Tony Todd

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Tony Todd
Tony Todd July 2017.jpg
Todd at the 2017 Florida SuperCon
Born Anthony Tiran Todd[1]
(1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice artist, producer
Years active 1986–present

Anthony Tiran Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American character actor, voice artist and film producer known for portraying Sergeant Warren in Platoon (1986), Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990–1991), Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990), the titular character in the Candyman horror trilogy (1992–1999), William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise (2000–2011) and as the voice of the Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).

Early life and education[edit]

Todd was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, attending local schools. He is also an alumnus of the Artists Collective, Inc. Tony attended the University of Connecticut and then went on to study theater at the Tony Award Winning Eugene O'Neill National Actors Theatre Institute.[2] and Trinity Rep Conservatory.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Todd has appeared in more than 100 theatrical and television films, and has played opposite many major Hollywood stars. His movie credits include: Platoon (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman[3] (1992), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2011), Minotaur (2006) and Beg (2010).[4] Todd was the voice of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and was also in the Rel Dowdell film Changing the Game.[5] Todd was a special guest of the Weekend of Horror Creation Entertainment on May 23, 2010.[6] and the Screamfest LA.[7] Todd portrayed Reverend Zombie in Hatchet II, which was released in a limited number of theaters on October 1, 2010. As Final Destination 5 returned to the series' roots, Todd returned as William Bludworth.[8]

Broadway[edit]

Todd has acted on and off Broadway. Among his many roles are August Wilson's "King Hedley II", Athol Fugard's "The Captain's Tiger" for which he received the Helen Hayes nomination. Others include "Les Blancs", "Playboys of the West Indies", "Othello", "Zooman and the Sign", award-winning playwright Keith Glover's "Dark Paradise", "Aida" (on Broadway), and "Levee James" for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and The New Dramatist Guild.[9][better source needed]

Television[edit]

Todd's other television appearances include a recurring role on Boston Public and guest appearances on Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena Warrior Princess as Cecrops, The X-Files, Smallville, Psych, 24, Charmed, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Criminal Minds, 21 Jump Street and Chuck.

Todd is one of the few actors to have portrayed two different speaking roles on 24. He was initially cast as Detective Michael Norris in season three and four years later as General Benjamin Juma in both 24: Redemption and season 7.[8] He also played a major role in the Babylon 5 TV movie A Call to Arms.

He has portrayed several characters in the Star Trek universe: Worf's brother Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, an adult Jake Sisko in the episode "The Visitor" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and an Alpha Hirogen in the episode "Prey" in Star Trek: Voyager. In 2017, Todd returned to the world of Star Trek as General Rodek in the MMORPG game Star Trek Online; Rodek was the persona taken on by Kurn after he lost the memories of his past life as Worf's brother in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh".

In 2009, he played an undercover policeman in an episode of Psych.

Todd has also provided the voices of the Decepticon Dreadwing on Transformers: Prime, and Icon in Young Justice.

In 2015, Todd was cast as the disguised voice of Zoom in the second season of The Flash.

Audio drama[edit]

