Toby Froud was bitten by the acting bug at an early age, while playing a baby stolen by the Goblin King
(performed by David Bowie) in the Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, a feature film that was designed by Toby's parents,
Brian Froud and Wendy Froud.
Growing up in England surrounded by painters, sculptors, filmmakers, actors, and puppeteers, Toby soon discovered that he had a
talent for all of these things himself.
Talent runs in the family. His father is a world-reknown "fairy painter," his mother is an accomplished sculptor, his maternal
grandfather was the German-American sculptor Walter Midener, and his grandmother, Peggy Midener, is a painter and collage
artist in Michigan.
Interested in both visual and performance arts, Toby is currently studying filmmaking and special effects techniques in London.
He has apprenticed at the Muppet workshop in New York City, and on the set of the Lord of the Rings films in New Zealand. As a
performer, he has worked on various productions with WilliamTodd Jones and The Daughters of Elvin.
His performance skills include stiltwalking and fire-juggling. In addition to film, Toby's interests include cooking, music (hard rock and trance),
dancing, bicycling and traveling.
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