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Dell Toledo (real name Wendell) is a strongman of the Freak Show. He is a supporting antagonist in American Horror Story: Freak Show, primarily portrayed by Michael Chiklis.


Dell was originally the strongman of a vaudeville troupe and eventually married a successful Ethel, a bearded lady who was madly in love with him. He eventually convinced her to let him be her manager and do solo acts instead of moving to Paris with the troupe. He convinced her that the upperclass would rather see her do cultured acts than comedy vaudeville, and changed her performances to reciting Shakespeare on stage, which was a complete failure.

At one point they were broke and unemployed, and Ethel was carrying their unborn child. Out of desperation, Dell arranged a show and charged tickets to let people watch Ethel give birth to their son, Jimmy Darling, who was born with deformed fingers. To squeeze more money out of the show, he offered to let the audience carry the "monster baby" for money, though many were repulsed to want to. Later on, in a drunken stupor, Dell became irritated with Jimmy's crying and tried killing him as a baby, claiming it as an act of mercy due to his deformity. Ethel pointed a gun at him then told him to leave, and he never returned for their son.

During that time, he met and married his second wife, Desiree, a woman with three breasts. They were in a successful troupe but had to leave when Dell killed a man he caught sleeping with his wife.


Parts of his personality shows that he is a ruthless person, who doesn't care about anyone else but himself. When under pressure of loosing or facing no income, Dell tends to reveal his ruthless side, as when Jimmy was born and due to Ethel being unable to perform Dell made the birth a freak act. 


           Ecran Titre d'American Horror Story Villains

Murder House
Rubber Man | Constance Langdon | Hayden McClaine | Larry Harvey | Moira O'Hara | Charles Montgomery | Infantata | Bianca Forest | R. Franklin | Michael Langdon | Langdon Family | Fiona | The Devil

Bloody Face (Dr. Oliver Thredson | Johnny Morgan) | The Devil | Dr. Arthur Arden | Sister Jude | Leigh Emerson | Jenny Reynolds

Fiona Goode | Marie Laveau | The Axeman | Delphine LaLaurie | Madison Montgomery | Hank Foxx | Spalding | Papa Legba | Minotaur | Joan Ramsey | Archie Brener

Freak Show
Dandy Mott | Stanley | Maggie Esmerelda | Elsa Mars | Twisty the Clown | Chester Creb | Dell Toledo | Edward Mordrake | Rita Gayheart | Larry Gayheart | Hans Gruper | Penny's Father

James Patrick March | Countess Elizabeth Johnson | Ten Commandments Killer | Sally McKenna | Addiction Demon | Ramona Royale | Richard Ramirez | Hazel Evers | Charles Montgomery

Scáthach | Tomasyn White | Polk Family | Agnes Mary Winstead | Shelby Miller

Kai Anderson | Ally Mayfair-Richards | Ivy Mayfair-Richards | Beverly Hope | Twisty the Clown

Michael Langdon | The Devil | Cooperative | Miriam Mead | Wilhelmina Venable | Dinah Stevens | Ariel Augustus | Tate Langdon | Constance Langdon | Madison Montgomery | James Patrick March | Moira O'Hara | Langdon Family | Papa Legba | Delphine LaLaurie | Marie Laveau

Margaret Booth | Mr. Jingles | Lavinia Richter | Richard Ramirez | Donna Chambers | Montana Duke | Ray Powell | The Devil | David Chambers | Xavier Plympton | Bruce

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