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Tony Cox

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Tony Cox can be an remarkable talent within the 12-string classical guitar which he continues to be taking part in since he was a son. He is one particular South African music artists who appear continuously in the neighborhood music picture but seldom have the ability to occur any interest internationally. This will not stage at an unhealthy quality of musicianship, but instead sheds light on what very much musical jewels still lay undiscovered within the musicscape of Southern Africa. Cox requires the large number of styles obtainable in the Southern African diaspora and mixes them into his personal musical cocktail. Created in a little mining city of that which was after that Southern Rhodesia and is currently Zimbabwe, Tony Cox used acoustic guitar lessons from age nine. He remembers that he constantly strolled the 12 kilometers between his and his acoustic guitar tutor’s house, which certainly added to his endurance to accomplish what he really wants to. Your guitar lessons halted when his instructor moved back again to his indigenous Portugal as well as the Cox family members settled in the administrative centre Salisbury, right now Harare. His teacher had actually trained Hawaiian acoustic guitar; the somewhat different playing technique brought the youthful Tony Cox to build up his have fingerpicking and slipping style that is feature for his playing. In 1970 he remaining Zimbabwe along with his family members to stay in Cape City, South Africa, and 3 years later on, he started to pursue his musical passions seriously. He fulfilled another guitarist, Steve Newman, who ten years later on would discovered the music group Tananas. They created a strong creative relationship and became probably the most widely recognized acoustic guitar duo of the united states, still occasionally carrying out. Their 1981 display 101 Methods to Make use of an CLASSICAL GUITAR was a huge hit throughout the nation. To inhale some oxygen, Tony Cox made a decision to travel across Africa towards Britain where he once more performed with Steve Newman and toured thoroughly. All of the different musical designs he experienced during his period and his personal, very African encounters, transformed his musical conception totally and paved just how for his very own blending style he’d develop afterwards. After his go back to South Africa in 1986, he collaborated with a number of performers like Lesley Rae Dowling, a South African vocalist, or the Malawian vocalist/songwriter Wambali Mkandawire and composed scores for Television shows and movies. The noninterest from the South African music sector in locally harvested talent made comprehensive touring and live performances even more required. In 1991, Tony Cox released his initial album In-to-Nation, nonetheless it was Great Friction (1996) which gained him the best acclaim and should be considered among the landmark albums of South African electric guitar music. In 1998, Tony Cox went on the musical trip to his root base in Zimbabwe. The outcomes of the voyage were shown on his record Searching for Zim, released exactly the same calendar year. It included visitor shows of Wambali Mkandawire and South African vocalist Wendy Oldfield. Matabele Ants (2000), a cooperation with percussionist Barry truck Zyl, continuing the trip in discovering the African spirit in Tony Cox’ nearly magical electric guitar playing.

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Full Name Tony Cox
Height 1.07 m
Profession Stunt Performer
Education Alabama State University
Nationality American
Spouse Otelia Cox
Parents Joe Cox, Henretta Cox-Penn
Music Songs Bush Telegraph, Bluegrass Safari, Enormous Flowers, Padkos, Impi, Jambanja, Slap Chips, Baby Elephant Walk, Dollar's F, Midnight Sweeper, Anthill Rag, Invisible, Rainbow Rag, The Summer Comes My Loves, Christy Boy, Blue Anthem, Kwe-Kwe, Southern Hymn, Watertree, Sadless Blues, We'll Get High, Kierboom, Anthole, Dinaledi, Ancient Dust, Hold Me Angeline, Sandwoman, Bush 1, Dave and Julie, Out of My Mind, Long Walk to Nkandla, Swinging Safari/ Sarie Marais
Albums My African Heart, Enormous Flowers, Looking For Zim, About Time, Blue Anthem, Audient, In Concert at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2005, On the Way, Padkos, Matabele Ants, Return of the Road Warriors, Cool Friction, Roots of Tony Cox, The Summer Comes My Loves
Movies Bad Santa 2, Bad Santa, Oz the Great and Powerful, Date Movie, Epic Movie, The Warrior's Way, Me, Myself & Irene, Disaster Movie, Willow, Friday, The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, Captain EO, Strange Magic, Who's Your Caddy?, Guns, Girls and Gambling, A Fairly Odd Christmas, White T, Blankman, Leprechaun 2, Partysaurus Rex, The Hustle, Nice Dreams, The Hebrew Hammer, Meet Monica Velour, Ghoulies IV, Spaced Invaders, National Lampoon's TV: The Movie, Black Supaman, Valet Girls, Bird, The Fantasticks, Bank Brothers, Hollywood Zap!, Miss Famous, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, God's Gift
TV Shows Pryor's Place


