Tony Todd Biography

Birthday: 1954-12-04
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia USA
Height: 6' 5" (1.96 m)
Wiki Biography: Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut, which, in turn, led to a scholarship from the renowned Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute. It proved to be the foundation for intense stints at the Hartman Conservatory in Stamford, Connecticut and the Trinity Square Repertory Theatre Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. Todd appeared in dozens of classical and many experimental plays, yet still managed to find time to teach playwriting to high school students in the Hartford public school system. Todd's extensive credits exemplify his versatility. They include such film classics as The Rock (1996), The Crow (1994), Lean on Me (1989), Bird (1988), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Final Destination (2000), the multiple Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986) and Le secret (2000), which was nominated and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Todd's recent films include the independent film Silence (2003/I) and Final Destination 2 (2003). He has had prominent guest starring roles in numerous critically-acclaimed television series, including recurring on "Boston Public" (2000), "For the People" (2002) and "The District" (2000), as well as "NYPD Blue" (1993), "Smallville" (2001), "Law & Order" (1990), "Crossing Jordan" (2001), "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) and "The X-Files" (1993). Todd recurred on all three incarnations of "Star Trek" and guest starred on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995) and episodes of "CSI: Miami" (2002) and "Andromeda" (2000). His television movies include starring roles in True Women (1997) (TV), Black Fox (1995) (TV), Butter (1998), Ivory Hunters (1990) (TV), Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) (TV) and Control Factor (2003) (TV). Todd's considerable theatre credits include the world premiere of award-winning playwright August Wilson's "King Hedley II", where he originated the title role in Pittsburgh, Seattle and Boston. Variety commented: "Todd's King Hedley dominates the stage. A sour-faced mix of rage and resolve, anger and vulnerability. Todd's Hedley was a memorable tour-de-force even on opening." He also received a coveted Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in Athol Fugard's "The Captain's Tiger at La Jolla, the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Kennedy Center. Other theatre credits include "Les Blancs", "Playboy of the West Indies", "Othello", "Zooman and the Sign", award-winning playwright Keith Glover's "Dark Paradise", "Aida" (on Broadway), and most recently, "Levee James" for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and The New Dramatist Guild.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Real Jake 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sleepwalk Barrington 1987 Drama, Fantasy
Enemy Territory The Count 1987 Action, Crime, Drama
Night of the Living Dead Ben 1990 Horror
Voodoo Dawn Makoute 1991 Horror
Sunset Heat Drucker 1992
Candyman The Candyman 1992 Horror, Thriller
Excessive Force Frankie Hawkins 1993 Action
The Crow Grange 1994 Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Candyman 1995 Horror
The Rock Captain Darrow 1996 0
Sabotage Jason Sherwood 1997 Action, Drama, Thriller
Wishmaster Johnny Valentine 1997 Fantasy, Horror
Univers'l Marcus 1997
Shadow Builder Evert Covey 1998 Reality Tv
Caught Up Jake 1998 Comedy, 0, Game Show
The Pandora Project CIA Director Garrett Houtman 1998 Action, Thriller
Butter Benzo Al 1998 Action, Thriller
Stir Bubba 1998 Drama, Thriller
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms 1999 Drama, Sci Fi
Final Destination Bludworth 2000 Reality Tv
Le secret Bill 2001 Drama, Romance
The Dogwalker Mones 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Silence Eric Crowell 2003 Mystery, Thriller
The Prophecy: Forsaken Stark 2005 Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Shadow: Dead Riot Shadow 2006 0
Minotaur Deucalion 2006 Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
The Absence of Light The Alchemist 2006 Action, Drama, Horror
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde 2006 Horror
Mercy Street Christopher 2006 Drama
Checking Out 2006 Comedy
Shadow Puppets 2007
The Man from Earth Dan 2007 Sport
Dark Assassin Ghost 2007 Action, Thriller
Tournament of Dreams Isaiah Kennedy 2007 Drama, Sport
Hatchet Reverend Zombie 2007 Comedy, Horror
The Thirst: Blood War Julien 2008
Nite Tales: The Movie Clown 2008 Horror, Thriller
Murder-Set-Pieces Clerk 2008 Horror
iMurders Agent Washington 2008 Crime, Drama, Horror
Bryan Loves You Narrator 2008 Horror
Penance Chauffeur 2009 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Vampire in Vegas Sylvian 2009 Horror
Damn Dirty Hippies Cop 2010 Comedy
The Graves Reverend Abraham Stockton 2010 Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Hatchet II Reverend Zombie 2010 Horror, Thriller
Underground Entertainment: The Movie T 2011 Comedy
A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Jones 2012 Comedy
Beg Nathan McVay 2012 Horror
Falling Away Christopher 2012 Drama
Changing the Game Curtis the Diabolical / FBI Agent 2012 Action
Sushi Girl Duke 2012 Crime, Thriller
Army of the Damned Jackson 2013
Dead of the Nite Ruber 2013 Horror
Captured Hearts God 2013 Horror
Crimson Saints Captain James Francis 2013 Action, Crime, Horror
Scream at the Devil Detective Johnson 2013 Thriller
A Man with a Gun Anagon 2014 Action, Horror
VANish Officer Darrow 2014 Action, Horror, Thriller
Two Faced Dr. Hanson 2014 Horror
Midnight Morgan Dre 2014 Horror
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Ben 2014 Animation, Horror
The Witching Hour Travis 2015 Thriller
Frankenstein Eddie 2015 Horror, Thriller
LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! Darkseid 2015
Agoraphobia Dr. Murphy 2015 Horror, Thriller
Zombies Detective Sommers 2016 Action, Horror
Drive Me to Vegas and Mars Frank 2016 Comedy, Drama