Ted Levine - biography

Actor from United States of America

Ted Levine Frank Theodore "Ted" Levine (born May 29, 1957) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs and Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in the television series Monk. Levine was born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1957. He was born to Milton and Charlotte Levine, who were both doctors and members of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Levine is of Russian, Jewish, Native American and Welsh heritage and has described himself as a "hillbilly Jew". In 1975, he enrolled at Marlboro College and then later University of Chicago. He became a fixture in the Chicago theatre scene and joined the Remains Theatre which was co-founded by Gary Cole and William L. Petersen. After his stage experience, Levine began to devote most of his energy during the 1980s toward finding roles in film and television such as a minor part in Charlie's Angels. He also managed to get a minor role in Rambo: First Blood Part II, as one of the men getting the P.O.W.s off the helicopter. After his breakout role in The Silence of the Lambs (as primary antagonist Buffalo Bill), there was a period where he was typecast in villainous roles. Levine was able to remedy this by playing more  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Frank Theodore Levine
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Kim Phillips


Institution From To
University of Chicago
Marlboro College


Year Performance Character
2012 Deep Dark Canyon Bloom Towne
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Sheriff Timberlake
2006 The L.A. Riot Spectacular
2006 The Hills Have Eyes Big Bob Carter
2004 Birth Mr. Conte
2002 The Truth About Charlie Emil Zadapec
2001 The Fast and the Furious Sgt. Tanner
1998 You Can Thank Me Later
1997 Switchback Deputy Nate Booker
1996 Bullet
1995 The Mangler
1995 Heat Bosko
1993 Nowhere to Run
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Buffalo Bill
1988 Betrayed

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