Tony Cox

An American actor of short stature and abundant energy, Tony Cox has been featured in dozens of film and television productions, and is most widely recognized for his prominent role in the cult-classic comedy "Bad ... Read more »
Born: 03/30/1958 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

Plum Elf (Voice)

Almost Human 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus 2014 (Movie)

Minoritees (Actor)

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

Knuck (Actor)

White T 2013 (Movie)

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Meet Monica Velour 2011 (Movie)

Petting Zoo Club Owner (Actor)

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Warrior's Way 2010 (Movie)

Eight-Ball (Actor)

Carpoolers 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disaster Movie 2008 (Movie)

Indiana Jones (Actor)

Epic Movie 2007 (Movie)

Bink (Actor)

Who's Your Caddy? 2007 (Movie)

Big Willie Johnson (Actor)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

Hitch (Actor)

Method & Red 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rescue Me 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Santa 2003 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

Limo Driver (Actor)

Stark Raving Mad 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

In Living Color 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martin 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday 1995 (Movie)

Mr Parker (Actor)

Blankman 1994 (Movie)

Midgetman (Actor)

Leprechaun 2 1994 (Movie)

African-American Leprechaun (Actor)

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dark Backward 1991 (Movie)

Human Xylophone (Actor)

Rockula 1990 (Movie)

Bi Al (Actor)

Spaced Invaders 1990 (Movie)

Pez (Actor)

Beetlejuice 1988 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

Pee Wee Marquette (Actor)

Rented Lips 1988 (Movie)

Tyrell (Actor)

Willow 1988 (Movie)

Vohnkar Warrior (Actor)

Retribution 1987 (Movie)

Hotel Resident (Actor)

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

Dinks Member (Actor)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

Ewok (Actor)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

Ewok (Actor)

Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (TV Show)

Actor

Percy and Thunder (TV Show)

Actor

The Ewok Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An American actor of short stature and abundant energy, Tony Cox has been featured in dozens of film and television productions, and is most widely recognized for his prominent role in the cult-classic comedy "Bad Santa" (2003). Inspired by acting legend and fellow little person Billy Barty, Cox decided to head to Hollywood in his youth. By the early 1980s, he was regularly appearing onscreen, albeit often in bit parts. His career picked up when he was cast as an Ewok in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983), and he later turned up in two Ewok-related TV movies. Although not all of his performances were in high-profile productions, Cox managed to essentially corner the market on African-American dwarf actors, leading to steady work, including his major role in "Bad Santa," a series of spoof movies, and a supporting part in the fantasy prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013).

EDUCATION

University of Alabama

Milestones

2013

Played Knuck in "Oz the Great and Powerful"

2004

Had recurring role on "Rescue Me"

2003

Starred in "Bad Santa" with Billy Bob Thornton

1988

Portrayed Pee Wee Marquette in the jazz drama "Bird"

1983

Played an Ewok in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi"

Bonus Trivia

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Cox has appeared in numerous productions with fellow actor Warwick Davis, including "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," "Willow" and "Leprechaun 2."

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Although Cox has been featured in numerous B-movies, he has also worked with some of cinema's finest directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton and Clint Eastwood.

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Cox has the distinction of having appeared in both the "Star Wars" series and its famous Mel Brooks spoof, "Spaceballs."

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