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Ted Levine Biography

Birth Name:
Frank Theodore Levine
Birth Place:
Bellaire, Ohio, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to be an actor as a kid after watching Laurel and Hardy movies
  • Was a member of Chicago's Remains Theatre, founded by William Petersen and Gary Cole
  • Breakout role was playing serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs
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  • Abrams-penned Joy Ride (2001); he provided the voice-overs for the murderous truck driver Rusty Nail
  • Successfully segued from film to TV when cast as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer on Monk, a role he played from 2002 to 2009


  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Melissa -- Daughter
  • Melissa Levine -- Daughter
  • Mac -- Son
  • Mac Levine -- Son
  • Kim Phillips -- Wife