Ted Levine
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Date of Birth
Bellaire, Ohio
TED LEVINE (Wheatley) can currently be seen in the TNT Network psychological thriller series The Alienist. Based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr and set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, the project is executive-produced by Jakob Verbruggen with Cary Fukunaga, Eric Roth and Hossein Amini producing. Levine stars opposite Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning playing Thomas Byrnes, the incredibly confident ex-police chief who is prominent in helping to unravel a mystery.
Levine is currently filming the CIA drama tentatively titled The Torture Report, written and directed by Scott Z. Burns. The film focuses on the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program following 9/11 and Levine stars as CIA Director John Brennan alongside a cast that includes Annette Bening and Adam Driver. He has also wrapped the two-hander crime thriller A Violent Separation, written by Michael Arkof, directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz, opposite actors Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson and Francesca Eastwood.
Levine was recently seen in a recurring role in creator Alan Ball’s HBO series Here and Now, opposite Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter. He also appeared in the fourth season of the Showtime drama Ray Donovan where he recurred as Bill Primm, the proud owner of a casino in Primm, Nevada. He starred in the feature film Bleed for This for director Ben Younger and executive producer Martin Scorsese. The film starred Miles Teller as the five-time world champion boxer Vinny Paz, with Levine portraying Lou Duva, Vinny’s boxing manager.

Levine starred with Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir in the FX Network crime thriller, The Bridge as Hank Wade, a lieutenant at the El Paso Police Department who is a mentor and protector to Kruger’s character. Prior to The Bridge, Levine starred opposite Tony Shalhoub in the USA Network original series Monk. Levine portrayed Captain Leland Stottlemeyer for eight critically acclaimed seasons, which continue on in syndication. Other recent television credits include a recurring role on the Amazon thriller-comedy Mad Dogs executive produced by Shawn Ryan, and the IFC Network comedy miniseries The Spoils Before Dying with Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell.

Soon to be released is the fantasy feature Starbright from writer/director Francesco Lucente about a young orphan who escapes the realities of her life by fantasizing about a fairy-tale world. Levine stars opposite John Rys-Davies, Diego Boneta and Alexandra Dowling. Additional recent film credits include a modern reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream written and directed by Casey Wilder Mott, as well as the independent thriller Bottom of the World for director Richard Sears opposite Jena Malone and Douglas Smith. Levine also starred with Samuel L. Jackson and Felicity Huffman in Big Game, Little Boy opposite Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson and A Single Shot with Sam Rockwell and Jeffrey Wright.

Levine’s extensive film credits include starring opposite Brad Pitt in the Warner Bros. feature The Assassination of Jesse James; Universal Pictures’ American Gangster for director Ridley Scott, in which he starred opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington; and Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio for director Martin Scorsese. Additionally he has starred in Wonderland with Val Kilmer; Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep; Betrayed with Debra Winger and Tom Berenger; Heat with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; Georgia with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham; Bullet with Mickey Rourke; Wild, Wild West with Will Smith and Kevin Kline; Ivan Reitman’s Evolution with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore; The Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez; Jonathan Demme’s thriller The Truth About Charlie with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton; Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate with Washington and Streep; Birth opposite Nicole Kidman; the critically acclaimed Memoirs of a Geisha; and one of his most intriguing roles, as the serial killer Jame Gumb in the classic thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Television appearances include a recurring role on David Milch and Michael Mann’s HBO series Luck with Dustin Hoffman, and a memorable guest-starring role in the first episode of AMC’s series Hell on Wheels. Other television credits include Harlan County War, the USA Network miniseries Moby Dick, Tom Hanks’ From the Earth to the Moon for HBO, The Last Outlaw, Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back, Death Train, Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace, Out of Season, The Fulfillment of Mary Gray and Two Fathers’ Justice. Prior to joining the cast of Monk, Levine starred in the critically acclaimed ABC television series Wonderland, and earlier appeared in Michael Mann’s NBC series Crime Story.

Levine toured as Sgt. Toomey in the national tour of the Broadway play Biloxi Blues. Dedication to theater led Levine to turn to directing as well as acting, and he established the Dratman Theatre Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before moving to Chicago to join first the Remains ensemble and later the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His numerous stage credits include Sam Shepard’s Buried Child directed by Gary Sinise, Your Home in the West, El Salvador and Killers, at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Life and Limb for the Wisdon Bridge Theatre; and 70 Scenes of Halloween, Time of Your Life, A Class D Trial in Yokohama and The Tooth of the Game for the Remains Theatre.