Ted Levine

Ted Levine

  • Highest Rated: 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% A Violent Separation (2019)
  • Birthday: May 29, 1957
  • Birthplace: Bellaire, Ohio, USA
  • Striking terror deep in the hearts and subconsciousness of filmgoers worldwide with his chilling portrayal of aspiring transsexual serial killer James "Buffalo Bill" Gumb in director Jonathan Demme's acclaimed thriller The Silence of the Lambs, Steppenwolf Theater alumnus Ted Levine may not have received the star status some may have expected would follow the role, but he can consistently be counted on to turn in a lively performance, no matter how small his part may be.Born in Cleveland, OH, Levine received his M.F.A. in acting from the University of Chicago before making frequent appearances in such 1980s made-for-television efforts as Michael Mann's Crime Story (1986) and his feature debut in 1987's Ironweed. Taking small roles in such features as Betrayed (1988) and Next of Kin (1989) before his big break in Silence, Levine, curiously, stuck mostly to television following his portrayal of Buffalo Bill, not taking another featured role until his turn as a cop on the trail of a carnivorous industrial speed iron in The Mangler (1995). Appearing in Georgia and Michael Mann's acclaimed Heat the same year, Levine began to gain more prominent roles in the following years before taking to the seas with Patrick Stewart in Moby Dick (1998). Though he received critical acclaim for his role in the controversial television series Wonderland (2000), the show aired a meager two episodes (though four were produced) before being pulled due to outcry over its portrayal of the mental health system and its inhabitants. Bouncing back to the big screen, fans found that Levine could still be counted on to turn in absorbing performances in such features as Evolution and The Fast and the Furious (both 2001). Over the next several years, Levine would remain extremely active, appearing in films like The Manchuriuan Candidate, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Hills Have Eyes, and Shutter Island, as well as on TV series like Monk and Luck.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

82% The Report John Brennan 2019
10% A Violent Separation Ed Quinn 2019
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream Theseus 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Wheatley 2018
No Score Yet The Torture Report Actor 2018
76% Dig Two Graves Sheriff Waterhouse 2017
No Score Yet Bottom of the World The Preacher 2017
No Score Yet Down the Fence Actor 2017
69% Bleed For This Lou Duva $5.1M 2016
No Score Yet Swing State Rouge Holmes 2016
78% Big Game General Underwood $17.9K 2015
24% Little Boy Sam $5M 2015
77% The Banshee Chapter Thomas Blackburn 2014
No Score Yet Child of Grace Actor 2014
No Score Yet Gutshot Straight Lewis 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy James Lee Mitchell 2013
51% A Single Shot Cecil 2013
No Score Yet Deep Dark Canyon Bloom Towne 2012
68% Shutter Island Warden $125.1M 2010
80% American Gangster Lou Toback $130.2M 2007
77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Sheriff Timberlake $4M 2007
52% The Hills Have Eyes `Big Bob' Carter $41.7M 2006
38% Birth Mr. Conte $5.1M 2004
80% The Manchurian Candidate Colonel Howard $65.8M 2004
34% Wonderland Sam Nico 2003
34% The Truth About Charlie Emile $5.3M 2002
67% Ali Joe Smiley $58.2M 2001
74% Joy Ride Rusty Nail $21.3M 2001
53% The Fast and the Furious Sgt. Tanner $142.6M 2001
43% Evolution Gen. Woodman $37.6M 2001
No Score Yet Harlan County War Silas Kincaid 2000
17% Wild Wild West General McGrath 1999
No Score Yet You Can Thank Me Later Eli Cooperberg 1999
75% Moby Dick Starbuck 1998
No Score Yet Ellen Foster Bill 1997
24% Flubber Wesson 1997
36% Mad City Lemke 1997
32% Switchback Deputy Nate Booker 1997
No Score Yet Bullet Louis 1996
No Score Yet Wiseguy Paul Callendar 1996
86% Heat Bosko 1995
80% Georgia Jake 1995
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Potts 1994
27% The Mangler John Hunton 1994
No Score Yet Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back Gary Ward 1993
No Score Yet Death Train Tierney 1993
30% Nowhere to Run Mr. Dunston $22.2M 1993
96% The Silence of the Lambs Jame Gumb 1991
No Score Yet Mob Justice Charles Rose 1991
71% Love at Large Frederick King/James McGraw 1990
56% Next of Kin Willy 1989
No Score Yet The Fulfillment of Mary Gray Jonathan 1989
42% Betrayed Wes Director 1988
64% Ironweed Pocono Pete 1987
No Score Yet One More Saturday Night Cop in Station 1986
No Score Yet Two Fathers' Justice Bennett 1985
No Score Yet The Killing Floor Commander 1985
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Patrolman #2 & #3 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

72% Ray Donovan
2013
Little Bill Primm
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
84% On Becoming a God in Central Florida
2019
  • 2019
24% Here and Now
2018
Ike
  • 2018
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Ned Brower
  • 2016
67% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
Conrad Tull
  • 2016
88% The Bridge (FX)
2013-2014
Hank Wade
  • 2014
  • 2013
82% Luck
2011-2012
Isadore Cohen
  • 2012
73% Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
Daniel Johnson
  • 2011
90% Monk
2002-2009
Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Sinestro
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Brian O'Mailey
  • 2002
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Alan Shepard
  • 1998
88% Nowhere Man (1995)
1995-1996
Dave `Eddie' Powers
  • 1995
93% Wonderland
2000

QUOTES FROM Ted Levine CHARACTERS

Rusty Nail
Now you know how it feels to be the punchline.
Warden
If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you?
Teddy Daniels
Give it a try.
Warden
That's the spirit.
Rusty Nail
You know you should get that fixed.
Fuller Thomas
Get what fixed?
Rusty Nail
Your tail light.
Rusty Nail
I like the rain-keeps everyone inside, washes everything clean.
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
It puts the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the hose again.
Rusty Nail
You really outta get that fixed...
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Just put the shampoo in the basket
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Just put the shampoo in the basket.
Catherine Martin
Please let me out
Catherine Martin
Please let me out.
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Has the FBI learned something yet? The police around here don't seem to have the first clue. [Clarice notices a moth] ... I mean have you got like a description, fingerprints, anything like that?
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Has the FBI learned something yet? The police around here don't seem to have the first clue. [Clarice notices a moth] I mean have you got like a description, fingerprints, anything like that?
Clarice Starling
No. No I don't. [Clarice unbuttons her gun holster]
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Oh, here's that number!
Clarice Starling
Very good, Mr. Gordon. May I use your phone please?
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
[Gumb starts laughing] Sure you can use my phone.
Clarice Starling
[draws her gun] Freeze! Put your hands over your head and turn around! Spread your legs! Spread your legs! Put your hands in the back... thumbs up - FREEZE! [Gumb runs off]
Clarice Starling
[draws her gun] Freeze! Put your hands over your head and turn around! Spread your legs! Spread your legs! Put your hands in the back... thumbs up. FREEZE! [Gumb runs off]
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it's told.
Catherine Martin
Please mister, let me go! My family will give you anything you want!
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
Catherine Martin
Okay, okay.
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Now, it places the lotion in the basket.
Catherine Martin
Please! I want to see my mom! Please...
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
[yelling] Put the fucking lotion in the basket!
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Put the fucking lotion in the basket!
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Put the fucking lotion in the basket!
Clarice Starling
Mr. Gordon, good, uh... well Frederica used to work for Mrs. Lippman. Did you know her?
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
No, nuh-uh. Oh wait... was she a great big fat person?
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
(to dog) That's right precious, it will get the hose.
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
[to dog] That's right precious, it will get the hose.