Tony Todd

Active - 1986 - 2020  |   Born - Dec 4, 1954 in Washington D.C., United States  |   Genres - Horror, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Known to many as the Candyman, character actor Tony Todd is known for his extreme height (6'5") and deep voice. The Washington D.C. native cut his teeth with numerous TV appearances throughout the 80's, and went on to appear in movies like Platoon, The Rock, and of course, Candyman. He would also enjoy major arcs on shows like 24 and Chuck.

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  • Was raised in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • A former student of the Artists Collective, Inc.
  • Studied at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
  • Was a high school playwriting teacher in Hartford.
  • Was stung by bees multiple times while filming Candyman (1992).