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Ted Ross

Highest Rated:   90% Ragtime (1981)
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A Tony-winning actor recognized for his role as the Cowardly Lion in The Wiz, Ted Ross' career was ironically kick-started when, at age 18, he went on an amateur-night contest with a striking rendition of "Under the Rainbow." Born in Zanesville, OH, Ross' family moved to Dayton when he was seven years old. Working as an emcee shortly before he entered the Air Force in the 1950s, the emerging talent continued to develop his skills upon discharge with appearances in The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars & Motor Kings (1976) and the filmed version of The Wiz (1978). Gaining increasing exposure as Bitterman in Arthur (1981) as well as the sequel, Ross was also active in television with roles in The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show, and A Different World. Suffering a debilitating stroke in 1998, Ross resided in a nursing home before ultimately passing away in early September 2002. He was 68.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% The Fisher King
  • Limo Bum
1991
22% Stealing Home
  • Bud Scott
1988
13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  • Bitterman
1988
41% Police Academy
  • Capt. Reed
1984
6% Amityville II: The Possession
  • Mr. Booth
1982
90% Ragtime
  • Black Lawyer
1981
90% Arthur
  • Bitterman
1981
36% The Wiz
  • Lion
1978
No Score Yet Triumph of Charlie Parker: Celebrating Bird
  • Actor
1977
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  • Sallie
1976

Quotes from Ted Ross' Characters