Tony Todd

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Quotes (8)

  • Tony: I don't like being called by any particular character. That to me is an insult as an actor.

  • Tony: (on doing a "Candyman" sequel; in a 2003 interview) I'm reaching out to Clive Barker for another trip to the well. With the advent of popularity in Horror currently, I think the time is right for the definitive version. I certainly want a crack before a current rapper gets a crack at inheriting the mantle.

  • Tony: I've turned down quite a few things because I didn't want to play a drug dealer, my son was just born and I didn't want to glorify drug dealing. My home town was going through a very bad phase, and I know I'm right about that, though [the actor who took the role] went on to become a major star.

  • Tony: Because I am so tall, my size works against me as well. Especially in Hollywood. There is a long list of actors who won't work with me because they don't want any one taller than them.

  • Tony: I think when it comes to acting, that if you can have something that identifies you with the character, then it is not too far to stretch.

  • Tony: When I'm acting is when I'm happiest because of my psychological upbringing. I have a lot of hobbies, from going on my computer to fishing to playing guitar. But if I've acted during that day, I can do those things with even more of a smile. I adore what I do.

  • Tony: When I was in theater conservatory, it was the best time in my life. We just ate, lived, and breathed theater.

  • Tony: (on landing a part in "24"'s 7th season) This is huge. Gonna lead to so many other blessing. I'm so stoked. They broke their 24 rule btw, as I've previously appeared as a detective, but they couldn't find an actor for this part. I was called to the executive headquarters of FOX. Read for Howard Gordon, Producer, and Senior VP, and we nailed it.

Trivia (20)

  • Theatrical Credits: • The Captain's Tiger: A Memoir for the Stage as Donkeyman, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City • King Hedley II as King Hedley II, O'Reilly Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999-2000 • Cry Me a River, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997 • Dark Paradise as Chiron, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, Ohio • Johnny Got His Gun, Wesbank Theatre, New York City • Playboy of the West Indies, Crossroads Theatre • Zooman and the Sign, Second Stage Theatre • No Place to Be Somebody, Matrix Theatre • Home, Crossroads Theatre • Les Blancs, Arena Stage • The Mighty GentsCamino RealSepia TonesBlood KnotThe IslandOthello

  • Aside from being an actor, Tony is also a playwrighting instructor.

  • His professional acting debut was in the feature film Sleepwalk in 1986.

  • Tony attended the following educational institutions and acting training institutes: University of Connecticut, Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute, Hartman Conservatory in Stamford, Connecticut, and Trinity Square Repertory Theatre Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Tony Todd was Charlie Sheen's best man in his first two weddings.

  • Todd was discovered by acclaimed director Oliver Stone when he saw him doing Johnny Got His Gun in West Bak Theatre. Stone asked Tony to audition for his Oscar-winning film Platoon.

  • Todd lent his voice as the narrator of the video game The Legend of Dragoon in 2000.

  • Tony has a son named Alex and a daughter named Ariana.

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