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Obscure Black C-List Actors: Tony Cox

13 July 2007 5 Comments

Deciding to become an actor isn’t easy when you’re overweight, or black, or… 3 foot 6 inches tall. But somehow that’s the decision Tony Cox made. He is THE black dwarf in Hollywood, which is impressive because there is really only need for one. Accordingly, Tony Cox has played every type of elf and little person one would guess he’d play. Ewok or other little alien? Check. One of the Seven Dwarfs? Check. Willow, Leprechaun, a Santa’s elf? Of course! And he has been hilarious popping up when you expected a full-size person like in Friday or Me, Myself, & Irene. Whenever I see him I chant “Ooh! Black Midget! Black Midget!” but I still refuse to believe he feels exploited. Yes, I know the word ‘midget’ is actually derogatory, but he just cracks me up. So what if he’ll never be a leading man? I know I sound like his mom or something, but hes ‘special’ and a good actor!


  • Dara said:

    right on! and if you asked me he should have replaced that elderly midget white lady in “all the money in the world.” it just wouldve added a lil sumthin sumthin.

  • Ginneh said:

    your arms too short to box with martin…

  • Thembi said:

    I don’t know… why don’t you go ask yer momma!

  • Richard What_son said:

    I loved his work in Bad Santa

    “Willie. Every year you’re worse. Every year, less reliable. More booze. More bullshit. More butt-fucking”
    -Marcus(Tony Cox)

  • Classick Material said:

    dude actually played alongside another black midget… er… little person… in the horrible Big Boi comedy “Who’s Your Caddy?”.

    (the other lil’ dude is Dana Woods)

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