work, which has greatly contributed to his net worth.
In 2003 he started to work on Discovery Channel’s program “Mythbusters”, first doing work behind the scenes and then becoming one of the serie’s co-hosts, along with Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. Belleci’s myth testing on “Mythbusters” often included the more dangerous stunts, such as testing the ‘Red Flag to a Bull’ myth in which Belleci waits in a ring to see if a bull will charge him and his red suit; licking a frozen flag pole in order to test the myth about tongue sticking; and testing the ‘being underwater for an hour while breathing through a dart tube’ myth. Belleci’s other stunts included jumping out of ‘plane, wake-boarding behind a cruise ship, as well as being chased by a crocodile. One of his most famous stunts is jumping over a toy wagon on a bicycle, in which Belleci finishes falling on his face. Some of these stunts are funny while some are quite painful, such as in the “Soda Cup Killer” episode when Belleci fell off a roof and hurt his leg. The series became highly popular and considerably added to Belluci’s net worth, before he departed “Mythbusters” in 2014.
Belleci also co-hosted the Science Channel’s program “Punkin Chunkin” with his fellow hosts from “Mythbuster” Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, from 2011 to 2013. It involved an annual event with teams who gather in a cornfield and compete to see whose homemade contraption will propel a pumpkin the farthest.
In 2015 he co-hosted the Travel Channel “Thrill Factor” along with Byron, in which they visit and demonstrate thrill rides around the world from a scientific perspective.
Belleci has also written and directed films including his short 1999 film “Sand Trooper” which earned numerous awards and added to his wealth. It played at the Slamdance Film Fesitval and also aired on Sci-Fi Channel. Most recently, with Grant Imahara and Kari Byron he is co-hosting the series “White Rabbit Project” on Netflix since late 2016.
When it comes to his personal life, Belleci hasn’t been married, but was in a relationship with co-host Kari Byron for several years. His current relationship status is unknown.
He became part of a non-profit organization called Life Giving Force, which provides clean water systems to underprivileged communities; with the organization, Belleci visited Haitian orphanages in 2010.
|Full Name||Tory Belleci|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 30, 1970|
|Place Of Birth||Monterey, California, USA|
|Height||5' 11½" (1.82 m)|
|Profession||Filmmaker, Model maker, TV show host, Stuntman, Producer, actor|
|Education||State University's Film School, San Francisco State University|
|Awards||“Spirit of the Gumball” Award|
|Nominations||ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor|
|Movies||"Star Wars: "The Phanton Menace", “Attack of the Clones","Starship Troopers", "Galaxy Quest", "Bicentennial Man", "Terminator 3", "The Matrix", "The Matrix Reloaded", "Sand Trooper" (1999)|
|TV Shows||'Red Flag to a Bull', "Mythbusters", "Soda Cup Killer", "Punkin Chunkin", "Thrill Factor" (2015), "White Rabbit Project" (since 2016)|
|1||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.|
|1||One of a handful of celebrities passing through Los Angeles International Airport (1 November 2013) when a gunman opened fire killing a TSA official.|
|2||Still mythbusting and miming [September 2005]|
|3||His parents owned a deli in Monterey, California.|
|4||Was almost arrested when he was 19 for detonating a pipe bomb at his home. The responding officer spoke with Tory and told him to find a career where could put his fascination with explosives to good use. Belleci credits this officer with setting him straight and speaks highly of him to this day.|
|5||Belleci went on a mercy mission to Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010; he went with a Christian non-profit organization called Life Giving Force. There, he visited orphanages and helped install systems providing clean water to those who were without it.|
|6||Once made a flame thrower out of his parents' paint sprayer and nearly set his house on fire.|
|7||He is one week younger than his MythBusters (2003) co-star Grant Imahara.|
|Van Helsing||2004||model maker - as Tori Belleci|
|Peter Pan||2003||modelmaker: ILM|
|Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||2003||model maker|
|The Matrix Reloaded||2003||model maker|
|Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||2002||model maker: ILM|
|Galaxy Quest||1999||model maker|
|Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||1999||model maker: ILM|
|Bicentennial Man||1999||props - uncredited|
|Sphere||1998||carpenter - uncredited|
|Punkin Chunkin||2012||TV Series||Narrator|
|R2-D2: Beneath the Dome||2001||TV Special short||Cop #1 (Starsky)|
|White Rabbit Project||2016||TV Series producer - 1 episode|
|Today||2016||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|White Rabbit Project||2016||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|MythBusters||2004-2016||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host / Himself - Builder|
|Home & Family||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Thrill Factor||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host|
|Gumball 3000 med Erik och Mackan||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Hell's Kitchen||2014||TV Series||Himself - Restaurant Patron|
|Rachael Ray||2013||TV Series||Himself|
|Iron Chef America: The Series||2012||TV Series||Himself - ICA Judge / Filmmaker|
|Punkin Chunkin 2012||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|Comic Con 2012 Live||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|VIP Access: Disney's California Adventure||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Punkin Chunkin 2011||2011||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|Flying Anvils||2011||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2010-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|MythBusters||2005-2012||TV Series documentary||Himself - Host / Himself - Builder|