Tony Todd

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Tony Todd
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Born Anthony Tiran Todd[1]
(1954-12-04) December 4, 1954 (age 61)
Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1986–present

Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor, voice artist and film producer, known for portraying Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ben in the 1990 film Night of the Living Dead and its 2015 3D remake, Candyman in the horror movie franchise of the same name, William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise and the Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Early life[edit]

Todd was born in Washington, D.C., United States. He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, and attended 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]

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, an adult Jake Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and in Star Trek: Voyager, an Alpha Hirogen.

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 season 2 of The Flash.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

Web series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][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. ^ [2][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 at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ "Disturbing New Clip for Penance". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  11. ^ "Unrated Trailer Debut for Cannibalism Tale – Poe". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  12. ^ "Hatchet 2 Cast Expands by Two as Nick Principe & Alexis Peters Sign On". DreadCentral.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  13. ^ "Tony Todd Returns as the Reaper in 'Final Destination 5'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 

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