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
• 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 Gents
• Camino Real
• Sepia Tones
• Blood Knot
• The Island
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 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.
Tony resides in Los Angeles, California. (2008)
Tony was in the music video "Gravedigger" by Dave Matthews Band in 2003.
Tony has appeared in three Star Trek sequel TV series: as a Klingon, Kurn, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, as a human, Jake Sisko, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and as an Alpha Hirogen hunter on Star Trek: Voyager.
Tony is 6 feet 5 inches tall.
Tony was offered a role on Earth: Final Conflict but turned it down due to financial and personal considerations, chief among them being his not wanting to commit to a six-year contract.
Tony is a comic book fan and collector.
Tony was a Boy Scout as a young man.
Tony is best known for his performance as Candyman (1992) and its two sequels.
Tony was once considered for the lead role of Benjamin Sisko in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).
Tony has appeared in all three of the popular Final Destination movies.
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.