Ted Neeley Singer

Ted neeley

Ted Neeley (born Teddie Joe Neeley on September 20, 1943 in Ranger, Texas) is a rock and roll drummer, singer, actor, composer, and record producer. He is probably best known for performing the title role in the film Jesus Christ Superstar in 1973. Neeley signed his first record deal in 1965, at age 22, with Capitol Records. He and his group, The Teddy Neeley Five, recorded an album titled Teddy Neeley. They played the club circuit for years, and at one point their name (on a marquee) appeared in an episode of Dragnet. In 1968 Neeley starred in the Los Angeles productions of Larry Norman's rock musicals Alison and Birthday for Shakespeare, with Norman, Richard Hatch and Kay Cole. Then, in 1969, Neeley played the lead role of Claude in both the New York and Los Angeles productions of Hair. His work with that show's director, Tom O'Horgan, led to him being called when O'Horgan was hired to stage Jesus Christ Superstar for Broadway. Ironically, Neeley originally auditioned for the role of Judas, seeing it as a great opportunity to play a character few understand. However, when Ben Vereen was chosen for the role, Neeley signed on as chorus and also became the Christ understudy.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 20th, 1943
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Spouse
Children

Movie performances

1. Django Unchained (2012)

Western
played Tracker #6
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
180.0
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Pilar Savone
44 Show list 15 Show list $100M

Django Unchained is a 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is a highly stylized variation of the spaghetti Western, which takes place in the Old West and Antebellum South. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, and was released December 25, 2012 in North America. The story is set in early winter and then spring, during the antebellum era of the Deep South with preliminary scenes taking place in Old West Texas. The film follows an African-American slave, Django, and an English-speaking, German bounty hunter posing as a traveling dentist, named Dr. Schultz. In exchange for helping Schultz collect a large bounty on three outlaws that he has never seen – but Django has, while being trafficked – Schultz buys and then promises to free Django after they catch the outlaws the following spring. Schultz subsequently promises to teach Django bounty hunting, and split the bounties with him, if Django assists him in hunting down other outlaws throughout the winter. Django agrees – on the condition that they also locate and free his long-lost wife from her cruel plantation owner.

Awards

2013 BET Award for Best Actress
2013 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2013 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
2013 BET Award for Best Actor
2013 BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2013 MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment
2012 National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
2012 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay
2012 AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
2012 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Bag Head #2
Calvin Candie
LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee #1
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee #2
Wilson
Tracker #3
Big John Brittle
Billy Crash
Tracker #7
Broomhilda von Shaft
Dr. King Schultz
Dicky Speck
Tracker #2
Smitty Bacall
Saloon Keeper Pete
Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
D'Artagnan
Tennessee Harry
Old Man Carrucan
Bob Gibbs
Baghead #1
Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter
Son of a Gunfighter
Amerigo Vessepi
Big Daddy
Tracker #4
Tatum
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. Employee #3
Lil Raj Brittle
Django
Sheriff Bill Sharp
Dr. Brown
Leo Moguy
Minnie
Jinglebells Cody
Banjo
U.S. Marshall Gill Tatum
Daughtrey Saloon Girl #1
Sheriff Gus
Franklin
Daughtrey Saloon Girl #2
Little Jody
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Racism
Slavery in the United States
Revenge
Django Unchained
French, German, English
United States of America

2. Hard Country (1981)

Drama, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
2 Show list

Hard Country is a 1981 American drama film directed by David Greene and starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, and Michael Parks. Written by Michael Kane and Michael Martin Murphey, the film is about a young woman who longs to escape the limitations of life in a small Texas town to pursue her dreams. She is prevented from leaving by her factory worker boyfriend who does not want her to move to the big city. The film features appearances by country music artists Tanya Tucker and Michael Martin Murphey.

Awards

Top cast

Loretta
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Hard Country
English
United States of America

3. Curse of Demon Mountain (1977)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
Earl E. Smith

Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English

4. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Drama, History, Musical
played Jesus
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
13 Show list 2 Show list

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1973 British musical film directed by Canadian film director Norman Jewison. A film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name, the film stars Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman and Barry Dennen. The film centers on the conflict between Judas and Jesus during the week before the crucifixion of Jesus. Neeley and Anderson were nominated for two Golden Globe Awards in 1974 for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively. Although it attracted criticism from some religious groups, reviews for the film were still positive.

Awards

1974 BAFTA Award for Best Sound
1974 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film

Top cast

Herod
Pontius Pilate
Apostle James
Judas Iscariot
Mary Magdalene
Caiaphas
Apostle #4
Woman #9
Woman #11
Woman #8
Apostle Thaddeus
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Passion
Death of Jesus
Life of Christ
Yvonne Blake
Jesus Christ Superstar, Jesus Christ Superstar: The New Stage Production (2000 TV cast)
English
United States of America

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
Summer Camp Nightmare
Drama,Thriller
1987
Bert L. Dragin
Blame It on the Night
Comedy,Drama,Music
1984
Gene Taft
Gene Taft

Guest TV appearances

Man from Atlantis

Program genre

Action
Science Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

Man from Atlantis is a short-lived American science fiction television series that ran for 13 episodes on the NBC network during the 1977–1978 season, following four successful television films that had aired earlier in 1977. Ratings success by these movies led to the commissioning of a weekly series for the 1977–1978 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 April 18th, 1978 Jake Muldoon
S01-E04 October 25th, 1977 Muldoon

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E18 March 6th, 1979 Lionel Rigger

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E02 September 22nd, 1968

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Program genre

Variety show
Satire
Comedy

External resources

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is an American comedy and variety show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969.nThe series was a major success, especially considering it was scheduled against the major NBC television series, Bonanza, with content that appealed to contemporary youth viewership with daring political satire humor and major music acts like Buffalo Springfield, Pete Seeger and The Who. Despite this success, continual conflicts with network executives over content led to the show being abruptly pulled from the schedule in violation of the Smothers' contract in 1969.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 June 4th, 1967

Tucker's Witch

Program genre

Drama
Comedy

External resources

Tucker's Witch is a 12-episode comedy-detective series that aired on CBS television from October 6, 1982, to November 10, 1982, and again sporadically from March 31 to June 9, 1983. It starred 34-year-old Tim Matheson and 31-year-old Catherine Hicks as a charming married couple, Rick and Amanda Tucker, who own and operate their private detective agency in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Hicks replaced actress Kim Cattrall, who was in the pilot but was removed from the show after the movie Porky's came out and showed Cattrall's racy scene in the gym. In the story line, Amanda's psychic powers become an asset in solving cases but also tend to get the pair into various troubles. In later rebroadcasts on the USA Network, the program was known as The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon.nCatherine Hicks had previously been a soap opera actress on ABC's Ryan's Hope, and received an Emmy nomination for her 1980 performance as Marilyn Monroe in an ABC biopic, and later known to audiences for her role as Annie Camden, the sympathetic, discerning wife of the minister Eric Camden, played by Stephen Collins, in the Warner Brothers family series 7th Heaven.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 April 14th, 1983

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