Thomas Vincent Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stunt man, director, award-winning special effects and makeup artist. He is possibly most well known for his work on the Living Dead films directed by George A. Romero, as well as Creepshow, The Burning, The Prowler, and Maniac. He directed the 1990 remake ofNight of the Living Dead. Though officially retired from special effects, he has continued to direct, produce and star in several movies. Savini has been known to refer movie make-up effects projects to graduates of his school. He has appeared in films such as Dawn Of The Dead and its remake, From Dusk Till Dawn (as Sex Machine) and Grindhouse (as Deputy Tolo).
Savini is a long time friend of George Romero, having worked with him in at least six films. Savini will be starring in the eagerly anticipated Nazi Zombie film "The 4th Reich" directed by Shaun Robert Smith. Tom will play the character Standartenfuhrer, an SS Nazi Officer.