This Day in Horror: Happy Birthday Tony Todd
Born on this day in 1954: Tony Todd
He will always be Candyman to us, but Tony Todd has a long list of over one hundred film and television appearances, and has a long list of theatrical credits, both on and off Broadway.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Connecticut, one of Todd’s earliest acting credits was in Oliver Stone’s war epic Platoon. His height (6’5″) and his deep voice made him perfect for horror films. He played Ben in Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead, before landing the eponymous role in Candyman, a role he returned to in two sequels, and is said to be returning for the Jordan Peele-produced remake.
Todd’s other horror films include The Crow; Wishmaster; Final Destination and several sequels; Murder-Set-Pieces; The Prophecy: Forsaken; Hatchet; The Absence of Light; Shadow Puppets; and Candy Corn, just to name a few.
On the television side, Todd has appeared in The X-Files; Werewolf; Angel; Scream: The TV Series; Night Stalker; Masters of Horror; Splatter; Holliston; and perhaps scariest of all, Cop Rock.