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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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The Silence of the Lambs
Shutter Island
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West General McGrath
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  The Torture Report (filming)
John Brennan
 2018 A Violent Separation (completed)
Ed Quinn
 2018 Here and Now (TV Series)
Ike Bayer
- It's Here (2018) ... Ike Bayer
- Wake (2018) ... Ike Bayer
 2018 The Alienist (TV Series)
Thomas Byrnes
- Castle in the Sky (2018) ... Thomas Byrnes
- Requiem (2018) ... Thomas Byrnes
- Psychopathia Sexualis (2018) ... Thomas Byrnes
- Many Sainted Men (2018) ... Thomas Byrnes
- These Bloody Thoughts (2018) ... Thomas Byrnes
 2017/II A Midsummer Night's Dream
 2017 Swing State
Rouge Holmes
 2017 Bottom of the World
The Preacher
 2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)
 2016 Lethal Weapon (TV Series)
Ned Brower
- Best Buds (2016) ... Ned Brower
 2016 Bleed for This
Lou Duva
 2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Bill Primm
- Goodbye Beautiful (2016) ... Bill Primm
- Get Even Before Leavin' (2016) ... Bill Primm
- Little Bill Primm's Big Green Horseshoe (2016) ... Bill Primm
- Girl with Guitar (2016) ... Bill Primm
 2016 Mad Dogs (TV Series)
Conrad Tull
- Needles (2016) ... Conrad Tull
- Seahorse (2016) ... Conrad Tull
 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
 2013-2014 The Bridge (TV Series)
Lieutenant Hank Wade
- Jubilex (2014) ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
- Quetzalcoatl (2014) ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
- Beholder (2014) ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
- Eidolon (2014) ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
- Rakshasa (2014) ... Lieutenant Hank Wade
 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/I Jimmy
James Lee Mitchell
 2013 Deep Dark Canyon
Bloom Towne
 2013 A Single Shot
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Isadore Cohen
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Isadore Cohen
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Isadore Cohen
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Isadore Cohen
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Isadore Cohen
- Ace Meets with a Potential Investor (2012) ... Isadore Cohen
 2011 Hell on Wheels (TV Series)
Daniel Johnson
- Pilot (2011) ... Daniel Johnson
 2010 Shutter Island
 2002-2009 Monk (TV Series)
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009) ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1 (2009) ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
- Mr. Monk and the Badge (2009) ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
- Mr. Monk Is the Best Man (2009) ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
- Mr. Monk Goes Camping (2009) ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
 2007 American Gangster
Lou Toback
 2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
- Alive! (2006) ... Sinestro (voice, uncredited)
- The Great Brain Robbery (2006) ... Sinestro (voice)
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes
Big Bob
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
Colonel Derricks
 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)
 2002-2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Sinestro / Bulldozer / Nazi Lieutenant
- Secret Society: Part II (2003) ... Sinestro (voice)
- Secret Society (2003) ... Sinestro (voice)
- The Savage Time: Part III (2002) ... Bulldozer / Nazi Lieutenant (voice)
- The Savage Time: Part II (2002) ... Bulldozer (voice)
 2003 Wonderland
Sam Nico
 2002 The Truth About Charlie
Emil Zadapec
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley
- Falling (2002) ... Brian O'Malley
 2001 Ali
Joe Smiley
 2001 Joy Ride
Rusty Nail (voice, uncredited)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious
Sgt. Tanner
 2001 Evolution
Gen. Woodman
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Banger
- Wilt Chamberlain 3.0 (2000) ... Dr. Robert Banger
- Personality Plus (2000) ... Dr. Robert Banger
- Hello Goodbye: Finale (2000) ... Dr. Robert Banger
- Full Moon (2000) ... Dr. Robert Banger
- The Raw and the Cooked (2000) ... Dr. Robert Banger
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Silas Kincaid
 1999 Wild Wild West
General McGrath
 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)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Starbuck
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Starbuck
 1998 You Can Thank Me Later
Eli Cooperberg
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Alan Shepard
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... Alan Shepard
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... Alan Shepard
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Bill Hammond
 1997 Flubber
 1997 Switchback
Deputy Nate Booker
 1997 Mad City
 1996 Bullet
Louis Stein
 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie)
Paul Callendar
 1995 Heat
 1995 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
Dave 'Eddie' Powers
- Absolute Zero (Pilot) (1995) ... Dave 'Eddie' Powers
 1995 Georgia
 1995 The Mangler
John Hunton
 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
 1993 Nowhere to Run
Mr. Dunston
 1991 Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace (TV Movie)
Charles Rose
 1991 Murder in High Places (TV Movie)
Carson Russell
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Jame Gumb
 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
 1986-1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Frank Holman
- Mig 21 (1987) ... Frank Holman
- Blast from the Past (1987) ... Frank Holman
- The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob (1987) ... Frank Holman
- Ground Zero (1987) ... Frank Holman
- Top of the World (1987) ... Frank Holman
 1986 One More Saturday Night
Cop in Station
 1985 Two Fathers' Justice (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killing Floor (1984) ... Policeman
 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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It was hard. I'll never do a character like this again. I would have loved to just have done the part from the script, and not deal with the book, it would be so much easier to work that way, and there are so many images in the book that aren't in the film. On the one hand they can be useful to you, on the other hand you can end up working too hard, which is something I think I did. I drove ... 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 »


Often plays some type of authority figure (e.g., police officer, detective, military officer). See more »

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