Tony Todd was fortunate enough to land two good roles on Star Trek; one as Kurn, the brother of Worf, and the other as an older version of Jake in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s The Visitor.
The role of older Jake in The Visitor was special and even in grief, Todd recognized that. “The story behind my doing it is that the woman who raised me, my aunt, was a single woman, and she’d passed away at the beautiful age of eighty-two. I’d just finished Candyman 2 and it devastated me because she was a person I talked to every day. Fortunately, she was able to see some of the beginnings of my success. But I was in a state of shock and I wasn’t able to work for four months.