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Sonny Landham

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Miami Vice Character
Born
February 11, 1941, Canton, Georgia
Died
August 17, 2017, Lexington, Kentucky (age 76, congestive heart failure)
Active
1969-2017


William M. "Sonny" Landham (February 11, 1941 - August 17, 2017) was an American actor and politician who appeared as Toad, one of Reb Brown's Violator gang in the episode "Viking Bikers from Hell" of the series Miami Vice.

Career

Landham began his career in pornographic films before turning to the mainstream, appearing in the films The Warriors (with James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, and John Snyder), Gloria (with J.C. Quinn), Southern Comfort (with Brion James), Poltergeist, 48 Hrs. (with Olivia Brown, Brion James, David Patrick Kelly, James Remar and Jack Thibeau), Predator, and his final film, Disintegration. Landham's TV career began on the show BJ and the Bear, followed by The A-Team, The Fall Guy, and his final TV appearance, in the movie Extralarge: Condor Mission.

Landham also delved into politics, mounting unsuccessful runs for governor of Kentucky on the Republican ticket in 2003 and U.S. Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 2008.

Death

Sonny Landham died on August 17, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky from congestive heart failure at the age of 76. He is survived by his son William and his daughter Priscilla.

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