Tommy Lee Wallace
Tommy Lee Wallace is an American director, writer, producer, and actor. He got his start working with good friend John Carpenter starting on John's first two films Dark Star & Assault on Precinct 13. It wasn't until Halloween (1978) where Tommy really began to show his talent. Tommy wore many hats on Halloween including Production Designer and Editor. He was also responsible for the iconic look of Michael Myers aka The Shape by converting an old Don Post Studios Captain Kirk/William Shatner mask into the iconic mask we all know today. Working on such a tight budget Tommy stepped into the role of Michael Myers for various key scenes because as Production Designer he would know exactly how to break certain props that they didn't have the budget to do it more than once. Most notably are the closet attack, stairway attack and breaking through the kitchen door.
Although having worked in diverse genres, Tommy is probably best known for his contribution to horror films, most notably its many sequels. Early on he scripted Amityville II: The Possession (1982) and quickly moved on to both write and direct the John Carpenter produced Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) that starred cult horror icon Tom Atkins. He directed Fright Night Part 2 (1988) based on a screenplay by Tom Holland and Stephen King's It (1990), a coming-of-age horror tale adapted from the bestselling novel by Stephen King.
Over the years Tommy has worked on over 25 feature films and TV projects including Big Trouble in Little China (1986), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986), Aloha Summer (1988), Far From Home (1989), John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) and 3 segments of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone (1985).