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#Fact
1 By the age of 10, became an avid drummer.
2 Met his future wife, Otelia, during high school.
3 He is a dwarf, who was born in Manhattan, New York. He spent his childhood in Uniontown, Alabama with his grandfather and grandmother.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards 2017 post-production Mr. Chubb
Bad Santa 2 2016 Marcus Skidmore
Miss Famous 2015 Short Mr. Chubs
Strange Magic 2015 Plum Elf (voice)
Almost Human 2014 TV Series Di Carlo
White T 2013 Head Bouncer
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013 Knuck
A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 TV Movie Elmer the Elder Elf
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex 2012 Short Chuck E. Duck (voice)
Guns, Girls and Gambling 2012 Little Person Elvis
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus 2011 Minoritees
Tumor & Gooch 2011 Short
Monster of the House 2011 TV Movie Marty
The Warrior's Way 2010 Eight-Ball
Meet Monica Velour 2010 Petting Zoo Club Owner
The Mail Man 2009 Randy Johnson
Disaster Movie 2008 Indiana Jones
The Hustle 2008 Biggman
Carpoolers 2007 TV Series Seth
Who's Your Caddy? 2007 Big Willie Johnson
Uncle P 2007 Little Doctor
Epic Movie 2007 Bink
Instant Def 2006 TV Series Mr. Boo-T
Date Movie 2006 Hitch
TV: The Movie 2006 Stubbs
Dante 2005 TV Movie Uncle Goldey
Rescue Me 2004 TV Series Arlo
Back by Midnight 2004 Smitty
Method & Red 2004 TV Series
Humor Me 2004 TV Movie Roy
Bad Santa 2003 Marcus
The Hebrew Hammer 2003 Jamal
Frasier 2002 TV Series Angel #1
Me, Myself & Irene 2000 Limo Driver
Stark Raving Mad 1999 TV Series Goldy
The Jamie Foxx Show 1997 TV Series Sweet & Low
Claude's Crib 1997 TV Series Shorty - Reenactment
MADtv 1996 TV Series Mr. White
W.E.I.R.D. World 1995 TV Movie Dwarf Convience Store Clerk
Friday 1995 Mr. Parker
The Fantasticks 1995 His Assistant (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine 1994 Video Game Bartender #1
Martin 1993-1994 TV Series Mr. Johnson / Bennie
Blankman 1994 Midgetman
Ghoulies IV 1994 Video Ghoulie Dark
Leprechaun 2 1994 African-American Leprechaun
The Silence of the Hams 1994 Dwarf Guard
Percy & Thunder 1993 TV Movie Lester
In Living Color 1992 TV Series Presenter
Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 Blaaatt (Bulldog)
The Dark Backward 1991 Human Xylophone
Nerds of a Feather 1990 Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers
Married with Children 1990 TV Series Alien
Spaced Invaders 1990 Pez
Hollywood Hot Tubs 2: Educating Crystal 1990 Hot Dog Man
Rockula 1990 Big Al
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Wayne Evans
Rented Lips 1988 Tyrell
Bird 1988 Pee Wee Marquette
Willow 1988 Vohnkar Warrior
Beetlejuice 1988 Preacher
Thirtysomething 1987 TV Series Dread
Spaceballs 1987 Dink
Retribution 1987 Hotel Resident
Valet Girls 1987 Sammy Rodenko
Captain EO Promo & Pre-show 1986 Short Hooter
Hollywood Zap 1986 Kong
Captain EO 1986 Short Hooter
Invaders from Mars 1986 Drone (as Joe Anthony Cox)
ABC Weekend Specials 1985 TV Series
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor 1985 TV Movie Willy
Faerie Tale Theatre 1984-1985 TV Series Herald / Bubba
Beaver Gets a Boner 1985 Short Leroy
The Ewok Adventure 1984 TV Movie Widdle
Pryor's Place 1984 TV Series Allen
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 Ewok
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 Lawn Jockey #1
Penitentiary II 1982 Midget (as Joe Anthony Cox)
The Greatest American Hero 1982 TV Series Circus Dwarf
Smokey Bites the Dust 1981 Desk Clerk (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Under the Rainbow 1981 Hotel Rainbow Guest (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Nice Dreams 1981 Midget Nut (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1981 TV Series Private Zedht
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype 1980 Bad William (as Joe Anthony Cox)

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leprechaun 1993 stunt performer
The Ewok Adventure 1984 TV Movie stunts - uncredited
Blade Runner 1982 stunts - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mail Man 2009 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Your Mother Wouldn't Like It 1985 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real 2016 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2016 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Shorties 2016 Documentary Himself
Psych 2010 TV Series Himself
'Friday' Straight Up 2009 Video documentary short Himself
In Bed with Carrie 2007 TV Series Himself
The AMC Project: The Talent Collector 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Making the Video 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Linc's 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Captain Eo' 1986 TV Special documentary Hooter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Shonte Jackson
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004 Video Game Ewok

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