Ted Lange

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Birthday: Jan 5, 1948
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For millions of Americans, the prime-time situation comedy The Love Boat will be forever inseparable from the image of Ted Lange, an actor cast for nine seasons as the genial Isaac the Bartender on the Pacific Princess luxury liner and trademarked by his iconic "two-finger drop" greeting. Yet Lange's portrayal of Isaac scarcely hinted at the actor's dexterity or dramatic range. In truth, this actor received classical dramatic training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and would go on, after the Princess took its final voyage in September 1986, to establish himself as a revered creative force in regional theater.Lange initially broke into films with many portrayals in Hollywood programmers during the early '70s, including Trick Baby (1972), Blade (1972), and Black Belt Jones (1974), and landed a regular role in the one-season ethnic sitcom That's My Mama (1974), as a streetwise philosopher opposite Clifton Davis (Amen) and Theresa Merritt. The Love Boat, of course, brought Lange his most widespread recognition; nonetheless (as indicated), he hearkened back to his theatrical roots beginning in the late '80s and divided his time between writing, directing, and stage acting roles. His resumé as a scribe sports at least 17 original plays including Lemon Meringue Facade, Behind the Mask -- An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Evil Legacy -- The Story of Lucretia Borgia, while he has appeared dramatically in productions including Hair and Taming of the Shrew and has directed plays ranging from Othello to the rock & roll musical Born a Unicorn.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Russell Peters Christmas Special Actor 2011
No Score Yet Bed & Breakfast Judge O'Connor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Amy Director 2009
No Score Yet Senior Skip Day Reverend 2008
No Score Yet Carts Actor 2007
No Score Yet Bottoms Up Himself 2006
No Score Yet Perfume Actor 1991
No Score Yet Othello Director Othello 1989
No Score Yet It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Napoleon 1989
No Score Yet Glitch DuBois 1988
No Score Yet Terminal Exposure Fantastic 1988
No Score Yet Passing Through Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Friday Foster Fancy Dexter 1975
No Score Yet Black Belt Jones Militant 1974
No Score Yet Larry Actor 1974
No Score Yet Blade Watson 1973
No Score Yet Trick Baby Melvin the Pimp 1973

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Betty White's Off Their Rockers
2012-2014
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
Director Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
Pookie
  • 2008
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mr. Blair
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
Director
  • 2000
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
  • 1997
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Isaac
  • 1997

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