Reed was nominated for the 2004 Taurus Award for Best Fight and Best Specialty Stunt in The Rundown.
Reed won the Taurus Award in 2004 for Best Overall Stunt by a Stuntman for his work in The Rundown.
Reed won the Taurus Award for Best High Work for his work in The Rundown.
Reed attained All-American honors at the University of Hawaii.
Reed was nominated for a 2005 Taurus Award for his stunt work in Walking Tall.
Tanoai was a former boxer and trained in Mixed Martial Arts.
Tanoai reigned as the undefeated Heavyweight Judo Champion for Hawaii for six years.
Tanoai played two years of football for the Honolulu Hurricanes.
Tanoai is an all-round stuntman, with skills in martial arts, different stunts, and weapons.
Tanoai got a football scholarship to the University of Hawaii.
Tanoai is the personal stunt double for "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson).
Tanoai married Suzanne Reed on February 27, 1999.
Tanoai is 6'3".
Tanoai was in the music video "Pump it" by The Black Eyed Peas.
Tanoai is the cousin of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Tanoai Reed: (talking about his character on American Gladiators) I turn my intimidation on. My character, before the game, I'll call down my ancestors and I'll do this dance called the Haka, a traditional Maori dance. Bringing down your ancestral beings into your heart to put yourself in balance. It's a pretty intimidating dance and at the end you stare your opponent in the eyes and that'll set the scene. The eyes look at me and just turn to puppy dog eyes.
Tanoai Reed: I've been an athlete all my life, genetically gifted. My mom was Norwegian, my dad's Samoan so I already had good size. Now the hard thing is just to keep lean. Polynesians have a tendency to be overweight if we eat too many cheeseburgers, so I try to stay away from all that and eat right and do a lot of cardio.
Tanoai Reed: (talking about his character name on "American Gladiators") Toa is the Polynesian word for Warrior and I came up with that myself. It's kind of in me already, so it's an extension of myself.
Tanoai: I am a proud and loving father and husband, to me, family always comes first. I am proud of my roots and my heritage and am excited to represent all Polynesians in my new role as "Toa" on the American Gladiators.