Tony-Cox
Tony Cox | Biography

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  • Full Name Joseph Anthony Cox
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Alabama, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 31, 1957
  • Age 65 Years, 2 Months
Cast of the movie franchise 'Bad Santa'

Tony Cox | Biography

Tony Cox runs a non-profit organization named Little People of America to help people with dwarfism syndrome

Columbia Pictures released a Christmas movie, 'Bad Santa,' in 2003. It starred the famous actor Billy Bob Thorton as Willie, a professional Christmas thief, and Tony Cox as Marcus Skidmore, Willie’s assistant. The film revolves around Wille and Marcus robbing shopping malls and people by dressing up as Santa. The two reprised the role in its sequel 'Bad Santa,' in 2016.


Tony Cox is a famous American dwarf actor. He is best recognized for his comedy appearances in the 2000 film Me, Myself and Irene and the 2003 film Bad Santa.

Who is Tony Cox?

Joseph Anthony Cox is a TV and film actor and music video model. He was born on 31 March 1957 in Alabama, USA, to Joe Cox and Henrietta Cox. He grew up in Uniontown, Alabama, with his grandparents, Henry Jones and Lottie Jones.

Cox had developed a passion for music from an early age. He specialized in drums and played it during his high school days in Alabama. After graduating high school, Cox joined music at Alabama State University. But, he dropped out shortly and relocated to Los Angeles to become an actor. In Los Angeles, Cox studied acting at Merrick Studio School.

Cox began his acting journey doing ad commercials and eventually made his way up to television and films. He began his on-screen career as Bad William in the 1980 horror film Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype. Following that, in 1981 movies he starred in movies like Nice DreamsUnder the Rainbow and Smokey Bites The Dust. The same year, Cox debuted on TV as Private Zedth in the sci-fi adventure series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

To date, he has appeared in many roles in numerous films and TV shows. His most prominent roles are as Marcus Skidmore in the Bad Santa (2003 movie), Arlo in Rescue Me (2004 TV series), Seth in Carloopers (2007 TV series), Bink in the Epic Movie (2007 movie), Indiana Jones in Disaster Movie (2008 movie), and Little Person Elvis in Guns, Girls and Gambling (2012 movie), among many others. 

Cox’s recent screen appearance is in the 2016 movie Bad Santa 2, a sequel of the 2003 movie Bad Santa.

Cox also owns a non-profit organization named Little People of America. Through the organization, he provides help to people with dwarfism syndrome.

'Bad Santa'

In 2003, Columbia Pictures released a Christmas movie, Bad Santa. It starred the famous actor Billy Bob Thorton as Willie, a professional Christmas thief, and Tony Cox as Marcus Skidmore, Willie’s assistant. The film revolves around Wille and Marcus robbing shopping malls and people by dressing up as Santa.

In 2016, the film released its sequel Bad Santa 2, and Cox reprised the role of Marcus. 

Wife and Daughter

At 23, Cox married his high school girlfriend Otelia in 1981. The two studied at the same high school in Alabama and dated for years before marrying.

The couple has a daughter together. They have not disclosed their child’s name yet.

Height

The famous short stature actor measures 3 feet 6 inches in height. 

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the famous dwarf actor has a $2 million net worth in 2021. His 40 years of career in TV and film have contributed to his massive wealth. 

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