Tony Todd

Actor, Playwriting instructor
Perhaps best known as the hook-handed horror film villain "The Candyman" (1992), this imposing, booming-voiced actor has capitalized on his physical assests--he's 6'5"--to appear in a wealth of science fiction, fantasy ... Read more »
Born: 12/03/1954 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (101)

One by One 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dark Reel 2014 (Movie)

Det. Shields (Actor)

Dead of the Nite 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dream in American 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

House of Grimm 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

IMurders 2014 (Movie)

Agent Washington (Actor)

Night of the Living Dead: Origins 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Eden Formula 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tournament of Dreams 2014 (Movie)

Isaiah Kennedy (Actor)

Sushi Girl 2013 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Anger Management 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling Away 2012 (Movie)

Christopher (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chuck 2007 - 2008, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Destination 5 2011 (Movie)

Bludworth (Actor)

Hatchet II 2010 (Movie)

Reverend Zombie (Actor)

The Event 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

24 2004, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (Movie)

Fallen (Voice)

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Clive Washington, Rev. Zombie (Actor)

Nite Tales 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Destination 3 2006 (Movie)

Devil's Voice (Actor)

Masters of Horror 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shadow: Dead Riot 2006 (Movie)

Shadow (Actor)

Stargate SG-1 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2006 (Movie)

Dr Jeckyll/Mr Hyde (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder-Set-Pieces 2005 (Movie)

Clerk (Actor)

Night Stalker 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Destination 2 2003 (Movie)

Mr. Bludworth (Actor)

The District 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dogwalker 2002 (Movie)

Mones (Actor)

UC: Undercover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Smallville 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Destination 2000 (Movie)

Bludworth (Actor)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Le Secret 2000 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Candyman: Day of the Dead 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Caught Up 1998 (Movie)

Tony Todd (Actor)

Driven 1998 (Movie)

Darius Pelton (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Policeman at Truman's House (Actor)

The X-Files 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabotage 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Stir 1997 (Movie)

Bubba (Actor)

The Pandora Project 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Them 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Univers'l 1997 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster 1997 (Movie)

Johnny Valentine (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bram Stroker's Shadowbuilder 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

Captain Darrow (Actor)

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 (Movie)

Candyman/Daniel Robitaille (Actor)

Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus 1994 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Law & Order 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crow 1994 (Movie)

Grange (Actor)

Excessive Force 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Candyman 1992 (Movie)

Candyman (Actor)

Night of the Living Dead 1990 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Ivory Hunters 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Voodoo Dawn 1990 (Movie)

Makoute (Actor)

Lean on Me 1989 (Movie)

Mr Wright (Actor)

Bird 1988 (Movie)

Frog (Actor)

Colors 1988 (Movie)

Vietnam Vet (Actor)

84 Charing Cross Road 1987 (Movie)

Demolition Workman (Actor)

Enemy Territory 1987 (Movie)

The Count (Actor)

Sleepwalk 1987 (Movie)

Barrington (Actor)

Platoon 1986 (Movie)

Warren (Actor)

24: Redemption (TV Show)

Actor

Black Fox (TV Show)

Actor

Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (TV Show)

Actor

Butter (TV Show)

Actor

Control Factor (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Keeper of the City (TV Show)

Actor

Minotaur (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow Puppets (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bride in Black (TV Show)

Actor

The Only Witness (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Perhaps best known as the hook-handed horror film villain "The Candyman" (1992), this imposing, booming-voiced actor has capitalized on his physical assests--he's 6'5"--to appear in a wealth of science fiction, fantasy and horror movies and television series, yet has also proven quite effective as a dramatic actor in more serious fare. Classically trained in the theater, Todd got his first major entree into Hollywood when writer-director Oliver Stone saw his performance in "Johnny Got His Gun" at New York's Westbank Theater and cast the actor as Sgt. Warren in Stone's breakthrough film "Platoon" (1986). Todd subsequently appeared regularly in guest spots on various television series in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and developed a cult fan following beginning in 1990 when he took on the recurring role of Klingon Commander Kurn, the long-lost brother of the Enterprise's Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn), on several episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Todd would appear again as Kurn on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," a series in which he also previously played a human: the adult version of young series regular Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) in the highly-regarded 1995 episode "The Visitor." The actor would later earn the rare distinction of appearing on three different "Star Trek" series as three different characters when he appeared as an alien game hunter on "Star Trek: Voyager" in 1998.

