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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 theatres in Vermont, Michigan and West Virginia before settling in Chicago and joining The Remains ensemble. Levine worked on stage at ... See full bio »
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 2016 Bleed for This (post-production)
Lou Duva
 2015 Dr. Del (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2015 Bottom of the World (post-production)
The Preacher
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series)
Gerhart Moll
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Gerhart Moll
 2015 Little Boy
 2014 Dig Two Graves
Sheriff Waterhouse
 2014 Gutshot Straight
 2014 Child of Grace
Chief Edwards
 2014 Big Game
General Underwood
 2014 Tommy Benjamin
Duke Klien
 2013 Effed! (Short)
 2013 Banshee Chapter
Thomas Blackburn
 2013 Deep Dark Canyon
Bloom Towne
 2013 A Single Shot
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Isadore Cohen
 2011 Hell on Wheels (TV Series)
Daniel Johnson
- Pilot (2011) ... Daniel Johnson
 2007 American Gangster
Lou Toback
 2002-2006 Justice League (TV Series)
Sinestro / Bulldozer / Nazi Lieutenant
- Alive! (2006) ... Sinestro (voice, uncredited)
- The Great Brain Robbery (2006) ... Sinestro (voice)
- Secret Society: Part II (2003) ... Sinestro (voice)
- Secret Society (2003) ... Sinestro (voice)
- The Savage Time: Part III (2002) ... Bulldozer / Nazi Lieutenant (voice)
 2005 The L.A. Riot Spectacular
Tom Saltine
 2004 Birth
Mr. Conte
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Colonel Howard
 2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
- Fallen Hero (2004) ... Sinestro (voice)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley
- Falling (2002) ... Brian O'Malley
 2001 Ali
Joe Smiley
 2001 Joy Ride
Rusty Nail (voice, uncredited)
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Silas Kincaid
 1999 You Can Thank Me Later
Eli Cooperberg
 1997-1999 Superman (TV Series)
Sinestro / Karkull
- In Brightest Day... (1999) ... Sinestro (voice)
- The Hand of Fate (1997) ... Karkull (voice)
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Bill Hammond
 1997 Flubber
 1997 Switchback
Deputy Nate Booker
 1997 Mad City
 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie)
Paul Callendar
 1995 Heat
 1995 Georgia
 1994 Todo cambia (Short)
 1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Movie)
Gary Ward
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
 1993 The Paint Job
Kenny the D.J. (uncredited)
 1993 Detonator (TV Movie)
Alex Tierney
 1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (TV Movie)
Charles Rose
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Frank Brewer
- With Malice Towards One (1990) ... Frank Brewer
 1990 Love at Large
Frederick King / James McGraw
 1989 Next of Kin
Willy Simpson
 1989 The Fulfillment of Mary Gray (TV Movie)
 1988 Betrayed
 1987 Ironweed
Pocono Pete
 1986 One More Saturday Night
Cop in Station
 1985 Two Fathers' Justice (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
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He acted in Sam Shepard's play, "Buried Child", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with James Gammon also in the cast. The crew included Gary Sinise (director), Robert Brill (scenic designer), Kevin Rigdon (lighting designer) and Rob Milburn (sound designer).

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I don't live in Los Angeles; I might have to in order to be near it. I love the Midwest. LA is like a porno without the sex. It has about that much allure for me. Is this film going to make me or break me? The typecasting thing is very frustrating. I do get cast as bad guys, and I'm not. I love my children, I'm a good father, I've got a pretty strong sense of right and wrong. That's probably the ... See more »


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". See more »


His powerfully deep, bass voice, which often serves as an ominous warning to the protagonists. See more »

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