Tony Cox net Worth

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Tony Cox net worth is
$4 Million

Tony Cox Wiki Biography

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Cox is an American film and television actor, born on the 31st of March 1958, in Manhattan, New York City. He is perhaps best known for appearing in a string of comedy films. He is a dwarf, standing three feet six inches tall, and is of African American heritage.

How rich is Tony Cox? Sources estimate his net worth at $4 million as of early 2017, earned over his acting career which began in 1980.

Tony Cox net Worth $4 million

Cox grew up mostly in Alabama, under the care of his grandparents, whilst his mother resided in Georgia with Cox’s stepfather. He became interested in becoming an actor after seeing a performance by Billy Barty, also a dwarf, an actor who had risen to prominence with a role on the television show “Wild Wild West”, and who had founded the Little People of America association. Cox would, coincidentally, go on to feature in a Burger King commercial along with Barty later in his career. Cox attended the University of Alabama briefly before pursuing an acting career.

Cox moved to Los Angeles after turning 18 to increase his opportunities, and studied at the Merrick School of Acting, and work in television and advertisements soon followed. His first movie role came in 1980, in the Oliver Reed film “Dr Heckyl and Mr. Hype”, in which he played the role of Bad William. He would go on to play an “ewok”, a bear-like alien, three times, firstly in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”. In 1992, Cox appeared in the television sitcom “Martin”, starring Martin Lawrence. His net worth was now established.

Cox’s biggest role came in 2003’s “Bad Santa”, in which he played one of the main characters, Marcus, opposite Billy Bob Thornton; both actors returned for the sequel, “Bad Santa 2”, in 2016, although Cox auditioned for the role of Marcus ten times before being given the part. He has also appeared in spoof movies including “Date Movie” and “Disaster Movie”. Recently, he has worked in large budget features such as “Oz the Great and Powerful” in 2013, greatly contributing to his overall wealth.

Cox has also appeared in music videos, for artists including Eminem, 2 Pac and Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Foo Fighters. In addition to his acting work, he directed a 1985 episode of the television show “Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It”, and has worked as a stunt person on “Blade Runner”, “The Ewok Adventure”, and finally in 1993 in “Leprechaun”. He provided his voice in the 2015 “Strange Magic”, in which he played an elf.

In his personal life, Tony Cox met his wife, Otelia, during high school. They were married in 1981 and have a daughter, who is now in her mid-twenties; they live on a ranch in Sedona, Arizona. Tony is a proficient drummer – he began drumming at the age of ten, and had at one stage, wanted to study music at university, before he decided to become an actor. He participates in various sports, including table tennis, basketball, and martial arts. He is a vegetarian, for the most part, although he does occasionally eat beef from his ranch.

Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 31, 1958
Place Of BirthManhattan, Kansas, United States
Height1.07 m
EducationAlabama State University
SpouseOtelia Cox
ParentsHenretta Cox-Penn, Joe Cox
NominationsSouth African Music Award for Best Classical and Instrumental Album
MoviesDate Movie, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Warrior's Way, Epic Movie, Me, Myself & Irene, Disaster Movie, Willow, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, Friday, The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, Captain EO, Who's Your Caddy?, Guns, Girls and Gambling, White T, Leprechaun 2, Strange Magic, The Hustle,...
TV ShowsPryor's Place
1By the age of 10, became an avid drummer.
2Met his future wife, Otelia, during high school.
3He is a dwarf, who was born in Manhattan, New York. He spent his childhood in Uniontown, Alabama with his grandfather and grandmother.


