Tony Todd

Tony Todd


12/4/1954, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Birth Name

Timothy Henry Todd



Also Known As

Tony Todd (I)
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Tony Todd is an African-American film actor and producer. He was born on December 4, 1954, and is well known for his height of 6 feet, 5 inches and his distinctive deep voice. Todd was born in Washington, DC, and attended the University of Connecticut and the Eugene…more


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    • 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.

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  • All he has to do is open up his mouth and talk!

    I love Tony Todd's voice. I could listen to him talk forever. He shows up everywhere, and I'm always happy he does. He is very good at playing a sympathetic character. He often plays someone who is doing something bad, but reluctantly or completely against his will. This includes his guest appearances on such shows as the X-Files, Smallville and Star Trek: TNG. It's been a long time, but I think his character in Candyman wasn't comepletely evil. Or maybe I just remember it that way because I just never want to dislike his characters. I wish he was on TV more. I think he could definately carry his own series. (Especially if he talks a lot!)moreless