Horror fans will have the opportunity to meet Tony Todd, known worldwide for his chilling portrayal of Candyman during the 1990’s horror trilogy of the same name, during the 2018 edition of Windsor Comicon. Organizers of the event have just revealed this versatile American character actor and voice artist as one of their celebrity guests for the upcoming con.
The indefatigable Tony Todd has consistently provided thrilling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk (1986).
Todd’s impressive resume with more than 100 theatrical and television performances exemplifies his versatility. He served as Sergeant Warren in the multiple Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986); Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990-1991), Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990) and William Bludworth in the Final Destination franchise (2000‐ 2011). As a voice artist, Todd portrayed the Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), as Darkseid in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League and Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (2015) as well as the disguised voice of Zoom on The CW’s The Flash (2015-2016).
Other compelling performances include film classics such as The Rock (1996), The Crow (1994), Lean on Me (1989), Bird (1988), Le Secret (2000) and Silence (2002) plus other notable appearances in Wishmaster (1997) and Hatchet II (2010). His television movies include starring roles in Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999) and Control Factor (2003). He has also had prominent guest starring roles in numerous critically acclaimed television series including Boston Public, For the People and The District, as well as NYPD Blue, Smallville, Law & Order, Crossing Jordan and The X‐Files. He has also appeared on 21 Jump St., The Young and the Restless, MacGyver, Matlock, Beverly Hills 90210, Xena: Warrior Princess, CSI: Miami, Andromeda, Charmed, 24, Stargate SG‐1, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Angel, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Riverdale (2017 TV Series) to name a few while portraying further voices for animated shows including Transformers: Prime, Batman: Brave and the Bold and Young Justice.
Of special note, Todd has recurred on 3 incarnations of Star Trek (via Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); a feat only achieved by a limited few. He was also strongly considered for the role of Dormammu in Doctor Strange (2016). In addition to this, he has acted on and off Broadway. Among his many roles are August Wilson’s King Hedley II and Athol Fugard’s The Captain’s Tiger for which he received the Helen Hayes nomination. Finally, Todd has provided the voice for several key characters in video games including but not limited to Legend of Dragoon, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Half-‐Life 2: Episode Two and a trio of Star Trek games (including Star Trek: Online).
“We’re thrilled to welcome Tony Todd to the show later this Fall,” says Windsor ComiCon President, Colin Douglas. “Fans of all ages will have a memorable connection to him through the many characters he has portrayed over the years.”
Tony Todd is presented by Cartoon Kingdom, the presenting sponsor of Windsor ComiCon.