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Anthony T. "Tony" Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor and producer, known for his height (6'5", 1.96 m) and deep voice. He is known for playing the Candyman in the horror movie franchise of the same name.

Early life

Todd was born in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut and attended local schools. He was also in the Boy Scouts of America, a member of Troop 450, which met in the Mt. Calvary Church in Hartford's North End.[citation needed] He attended the University of Connecticut and studied at the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute.[2]

Career

Film

He has appeared in more than 100 screen and television films, and has played opposite many major stars in Hollywood. His movie credits include: Platoon (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman[3] (1992), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2006), and Minotaur (2006).[4] Todd was the voice of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Todd will also be in the upcoming Rel Dowdell film, "Changing the Game," to be shot in Philadelphia in Spring 2010,[5] and a horror film about Edgar Allan Poe called "Poe" in January.[6] Todd is a special guest of the Weekend of Horror Creaton Entertainment on 23 May 2010[7] and the Screamfest LA.[8] As Final Destination 5 is expected to return the series' roots, Tony Todd will be returning as William Bludworth. Recently Tony starred in Hatchet 2 which was released in a limited amount of theaters on October 1st, 2010.

Broadway and television

He has also acted on Broadway and television, gaining particular renown for his appearances in popular science fiction/fantasy series. He is also noted by the Star Trek fandom for playing Worf's brother Kurn on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also had guest roles as the Alpha Hirogen in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and the adult Jake Sisko in the award-winning Deep Space Nine episode "The Visitor".

His other television appearances include a recurring role on Boston Public and guest appearances on Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena Warrior Princess as Cecrops, The X-Files, Smallville, Angel, 24, Charmed, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Criminal Minds, and in Chuck.

He is one of the few actors who has portrayed two different roles on 24. He was initially cast as Detective Michael Norris in season three and four years later as General Benjamin Juma in both 24: Redemption and 24 (season 7). He currently stars in the television series The Event[9]

Personal life

Todd has two children. He stated that around the time he filmed Hercules: The Legendary Journeys he liked doing acting work his children could enjoy, and that both his children were fans of the show.

Filmography

Movies

TV series

Video games

References

External links

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