Tony Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, and voice 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).
Tony Todd, Actor: Candyman. Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut, which, in turn, led to a scholarship from the...
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- December 4, 1954
Mini Bio (1) Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986). Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut, which, in turn, led to a ...
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Tony Todd. Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Earth (2007) Lowest Rated: 0% Caught Up (1998) Birthday: Dec 04, 1954. Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA. Perhaps best known as the hook-handed horror ...
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Tony Todd (born 4 December 1954; age 64) is the actor who portrayed Worf's brother Kurn in four episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the video games Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard and Star Trek Online. He also portrayed different characters in episodes of DS9 and Star Trek: Voyager. He had auditioned six times for various roles on TNG (including Leyor in \\"The Price\\" ) before winning the role of Kurn. He was also one of several actors considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko and provided the voice of \\"Korban\\" for the video game Star Trek: Elite Force II.
Todd was born in Washington, DC. He studied for two years at the University of Connecticut before transferring to the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute. He spent the next several years acting on stage in New England and teaching playwriting to high school students.
Todd, standing a sturdy 6'5\\", has extensive acting credits on the screen and on stage. However, he is perhaps most recognized for his extensive credits in the horror movie genre. Perhaps his most famous work is his performance in the title role in 1992's Candyman, in which he co-starred with Virginia Madsen. Todd reprised this role in two sequels, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995, with Carl Ciarfalio) and the direct-to-video Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999, with Wade Andrew Williams), the latter of which he co-produced.
He has made television appearances on hits such as Father Dowling Mysteries (with Michelle Forbes and Natalia Nogulich), The X-Files, Beverly Hills 90210, NYPD Blue, Xena, Hercules, Smallville, Andromeda, CSI, Angel, 24, Stargate SG-1, and Boston Legal (starring William Shatner and John Larroquette). Todd has also appeared in the Babylon 5 telefilm A Call to Arms and acted on stage throughout the US, including a stint on Broadway in Aida. Todd has starred as CIA Director Graham on the NBC series Chuck, produced by Robert Duncan McNeill and guest starring Scott Bakula and John Fleck. He also recently provided voice talent in the video game Half-Life 2: Episode Two, alongside fellow Trek performer Michelle Forbes. In addition, he can be heard as the voice of The Fallen, Megatron's mentor, in the 2009 film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (written by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman), which also featured the voices of Robert Foxworth and Frank Welker. Todd reappeared in the Transformers: Prime animated series produced by Orci and Kurtzman and also featuring Welker, albeit this time as Megatron's subordinate Dreadwing. The show also features Jeffrey Combs, James Horan, Tania Gunadi, and Clancy Brown.
In 2014, Todd began shooting scenes for the fan-made production titled Star Trek: Axanar, which co-stars Trek alums Kate Vernon, Gary Graham, Seth MacFarlane, and Garrett Wang. Todd left the Axanar production in August of 2015.
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5 minutes ago · One of many impressive celebrities making appearances at this year’s Days of the Dead Indianapolis was horror icon Tony Todd. Breaking into horror as Ben in Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, Tony found continued success in Bernard Rose’s 1992 award-winning film Candyman.
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