Ted Levine is a popular American actor who has a lot of notable works to his name. Having kick-started his acting career since the early ’80s, he is respected as a veteran who has put in a lot of time and effort to rise to the very top of the game. He is also loved for having a powerfully deep, bass voice which has never failed to stun movie lovers. Over the years, he has featured in countless movies and TV series, clinching accolades for his stunning displays and also winning over numerous fans to himself.
The actor is now best known for his portrayal of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs, an American psychological horror-thriller film. He is also known for his work on Monk, a comedy-drama detective mystery TV series in which he starred as Leland Stottlemeyer.
Who is Ted Levine?
Ted Levine was born on the 29th day of May in the year 1957. He was born in Bellaire, a village in Belmont County, Ohio, USA. He, however, grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. Even though he is now more widely known as Ted Levine, it is noteworthy that his full birth name is actually Frank Theodore Levine.
The actor was born to a father identified as Milton Dmitri Levine and a mother called Charlotte Virginia (Clark). Both his parents were medical doctors who were also members of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Growing up, he attended the Windsor Mountain School. When he finished from there, he proceeded to attend Marlboro College in Vermont. However, he did not complete his college education; this is because he was so passionate about his acting that he quit school to focus on his career.
Ted Levine’s Net Worth
Ted Levine has starred in so many movies over the years. Starting his career in the theatre, he moved to TV and has since mesmerized audiences with his stunning talent in different high-profile movies, winning fans for himself and raking in quite a lot of money in the process.
At the moment, Ted Levine’s net worth has been pegged at about $6 million by different sources.
How Tall is He?
Ted Levine is a handsome man and is quite tall. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8m in height. In addition to this, he is reported to commensurately weigh about 82 kg. One look at him and one is bound to get the feeling that he is a strong man who can stand his ground anywhere.
Other Interesting Things About The American Actor
- He is of mixed ethnicity
Even though Ted Levine is clearly an American man, it is noteworthy that he also has Russian-Jewish and Welsh roots. This is because, according to reports, his father was of Russian-Jewish descent while his mother had Welsh and Native American ancestry.
- Acting career
Ted Levine started his acting career in the theatre. Soon after quitting school, he moved to Ann Arbor and started a theatre group. He staged many plays with his group before eventually moving to Chicago where he began to land various roles in commercials. He also landed some roles in theatre performances.
Ted later joined the Remains Theatre which was founded by Gary Cole and William Petersen. He made lots of buzz for his attention to detail and his stunning ability to perfectly interpret the roles he was given. After a while, he decided to switch from theatre to TV and started auditioning for roles. It was not long before he got his chance.
Ted Levine kick-started his acting career on TV in 1983 when he was cast to play a patrolman in Through Naked Eyes, a TV Movie. He went on to make appearances in other movies and TV series, His first role in a series was in 1986 when he appeared as Frank Holman in Crime Story. He went on to appear in other projects including The Fulfillment of Mary Gray in 1989.
The actor got his big break in 1991 when he was cast as Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs, an American psychological horror-thriller film. The movie became really huge and introduced him to an even wider audience. He was praised for the villainous character he played in the movie and soon started getting more of such roles in other horror movies.
The actor has worked on many other projects, establishing himself as one of the very interesting movie stars in America. In 2002, he was cast as Leland Stottlemeyer in Monk, a comedy-drama detective mystery TV series. He played the role from 2002 to 2009 across 125 episodes and succeeded in building a very huge fan base of movie lovers.
His most recent projects include Ray Donovan in 2016, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2017, The Alienist in 2018, and A Violent Separation in 2019, among so many others.
- Is he married?
Ted Levine is a happily married man. He is married to a woman identified as Kim Phillips. The exact time the couple met and fell in love is not known at the moment. Also, the day they got married is not certain. However, it is known that they have been married for quite a long time.
The couple now has two children together; they have a daughter named Melissa and a son called Marc.