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Tommy Lee Wallace

Children  2
Ex-spouse  Nancy Kyes
Siblings  Linda Wallace

Role  Film producer
Name  Tommy Wallace
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Full Name  Thomas Lee Wallace
Born  September 6, 1949 (age 66) (1949-09-06) Somerset, Kentucky, US
Other names  Tommy L. Wallace, Tom Wallace
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter, producer
Parents  Kathleen Wallace, Robert G. Wallace
Movies  Halloween III: Season of the Witch, It, Fright Night II, Vampires: Los Muertos, Amityville II: The Possession
Similar People  Tom Atkins, Nancy Kyes, Debra Hill, Stacey Nelkin, Nick Castle

Art directed  Assault on Precinct 13

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Thomas "Tommy" Lee Wallace (born September 6, 1949) is an American film producer, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing horror films such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Fright Night Part 2 and It. He is a long-time collaborator of director John Carpenter, getting his first credit as an art director on Carpenter's directorial debut Dark Star. Along with Charles Bornstein, he edited both the original Halloween and The Fog. Initially approached to direct Halloween II, a position eventually taken by Rick Rosenthal, he directed the following entry Season of the Witch.


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Early life

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Born Thomas Lee Wallace in Somerset, Kentucky, to Robert G. Wallace, and his wife Kathleen Wallace, he has one sister, Linda. He grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and attended high school at Western Kentucky University teachers training school (College High).


  • BFA in Design from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • MFA program (five semesters) in film production at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Career

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    Wallace entered the film business from USC film school, starting as an art director and editor for commercials and industrial films. In 1976, he worked as sound effects editor and art director on Assault on Precinct 13, directed by longtime friend John Carpenter, with whom he had previously worked on 1974's Dark Star, a low-budget science-fiction comedy that started life as a student film and took years to make. In 1978, he served as production designer and editor of Halloween, also directed by Carpenter. (He gave co-editing credit to his assistant editor, Charles Bornstein.) In 1980, he served in the same capacity for Carpenter's next theatrical release, The Fog. In addition to his duties as co-editor and production designer, Wallace also appeared in Halloween intermittently as The Shape (the masked Michael Myers in the closet scene), and later in The Fog as several different ghosts; his voice was featured in both films as TV/radio announcers.

    Directorial debut

    For Halloween II, John Carpenter, serving as producer, offered the directorial responsibilities to Wallace. After careful deliberation, Wallace declined, citing disappointment with the script. Wallace did, however, write and direct the third film, Halloween III: Season of the Witch; his voice was also featured as the announcer and the munchkin singers on the Silver Shamrock commercial.

    Work over the years

    Wallace has continued to write and direct. In 1982 he wrote the screenplay for Amityville II: The Possession. In 1983, He co-wrote a screenplay with Carpenter (who was going to direct) on a adaptation of Eric Van Lustbader's novel The Ninja that eventually never got made. In 1986, he performed the title song of Carpenter's film Big Trouble in Little China as part of the band Coup de Villes, alongside Carpenter himself and another friend, Nick Castle. In 1988, he co-wrote and directed the sequel Fright Night Part 2 starring Roddy McDowell. In 1990, he served as writer and director of the made-for-television miniseries It, based on the novel by Stephen King. In 2002, he directed Vampires: Los Muertos, a sequel to the 1998 film Vampires directed by John Carpenter.


  • Gorezone Magazine (USA) 1988, Iss. 3, pg. 44–47, by: Marc Shapiro, "Tommy Lee Wallace Leaves the Carpenter Nest"
  • Personal life

    Wallace is also credited as 'Tommy L. Wallace', 'Tommy Wallace', and 'Tom Wallace'. He is divorced from actress Nancy Kyes, who appeared as Annie in Halloween and Halloween II and as Mrs. Challis in Halloween III. Together, they have two children.


  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • The Twilight Zone (1985–1986)
  • Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (TV episode) (segment "Dreams for Sale")
  • Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (TV episode) (segment "Little Boy Lost")
  • The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (TV episode) (segment "The Leprechaun-Artist")
  • Max Headroom (1987)
  • Security Systems (TV episode)
  • The Blanks (TV episode)
  • Tour of Duty (1987)
  • Aloha Summer (1988)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • CBS Summer Playhouse (1989)
  • Outpost (TV episode)
  • Baywatch (1989)
  • Cruise Ship (TV episode)
  • It (1990 miniseries)
  • And the Sea Will Tell (1991)
  • The Comrades of Summer (1992)
  • Danger Island (1992)
  • Witness to the Execution (1994)
  • Green Dolphin Beat (1994)
  • Flipper (1995 TV series)
  • Once You Meet a Stranger (1996)
  • Steel Chariots (1997)
  • The Spree (1998)
  • Final Justice (1998)
  • Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)
  • Acting

  • Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)
  • The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • References

    Tommy Lee Wallace Wikipedia

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