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’s film credits include TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, THE ROCK, THE CROW, LEAN ON ME, BIRD, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, FINAL DESTINATION, FINAL DESTINATION II, FINAL DESTINATION III, 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, SHADOW PUPPETS, THE MAN FROM EARTH, and CHANGING THE GAME. Tony has recently completed starring in DREAM IN AMERICAN , A NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, HATCHET II and is currently starring in and reprising his role of ‘Bludworth’ in FINAL DESTINATION 5.
Tony is recently starred in the NBC pilot/series THE EVENT and recurred on two television series CHUCK for NBC and 24 for FBC, his past guest starring TV appearances include 24, 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. His television movies include starring roles in TRUE WOMEN, THE BLACK FOX, BUTTER, THE LAST ELEPHANT, BABYLON 5: A CALL TO ARMS, and the UPCOMING CONTROL FACTOR, among others.
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 and as ‘Troy Maxon’ in August Wilson’s FENCES for the Geva Theatre Center.