Salvatore Paul “Tory” Belleci is an American TV personality and model maker. He is best known for television shows including “MythBusters”, “White Rabbit Project” and “Thrill Factor”. He has also worked on models in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones”.
Tory Belleci was born on October 30, 1970, in Monterey, California, United States. He started playing with fire and explosives at a young age. His father taught him how to make a Molotov cocktail. At age 19, he was almost arrested for using a homemade bomb near his home. He grew up in Seaside, California. He was raised in a Christian family. He graduated from the San Francisco State University. He attended the University’s film school. He graduated in 1994. Tory Belleci is single.
Tory Belleci started his career as a stage manager at M5 Industries. He worked with special effects expert, Jamie Hyneman. He later moved to Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). He worked as a model builder, sculptor, and painter. He worked with ILM for eight years. He eventually moved to Discovery Channel where he worked behind the scenes for “MythBusters”. He also appeared on the show with the show’s build team. Some of the models he worked on can be in “Star Wars”, “The Matrix”, “Sphere”, “Terminator”, “Galaxy Quest” among others.
Tory became a cast member for “MythBusters”. He is known to perform some of the most dangerous stunts. Tory Belleci and his costar Byron left MythBusters on August 21, 2014.
He co-hosted “Pumpkin Chunkin” from 2011 to 2013. He co-hosted the program with his colleagues from the MythBusters build team; Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. He also launched his own YouTube channel in 2013. The channel was called “Blow It Up”. Every video features a guest, he and his guests use different methods to blow up items.
Tory Belleci and his colleague Byron started hosting a new TV show called “Thrill Factor” in 2015. This show was airing on the Travel Channel. He and his co-host travel around the world giving thrill rides. They also experiment with science. He also stars on the Netflix show titled “White Rabbit Project”. The show started airing on December 9, 2016.
Tory has also worked on “Bicentennial”, “Scooby-Doo”, “Peter Pan”, “Monkeybone”, “Van Helsing” and he has also made an appearance in “Flying Anvils” and “VIP: Disney’s California Adventure”. he has also appeared on “The Rachel Ray Show” and “The Late Late Night Show With Craig Ferguson”. He has also featured on shows as a celebrity judge.
How much is Tory Belleci Net Worth in 2017
Tory Belleci has contributed immensely to the “MythBusters” show. He has also appeared in movies and he has written and directed his own movie, “Sandtropper”. He has also appeared on other TV shows. His net worth is an estimated $2.5 million US dollars as of 2017. His accumulated wealth is attributed to his appearance on shows, and model making.
Tory Belleci is well known for his love for risks and his stunts. He is also known for his humanitarian actions. In 2010, he visited Haiti to do some volunteering. He teamed with a Non-profit organization called “Life Giving Force” to install clean water in communities where they lack clean water. Tory Belleci also visited orphanages while in Haiti. Tory disclosed that his volunteering missions have positively impacted his life and that he loves the Haitians for their resilience.