Tony Cox Bio, Age, Wife, Child, Career, Net Worth, Movies, Bad Santa

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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.

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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.

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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

Year

Title

Role

Notes

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
1986 Captain EO Hooter Short
1987 Spaceballs Dink
1988 Beetlejuice Preacher
1988 Willow Nelwyn Warrior
1994 The Silence of the Hams Dwarf Guard
1994 Leprechaun 2 African-American Leprechaun
2003 Bad Santa Marcus
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Jamal
2006 Date Movie Hitch
2007 Epic Movie Bink
2008 Disaster Movie Indiana Jones
2012 Partysaurus Rex Chuck E. Duck Short
Voice
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Elmer the Elder Elf Television film
Voice
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.

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