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Tony Todd
Todd at Nightmare Weekend Richmond in 2023
Born (1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 69)
Years active1986–present
RelativesMonique Dupree (sister)

Tony Todd (born December 4, 1954)[1] is an American actor who is perhaps best known for portraying the title character in the Candyman film series (1992–2021).

Todd made his debut as Sgt. Warren in the film Platoon (1986), and portrayed Kurn in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990–1991) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996). He achieved stardom for his roles as Ben in the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead and achieved global recognition after starring in Candyman (1992) and its three follow-ups; Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995), Candyman 3: Day of the Dead (1999), and Candyman (2021). He also portrayed William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise (2000–2025) and Dan in The Man from Earth (2007) and voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Darkseid in the DC Animated Movie Universe, Zoom in The Flash and Venom in the Spider-Man 2 (2023) game.

Early life and education[edit]

Todd was born on December 4, 1954, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, attending local schools including Hartford Public High School.[2][3] He is also an alumnus of the Artists Collective, Inc.[4] Todd attended the University of Connecticut and then went on to study theater at the Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill National Actors Theatre Institute,[5] and the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island.[4] His sister is actress Monique Dupree.[6]



Todd has appeared in more than 100 theatrical and television films and has played opposite many major Hollywood stars. His film credits include: Platoon (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman[7] (1992), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2011), Minotaur (2006), and Beg (2010).[8] 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.[9] Todd was a special guest of the Weekend of Horror Creation Entertainment on May 23, 2010,[10] and Screamfest LA.[11] 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. His signature baritone voice has been featured in many documentaries, including the narration for the 2021 feature Invisible Threads - From Wireless to War.[12][13]


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 No Place to be Somebody,[14] 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.[15][better source needed]


Todd in 2003

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.[16] He also played a major role in the Babylon 5 TV film 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".

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 (portrayed by Teddy Sears when undisguised) in the second season of The Flash. Todd would later reprise his role in the fifth season episodes "What's Past Is Prologue" and "Godspeed" (though the latter merely featured archive audio of Todd) and returned to the role one last time for the series finale, the ninth season four parter "A New World".

On October 12, 2018, it was confirmed by Bloody Disgusting that Todd would star in a recurring role in Scream: Resurrection, the third season of the slasher television series Scream.[17] The season premiered on VH1 on July 8, 2019.[18]

Audio drama[edit]

Todd played the title character in Bleak December Inc.'s 2016 audio drama adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.[19]