Todd played the titular character in Bleak December Inc.'s 2016 audio drama adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Sleepwalk Mr. Barrington
1986 Platoon Sgt. Warren
1987 Peng! Du bist tot! Undercover Agent
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Demolition Worker
1987 Enemy Territory The Count
1988 Colors Vietnam Vet
1988 Bird Frog
1989 Lean on Me Mr. William Wright
1990 Voodoo Dawn Makoute
1990 Ivory Hunters Jomo TV movie
1990 Criminal Justice Detective Riley TV movie
1990 Night of the Living Dead Ben
1991 Love and Curses... And All That Jazz Emile Gaston TV movie
1991 Keeper of the City Bridger TV movie
1992 Sunset Heat Drucker
1992 Candyman The Candyman/Daniel Robitaille
1993 Excessive Force Frankie Hawkins
1994 The Crow Grange
1995 Burnzy's Last Call Marla
1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh The Candyman/Daniel Robitaille
1995 Black Fox Britt Johnson (Black Fox) TV movie
1995 Black Fox: The Price of Peace
1995 Black Fox: Good Men and Bad
1996 Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus Seth
1996 The Rock Captain Darrow
1996 Driven Darius Pelton TV movie
1996 Them Berlin TV movie
1996 Sabotage Sherwood
1997 True Women Ed Tom TV movie
1997 Wishmaster Johnny Valentine
1997 Univers'l Marcus
1998 Butter Benzo Al
1998 Shadow Builder Covey
1998 Caught Up Jake
1998 The Pandora Project CIA Director Garrett Houtman
1998 Stir Bubba
1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Leonard Anderson TV movie
1999 The Dogwalker Mones
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead The Candyman/Daniel Robitaille
2000 Final Destination William Bludworth
2000 Le Secret Bill
2003 Scarecrow Slayer Caleb Kilgore
2003 Control Factor Reggie TV movie
2003 Final Destination 2 William Bludworth
2003 Silence Eric Crowell
2004 Murder-Set-Pieces Clerk
2005 House of Grimm Grimm
2005 Heart of the Beholder Chuck Berry
2005 Turntable Victor
2005 The Prophecy: Forsaken Stark
2005 I.O.U Jack Bruckner
2006 Dark Assassin Ghost
2006 Shadow: Dead Riot Shadow
2006 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
2006 Final Destination 3 Devil's Voice (voice)
2006 Minotaur Deucalion
2006 The Absence of Light The Alchemist
2006 The Eden Formula James Radcliffe TV movie
2006 Valerie on the Stairs The Beast (Otakai)
2007 Hatchet Clive Washington (Rev. Zombie)
2007 Mercy Street Christopher
2007 Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Captain Dunning
2007 Tournament of Dreams Isaiah Kennedy
2007 Shadow Puppets Steve
2007 The Eyes of Samir Steve Mcreedy
2007 The Man from Earth Dan
2007 The Mannsfield 12 Hunnit Grand
2008 iMurders Agent Washington
2008 Bryan Loves You The Narrator
2008 Nite Tales: The Movie Clown
2008 Dark Reel Det Shields
2008 Job Headmaster Goodwynne
2008 The Thirst: Blood War Julien
2008 Black Friday Roger Fremonte
2008 Dockweiler The Duke
2009 Tom Cool Mac Angel
2009 Are You Scared 2 Controller
2009 Penance Chauffeur[10]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen Voice
2009 Vampire in Vegas Sylvian
2010 The Graves Reverend Abraham
2010 Three Chris's God
2010 A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Jones
2010 Beg Nathan McVay
2010 Hatchet II[11] Rev. Zombie
2010 Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Ben
2010 The Quiet Ones TV Show Host/Narrator
2011 Jack the Reaper Steel
2011 The Family Mason
2011 Final Destination 5[12] William Bludworth
2012 Sushi Girl Duke
2012 Changing the Game Curtis the Diabolical/FBI Agent
2014 Prelude to Axanar Admiral Ramirez Short
2014 Disciples Duncan
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Darkseid Voice
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom
2015 Frankenstein Eddie
2015 Vanish Officer Darrow
2017 #FromJennifer Chad Wolfe
2017 Death House The Farmer Asa

