Have you watched the movie ‘The Silence of the Lambs’? If yes, I bet you can still feel a chill down your spine watching Buffalo Bill’s psychotic character. It’s all due to the actor’s performance that made silence of the lambs the best psychological thriller movie of all time. So why not learn something about that talented actor? Don’t you want to know about his professional and personal life? If so, we have prepared a short wiki for you to read about Frank Levine aka Ted Levine’s life.
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As the son of Charlotte Virginia Clark (mother) and Milton Dmitri Levine (father), Frank Theodore Levine was born on May 29, 1957, in Bellaire, Ohio. Both of his parents were doctors. Levine’s father was a Russian Jew while his mother had Welsh ancestry. Along with two siblings Michael Joshua Levine and Judith Anne Levine, Frank grew up in Oak Park, Illinois.
Frank was among the last graduating class of the Windsor Mountain School in Lennox, Massachusetts. At the age of 18, he enrolled at the Marlboro College in Vermont. In his early years, he joined the Remains Theatre and after gaining a stage experience, Levine began his journey towards acting from the early 1980s.
Ted Levine started his professional career from 1983. His debuted his career from the movie ‘Through Naked Eyes’ at the age of 26. Even though it was a minor role, Frank got a chance to shine in Hollywood from that very small role.
The most important thing that happened in Frank’s life was his breakout role in the 1991 psychological thriller movie ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.
Caption: Ted LevineCaption: Ted as Buffalo bill in Silence of the lambs
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Levine played the primary antagonist “Buffalo Bill” in that movie earning him fame like never before. Frank quotes, “Actually I think my audition was better than my performance, by far-on how he got the part of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs”.
After his success from The Silence of the Lambs, Ted played ‘Captain Leland Stottlemeyer’ in the television show Monk from 2002 to 2009. Ted’s most notable appearance are in the movies Shutter Island, Heat and in the 2001 action movie The Fast and the furious where he played the role of Sergeant Tanner.
Caption: Ted LevineCaption: Ted as a prison officer in the movie Shutter Island
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Before Ted’s rise to fame, he played minor roles in movies like Ironweed, Betrayed and Next of Kin. Levine also did the voice of Sinestro in movies like ‘Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock, Justice League and Unlimited.
Speaking of his physical attributes, Levine is 180 cm tall and has a net worth of $6 million. As good as Ted’s professional life is, is his personal life good too? The answer is yes. Ted turned to 60 by 2017 and is happily married to Kim Phillips. Before their relationship became deeper and got married, they dated for quite a long time and now are happily married for more than 20 years. Many people considered Ted to be gay but this rumor is completely baseless.
Caption: Ted LevineCaption: Ted and Kim looks great together, they are just perfect together. After dating for some years they got married
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This couple is blessed with a son and a daughter whose name are Mac Levine and Melissa Levine respectively. It seems like the couple would never divorce each other in the near future.
Frank was nominated for two times and has won one of them. He won the best actor award at Beaufort International Film Festival in 2015. He was also nominated for the best supporting actor from the movie Silence of the Lambs in 2012.
Frank has been featured in a total of 50 films and one of them is in post-production and one is being filmed. Ted has also appeared in various TV series and television movies. Ted has been featured in 23 TV series, 2 short films and 13 TV movies.
Although Ted is a famous celebrity, it doesn’t seem that he has a craze for social media. The only plausible reason for this is maybe he is very busy in his professional life.0 0