Todd was born in Jackson, Michigan. He became involved in theatre in High School and then in the various community theatre groups of the area. Attending Jackson Community College he gained more experience, then transferred to Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in theatre.
He went on to do a year at Temple University, but that didn't work out for him and he continued with theatre groups in various places, including summer stock, the Purple Rose Theatre and with student friends down in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
After a while Todd grew restless and consulting with friends, decided to make the big move and try Hollywood. For the last five years he has worked hard and managed to make some impression into the tough skin of the Hollywood world. He has an agent and manager company and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.