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Ted Demme (1963–2002)

Ted Demme was born on October 26, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Demme. He was a director and producer, known for Blow (2001), Life (1999) and Beautiful Girls (1996). He was married to Amanda Scheer-Demme. He died on January 13, 2002 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 A Decade Under the Influence (Documentary)
 2001 Blow
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Streets of Philadelphia")
 1999 Action (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1999)
 1999/I Life
 1998 Monument Ave.
 1997 Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load (TV Movie)
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment "Manhattan Miracle")
 1997 Gun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Hole (1997)
 1994-1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hostage: Part 1 (1996)
 1994 The Ref
 1992 No Cure for Cancer (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 The Bet (Short)
 1988 Yo! MTV Raps (TV Series)
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Music video: Co-directed (w/Jonathan Demme) Bruce Springsteen's video "Philadelphia".

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Demme

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I think, on a larger note, that filmmakers and studios should start to tuck it in a little bit, because films wouldn't have the pressure they have if the word wasn't out about how expensive they were. See more »


Started his career from the bottom rung, working as a production assistant at MTV before going on to create Yo! MTV Raps (1988) and directing other spots, including the cable network's infamous famous black-and-white rants starring then-unknown cigarette-sucking funny guy Denis Leary. See more »


Movies and short films that often cast comedian Denis Leary

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