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Ted Raimi

Highest Rated:   98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
Lowest Rated:   20% Shocker (1989)
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Birthplace:   Detroit, Michigan, USA
An endearingly geeky, bespectacled character actor who carved a respectable niche for himself with memorable roles in such popular television series as SeaQuest DSV and Xena: Warrior Princess, Ted Raimi may not have achieved the wild success of his prolific brother Sam (director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man films), but he has still managed to build a healthy fan base thanks to his likeable personality, versatility, and undeniable screen presence. Ted Raimi was born the youngest of four siblings in Detroit, MI. His parents were well-respected businesspeople in the suburbs of the Motor City; his father owned a chain of home furnishing stores and his mother a chain of lingerie shops. Despite the temptation to follow in the family businesses, Raimi was inspired by his brother Sam's prowess behind the camera and opted to try his hand at acting instead. Throughout his school years, Raimi would appear in many of his older sibling's Super-8 films, growing increasingly comfortable in front of the camera and gaining a keen perception of comic timing. His personable attitude and easygoing nature also found him gaining a solid reputation as a local DJ. Following high school, Raimi opted to head for Lansing and pursue his higher education at Michigan State University. A transfer to the University of New York followed shortly thereafter, with Raimi ultimately returning to his home state to attend the University of Detroit. Subsequent years found the fledgling actor honing his skills in brother Sam's early films (including Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Crimewave), as well as numerous industrial films in and around the Motor City (a somewhat profitable market given the area's industrial prowess). Though work in industrial films did keep Raimi busy, they were nevertheless somewhat stifling in terms of creativity, and in 1988, he followed his brother Sam to Los Angeles in hopes of breaking into the Hollywood scene. Raimi ventured out from under the wing of his older sibling in 1989 with a small role in the Wes Craven horror movie Shocker. Though there was always a place for Ted in brother Sam's movies, he began to establish a solid reputation in his own right. In 1991, the younger Raimi played an impressive and compelling lead in the flawed-but-entertaining psychological comedy Lunatics: A Love Story. Cast as an agoraphobic who falls in love with an equally disturbed young woman, Raimi got a chance to shine as few of his roles up to that point had. As the 1990s progressed, Raimi quietly left an impression on mainstream audiences thanks to supporting roles in such high-profile Hollywood blockbusters as Patriot Games, Candyman, Hard Target, and Clear and Present Danger (of course, the fact that the younger Raimi essayed multiple roles in brother Sam's Army of Darkness goes without saying among so-called "Tedites"). In 1993, Raimi made his maiden voyage into television with a recurring role on the popular but short-lived series SeaQuest DSV. He later took the lead as a charming serial killer in the little-seen horror feature Skinner before irking fans of Xena: Warrior Princess with his recurring role as wannabe warrior Joxer. Though it took some time for audiences to warm up to Raimi's undeniably hammy performance, the fact that they eventually embraced the character offers a testament to the actor's personable charm. By this point, Raimi-spotting had become something of a sport among longtime fans, and as his list of credits continued to expand, one could always count on the likable actor to turn in a memorable performance -- no matter how small the part. Various roles on Primetime Glick and vocal work on the twisted Nickelodeon series Invader ZIM found Raimi's schedule continually full. In addition to appearing in the first two Spider-Man films, he could also be seen in the American adaptation of the Japanese horror hit Ju-on, entitled The Grudge (produced by brother Sam and scheduled for release in

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Darkness Rising
  • Actor
2017
30% Murder of a Cat
  • Young Sheriff
2014
59% Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Skeptic in Audience
$235M 2013
No Score Yet Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ed Brubaker's Angel of Death
  • Jed Norton
2009
92% Drag Me to Hell
  • Doctor
$42.1M 2009
40% My Name Is Bruce
  • Wing
$0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Planet Raptor: Raptor Island 2
  • Actor
2007
63% Spider-Man 3
  • Hoffman
$336.6M 2007
64% Reign Over Me
  • Peter Sorvino
$19.7M 2007
36% Illusion
  • Ian
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Father Tulli
2006
No Score Yet Players
  • Phelps
2006
33% Man with the Screaming Brain
  • Pavel
2005
38% The Grudge
  • Alex
$110.2M 2004
93% Spider-Man 2
  • Hoffman
$373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut)
  • Actor
2004
89% Spider-Man
  • Hoffman
$403.8M 2002
No Score Yet Fanalysis
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet The Attic Expeditions
  • Dr. Coffee
2001
46% For Love of the Game
  • Gallery Doorman
1999
No Score Yet Freak Talks About Sex (Blowin' Smoke)
  • Actor
1999
21% Wishmaster
  • Ed Finney
1997
No Score Yet Apollo 11
  • Steve Bales
1996
No Score Yet The Shot
  • Detective Corelli
1996
30% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Hal
1995
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Satellite Analyst
1994
67% Floundering
  • Sale Salesman
1994
26% Born Yesterday
  • Cynthia's Assistant
1993
72% Army of Darkness
  • Cowardly Warrior
1993
50% Hard Target
  • Man on the Street
1993
No Score Yet Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
  • TV Reporter
1993
No Score Yet Skinner
  • Skinner
1993
69% Candyman
  • Billy
1992
75% Patriot Games
  • CIA Technician
1992
No Score Yet The Finishing Touch
  • Det. Arnold
1992
No Score Yet Lunatics: A Love Story
  • Hank Stone
1992
No Score Yet Easy Wheels
  • Charlie
1990
83% Darkman
  • Rick
1990
20% Shocker
  • Pac Man
1989
No Score Yet Intruder
  • Produce Joe
1989
98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
  • Possessed Henrietta
1987
No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except
  • Rubber Mask
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
99% Ash vs. Evil Dead
2015
  • Chet Kaminski
  • 2016
No Score Yet Legend of the Seeker
2008-2010
  • Sebastian
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Joe Strahil
  • 2005
No Score Yet Buddy Thunderstruck
2017
  • Actor

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