Tony Todd

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Tony Todd
Tony Todd July 2017.jpg
Todd at the 2017 Raleigh SuperCon
Born (1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 67)
Years active1986–present
RelativesMonique Dupree (sister)

Tony Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor who 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, as the titular character in the four films of the Candyman film series (1992–2021) and William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise (2000–2011). He also starred as 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 upcoming Spider-Man 2 (2023) game.

Early life and education[edit]

Todd was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, attending local schools including Hartford Public High School.[1] He is also an alumnus of the Artists Collective, Inc.[2] 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,[3] and the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island.[2]



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[4] (1992), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2011), Minotaur (2006), and Beg (2010).[5] 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.[6] Todd was a special guest of the Weekend of Horror Creation Entertainment on May 23, 2010,[7] and Screamfest LA.[8] 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.


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,[9] 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.[10][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.[11] 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 in the second season of The Flash.

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.[12] The season premiered on VH1 on July 8, 2019.[13]

Audio drama[edit]

Todd played the titular character in Bleak December Inc.'s 2016 audio drama adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.[14]

Personal life[edit]

On March 5, 2022 on his Twitter, Todd revealed his plans to retire from film acting as his primary career focus, citing the celebration of his daughter and mother's wedding and birthday celebration respectively as well as a desire to focus on theatre as the reason though revealed several unreleased projects will still be released across 2022.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Sleepwalk Mr. Barrington
1986 Platoon Sergeant Warren
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Demolition Worker
1987 Peng! Du bist tot! Undercover Agent
1987 Enemy Territory The Count
1988 Colors Vietnam Vet
1988 Bird "Frog"
1989 Lean on Me Mr. William Wright
1990 Night of the Living Dead Ben
1990 Voodoo Dawn Makoute
1992 Sunset Heat Drucker
1992 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
1995 Burnzy's Last Call Mistress Marla
1996 Sabotage Sherwood
1996 The Rock Captain Darrow
1996 Driven Darius Pelton
1997 Stir Bubba
1997 Wishmaster Johnny Valentine
1997 Univers'l Marcus
1998 Shadow Builder Covey
1998 Caught Up Jake Samples
1998 The Pandora Project CIA Director Garrett Houtman
1998 Butter Benzo Al
1999 The Dogwalker Mones
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman Direct-to-DVD
2000 Final Destination William Bludworth
2000 Le Secret Bill
2003 Silence Eric Crowell Direct-to-DVD
2003 Final Destination 2 William Bludworth
2003 Scarecrow Slayer Caleb Kilgore Direct-to-DVD
2004 Murder-Set-Pieces Clerk
2005 Checking Out Manuel
2005 The Prophecy: Forsaken Stark Direct-to-DVD
2005 I.O.U. Jack Bruckner Short film
2005 Dark Assassin "Ghost" Direct-to-DVD
2005 Turntable Victor
2005 House of Grimm Grimm
2005 Heart of the Beholder Chuck Berry
2006 Final Destination 3 Devil (voice)
2006 Minotaur King Deucalion
2006 Shadow: Dead Riot Shadow
2006 Hatchet Reverend Zombie / Clive Washington
2006 The Absence of Light The Alchemist Direct-to-DVD
2006 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
2007 Mercy Street Christopher
2007 Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck Captain Joe Dunning Direct-to-DVD
2007 Shadow Puppets Steve Garrett
2007 Tournament of Dreams Isaiah Kennedy Direct-to-DVD
2007 The Man from Earth Dan
2007 The Mannsfield 12 Hunnit Grand
2007 The Eyes of Samir Steve McReedy Short film
2008 iMurders Agent Washington Direct-to-DVD
2008 Dark Reel Detective Shields Direct-to-DVD
2008 Bryan Loves You The Narrator
2008 Nite Tales: The Movie Clown / James Direct-to-DVD
2008 The Thirst: Blood War Julien Direct-to-DVD
2008 Dockweiler The Duke Short film
2009 Are You Scared 2 Controller Direct-to-DVD
2009 Vampire in Vegas Sylvian Direct-to-DVD
2009 Penance Chauffeur[16]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen (voice)
2009 The Graves Reverend Abraham Direct-to-DVD
2009 Tom Cool Mac Angel
2009 Dead in Love
2010 The Quiet Ones TV Show Host / The Narrator
2010 Hatchet II[17] Reverend Zombie / Clive Washington
2010 Three Chris's God
2011 Final Destination 5[18] William Bludworth
2011 Beg Nathan McVay
2011 The Family Mason Direct-to-DVD
2011 Jack the Reaper Steel Direct-to-DVD
2011 Dream in American Lubembe
2012 Falling Away Christopher Direct-to-DVD
2012 Changing the Game Curtis the Diabolical / FBI Agent
2012 Sushi Girl Duke Also executive producer
2012 A Night at the Silent Movie Theater Jones
2013 Dead of the Nite Ruber
2013 Dust of War Crispus Hansen
2013 Kill Her, Not Me Detective Holmes
2013 Army of the Damned Jackson Direct-to-DVD
2014 Prelude to Axanar Admiral Marcus Ramirez Short film
2014 Disciples Duncan Direct-to-DVD
2014 The Sun Devil and the Princess The Baron (voice) Short film
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Darkseid (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2015 Bleeding Hearts God Direct-to-DVD
2015 Vanish Officer Darrow
2015 Frankenstein Eddie
2015 Driven Mr. Reynauld Short film
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Darkseid (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2015 Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Ben (voice)
2015 Agoraphobia Dr. Murphy
2015 Live Evil Pastor
2015 Scream at the Devil Detective Johnson
2016 Beyond the Game
2016 Broken Cross Father Dudley
2016 The Witching Hour Travis
2016 Heads Will Roll Medical Examiner Short film
2016 Zombies Detective Sommers
2017 Victor Crowley Reverend Zombie / Clive Washington Uncredited
2017 Death House Asa, The Farmer
2017 From Jennifer Chad Wolfe
2017 Two Faced Dr. Hanson
2018 IMTK Tom Short film
2018 The Debt Collector Barbosa
2018 West of Hell Jericho Whitfield Direct-to-DVD
2018 Worth Hunter
2018 Drive Me to Vegas and Mars Frank
2018 Hell Fest Carnival Barker
2018 The Final Wish Colin
2018 Requiem Reverend Bill Abernathy Completed; Unreleased
2019 Reign of the Supermen Darkseid (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2019 Immortal Ted
2019 Heads Will Roll Medical Examiner Short film
2019 Candy Corn Bishop Gate
2019 Fate Upside Down Father Dudley Short film
2019 Badland Senator Benjamin Burke
2020 Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Darkseid (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2020 Bulletproof 2 Special Agent Battle
2020 Tales from the Hood 3 William
2020 Sky Sharks Major General Frost
2021 Insight Carl
2021 The Lockdown Hauntings Jordan Myers
2021 Candyman Daniel Robitaille / The Candyman Cameo
2021 The Changed Bill
2021 Destination Marfa Mayor Henry Direct to DVD, stream on Amazon & Vudu
2022 Hellblazers Harry
2022 Bitch Ass Titus Blaq
2022 The Witching Hour Travis
TBA 30 t0 45 Walter the Doll
TBA The Bunker Major Frank Lawrence Post-production
TBA Devilreaux Leonard Post-production
TBA Cigarettes & Coffee Paul Short; Post-production
TBA The Pitchfork Pre-production
TBA Runes Pre-production; Rumoured
TBA 13 Steps Sheriff Charles Davies Pre-production