The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards2017post-productionMr. Chubb
Bad Santa 22016Marcus Skidmore
Miss Famous2015ShortMr. Chubs
Strange Magic2015Plum Elf (voice)
Almost Human2014TV SeriesDi Carlo
White T2013Head Bouncer
Oz the Great and Powerful2013Knuck
A Fairly Odd Christmas2012TV MovieElmer the Elder Elf
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex2012ShortChuck E. Duck (voice)
Guns, Girls and Gambling2012Little Person Elvis
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus2011Minoritees
Tumor & Gooch2011Short
Monster of the House2011TV MovieMarty
The Warrior's Way2010Eight-Ball
Meet Monica Velour2010Petting Zoo Club Owner
The Mail Man2009Randy Johnson
Disaster Movie2008Indiana Jones
The Hustle2008Biggman
Carpoolers2007TV SeriesSeth
Who's Your Caddy?2007Big Willie Johnson
Uncle P2007Little Doctor
Epic Movie2007Bink
Instant Def2006TV SeriesMr. Boo-T
Date Movie2006Hitch
TV: The Movie2006Stubbs
Dante2005TV MovieUncle Goldey
Rescue Me2004TV SeriesArlo
Back by Midnight2004Smitty
Method & Red2004TV Series
Humor Me2004TV MovieRoy
Bad Santa2003Marcus
The Hebrew Hammer2003Jamal
Frasier2002TV SeriesAngel #1
Me, Myself & Irene2000Limo Driver
Stark Raving Mad1999TV SeriesGoldy
The Jamie Foxx Show1997TV SeriesSweet & Low
Claude's Crib1997TV SeriesShorty - Reenactment
MADtv1996TV SeriesMr. White
W.E.I.R.D. World1995TV MovieDwarf Convience Store Clerk
Friday1995Mr. Parker
The Fantasticks1995His Assistant (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine1994Video GameBartender #1
Martin1993-1994TV SeriesMr. Johnson / Bennie
Ghoulies IV1994VideoGhoulie Dark
Leprechaun 21994African-American Leprechaun
The Silence of the Hams1994Dwarf Guard
Percy & Thunder1993TV MovieLester
In Living Color1992TV SeriesPresenter
Mom and Dad Save the World1992Blaaatt (Bulldog)
The Dark Backward1991Human Xylophone
Nerds of a Feather1990Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers
Married with Children1990TV SeriesAlien
Spaced Invaders1990Pez
Hollywood Hot Tubs 2: Educating Crystal1990Hot Dog Man
Rockula1990Big Al
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Wayne Evans
Rented Lips1988Tyrell
Bird1988Pee Wee Marquette
Willow1988Vohnkar Warrior
Thirtysomething1987TV SeriesDread
Retribution1987Hotel Resident
Valet Girls1987Sammy Rodenko
Captain EO Promo & Pre-show1986ShortHooter
Hollywood Zap1986Kong
Captain EO1986ShortHooter
Invaders from Mars1986Drone (as Joe Anthony Cox)
ABC Weekend Specials1985TV Series
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor1985TV MovieWilly
Faerie Tale Theatre1984-1985TV SeriesHerald / Bubba
Beaver Gets a Boner1985ShortLeroy
The Ewok Adventure1984TV MovieWiddle
Pryor's Place1984TV SeriesAllen
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Ewok
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again1982Lawn Jockey #1
Penitentiary II1982Midget (as Joe Anthony Cox)
The Greatest American Hero1982TV SeriesCircus Dwarf
Smokey Bites the Dust1981Desk Clerk (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Under the Rainbow1981Hotel Rainbow Guest (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Nice Dreams1981Midget Nut (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1981TV SeriesPrivate Zedht
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype1980Bad William (as Joe Anthony Cox)


Leprechaun1993stunt performer
The Ewok Adventure1984TV Movie stunts - uncredited
Blade Runner1982stunts - uncredited


The Mail Man2009producer


Your Mother Wouldn't Like It1985TV Series


The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2016TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Shorties2016DocumentaryHimself
Psych2010TV SeriesHimself
'Friday' Straight Up2009Video documentary shortHimself
In Bed with Carrie2007TV SeriesHimself
The AMC Project: The Talent Collector2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Making the Video2004TV Series documentaryHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Linc's1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Captain Eo'1986TV Special documentaryHooter

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20 to 12006TV Series documentaryShonte Jackson
Star Wars: Battlefront2004Video GameEwok

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