On June 29, 2023, a spoken word version of The Silver Scream by Ice Nine Kills was released with Todd narrating the story.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Sleepwalk Barrington Rutley III
Platoon Sergeant Warren
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Demolition Worker
Bang! You're Dead! Undercover Agent
Enemy Territory The Count
1988 Colors Vietnam Vet
Bird "Frog"
1989 Lean on Me Mr. William Wright
1990 Ivory Hunters Jomo Television film
Criminal Justice Detective Riley Television film
Night of the Living Dead Ben
The Bride in Black 747 Green Television film
Voodoo Dawn Makoute
1991 Love and Curses... And All That Jazz Emile Gaston Television film
Keeper of the City Bridger Television film
1992 Sunset Heat Drucker
Candyman Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman
1993 Excessive Force Detective Frankie Hawkins
1994 The Crow "Grange"
1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman
Burnzy's Last Call Mistress Marla
1996 Sabotage Sherwood
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus Seth Television film
The Rock Captain Darrow
Driven Darius Pelton
Them Berlin Television film
1997 True Women Ed Tom Television film
Stir Bubba
Wishmaster Johnny Valentine
Univers'l Marcus
1998 Shadow Builder Covey
Caught Up Jake Samples
Butter Benzo Al
The Pandora Project CIA Director Garrett Houtman
1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Leonard Anderson Television film
The Dogwalker Mones
Candyman: Day of the Dead Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman Direct-to-video
2000 Final Destination William Bludworth
Le Secret Bill
2002 Silence Eric Crowell
2003 Control Factor Reggie Television film
Final Destination 2 William Bludworth
Scarecrow Slayer Caleb Kilgore Direct-to-video
2004 Murder-Set-Pieces Clerk
2005 Checking Out Manuel
The Prophecy: Forsaken Stark Direct-to-video
I.O.U. Jack Bruckner Short
Dark Assassin "Ghost"
Heart of the Beholder Chuck Berry
Turntable Victor
2006 Final Destination 3 Devil Voice[21]
Minotaur King Deucalion
Shadow: Dead Riot Shadow
Hatchet Reverend Zombie
The Absence of Light The Alchemist
The Eden Formula James Radcliffe Television film
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde
2007 Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Captain Joe Dunning Direct-to-video
Shadow Puppets Steve Garrett
Tournament of Dreams Isaiah Kennedy
The Man from Earth Dan
The Mannsfield 12 Hunnit Grand
The Eyes of Samir Steve McReedy Short
2008 iMurders Agent Washington
Dark Reel Detective Shields
Bryan Loves You The Narrator
Nite Tales: The Movie Clown
The Thirst: Blood War Julien
Dockweiler The Duke Short
24: Redemption General Benjamin Juma Television film
2009 Are You Scared 2 Controller Direct-to-video
Vampire in Vegas Sylvian
Penance Chauffeur [22]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen Voice[21]
The Graves Reverend Abraham Stockton
Tom Cool Mac Angel
Dead in Love -
2010 The Quiet Ones TV Show Host / Narrator
Hatchet II Reverend Zombie [23]
Three Chris's God
2011 Final Destination 5 William Bludworth [24]
Beg Nathan McVay
Dream in American Lubembe
Jack the Reaper Steel
The Family Mason
2012 Falling Away Christopher
Changing the Game Curtis the Diabolical / FBI Agent
Sushi Girl Duke
A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Jones
2013 Dead of the Nite Ruber
Dust of War Crispus Hansen
Kill Her, Not Me Detective Holmes
Army of the Damned Jackson
2014 Prelude to Axanar Admiral Marcus Ramirez Short
Disciples Duncan
The Sun Devil and the Princess The Baron Voice, short
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Darkseid Voice, direct-to-video[21]
Bleeding Hearts God
Vanish Officer Darrow
Frankenstein Eddie
Driven Mr. Reynauld Short
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom Darkseid Voice, direct-to-video
Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Ben Voice
Agoraphobia Dr. Murphy
Live Evil Pastor
Scream at the Devil Detective Johnson
2016 Beyond the Game Manny
Cowboy's Girl Cowboy Short
Broken Cross Father Dudley
Zombies Detective Sommers
2017 Victor Crowley Reverend Zombie
Death House Farmer Asa
From Jennifer Chad Wolfe
Two Faced Dr. Hanson
2018 IMTK Tom Short
The Debt Collector Barbosa
West of Hell Jericho Whitfield
Worth Hunter
Hell Fest Carnival Barker
The Final Wish Colin
Drive Me to Vegas and Mars Frank
Requiem Reverend Bill Abernathy
2019 Reign of the Supermen Darkseid Voice[21]
Heads Will Roll Medical Examiner Short
Candy Corn Bishop Gate
Badland Senator Benjamin Burke
Immortal Ted
Fate Upside Down Father Dudley Short
2020 Bulletproof 2 Special Agent Battle
Bad Manners The Holy Bible Short
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Darkseid Voice, direct-to-video[21]
Sky Sharks Major General Frost
Tales from the Hood 3 William Direct-to-video
Stoker Hills Professor Smith
2021 Insight Carl
The Lockdown Hauntings Jordan Myers
The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 Rival
Destination Marfa Mayor Henry
Candyman Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman
The Changed Bill
The Reenactment Wilbur
Horror Noire Pike
Night Night James Glass
All Gone Wrong Lamont Hughes
Traveling Light Caddy
2022 Hellblazers Harry
Bitch Ass Titus Blaq
Catfish Christmas Bob
2023 Realm of Shadows Fr. Dudley
H.P. Lovecraft's Celephaïs - Short
Devilreaux Leonard [25]
Dixieland Charles Colster Short
The Nana Project Jack [26]
2024 Stream TBA [27]
2025 Final Destination: Bloodlines William Bludworth Post-production[28][29]
TBA The Bunker Major Frank Lawrence [30]


