Tom wrote his own book in 1983, Bizarro: The Art and Technique of Special Makeup Effects.
Tom's character in Dawn Of The Dead (1978), a biker, is killed and disemboweled by zombies, the special effects for the scene of course being provided by himself, since he was the film's make-up artist
Tom is 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall.
Tom appeared and did the special effects for his "Disco Boy" character in the movie Maniac (1980) in which his character's head gets blown off at close range with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Tom has his own special effects make company, Tom Savini Ltd.
Tom did a voice-over for the video game "City Of The Dead," based on the Romero film franchise, but the game's distributor, Hip Interactive, went broke and it was never released.
Tom was to be the make-up artist on Night Of The Living Dead (1968) but was drafted and sent to Vietnam before filming started.
Tom is an actor, stunt man, director, and award-winning special effects and makeup artist.
Tom is a skilled fencer.
Tom is a Vietnam veteran, having served as a combat photographer.
Tom turned down the chance to direct `Pet Sematary` (1989).
Tom is good friends with George A. Romero.