Tony Todd

Perhaps best known as the hook-handed horror film villain "The Candyman" (1992), this imposing, booming-voiced actor has capitalized on his physical assests--he's 6'5"--to appear in a wealth of science fiction, fantasy and horror movies and television series, yet has also proven quite effective as a dramatic actor in more serious fare. Classically trained in the theater, Todd got his first major entree into Hollywood when writer-director Oliver Stone saw his performance in "Johnny Got His Gun" at New York's Westbank Theater and cast the actor as Sgt. Warren in Stone's breakthrough film "Platoon" (1986). Todd subsequently appeared regularly in guest spots on various television series in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and developed a cult fan following beginning in 1990 when he took on the recurring role of Klingon Commander Kurn, the long-lost brother of the Enterprise's Lt. Worf (Michael Dorn), on several episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Todd would appear again as Kurn on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," a series in which he also previously played a human: the adult version of young series regular Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) in the highly-regarded 1995 episode "The Visitor." The actor would later earn the rare distinction of appearing on three different "Star Trek" series as three different characters when he appeared as an alien game hunter on "Star Trek: Voyager" in 1998.