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Simon & Simon Troy Tolliver Episode: "I Thought the War Was Over"
Werewolf Charlie Episode: "The Unicorn"
21 Jump Street Aaron Jackson Episode: "You Oughta Be in Prison"
1989 Kate & Allie - Episode: "A Tree Grows on West 56th Street"
Night Court Mr. Crumine Episode: "For Love or Money"
MacGyver Zimba Episode: "Black Rhino"
1990 Matlock Billy Pierce Episode: "The Narc"
Cop Rock Omar Episode: "Potts Don't Fail Me Now"
1990–91 Jake and the Fatman Jordan Lee Recurring cast: Season 4
Star Trek: The Next Generation Kurn Guest cast: Season 3-5
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Lou Episode: "The Fugitive Priest Mystery"
1994 Law & Order Reverend Ott Episode: "Sanctuary"
The X-Files Augustus D. Cole Episode: "Sleepless"
Homicide: Life on the Street Matt Rhodes Recurring cast: Season 3
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gladius Episode: "The Gladiator"
Black Fox Britt Johnson / Black Fox Main Cast
1995–96 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Adult Jake Sisko / Kurn 2 episodes
1996 Murder, She Wrote National Security Agent Nathan Mitchell Episode: "Mrs. Parker's Revenge"
New York Undercover Andrew Bryant Episode: "Rule of Engagement"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Dr. Julius Tate Episode: "If I Had a Hammer"
1997 NYPD Blue Detective Eddie Hazell Episode: "Taillight's Last Gleaming"
Xena: Warrior Princess Cecrops Episode: "Lost Mariner"
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Joseph Karenga Episode: "Missing in Action"
1998 Star Trek: Voyager Alpha Hirogen Episode: "Prey"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Gilgamesh Episode: "Faith"
1999 Where Are They Now? Himself Episode: "Horror Movie Stars"
2000 Angel Vyasa Episode: "The Shroud of Rahmon"
2001 UC: Undercover Cephus Episode: "The Siege"
Smallville Earl Jenkins Episode: "Jitters"
2002 Crossing Jordan Coach Jim Evans Episode: "Lost and Found"
Andromeda Captain Fehdman Metis Episode: "The Lone and Level Sands"
Charmed Avatar of Force Episode: "Sam I Am"
Boston Public Lester Lipschultz 2 episodes
CSI: Miami Sergeant Marcus Cawdrey Episode: "Camp Fear"
2002–03 The District Stanley Carver 2 episodes
2004 The 100 Scariest Movie Moments Himself Episode: "Part I: 100-81"
24 Detective Michael Norris Episode: "Day 3: 3:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m."
2005 HypaSpace Himself Episode: "Episode #4.175"
Night Stalker Detective Episode: "Malum"
Criminal Minds Eric Miller Episode: "The Fox"
2005–06 Stargate SG-1 Lord Haikon Recurring cast: Season 9
2006 Svengoolie Himself Episode: "Dracula's Daughter"
Masters of Horror The Beast Episode: "Valerie on the Stairs"
2007 Boston Legal Detective Walter Berenson Episode: "The Innocent Man"
Without a Trace Dr. Carl Williams Episode: "Res Ipsa"
2007–11 Chuck CIA Director Langston Graham Recurring cast: Season 1-2, Guest: Season 5
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Astaroth Voice, episode: "Trials of the Demon!"[21]
24 General Benjamin Juma Recurring cast: Season 7
Psych Detective Moses Johnson Episode: "High Top Fade Out"
Splatter Spencer Pope Main Cast
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Dark Shaman Voice, episode: "Shaman of Fear"
The Event General Whitman Recurring Cast
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Jordan Nevins Episode: "Kalele (Faith)"
Holliston Himself Episode: "Candyman"
Transformers: Prime Dreadwing Voice, recurring role[21]
Zombie Family Principle McGuffy Episode: "Are You Eyeballing Me Boy?"
2012–13 Young Justice Icon Voice, 2 episodes[21]
2013 Halloween Wars Himself / Guest Judge Episode: "Twisted Nursery Rhymes"
The Young and the Restless Gus Rogan Regular Cast
2014 Bravest Warriors Aeon Worm Voice, episode: "Season of the Mitch"
2015–23 The Flash Zoom Voice (recurring role: season 2, guest: seasons 5 and 9)
2016 Dead of Summer Holyoke the Tall Man Recurring Cast
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Alien, Captain Lewis, Reggi Voice, 2 episodes[21]
Room 104 The Father Episode: "The Knockadoo"
Riverdale "Farmer" McGinty Episode: "Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
2019 The Orville Moclan Delegate Episode: "Sanctuary"
Scream: Resurrection Luther Thompson / Hook Man Recurring cast: Season 3
2021; 2024 Masters of the Universe: Revelation Scare Glow Voice[21]
2021–22 Dota: Dragon's Blood Slyrak the Ember Eldwyrm Voice, main cast[21]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard Kurn
2000 The Legend of Dragoon Cutscene Narrator
2003 Star Trek: Elite Force II Korban
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two Vortigaunts [21]
2011 Dota 2 Dragon Knight, Night Stalker, Viper [21]
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Admiral Tommy Briggs Voice and motion capture[21]
2017 Star Trek Online General Rodek, Kurn [21]
2018 Artifact Viper
2019 Layers of Fear 2 Narrator
2020 Half-Life: Alyx Vortigaunts [21][31]
2021 Back 4 Blood Doctor Rogers
2023 Spider-Man 2 Venom
2024 Indiana Jones and the Great Circle Locus [32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2024 British Academy Games Awards Performer in a Supporting Role Spider-Man 2 Nominated [33]


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