Obscure Black C-List Actors: Tony Cox
Thembi Ford 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!