Tory Belleci Biography: Age, Wife, Kari Byron, Kids, Net Worth

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Tory Belleci is an American television personality famous for various TV shows.

Additionally, he is also a TV host. Real name is Salvatore Paul Belleci; Tory is best known as the daredevil on ‘MythBusters’ with an innate build anything.

Want to know more about Tory Belleci? His married life? His relationship with Kari Byron?

Keep scrolling to find out more!

Tory Belleci Quick Facts

Real Name: Salvatore Paul Belleci

Birthday: October 30, 1970

Birthplace: Monterey, California, US

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: North American

Age: 52 Years Old

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: Undisclosed

Relationship Status: Married

Wife: Kari Byron Belleci

Tory Belleci Age, Background

The real name Salvatore Paul Belleci is known as Tory Belleci was born on October 30, 1970.

He was born in Monterey, California, US.

For years, Belleci has hosted Science Channel’s hit show ‘Punkin Chunkin’ and has also starred on ‘Thrill Factor’ for the travel channel.

Tory Belleci’s Childhood

Tory, from an early age, always worked with fire and explosives.

He had a different interest in fire and explosives and always wanted to try something new.

At an early age, Belleci’s father showed him how to make a Molotov cocktail.

Molotov cocktail is also known as a ‘petrol bomb,’ ‘alcohol bomb,’ ‘bottle bomb,’ or simply ‘Molotov.’

In any case, as the variety of names suggest, it isn’t safe for a kid to be using that.

Growing up, Belleci got into a lot of trouble because of this interest.

Once, he accidentally set part of his house on fire with a homemade flamethrower.

Not only this, when he was 19, he was nearly arrested for setting off a homemade pipe bomb near his parent’s home on Seaside, California.

His love for explosions and special effects has gotten him a lot of trouble. But despite all the troubles, Belleci never gave up on his interest.

Tory was raised as a devout Catholic, and till today to he is a catholic.

Tory Belleci’s Education

Belleci graduated from San Francisco State University’s Film School.

Tory Belleci Meeting Erin Bothamley

Erin Bothamley and Tory met in 2013 for the first time and had their first conversation.

They met in a rooftop bar in downtown LA. Both liked each other’s company and wanted to see more of one another.

For Tory as well as Erin, the feeling of attraction came mutually.

After a week, Belleci and Bothamley went on their first date, and their relationship began slowly picked its pace from there.

Later, fast-forward five years, Tory proposed to Erin on Christmas eve of 2018.

They were on the Palos Verdes cliff overlooking the ocean, just below Erin’s father’s house.

Erin, who was utterly in love with Tory, obviously said “yes” to Tory’s proposal.

Tory Belleci and Erin Bothamley Married

Tory Belleci with his wife Erin Bothamley on wedding day
Tory Belleci with his wife Erin Bothamley on wedding day. (Tory/Instagram)

They got married in 2020. Although due to Covid, their wedding was postponed a lot, finally, in December 2020, the couple made it official.

Similarly, the Belleci couple is very happy together, which we can even see through their social media posts.

One thing they love the most is definitely traveling together.

This loving couple shares their amazing traveling experience on their Instagram.

Erin is mostly known for her work on ‘White Rabbit Project’ in 2016 and ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ in 2005.

You can add more info on how the couple are happy together and travel a lot to different destinations

Tory Belleci’s Relationship with Kari Byron

Tory Belleci hosted ‘MythBusters’ along with his co-hosts Kari Byron and Grant Imahara.

They hosted the show for over a decade, which started the rumors about Tory and his co-host Kari budding a secret relationship.

Similarly, fans concocted a theory about their relationship.

Tory Belleci with his wife Erin Bothamley and co-host Kari Byron
Tory Belleci with his wife Erin Bothamley and co-host Kari Byron. (Kari/Instagram)

However, all the bubbles that fans created over the years burst all at once when Kari married a man who wasn’t Tory.

Kari got married to Paul Urich in 2006. Kari and her husband have a kid together and live a happy married life together.

However, while Kari’s marriage to Urich ended her relationship rumor with Tory, it created another conspiracy.

People began suspecting if Tory was gay as he never had any public affair or relationship whatsoever.

Ultimately, when things began getting out of hand with the rumors, Kari defended him.

This gesture also showed how strong of a friendship the on-screen colleagues have.

They even hosted another show called ‘Thrill Factor’ together and have worked on many other projects too.

Similarly, since Tory’s engagement news to Erin came out in 2018, all those pesky rumors finally came to an end.  

His career

Tory has worked in TV shows. He has also worked as an exceptional model maker and TV host for different shows.

Similarly, Tory has experience in the art department in movies and TV shows.

Some of his model-making work as a model maker in television are in ‘Star wars,’ ‘Peter pan,’ ‘Starship trooper,’ ‘Van Helsing,’ and ‘Matrix 1 & 2.’

Some of his work in the art department is ‘Scooby-Doo’ in 2002 as a set designer, ‘Bicentennial Man’ in 1999 for props making, ‘Sphere’ in 1988, etc.

However, among all of Tory’s work, the most famous ones are ‘MythBusters’ from 2003 to 2014, ‘Punkin Chunkin’ from 2010 to 2014, ‘Blow it up: Web Series’ in 2013, and ‘World Access’ from 2014 to the present.

He also has his own website called, where he shows off his career outline, his artwork, his photo gallery, and a bio.

Moreover, Tory also sells merch from his website.

Tory’s Net Worth

From many of his amazing works, Tory Belleci has accumulated a net worth of $2 million as of 2023.

This fortune comes from Belleci’s work as a host in various shows and other appearances as well.

Tory Belleci is 52 years old today. He was born on October 30, 1970, in Monterey, California, United States.

Tory Belleci is married to Erin Bothamley. The couple married in December of 2020, two years after Tory’s Christmas Eve proposal to Erin. They have been together since 2013.

Tory Belleci currently has a net worth of $2 million.

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