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Ted Neeley

Ted Neeley was born on September 20, 1943 in Ranger, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Django Unchained (2012), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and Summer Camp Nightmare (1987). See full bio »

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 2015 Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival
The Publicist
 2012 Django Unchained
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Larry Bloom
- Wipe Out (1985) ... Larry Bloom
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Keith Tracy
- Rock Is a Hard Place (1983) ... Keith Tracy
 1981 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1981 Hard Country
 1979 A Perfect Couple
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lionel Rigger
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 1 (1979) ... Lionel Rigger (as Ted Neely)
 1977-1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Jack Muldoon
- Scavenger Hunt (1978) ... Jack Muldoon
- Giant (1977) ... Jack Muldoon
 1977 McLaren's Riders (TV Movie)
T. Wood
 1977 The Shadow of Chikara
Amos Richmond - Teach
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Scenes from a middle class
- Scenes from the Middle Class (1976) ... Scenes from a middle class
 1971 Vanishing Point
J. Hovah singer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Jesus Christ Superstar. Musical/drama. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Musical Director: Marc Pressel. Music orchestrated by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Scenic Design by Robin Wagner. Lighting Design by Jules Fisher. Costume Design by Randy Barcelo. Conceived for the stage by Tom O'Horgan. Directed by Tom O'Horgan. ... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Teddy Neeley | Ted Neely


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on filming 'Jesus Christ, Superstar'] Norman Jewison had us out there long before the shooting schedule, just so we could get acclimated to the climate, so we could get the sun on our bodies. We couldn't believe, when we saw the dailies, watching our hair become streaked from the sun, going for what we were - the Americans and Canadians who all came over there looking pristine - to becoming ... See more »


The "39 Lashes" scene in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) was so realistic that his mother walked out on it. Mrs. Neeley had never laid a hand on young Ted in an anything-but-affectionate manner, and could not bear the sight of her son being tortured by anyone else...even though she knew it was "play-acted". See more »

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