Ted Levine remains a popular name in the movie industry with notable works to his credit. The American actor is known for a lot of TV and feature films and has had his presence felt in the industry since the early 80s. Ted Levine started out with theatrical roles before he started his professional career.
He is known for his remarkable role in the 90s film The Silence of the Lambs where he starred as the villain ‘Buffalo Bill’. There are lots of other notable productions which have featured Ted Levine. These, as well as other interesting facts about him, are laid out in details in this post.
Ted Levine’s Bio
Ted Levine was born on May 29, 1957, in Bellaire, Ohio to his parents. At a very young age, his family moved to Oak Park, Illinois where he spent a greater part of his childhood. After his high school education at Windsor Mountain School, Ted Levine proceeded to Marlboro college for his tertiary education. However, his passion for acting got in the way of his finishing school; he quit school to pursue a career in acting.
He started out with theatrical roles and soon moved to Ann Arbor where he started a theatre group. He later moved to Chicago and started getting roles in commercials as well as more roles in theatre. Ted Levine’s impact on the theatrical platform led him to join ‘Remains Theatre’ founded by Gary Cole and William Petersen. He appeared in many of their theatre’s productions and was quite a remarkable figure to behold.
Levine soon started auditioning for TV and film roles with the hope of emerging on the bigger platform. He eventually succeeded in the early 80s, landing a minor role in the TV movie Through Naked Eyes in 1983. Afterward, the actor made his debut in film with One More Saturday Night where he starred in a small role. A few other movies followed before Levine made his breakthrough in The Silence of the Lambs in 1991.
He starred as a serial killer, Buffalo Bill in the popular horror-thriller film. His role was vastly touted and commended by various film critics. The actor was so good at playing the villain in the movie that he began to get more of villainous roles. His villainous craft has been seen in several movies.
He later put a stop to the typecasting by portraying another remarkable and positive character in Heat, alongside Al Pacino. Ted Levine greeted the 2000s with a role in Fast and Furious, in 2001. The following year he joined the cast of the detective series Monk where he portrayed the character, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer for up to seven years.
While he starred on the series, Ted Levine also appeared on several films like Memoirs of a Geisha, The Truth About Charlie, and many others. His portrayal of the character Ken Wheatley in the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was quite remarkable. It has indeed been an interesting career journey for the actor.
Family – Relationship with Kim Phillips
Ted Levine was born to Charlotte Virginia and Milton Dmitri Levine, as the fourth of five children. His elite parents were doctors and also belonged to the ‘Physicians for Social Responsibility.’ He is of mixed ethnicity; a Russian from his father and a Welsh and Native American from his mother.
The talented actor is married to Kim Phillips. It is not clear when the couple got married but they have been together for a long time. They have two children together; a daughter named Melissa and a son named Mac.
Ted Levine has made a lot of money from his acting career. Some sources have estimated his net worth to be around $6 million. This is quite expected, bearing in mind his remarkable exploits in the industry. The actor is hopeful for more amazing opportunities in the coming years.
Height and Weight
Levine has got a suitable height for his career. Standing at a height of 1.8m (5 feet 11 inches), fitting into any role would not be a problem for the actor. He weighs a proportional 82 kg and has a strong body build.