Tony Todd is perhaps best known for his chilling portrayal in the title role of CANDYMAN. Since his film debut in the motion picture SLEEPWALK in 1986, followed almost immediately by a starring role in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winning film, PLATOON, this charismatic six foot five-inch-tall actor has consistently turned in compelling performance after compelling performance.
Tony has become a film icon in the horror and sci-fi realms starring in not only the CANDYMAN franchise, the HATCHET franchise, and also in the FINAL DESTINATION franchise of hit films. Films grossing more than $6 Billion at the box office worldwide have made the name Tony Todd box office gold.
Tony has added his unique talents to the films TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, THE ROCK, THE CROW, LEAN ON ME, BIRD, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and THE SECRET from the award-winning team of Erick Zonka and Virginie Wagon (Dream Life of Angels). A few of the smaller gem films that Tony has starred in have been MANSFIELD 12, THE MAN FROM EARTH, A NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, CHANGING THE GAME, and starring and producing the cult classic SUSHI GIRL. Tony has recently completed starring in the films COLD DESCENT alongside Lance Henriksen, and renewed his relationship with CANDYMAN director Bernard Rose in the reimagined FRANKENSTEIN.
Tony has also made his impact on television having starred recently as the Number 1 villain ‘Zoom’ on the hugely successful CW series THE FLASH and in the new hit series DEAD OF SUMMER for Freeform. Tony has also made his presence felt on the hit CBS show HAWAII 5-0, and in the NBC series THE EVENT and recurred on two television series CHUCK for NBC and 24 for FBC. Some of Tony’s past guest starring television appearances include MASTERS OF HORROR, CRIMINAL MINDS, WITHOUT A TRACE, BOSTON LEGAL, NYPD BLUE, BOSTON PUBLIC, SMALLVILLE, LAW AND ORDER, CROSSING JORDAN, HOMICIDE, XENA, HERCULES, THE X-FILES, ANDROMEDA, as well as recurring roles on all three incarnations of STAR TREK.
Tony’s television movies include starring roles in TRUE WOMEN, THE BLACK FOX, BUTTER, THE LAST ELEPHANT, BABYLON 5: A CALL TO ARMS, and CONTROL FACTOR, just to name a few.
Tony Todd is not only an icon in the Horror/Sci-Fi world, but also in the animated and gaming worlds as well. Tony has voiced many animated characters in film, television, and games the most notable being CALL TO DUTY: BLACK OPS, TRANSFORMERS PRIME, JUSTICE LEAGUE, HALF LIFE 2, DOTA and MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD.
Tony’s passion for acting began in theater, first at the University of Connecticut, and then at the renowned Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute. Tony was at the inception of the Trinity Rep. His theater credits include originating the title role of award-winning playwright August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY II. He also received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance in Athol Fugard’s THE CAPTAIN’S TIGER.
Other theater credits include LES BLANCS, PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES, OTHELLO, ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, DARK PARADISE, AIDA (on Broadway), LEVEE JAMES for the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and most
recently starred in Athol Fugard’s THE ISLAND, as ‘Troy Maxon’ in August Wilson’s FENCES for the Geva Theatre Center, as ‘Paw Siden’ in the world premiere of the Marcus Gardley play BLACK ODYSSEY at the Denver Center, and the one man show GHOST IN THE HOUSE as the late great world champ Jack Johnson.