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Simon & Simon Troy Tolliver Episode: "I Thought the War Was Over"
1987 21 Jump Street Aaron Jackson Episode: "You Oughta Be in Prison"
1989 Night Court Mr. Crumine Episode: "For Love or Money"
1989 MacGyver Zimba Episode: "Black Rhino"
1990 Matlock Billy Pierce Episode: "The Narc"
1990 Cop Rock Omar Episode: "Potts Don't Fail Me Now"
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Lou Episode: "The Fugitive Priest Mystery"
1990–91 Jake and the Fatman Jordan Lee 3 episodes
1990–91 Star Trek: The Next Generation Kurn 3 episodes
1994 Law & Order Reverend Ott Episode: "Sanctuary"
1994 The X-Files Augustus D. Cole Episode: "Sleepless"
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street Matt Rhodes 3 episodes
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gladius Episode: "The Gladiator"
1995–96 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Adult Jake Sisko, Kurn 2 episodes
1996 Murder, She Wrote National Security Agt. Nathan Mitchell Episode: "Mrs. Parker's Revenge"
1996 New York Undercover Andrew Bryant Episode: "Rule of Engagement"
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dr. Julius Tate Episode: "If I Had a Hammer"
1997 NYPD Blue Det. Eddie Hazell Episode: "Taillight's Last Gleaming"
1997 Xena: Warrior Princess Cecrops Episode: "Lost Mariner"
1997 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Joseph Karenga Episode: "Missing in Action"
1998 Star Trek: Voyager Alpha Hirogen Episode: "Prey"
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gilgamesh Episode: "Faith"
2000 Angel Vyasa Episode: "The Shroud of Rahmon"
2001 UC: Undercover Cephus Episode: "The Siege"
2001 Smallville Earl Jenkins Episode: "Jitters"
2002 Crossing Jordan Coach Jim Evans Episode: "Lost and Found"
2002 Andromeda Capt. Fehdman Metis Episode: "The Lone and Level Sands"
2002 Charmed Avatar of Force Episode: "Sam I Am"
2002 CSI: Miami Sergeant Marcus Cawdrey Episode: "Camp Fear"
2002 Boston Public Lester Lipschultz 2 episodes
2002–03 The District Stanley Carver 2 episodes
2004 24 Detective Michael Norris Episode: "Day 3: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m."
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Gargoyle Voice
Episode: "Ready to Scare"
2005 Night Stalker Detective Episode: "Malum"
2005 Criminal Minds Eric Miller Episode: "The Fox"
2005–06 Stargate SG-1 Lord Haikon 3 episodes
2006 Masters of Horror The Beast Episode: "Valerie on the Stairs"
2007 Boston Legal Detective Walter Berenson Episode: "The Innocent Man"
2007 Without a Trace Dr. Carl Williams Episode: "Res Ipsa"
2007–11 Chuck CIA Director Langston Graham 10 episodes
2008 24: Redemption General Benjamin Juma
2009 24 General Benjamin Juma 6 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Astaroth Episode: "Trials of the Demon!"
2009 Psych Det. Moses Johnson Episode: "High Top Fade Out"
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Dark Shaman Episode: "Shaman of Fear"
2010 The Event General Whitman 2 episodes
2012 Transformers: Prime Dreadwing Voice
8 episodes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Jordan Nevins Episode: "Kalele"
2012 Holliston Himself Episode: "Candyman"
2012–13 Young Justice Icon Voice
2 episodes
2013 The Young and the Restless Gus Rogan 14 episodes
2015–16 The Flash Zoom Voice
14 episodes
2016 Dead of Summer The Tall Man/Holyoke 5 episodes
2017 Room 104 The Father Episode: "The Knockadoo"
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Voice
Episode: "In Space"
2017 Riverdale (2017 TV series) Farmer McGinty Episode: "Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard Kurn Voice
2000 Legend of Dragoon Cutscene Narrator Voice
2003 Star Trek: Elite Force II Korban Voice
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two Vortigaunt Voice
2011 Dota 2 Dragon Knight, Night Stalker, Viper Voice
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Admiral Tommy Briggs Voice and motion capture
2017 Star Trek Online General Rodek Voice

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Bravest Warriors The Aeon Worm Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartfordpublic.com[dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Tony Todd Isn't Worried About Making 'Candyman' Return". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Tony Todd Talks Dark Christmas, Hatchet 2, and Candyman IV". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ Tonytoddonline.com[dead link]
  6. ^ "Details for Creation Entertainment's Weekend of Horrors in Los Angeles, CA". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Screamfest LA Hosting Creation Weekend of Horrors Kick-off Party and YOU'RE Invited!". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  8. ^ a b "Tony Todd Talks VANish". Dread Central. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Tony Todd on IMDb
  10. ^ "Disturbing New Clip for Penance". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  11. ^ "Hatchet 2 Cast Expands by Two as Nick Principe & Alexis Peters Sign On". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  12. ^ "Tony Todd Returns as the Reaper in 'Final Destination 5'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 

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