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Ted Levine

Frank Holman in Crime Story, Capitaine Leland Stottlemeyer in Monk

Photos Ted Levine Birth name: Frank Theodore Levine
Birth date: 1958/05/29 (65 years old)
Birth place : Parme Ohio
Height: 1.80 m

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Biography for Ted Levine

Born in Bellaire, Ohio in May 1957, he was among the last graduating class of The Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. Attended Marlboro College in Vermont. Performed in summer stock and regional theaters in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains Ensemble. Levine worked on stage at Remains, Wisdom Bridge, The Goodman and Steppenwolf Theatres throughout the 80s before he began working in tv and film.

Ted Levine owes Jonathan Demme one of his most memorable roles: the serial killer fetishist Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb, whose terrifying appearance concluded the silence of the lambs. A crime in the head marks his third collaboration with the director, after a recent participation in the Truth on Charlie in the role of the worrying Emil Zadape.

Originally from Parma in Ohio, a licensee of dramatic art of the University of Chicago, Ted Levine made his first arms during his studies at Marlboro College in Vermont, and performed in New York and Ann Arbor (Michigan) before D 'Register for his repertoire various shows by Steppenwolf Theater, including "Buried Child" by Sam Shepard (in a staging by Gary Sinise) and the remakes Theater Ensemble, such as "Moby Dick", "70 scenes of Halloween", "The Time of Your Life "by William Soyan and" The Tooth of the Crime "by Sam Shepard. Levine also staged "The Nest" and two pieces by Sam Shepard: "Curse of the Starving Class" and "Action".

Frequently distributed in roles of "bad guys", he played alongside Robert de Niro (Heat by Michael Mann), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Georgia d'Ulu Grosbard), Jack Nicholson (Ironweed by Hector Babenco), Debra Winger ( The right hand of the Devil de Costa-Gavras), Tom Berenger (L'Amour Prosecite d'Alan Rudolph), Robin Williams (Flubber de Les Mayfield), Dustin Hoffman (Mad City de Costa-Gavras), Will Smith (Wild Wild West by Barry Sonnenfeld and Ali by Michel Mann), Vin Diesel (Fast and Furious by Rob Cohen), etc.

Revealed on the small screen by the series of Michael Mann "Crime Story", Ted Levine turned in TV movies or mini-series like from the Earth to the Moon (in the role of the astronaut Alan Shepard), until the end of The fraternity, the hunted man, murder in the high spheres of John Byrum, Moby Dick with Patrick Stewart, Ellen Foster, The Killing Floor by Bill Duke and Harlan County War. Partner of Tony Shalhoub in the comic police series "Monk", he provides a regular role in the series "Wonderland" created by Peter Berg.

In addition to a crime in the head, Ted Levine recently shot Birth by Jonathan Glazer with Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall, The L.A. Riot Spectacular by Marc Klasfeld and the feature of James Cox Wonderland (without connection with the series of the same title).

Ted Levine is an American actor born May 29, 1957 in Bellaire, Ohio. He is known for his roles in films such as the silence of lambs and Heat, as well as in television series like Monk and The Bridge.

Levine began her acting career in the mid -1980s, playing in plays in Chicago. He then made his cinema debut in 1988, in the film Tuck Everlasting, and continued to play in films such as A League of Their Own and Backdraft. It was in 1991, however, that he knew international recognition thanks to his role in the silence of the lambs, in which he embodied the famous serial killer Buffalo Bill.

Since then, Levine has continued to play in successful films and television series. In 2002, he played in the Monk series, in which he interpreted the police inspector Stottlemeyer. He also played in The Bridge series, as well as in films such as Shutter Island and The Midnight Meat Train.

Apart from his acting career, Levine is also an accomplished musician. He recorded several albums with his group, Ted Levine & The Doppelgängers, and also played in blues and rock music groups.

