Ted Raimi

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Ted Raimi
Ted Raimi by David Shankbone.jpg
Ted Raimi and Suzanne Keilly, April 2007
Born(1965-12-14) December 14, 1965 (age 48)[citation needed]
Detroit, Michigan, USA
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, actor
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Ted Raimi
Ted Raimi by David Shankbone.jpg
Ted Raimi and Suzanne Keilly, April 2007
Born(1965-12-14) December 14, 1965 (age 48)[citation needed]
Detroit, Michigan, USA
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, actor

Theodore "Ted" Raimi (born December 14, 1965)[citation needed] is an American actor, director and writer perhaps best known for his roles as Lieutenant Tim O'Neill in seaQuest DSV and starring as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess/Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Early life[edit]

Raimi was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Celia (née Abrams), a lingerie store proprietor, and Leonard Raimi, a furniture store proprietor. At seventeen he began his professional acting career doing industrial films in Detroit for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. He attended University of Michigan, New York University, then finally University of Detroit. Raimi's older brothers are director Sam Raimi, of Evil Dead Fame (Ted appeared in several of the Evil Dead films as an actor), and screen writer Ivan Raimi.


Raimi's motion picture acting credits include Wes Craven's Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Darkman and the Spider-Man series, as well as roles in such features as Stuart Saves His Family, The Grudge, Midnight Meat Train and Oz the Great and Powerful.

On television, he has been seen on shows such as Twin Peaks, CSI: NY, Supernatural and Legend of the Seeker but is best known for his roles as the communication officer Lt. Tim O'Neill on the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (later seaQuest 2032) and starring as the warrior wannabe Joxer on Xena: Warrior Princess.

Raimi wrote the original "Joxer the Mighty" song in Xena.[citation needed]



Ted Raimi as Lieutenant Junior Grade Tim O'Neill on seaQuest DSV
1977It's Murder!
1981Torro. Torro. Torro!
The Evil DeadFake Shemp
1982Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter
Thou Shalt Not Kill... ExceptChain Man
1987Evil Dead IIPossessed Henrietta
Blood RageCondom Salesman
1989IntruderProduce Joe
Easy WheelsCharlie
ShockerPac Man
1991Lunatics: A Love StoryHank Stone
Eddie PresleyScooter
Patriot GamesCIA Technician
Army of DarknessCowardly Warrior/Second Supportive Villager/S-Mart Clerk
Inside Out IVRichardSegment, "Motivation"
The Finishing TouchDetective Arnold
1993Bikini SquadScared OnlookerUncredited.
Maniac Cop III: Badge of SilenceReporter
Born YesterdayCynthia's Assistant
Hard TargetMan on the Street
SkinnerDennis Skinner
1994FlounderingSafe Salesman
In This CornerInterviewer
Clear and Present DangerSatellite Analyst
1995Stuart Saves His FamilyHal - Julia's Office
1996The ShotDetective Corelli
Apollo 11Steve BalesMade for TV.
1997WishmasterEd Finnley
1998Between the SheetsGabriel / A.D.R. Mixer
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount OlympusCrius (voice)Video.
1999Iggy Vile M.D.Made for TV.
Freak Talks About SexJackie's Husband
For Love of the GameGallery Doorman
2000Growing SeasonDanny
2001The Attic ExpeditionsDr. Coffee
2003Pledge of AllegiancePhelps
2004Spider-Man 2Hoffman
The GrudgeAlex
2005Man with the Screaming BrainPavel
FreezerburnSpecial Agent Johnson
2006Nice GuysSpecial Agent Brown
2007Reign Over MePeter Savarino
My Name Is BruceMills Toddner / Wing / Sign Painter
Spider-Man 3Hoffman
Millennium CrisisAugust
Planet RaptorDy. TygonMade for TV.
2008Diamonds and GunsThe LandordVideo.
The Midnight Meat TrainRandle Cooper
2009Drag Me to HellDoctor
Angel of DeathJed Norton
2010VideoDome Rent-O-RamaFrancis
2011High MidnightEarl
2013Oz the Great and PowerfulSkeptic the Tinker Man
2014Murder of a CatYoung Sheriff


1989Alien NationJohnny Appleseed1.10 "Chains of Love"
ALFJulius Rasmussen4.13 "It's My Party"
1991Twin PeaksRusty TomaskyEpisodes 2.19 & 2.20
1992BaywatchLeonard3.04 "Rookie of the Year"
1993–1996SeaQuest DSVLt. j.g. Timothy O'NeillSeries regular
1996American GothicTed Parker1.17 "Learning to Crawl"
1996–2001Xena: Warrior PrincessJoxerSeries regular
1997Hercules: The Legendary JourneysJoxer3.14 "When a Man Loves a Woman"; 4.05 "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998Alex Kurtzman, writer4.15 "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"
2001Primetime GlickVarious
2002Invader ZIMInvader Skoodge (voice)2.03 "Battle of the Planets"; 2.08 "HOBO 13/Walk for Your Lives"
Odyssey 5Harry Mudd1.12 "Trouble with Harry"
2005CSI: NYGarage Joe/Joe Strahil1.16 "Hush"
2006Masters of HorrorFather Tulli2.01 "The Damned Thing"
2007Code MonkeysSean1.03 "Stonervision"
Judd Nelson1.09 "Todd Loses His Mind"
Ugly1.12 "Vegas, Baby!"
Harrison Ford1.13 "The Revenge of the Matsui"
2008Code MonkeysDennis Hopper"The Secret of 4-20"
Travis Bickle2.02 "My Pal Jodie"
SupernaturalWesley Mondale4.08 "Wishful Thinking"
Legend of the SeekerSebastian1.03 "Bounty"; 2.11 "Hunger"
30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust

Video games[edit]

2005Evil Dead: RegenerationSam


1999Iggy Vile M.D.Made for TV
1998Normal Joe
1995SeaQuest DSV2.12 "Lostland"


2009My Treat


1978Within the WoodsCrew
1981Torro. Torro. Torro!Crew
1985CrimewaveApprentice editor
2008Diamonds and GunsSecond unit co-director


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