Belleci worked on: the Matrix trilogy, Van Helsing, Peter Pan, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest and Bicentennial Man.
Belleci is often considered, by fellow Myth Busters Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, to be more of a daredevil and, as such, often performs the more dangerous stunts when testing a myth.
We already know that women and minorities often feel unwelcome in the sciences and discouraged from pursuing STEM studies and careers.
Why is Discovery reinforcing these damaging stereotypes?
He and Byron made a guest appearance on the October 3, 2012, episode of the Discovery series Sons of Guns.
They test-fired some of the weapons in the Red Jacket shop and watched as the staff re-tested a myth previously busted by the Build Team: that a propane tank could explode if struck by a bullet.
Salvatore Paul "Tory" Belleci is an American television personality and model maker, best known for his work on the Discovery Channel television program Myth Busters.
During the "Hollywood Hang" sequence, of the 2010 episode "Soda Cup Killer", Belleci fell off a roof, and despite being strapped into a safety harness system, landed in an open window ledge below the drop point, and hurt his leg causing substantial bleeding.
fans found out that fan-favorite cast members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara were leaving the series last month, they didn't take the news quietly. Fans took to the Internet after Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced the three cast members were leaving, and started a petition to re-hire Byron, the sole female on the show, as well as the two others.
So far, the petition has earned more than 32,000 online signatures, and Discovery has noticed.
The network responded to the fan outrage of Byron's axing today in a statement.
"We are all big fans of Kari as well as Tory and Grant and are looking for other projects where we can work with them," Discovery's statement says.
These have included: testing the "Red Flag to a Bull" myth; testing the myth that a human's tongue will instantly stick to a frozen pole, in the "Snow Special" episode; and the myth "can you stay underwater for an hour while breathing through a dart tube? One of his more popular stunts, shown several times on the show, was an attempt to jump over a toy wagon on a bicycle; the attempt failed, resulting in Belleci flipping forward and landing on his face.