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Todd Stashwick

Todd Stashwick is an actor and writer based in Los Angeles. A Chicago native, he is an alumnus of the famed Second City Comedy Theater. On television, he is known for the role of Deacon on Syfy's hit show12Monkeysand Dale Malloy on the critically acclaimed FX drama The Riches. His work also includes notable roles on the shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Heroes, Supernatural, The Originals and Gotham. He can also be seen in the live action Kim Possible film as the villain Dr. Drakkenon Disney+ and will soon be seen in pivotal roles in the series The Last Thing He Told Me and Picard.

Recent films include the independent films Think Like A Dog, Violet and The Way Back. Other favorites are Mockingbird (Universal) and Surfer, Dude. As a writer Todd is the co-creator of the web-comic Devil Inside with collaborator comic artist Dennis Calero. Todd co-wrote Clandestine, an original space adventure pilot for the Syfy Channel. He also co-wrote a StarWars video game for Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm, with Uncharted creator Amy Hennig and co-wrote a draft of Suicide Squad 2, the sequel to the hit DC comics film from Warner Brothers with writer/director Gavin O'Connor. He recently completed co-writing the video game For spoken for Square Ennix and is currently working with a group of writers for an upcoming Marvel project with Skydance New Media. Todd continues to develop Television, Film and comic book properties.

Todd is deeply immersed in the Dungeons and Dragons community, a passion that started for him as a child in the late 70s.He regularly hosts games for his friends in his Nerd Lair. He has streamed many games online for notable charities for Jasper's Game Day and DnDBeyond. He created a retro merchandise online store, to celebrate his love of the game, called Todd Stashwick's Nerd Circus where he sells Dice, Dice Boxes, t-shirts and more. He co-created a D&D inspired tiki cocktail book, with former Imagineer Brandon Kleyla, called Mystic Libations all available at He most recently collaborated with Mike Jimenez, of the Weathered Dragon, on a premium "The Stashwick Signature gaming table" now available online.