Tony Todd

  1. Avery Brooks, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, TV, 1993-1999.    Producer-creator Rick Berman’s  choices to play Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko,  included Gary (Alien Nation) Graham, James Earl Jones, Eriq La Salle (later ER‘s Dr Benton Alexander Siddig (who became Dr Bashir), and Todd the Candy Man.  Brooks  ruled DS9, the sole  star in all  172 episodes.
  2. Kevin Peter Hall,Star Trek The Next Generation #56: The Price,  TV, 1989.  (Stardate 43385.6).  Todd auditioned for six other  Trek different roles, including Leyor here, before winning  Worf’s  brother Kurn  in three TNG tales and a Deep Space Niner. He’s in three TNG video games, was Alpha Hirogen in Voyager #84: Prey, 1998,  and has turned out for the other side –  Andromeda, Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1. He’s played more than 200 screen roles: from Jekyll and Hyde to, of course, the Candyman and Final Destination franchises. Plus Black Fox, The Crow, The X Files, 24, Splatter, West of Hell,  Zombies and the 1990 Night of the Living Dead.
  3. Michael Jai White, Spawn, 1996. All the obvious heavyweights – Cuba Gooding Jr, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, Tony Todd (Candyman), Denzel Washington  and Tarantino favourites Samuel L Jackson, Ving Rhames – were seen for the movies’ first black superhero. (The later filmed Black Panther was born first, in a 1966 comic – 26 years before Spawn).  Plus the usual rappers LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur. And the inevitable unknown: Allen Payne, from New Jack City (with Snipes).  Not easy, said White, to win audience sympathy for “the most tragic character I’ve encountered,” a government assassin back from hell. Hence, Spawn 2and Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battlenever battled.


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