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Tom Woodruff Jr.

Tom Woodruff 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

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Jan 1, 1959 In Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie In Search of Tomorrow
Latest Project:
Movie In Search of Darkness 2019-05-01
Known For
Poster of Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film
Poster of Men in Suits
Poster of Alien Resurrection
Poster of The Monster Squad
Movie In Search of Tomorrow 2020
Movie In Search of Darkness Himself 2019-05-01
Movie Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Himself 2019-01-30
Movie Wolfman's Got Nards 2018-08-01
Movie Sorry to Bother You Equisapien 2018-07-06
Movie Kong: Long Live The King himself 2016-10-01
Movie Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex Himself 2015-11-18
Movie Astronaut: The Last Push Control Technician 2012-06-01
Movie Men in Suits Himself 2012-11-28
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Wolfman 2009-10-23
Movie Race to Witch Mountain Siphon 2009-03-12
Movie Aliens vs Predator: Requiem Alien 2007-12-25
Movie AVP: Alien vs. Predator Grid 2004-08-13
Movie The X Files Creature #1 1998-06-19
Movie Alien Resurrection Lead Alien 1997-11-12
Movie Jumanji Lion / Crocodile (uncredited) 1995-12-15
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie Alien³ Lead Alien (uncredited) 1992-05-22
Series Tales from the Crypt Utility Monster 1989-06-10
Movie Pumpkinhead Pumpkinhead 1988-06-09
Movie The Monster Squad Gillman 1987-08-14