Ted Levine - Rotten Tomatoes

Ted Levine



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.

Photos

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Bleed For This
  • Lou Duva
2016
No Score Yet Bottom Of The World
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Swing State
  • Rouge Holmes
2016
77% Big Game
  • General Underwood
2015
22% Little Boy
  • Sam
2015
No Score Yet Dig Two Graves
  • Actor
2015
75% The Banshee Chapter
  • Thomas Blackburn
2014
No Score Yet Gutshot Straight
  • Lewis
2014
No Score Yet Child of Grace
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy
  • James Lee Mitchell
2013
50% A Single Shot
  • Cecil
2013
No Score Yet Deep Dark Canyon
  • Bloom Towne
2012
68% Shutter Island
  • Warden
2010
80% American Gangster
  • Lou Toback
2007
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Sheriff Timberlake
2007
49% The Hills Have Eyes
  • `Big Bob' Carter
2006
38% Birth
  • Mr. Conte
2004
81% The Manchurian Candidate
  • Colonel Howard
2004
34% Wonderland
  • Sam Nico
2003
33% The Truth About Charlie
  • Emile
2002
67% Ali
  • Joe Smiley
2001
73% Joy Ride
  • Rusty Nail
2001
53% The Fast and the Furious
  • Sgt. Tanner
2001
42% Evolution
  • Gen. Woodman
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
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Bill
1997
23% Flubber
  • Wesson
1997
37% 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
20% The Mangler
  • John Hunton
1994
No Score Yet Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back
  • Gary Ward
1993
No Score Yet Death Train
  • Tierney
1993
25% Nowhere to Run
  • Dunston
1993
95% 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
50% Next of Kin
  • Willy
1989
No Score Yet The Fulfillment of Mary Gray
  • Jonathan
1989
45% Betrayed
  • Wes
  • Director
1988
65% 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
84% Moby Dick
  • Actor
1956

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
88% The Bridge (FX)
2013-2014
  • Hank Wade
62% Lethal Weapon
2016
  • Ned Brower
Monk
2002-2009
  • Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
No Score Yet Hell on Wheels
2011-2016
  • Daniel Johnson
87% Luck
2011-2012
  • Isadore Cohen
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • Sinestro
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Little Bill Primm
64% Mad Dogs
2015-2016
  • Conrad Tull

Quotes from Ted Levine's Characters