Ted Lange

Ted Lange

Highest Rated: 90% Wattstax (1973)

Lowest Rated: 90% Wattstax (1973)

Birthday: Jan 5, 1948

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

Though he was a Shakespearean trained performer capable of delivering strong performances in some of the Bard's most challenging roles, actor Ted Lange gained celebrity as everyone's favorite bartender, Isaac Washington, on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986). Prior to becoming a household name, Lange became known in Hollywood circles following his attention-grabbing performance in the original Broadway production of the musical "Hair" (1968), which led to a starring role on the short-lived sitcom "That's My Mama" (ABC, 1974-76). But it was "The Love Boat" that earned him his greatest acclaim, even though being recognized as Isaac dogged him for the rest of his career. While most other actors might have run away from such vehement recognition, Lange embraced Isaac and often reprised the character on a number of sitcoms and even animated series throughout the years. Meanwhile, he stepped behind the cameras to direct numerous episodes of various sitcoms and dramas, while continuing to pay homage to Isaac in several "Love Boat" television movies and on a later reboot series that lasted only two seasons. Though he was relegated to mostly guest starring appearances later in his career, Lange remained one of the few "Love Boat" alums to be a consistent presence on screen.

Highest rated movies

Wattstax

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 80% Blood Pageant Ryan (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thom & Dusty Go to Mexico Narrator - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steps of Faith John Henry Houston (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phil Cobb's Dinner for Four Raymond (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love of Amy Director - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carts Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Tom's Apartment Pops (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfume Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny Ante: The Motion Picture The Deacon (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage Isaac Washington (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Summer Cruise Isaac Washington (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 67% It Nearly Wasn't Christmas Napoleon (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Othello Othello (Character),
Director
- 1989
No Score Yet 0% Glitch! DuBois (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Exposure Fantastic (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat II Isaac (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Record City The Wiz (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 41% Friday Foster Fancy Dexter (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blade Henry Watson (Character) - 1973
90% 90% Wattstax Unknown (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Network Stars Guest 2017
75% 86% Maron Wise Stranger (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet 33% Betty White's Off Their Rockers Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Ted Lange (Guest Voice) 2010
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Director 2005
No Score Yet 84% Drake & Josh Mr. Calvert (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
83% 87% Scrubs Mr. Blair (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 2001
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Director 1997 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Director 1998-1999
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Director 1998
No Score Yet 95% Boy Meets World Ted Lange (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 90% Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 83% Martin Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Platypus Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
20% No Score Yet The Love Boat Issac Washington (Character) 1977-1987 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Director 1987
60% No Score Yet The Fall Guy Director 1983 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1979 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Junior (Character) 1974-1975