In summary, Ted Levine is an American actor known for his roles in renowned films and television series. His career began in the 1980s and he continued to play in successful film and television productions until today. Apart from his acting career, Levine is also a talented musician.


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Title Role
Shutter Island (2009) (filming) (uncredited) Warden
Monk Captain Leland Stottlemeyer / ... (94 episodes, 2002-2008)
American Gangster (2007) Det. Lou Toback
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Sheriff Timberlake
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Big Bob Carter
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Colonel Derricks
The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005) Tom Saltine
Birth (2004) Mr. Conte
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Colonel Howard
Static Shock Sinestro (1 episode, 2004)
Justice League Bulldozer / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Wonderland (2003) Sam Nico
The Truth About Charlie (2002) Emil Zadapec
Third Watch Brian O'Malley (1 episode, 2002)
Ali (2001) Joe Smiley
Joy Ride (2001/I) (voice) (uncredited) Rusty Nail
The Fast and the Furious (2001) Sgt. Tanner
Evolution (2001) General Russell Woodman
Harlan County War (2000) (TV) Silas Kincaid
Wonderland Dr. Robert Banger (6 episodes, 2000)
Wild Wild West (1999) General 'Bloodbath' McGrath
Superman Karkull / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
From the Earth to the Moon (1998) TV mini-series Alan Shepard
Moby Dick (1998) (TV) Starbuck
You Can Thank Me Later (1998) Eli Cooperberg
Ellen Foster (1997) (TV) Bill Hammond
Flubber (1997) Wesson
Switchback (1997) Deputy Nate Booker
Mad City (1997) Chief Alvin Lemke
Bullet (1996) Louis Stein
Wiseguy (1996) (TV) Paul Callendar
Heat (1995) Bosko
Nowhere Man Dave 'Eddie' Powers (1 episode, 1995)
Georgia (1995) Jake
The Mangler (1995) Officer John Hunton
Todo cambia (1994) Vince
The Last Outlaw (1994) (TV) Potts
Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (1993) (TV) Gary Ward
Death Train (1993) (TV) Alex Tierney
Nowhere to Run (1993) Mr. Dunston
The Paint Job (1992) (uncredited) Kenny the D.J.
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (1991) (TV) Charles Rose
Murder in High Places (1991) (TV) Carson Russell
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb
Love at Large (1990) Frederick King/James McGraw
Next of Kin (1989) Willy Simpson
The Fulfillment of Mary Gray (1989) (TV) Jonathan
Midnight Caller (1 episode)
Betrayed (1988) Wes
Ironweed (1987) Pocono Pete
Crime Story Frank Holman (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Crime Story (1986) (TV) Frank Holman
One More Saturday Night (1986) Cop in Station
Two Fathers' Justice (1985) (TV) Bennett
American Playhouse Policeman (1 episode, 1985)


Like "Sex and the City" (1998) star Chris Noth ("Mr. Big"), he attended Marlboro College in Vermont for a time in the 1970s.

After his terrifying turn as "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) he's had some trouble getting parts other than sadistic psychopaths. He generally tries to choose parts more along the lines of ordinary family men and unfriendly co-workers to get away from the creepy shadow of Buffalo Bill.

After appearing in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) , he appeared in Heat (1995), which was directed by Manhunter (1986) director Michael Mann , and featured Manhunter villain Tom Noonan .

Has worked with both Clarice Starlings. He appeared in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), with Jodie Foster, and ten years later, he appeared in Evolution (2001), with Julianne Moore, who played Starling earlier that year in Hannibal (2001).

Has worked with two Jack Crawfords. Prior to appearing in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Scott Glenn, he appeared in the television series "Crime Story" (1986), produced by Michael Mann, and starring Dennis Farina, who played Crawford in Manhunter (1986). Also featured in this series was Stephen Lang, who played Freddy Lounds in Manhunter.


Spouse : Kim Phillips (? - present) 2 children

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest
  • Last update: 22/03/2010 by abdest

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