Tony "Mr. Chill" Todd
According to the IMDb, Tony Todd "spent his childhood spooking drunks in the local cemetery." I'm not sure what that means, but it certainly sounds like a good start to a TNMC hall-of-fame career! This 6 foot, 5 inch tall actor with the chilling, resonant voice and imposing presence has been spooking, chilling, and entertaining us ever since.
He first burst into the Thursday Night consciousness as the star of the remake of "Night of the Living Dead," soon to be followed by starring roles in both "Candyman" films (and a third one released direct to video), creating a new kind of blood-curdling monster to keep our blood well below room temperature. He also turned in chilling performances in "The Rock" and "The Crow", and gave us a rare humorous twist in "Wishmaster". His greatest recent role was in an all-too-short cameo as the undertaker in "Final Destination", scaring the bejeezus out of the surviving kids with his philosophies on life and death.
His television roles have been wonderful and varied as well, and are probably the main reason for his induction into this prestigious brotherhood. His resume boasts three (count 'em!) roles on Star Trek: a recurring role as Worf's brother Kurn on both TNG and DS9, a Hirogen on Voyager (no, I didn't see that one; like all right-thinking Trek fans, I really can't stand that show), and an absolutely classic turn on DS9 as grown-up Jake Sisko in the future as Ben Sisko ping-pongs through time. Other TV roles include the popular Xena and Hercules series, but these don't really count as TNMC genre, but what the heck? The guy is prolific!
In short, Mr. Todd, we enjoy your chilling portrayals, your insidious presence, and your fervor for sending shivers up and down our spines!! Please, keep 'em coming!!!!
"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What's blood for, if not for shedding?"