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Creator / Tony Todd

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"It's very interesting that most of the roles I've gotten are grim, when I'm actually a very well-adjusted man and had a happy upbringing. I guess there are some dark shadows somewhere in there, but I'm a big kid."

Anthony T. "Tony" Todd (December 4, 1954-) is an American actor, best known for his deep, gravelly voice, large stature, and roles as the eponymous character in Candyman and as William Bludworth in the Final Destination films.

He is, perhaps, the Scary Black Man of Hollywood.


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  • Magical Negro: In the Final Destination films, his character seems to know more than everyone else about Death's plans and how to foil them. Played with in that his advice is not meant to enrich those characters' lives.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: While he's probably best known for his role as the murderous and imposing Candyman many actors who've worked with him as well as fans have said he's a very cordial and genial man.
  • Playing Against Type: As the superhero Icon in Young Justice.
    • And as Big Good Admiral Briggs in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
    • Played with in Criminal Minds where he plays a convicted criminal that scares the hell out of Reid. He turned out to be a Red Herring to a more vicious criminal.
    • The adult Jake Sisko in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, perhaps his most dramatically demanding role ever.
    • Eddie, a blind blues guitarist in a modernized version of Frankenstein.
    • As the Vortigaunts in Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
  • Scary Black Man: Many of his roles, but perhaps none moreso than the Candyman.


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