Tony Cox Biography
Tony Cox is an American actor. His birth name is Joseph Anthony Cox. He is famous for his roles in Bad Santa, Me, Myself & Irene, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Disaster Movie. He is also known for his role in George Lucas’s Willow, as an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and as The Preacher in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. Cox also appeared in various music videos.
Tony Cox Age | Family
Cox was born on 31 March 1958 in Uniontown, Alabama. He is 60years. He is the son of the son of Henrietta Cox-Penn and Joe Cox. Cox spent most of his childhood living with his grandparents, Lottie, and Henry Jones. His mother and stepfather, Rudolph (Rudy) Penn, live in College Park, Georgia.
Tony Cox Education | Career
After graduation from high school, Cox attended the University of Alabama and originally planned to study music. He became a drummer at the age of 10years old. Cox made the decision to pursue acting after watching Billy Barty. a dwarf who was an actor and also the founder of the organization Little People of America. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. Cox started taking classes at the Merrick Studio School of Acting with Scriptwriter De De Tillman and soon began working in commercials, Films, and Tv roles.
He is mostly recognized for his roles in Bad Santa where he played Marcus, the brains of a safe-cracking team, and in Date Movie where he played a parody of Dr. Hitch from Hitch. Cox reprised his role as Marcus in Bad Santa 2, released in 2016. Cox also appeared on the TV show Martin in the first season, playing the character Bennie. Cox also appeared in a pivotal role in the Farrelly Brothers’ movie Me, Myself & Irene, playing a Mensa International-member limousine driver who steals Jim Carrey’s character’s girlfriend.
Tony Cox Wife | Children
Tony is married to Otelia Cox. He met his wife during high school. The couple is blessed with one child. They also have two pets, whom they love like their own children.
Tony Cox Films | Movies
|1983||Return of the Jedi||Ewok|
|1984||Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure||Widdle||Television film|
|1985||Ewoks: The Battle for Endor||Willy||Television film|
|1986||Invaders from Mars||Drone||Credited as Joe Anthony Cox|
|1994||The Silence of the Hams||Dwarf Guard|
|1994||Leprechaun 2||African-American Leprechaun|
|2003||The Hebrew Hammer||Jamal|
|2008||Disaster Movie||Indiana Jones|
|2012||Partysaurus Rex||Chuck E. Duck||Short
|2012||A Fairly Odd Christmas||Elmer the Elder Elf||Television film
|2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||Knuck|
|2015||Strange Magic||Plum Elf||Voice|
|2016||Bad Santa 2||Marcus Skidmore|
Tony Cox Net Worth
Cox is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million dollars.
Tony Cox Bad Santa
Bad Santa is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, and Bernie Mac. It was John Ritter’s last film appearance before his death on September 11, 2003. The film was dedicated to Ritter’s memory.
Tony Cox Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 is a 2016 Christmas dark comedy crime film directed by Mark Waters and written by Shauna Cross and Johnny Rosenthal. A sequel to the 2003 film Bad Santa, the film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates, and Christina Hendricks, and features criminals Willie and Marcus again teaming up to work as Santa and an elf, respectively, this time to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.