Tommy Avallone is an American film director and producer. He is best known for his work on the documentaries I Am Santa Claus, The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man and Waldo on Weed.
Avallone was born and raised in Haddon Heights, New Jersey and graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 2001. At the age of 20 years he was running for mayor of his hometown.
Avallone’s debut feature documentary, I Am Santa Claus, premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival, in 2014. In 2018, he directed the feature documentary, The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man. It had its international premiere at Hot Docs and was nominated at American Film Festival. In 2019, he directed the feature documentary, Waldo on Weed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
In 2021, he directed and co-produced a two-part docuseries on Barney the Dinosaur entitled I Love You, You Hate Me with Scout Productions. The docuseries will premiere on Peacock on October 12, 2022.