All about Rodney Burford – Tony Hughes’ actor in Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’ story

Who is Rodney Burford?

Rodney Burford is an American actor known for his appearance in Netflix’s reality series “Deaf U” and more recently for his role as Anthony “Tony” Hughes in Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”.

Rodney Burford has garnered both global recognition and praise for his portrayal of Tony Hughes – one of Milwaukee serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims in the recently released limited series.

In the Netflix’s limited series about Jeffrey Dahmer’s atrocious life, the death of Tony Hughes (portrayed by Burford) has been cited as the most “heartbreaking”.

Rodney Burford’s childhood and education

Rodney Burford was born in Brooklyn, New York, though his family currently lives in Washington, D.C. According to reports, Burford’s parents are well educated, however, information about them is still scarce in the media at this time.

Rodney Burford had his high school education at Maryland School for the Deaf before proceeding to Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, for his tertiary education. Gallaudet University is a private university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

“Deaf U” was Rodney Burford’s major role on TV before his appearance on Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”.

Rodney Burford’s age

As of the time of writing this article, Rodney Burford’s exact age is not known. He is reported to be in his mid-20s, judging from the timeline of his education.

Rodney Burford as “Tony Hughes” in Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”.

Rodney Burford’s statistics

Rodney Burford is quite tall, standing at 6 feet in height and weighing approximately 195 lbs (around 88.5 Kg). According to reports, Burford had a keen interest in sports as a teenager and was an athlete while in school.

Is Rodney Burford deaf in real life?

Yes, Rodney Burford is deaf in real life but he has a good mastery of the sign language. Also, Burford has disclosed he uses cochlear implants which allow deaf people to process sounds and speech but do not restore normal hearing.

Is Rodney Burford gay?

Despite his role in “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, Burford is reported to be straight. The actor has not personally addressed his sexuality, but on the “Deaf U” reality show, he admitted that he cheated on his high school girlfriend, Greta.

Rodney Burford’s Instagram

Rodney Burford’s Instagram page is currently deactivated, as of the time of writing. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Burford deactivated his Instagram page following the popularity of the “Dahmer” show on Netflix. It is not known if the actor is going to open a new account after the “Dahmer” fame has died down or simply restore his old page.

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