Relationships

Clara

Aunt

EDUCATION

Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute

Waterford , Connecticut
attended on scholarship

Trinity Square Repertory Theatre Conservatory

Providence , Rhode Island

University of Connecticut

Storrs , Connecticut
attended two years on scholarship

Hartman Conservatory

Stamford , Connecticut

Milestones

2003

Appeared in the Sci-Fi channel's original film "Control Factor"

2002

Begins recurring role as Lester Lipschultz, the illegitmate son of teacher Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkle) on Fox's public school drama "Boston Public"; also guests on episodes of series such as "Crossing Jordan" and "CSI: Miami"

2000

Appeared in the Cannes-screened "Le Secret"

2000

Co-starred in the indie comedy "The Dogwalker"

2000

First appeared as the prescient mortician Bludworth in the horror film "Final Destination"; reprised the role for the 2003 sequel "Final Destination 2"

1999

Originated the title role in August Wilson's stage play "King Hedley II" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1998

Appeared with Bokeem Woodbine, Cynda Williams and Snoop Dogg in the urban drama "Caught Up"

1998

Appeared in the straight-to-video music industry murder mystery "Butter"

1998

Small role in "The Truman Show" opposite Jim Carrey

1998

Originated the lead role on stage for Athol Fugard's "The Captain's Tiger"; nominated for a Helen Hayes Award

1997

Played Johnny Valentine in the supernatural thriller "Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster"

1997

Appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame miniseries "True Women" about the women who helped settle Texas

1997

Starred in the mockumentary "Univers'l" which satirized the 1992 Los Angeles riots

1996

Starred in UPN's alien invasion-themed TV pilot-turned-telepic "Them"

1996

Played Captain Darrow in director Michael Bay's "The Rock"

1995

Co-starred with Christopher Reeve in the CBS TV Western "Black Fox" playing former slave Britt "Black Fox" Johnson, who tries to broker peace between homesteaders and Native Americans; followed by two TV sequels, "Black Fox: The Price of Peace" and "Black

1994

Appeared in three episodes of "Homicide: Life On the Street" playing TV reporter Matt Rhodes

1994

Appeared on various science fiction and fantasy TV series, including "The X-Files," "Hercules," "Xena: Warrior Princess," "Babylon 5," "Angel," "Smallville" and "Andromeda"

1992

Originated the title role of hook-handed killer Daniel Robitaille in the horror film "Candyman"; reprised the role for the 1995 sequel "Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh" and the straight-to-cable "Candyman: Day of the Dead" (1999)

1990

Played the lead in director Tom Savini's remake of George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead"

1990

Originated the recurring role of the Klingon Commander Kurn, Lt. Worf's long-lost brother, on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"; later played an adult Jake Sisko on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" in the well-regarded episode "The Visitor" (1990); and appeare

1989

Played the dean of security in John Avildson's inner-city school drama "Lean on Me"

1988

Joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's jazz biopic "Bird"

1988

Appeared in the urban police-gang drama "Colors" opposite Sean Penn for director Dennis Hopper

1987

Began appearing regularly in guests spots on network series such as "Simon & Simon," "Kate & Allie," "Night Court," "MacGuyver," "Murder She Wrote" and "Law & Order"

1986

Film debut in the fantasy thriller "Sleepwalk"

1986

Appeared as Sgt. Warren in director Oliver Stone's Vietnam war drama "Platoon"; cast after Stone saw his performance on stage in "Johnny Got His Gun"

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