Who is Tony Todd?
Anthony Tiran Todd, better known as Tony Todd, is an American actor and producer, who has appeared in over 200 films and television shows. He has been active in the show business for over three decades and has portrayed many memorable characters on the silver screen. Todd has appeared in films like ‘Night of the Living Dead’, ‘Candyman’, and the ‘Final Destination’ series, playing some memorable characters. The veteran actor is also a very popular face on television for his role in the series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. In addition, Tony Todd has appeared in a few Broadway productions in his career, showcasing his ability to play different kinds of characters on stage. He has also worked as a voice actor and is known for voicing characters like ‘The Fallen’ from the blockbuster film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’. He has produced a few television movies and films in the last two decades as well.
Tony Todd started his acting career back in 1986 with a small role in the film ‘Sleepwalk’. In the same year, he appeared in another film, titled ‘Platoon’. In the early 1990s, Todd appeared in a few memorable roles on the silver screen. The horror film ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1990) gave him his first big break and two years later Todd appeared in an iconic role in ‘Candyman’. The 1992 slasher film was directed by Bernard Rose and featured Tony Todd as the title character. Apart from Todd, the film also featured Xander Berkeley and Virginia Madsen in important roles. Over the rest of the 1990s, Todd appeared in films like ‘The Crow’ and ‘The Rock’, alongside popular actors like Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage. In the ‘Final Destination’ franchise, Todd portrayed the character of ‘William Bludworth’, the owner of the Bludworth Funeral Homes. He knows a lot about death and its ways of finding its chosen ones. Todd played the role in three films, ‘Final Destination’, ‘Final Destination 2’, and ‘Final Destination 5’, between 2000 and 2011. He also voiced the character of “Devil” in ‘Final Destination 3.’
In the 2007 drama film ‘The Man from Earth’, Todd appeared in the very challenging role of ‘Dan,’ a man who tries to find the truth about God. In the 2009 film ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’, from the ‘Transformers’ franchise, Todd voiced the title character ‘The Fallen’. A year later, he appeared in another slasher film ‘Hatchet II’ as ‘Rev. Zombie’. He played voice roles in Direct-to-DVD films like ‘Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League’ and ‘Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom’ as ‘Darkseid’.
In the television industry, Todd has appeared in many shows. His most important work was in the sci-fi series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ as Kurn. He has also appeared in the show ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in the same role. In the action-comedy show ‘Chuck’, Todd portrayed the character of ‘CIA Director Langston Graham’. His other notable works were in shows like ‘24’, ‘Splatter’, ‘Transformers: Prime’ (voice of ‘Dreadwing’), ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘The Flash’ (the voice of ‘Zoom’), and ‘Scream’.
Tony Todd is also a well-known personality in the Broadway circuit. He has appeared in the Broadway productions of ‘King Hedley II’, ‘The Captain's Tiger’, ‘Othello’, and ‘Playboys of the West Indies’.
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Family & Personal Life
Anthony Tiran Todd was born on December 4, 1954, in Washington, D.C. He attended Artists Collective, Inc. and later went to the University of Connecticut. He then joined the Eugene O'Neill National Actors Theatre Institute, a Tony Award-winning non-profit institute for drama. He is an avid supporter of the American military veterans and never misses the opportunity to speak in their support.