Born and raised in Atlanta Ga, Theodus Crane was introduced to the world of art early. His mother began to encourage him to pursue extra roles in TV and film when he was a child. He spent time developing a love for visual art, music, spoken word, martial arts, massage therapy, burlesque and vaudeville, and side show performance. He’s had the privilege of working with talents such as Robert DeNiro, John Cusak, Andy Garcia, Norman Reedus, plus many more, and that was just the beginning. As an actor, Theodus first learned the craft on the job in regional theater, eventually graduating to Film and TV. He’s since studied with a fantastic array of teachers and coaches with styles based primarily on Meisner and Straussberg. Theodus also learned and performed improv at La Nuit Theater competing in Comedy Sportz. He has enrolled in the Groundlings Improv Program this Winter. As a fighter, Theodus has trained with the absolute best, from American, Puerto Rican, and French Olympic Judoka to boxing champion and training great Yahya McClaine, as well as 6 time world Sanda Champion Steven “Spyder” Hemphill. He is also learning Filipino knife and stick fighting from international action star Marrese Crump and master teacher Amin Hameed. The diverse skill set Theodus brings to the table provides a wide range of roles he can, has, and will portray. From the comically stern Cleaver Williams in “The Starving Games” to the endearing and relateable Big Tiny in “The Walking Dead”, Theodus brings more to the table than meets the eye, and that’s saying a lot! Look for him playing Sonny in the Barnes Brothers upcoming feature “Sex, Guaranteed”. In his spare time, Theodus enjoys training in Judo, Kickboxing, Boxing, Filipino Martial Arts, and Sanda. He’s a 2 time Amateur World Champion in the World Sanda League, winning his most recent title in July 2014.
He has also been known to cut a rug with The 610 Stompers in New Orleans, performing as Strongman Talladon the Great or the Silent Blue Genie with Musée du Coeur Burlesque and Vaudeville in Atlanta, or performing a Stand Up set at your nearest Comedy Open Mic Night.