- Name: Tanoai Reed
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 240 lbs
- Country: United States of America
- Years: 2008
With his tribal garb and distinctive tattoos, he may conjure up images of an island paradise, but facing him in battle is pure hell. Drawing on the power of his ancestors, Toa has the strength of a thousand warriors flowing through his veins, and he will never, ever show mercy.
In the first episode of NBC's American Gladiators, Toa delivered an abbreviated version of Ka Mate, a New Zealand Maori haka before beginning his defence at the top of the Pyramid.
Toa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii of Samoan and Norwegian, Swedish, Irish descent. He is the cousin and stunt double of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who competed as a Contender in the American Gladiators Live Tour in 1992, at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
As a Hollywood stunt man, he has appeared in over 45 films including The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013). He also featured in the 2006 video 'Pump It' by The Black Eyed Peas, and in numerous TV shows such as Hawaii Five-0 (2010/2013), 24 (2009), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) and Baywatch Nights (1995).