Tom Woodruff Jr.



Place of birth:

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA:


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

Film Credits

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
as Equisapien
Kong: Long Live The King (2016)
as himself
Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex (2015)
as Himself
Men in Suits (2012)
as Himself
Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)
as Control Technician
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
as Wolfman
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
as Siphon
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (2007)
as Alien
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
as Grid
The X Files (1998)
as Creature #1
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
as Lead Alien
Jumanji (1995)
as Lion / Crocodile (uncredited)
AlienĀ³ (1992)
as Alien
AlienĀ³ (1992)
as Lead Alien (uncredited)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
as Pumpkinhead
The Monster Squad (1987)
as Gillman
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film ()
as Himself

Production Credits

Bright 2 (2019)
Makeup Effects
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Makeup Designer
Harbinger Down (2015)
Fire City: End of Days (2015)
San Andreas (2015)
Makeup Effects
Fire City: King of Miseries (2013)
Panic Room (2002)
Makeup Effects
The 6th Day (2000)
Makeup Effects
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Makeup Effects
Wellwood ()
Executive Producer