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"
1990 Ivory Hunters Jomo Television film
1990 Criminal Justice Detective Riley Television film
1990–1991 Jake and the Fatman Jordan Lee 3 episodes
1990–1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Kurn 3 episodes
1990 The Bride in Black 747 Green Television film
1991 Father Dowling Mysteries Lou Episode: "The Fugitive Priest Mystery"
1991 Love and Curses... And All That Jazz Emile Gaston Television film
1991 Keeper of the City Bridger Television film
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 Black Fox Britt Johnson / Black Fox 3 episodes
1995–1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Adult Jake Sisko / Kurn 2 episodes:
"The Visitor" (Jake)
"Sons of Mogh" (Kurn)
1996 Murder, She Wrote National Security Agent Nathan Mitchell Episode: "Mrs. Parker's Revenge"
1996 New York Undercover Andrew Bryant Episode: "Rule of Engagement"
1996 Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus Seth Television film
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Dr. Julius Tate Episode: "If I Had a Hammer"
1996 Them Berlin Television film
1997 True Women Ed Tom Television film
1997 NYPD Blue Detective 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"
1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Leonard Anderson Television film
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 Captain 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
2002–2003 The District Stanley Carver 2 episodes
2003 Control Factor Reggie Television film
2004 24 Detective Michael Norris Episode: "Day 3: 3:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m."
2005 Night Stalker Detective Episode: "Malum"
2005 Criminal Minds Eric Miller Episode: "The Fox"
2005–2006 Stargate SG-1 Lord Haikon 3 episodes
2006 Masters of Horror The Beast Episode: "Valerie on the Stairs"
2006 The Eden Formula James Radcliffe Television film
2007 Boston Legal Detective Walter Berenson Episode: "The Innocent Man"
2007 Without a Trace Dr. Carl Williams Episode: "Res Ipsa"
2007–2011 Chuck CIA Director Langston Graham 10 episodes
2008 24: Redemption General Benjamin Juma Television film
2009 24 General Benjamin Juma 6 episodes
2009 Splatter Spencer Pope 3 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Astaroth (voice) Episode: "Trials of the Demon!"
2009 Psych Detective Moses Johnson Episode: "High Top Fade Out"
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Dark Shaman (voice) 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"
2012–2013 Young Justice Icon (voice) 2 episodes
2013 The Young and the Restless Gus Rogan 14 episodes
2014 Bravest Warriors The Aeon Worm (voice) Episode: "Season of the Mitch"
2015–2018 The Flash Zoom (voice) 15 episodes
2016 Dead of Summer The Tall Man / Holyoke 5 episodes
2017 Room 104 The Father Episode: "The Knockadoo"
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Alien / Captain Lewis / Reggie (voices) 2 episodes
2017 Riverdale "Farmer" McGinty Episode: "Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
2019 The Orville Moclan Delegate Episode: "Sanctuary"
2019 Scream: Resurrection Luther Thompson / Hook Man 3 episodes
2021 Dota: Dragon's Blood Slyrak The Ember Eldwyrm (voice) 5 episodes
2021 Masters of the Universe: Revelation Scare Glow (voice) 3 episodes
2022 The Oath: Outbreak Dr. William Walker TV movie

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard Kurn
2000 Legend of Dragoon Cutscene Narrator
2003 Star Trek: Elite Force II Korban
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two Vortigaunt
2011 Dota 2 Dragon Knight / Night Stalker / Viper
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Admiral Tommy Briggs Also motion capture
2017 Star Trek Online General Rodek / Kurn
2018 Artifact Viper
2019 Layers of Fear 2 Narrator
2020 Half-Life: Alyx Vortigaunt[19]
2021 Back 4 Blood Doctor Rogers
2023 Spider-Man 2 Venom


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