With a deep voice and a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters), Tony Todd is widely recognized for playing the role of Candyman in the 1992 horror movie Candyman, William Bludworth in the Final Destination series and for guest starring on numerous television shows.
His portrayal of reverend zombie in the American cult film, Hatchet and Hatchet II brought him additional fame. Besides that, Tony is also known for portraying Sergeant Warren in Platoon (1986), Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990–1991), Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990).
As an on-screen actor and a voice actor, Tony has amassed colossal acclamation. He is also considered one of the hardest working actors in the film industry.
Who Is Tony Todd?
63-year-old actor, Tony was born as Anthony Tiran Todd on 4 December 1954 in Washington, District of Columbia.
He has one sister named Monique Dupree in his family. She was considered the first black Scream Queen.
Tony grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Afterward, he went on to study theater at the Tony award-winning Eugene O'Neill National Actors Theatre Institute and Trinity Rep Conservatory.
Career, Net Worth
Tony Todd has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and other media project. Some of his movie credits include Platoon (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2011), Minotaur (2006) and Beg (2010).
Tony was the voice of The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Rel Dowdell in the film Changing the Game.
Besides his movie credits, Todd's other television appearances include a recurring role on Boston Public and guest appearances on Law & Order alongside Michelle Beadle, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Homicide: Life on the Street with Callie Thorne, Psych, 24, Charmed, Andromeda, Criminal Minds, 21 Jump Street and Chuck.
He played as a mortician in the Final Destination series who explains to a group of people that death can't be cheated (he was only a voiceover in the third sequel and not present in the fourth). He also explained that Final Destination was a very expensive movie and difficult to shoot, so the fifth franchise would most probably be the last one.
Tony is one of the few actors to have portrayed two different speaking roles in the television series, 24. After the release of Hell Fest, Tony Todd is already having other opportunities to showcase this skill in the acting industry. He has been offered in the role of Candyman remake again, but the decision hasn't been finalized. Initially, he was not sure about taking the role, but now he says he wants to be a part of the team.
The actor has gained immense fame and success from his acting career. With his phenomenal performance, Todd has become one of the versatile actors and has accumulated the net worth of around $10 million.
Is Tony Married? Who Is His Wife?
Being a talented actor, Tony is loved and respected by many people, who are always interested to know more about his personal life and romantic side.
However, Todd has always kept a low-key when it comes about his personal life.
Nevertheless, back on 20 January 2016, he shared a picture of two kids and, in the caption, wrote that they were his kids. Tony also disclosed the name of his son and daughter, which is Alex and Ariana. His son Alex also shares a close resemblance with Todd, so probably fans should be expecting the handsome face in the media industry soon!
Tony Todd's shares picture of son Alex and daughter Ariana via Instagram on 20 January 2016 (Photo: Tony Todd's Instagram)
The picture clarified that Tony was in a relationship. However, he did not disclose whether he is married to the mother of his children or not. He also is yet to reveal if he is still in a relationship with his wife or partner as nothing of his love life has surfaced out in the media.
Only the post regarding his work and children keeps surfacing on his account. Back on 21 May 2018, Todd Instagrammed a childhood photo of his kids and claimed them to be his heart and soul. Tony Todd is undoubtedly very close to both his children.
Due to the absence of a wife or girlfriend in his life, Tony has been speculated to be gay as well. However, the actor has not uttered any word regarding his sexual orientation.