Ted Levine

Biography: One of six children of Milton and Charlotte Levine, both physicians, Ted Levine attended elementary school in Bellaire, Ohio, and later briefly attended Marlboro College in Vermont. He began his career as a stage actor in the early 1980s then expanding to television and movies later in that decade. His theatrical career includes performances at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater, most notably as Tilden in Sam Shepard's Buried Child, directed by Gary Sinise.
After heading to Hollywood for a series of movies in the late 1990s, Ted impressed the critics (and at least some viewers) with his complex portrayal of the highly intelligent and deeply compassionate Dr. Robert Banger in ABC's too quickly cancelled Wonderland (2000). His notable film roles include Starbuck in Moby Dick, (1998), Eli Cooperberg in You Can Thank Me Later (1999), and Silas Kincaid in Harlan County War (2000). More recently, he appeared in Birth and The Manchurian Candidate. He will appear in Memoirs of a
One of six children of Milton and Charlotte Levine, both physicians, Ted Levine attended elementary school in Bellaire, Ohio, and later briefly attended Marlboro College in Vermont. He began his career as a stage actor in the early 1980s then expanding to television and movies later in that decade. His theatrical career includes performances at Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theater, most notably as Tilden in Sam Shepard's Buried Child, directed by Gary Sinise.
After heading to Hollywood for a series of movies in the late 1990s, Ted impressed the critics (and at least some viewers) with his complex portrayal of the highly intelligent and deeply compassionate Dr. Robert Banger in ABC's too quickly cancelled Wonderland (2000). His notable film roles include Starbuck in Moby Dick, (1998), Eli Cooperberg in You Can Thank Me Later (1999), and Silas Kincaid in Harlan County War (2000). More recently, he appeared in Birth and The Manchurian Candidate. He will appear in Memoirs of a Geisha this December and has been cast in the starring role of Big Bob Carter in a remake of Wes Craven's thriller The Hills Have Eyes, scheduled to come out in 2006.

Meanwhile, Ted is back on television as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in USA Network's popular detective series, Monk, also starring Tony Shalhoub and Traylor Howard, who has replaced Bitty Schram as Monk's assistant. For more information on this series, click the Monk link on the main page of this site.
Ted is married to hair stylist and makeup artist Kim Phillips. He has one daughter, Melissa, and one son, Mac.
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Ted Levine's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 85 The Silence of the Lambs
Lowest Metascore: 8 The Mangler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
23 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 A Midsummer Night's Dream Jul 13, 2018 Theseus tbd
51 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Jun 22, 2018 Cast / Principal Cast / Ken Wheatley 5.8
67 Dig Two Graves Mar 24, 2017 Sheriff Waterhouse 6.1
62 Bleed for This Nov 18, 2016 Lou Duva 6.9
53 Big Game Jun 26, 2015 General Underwood 4.3
30 Little Boy Apr 24, 2015 Sam 6.3
62 The Banshee Chapter Jan 10, 2014 Thomas Blackburn 6.6
53 A Single Shot Sep 20, 2013 Cecile / Cecile 6.1
63 Shutter Island Feb 19, 2010 Warden / Warden 6.2
76 American Gangster Nov 2, 2007 Lou Toback 7.5
52 The Hills Have Eyes Mar 10, 2006 Big Bob Carter 6.2
50 Birth Oct 29, 2004 Mr. Conte 6.5
43 Wonderland Oct 3, 2003 Sam Nico / Sam Nico 3.4
55 The Truth About Charlie Oct 25, 2002 Emil Zadapec 5.1
58 The Fast and the Furious Jun 22, 2001 Sgt. Tanner 7.8
40 Evolution Jun 8, 2001 General Russell Woodman 6.4
38 Wild Wild West Jun 30, 1999 General 'Bloodbath' McGrath 4.9
37 Flubber Nov 26, 1997 Wesson 5.3
45 Mad City Nov 7, 1997 Lemke 8.6
76 Heat Dec 15, 1995 Bosko / Bosko tbd
81 Georgia Dec 8, 1995 Jake 8.4
8 The Mangler Mar 3, 1995 John Hunton tbd
85 The Silence of the Lambs Feb 13, 1991 Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb 8.8