What Tory Belleci Has Been Up To Since Mythbusters

Tory Belleci, one-third of Mythbusters' build team, left the show with fellow hosts Kari Byron and Grant Imahara in 2014. Since then, he's been busy racking up an impressive stable of shows.

Before joining Mythbusters, Belleci was already working with Jamie Hyneman, who's been working on a few projects himself, at M5 Industries. According to the Monterey Herald, he began appearing on the show in 2003. From then on he was part of some of the most memorable stunts in the show.

Since leaving the show, Belleci hasn't stopped blowing things up and getting high on adrenaline, and even before the show ended, Belleci was already working on side projects. Per his official website, he wrote and directed the short film Sand Trooper that was shown on the Syfy Channel. He also hosted a web series called Blow It Up. Belleci and Byron hosted Thrill Factor, a show on Travel Channel that had both hosts trying adrenaline-pumping amusement park rides and water slides, and the entire build team also reunited in 2016 for the Netflix show White Rabbit Project, wherein they all once again used science and engineering to investigate topics like super-powered technology and jailbreaks. Unfortunately, as Belleci confirmed in a Reddit Ask Me Anything post, Netflix did not renew the show for a second season.

However, Belleci is never away from TV for too long.

He's still exploding stuff and building things

Belleci's new Science Channel series The Explosion Show premiered in January 2020. The show takes Belleci and daredevil and stunt performer "Streetbike" Tommy Passemante behind the scenes on the many explosions that happen every day, as explained by Discovery. The two visit a bomb squad, make their own fireworks show and see how Hollywood creates movie explosions. 

Belleci also signed a deal last year to host a new show on Amazon with Top Gear's Richard Hammond, per Deadline. The as-of-yet-untitled show puts Belleci and Hammond on a deserted island, where they are challenged to make tools and machines. On the show, they're expected to transform the location into "an out-of-this-world, island paradise" using materials from the shipwreck or all around them.

It seems Belleci can't wait to start the show. "I'm so excited to be working with Richard for the first time. This is gonna get crazy," he said. So, even though it's been a few years since Mythbusters, Belleci is still building weird machines and watching things explode.