Ted Raimi

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Ted Raimi
Ted Raimi 2014.jpg
Raimi at the 2014 Wizard World in St Louis.
Born(1965-12-14) December 14, 1965 (age 48)[citation needed]
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, actor
 
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Ted Raimi
Ted Raimi 2014.jpg
Raimi at the 2014 Wizard World in St Louis.
Born(1965-12-14) December 14, 1965 (age 48)[citation needed]
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
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. Ted was raised in Conservative Judaism; his ancestors immigrated from Russia and Hungary.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

Raimi's motion picture acting credits include Wes Craven's Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Ted Raimi as Lieutenant Junior Grade Tim O'Neill on seaQuest DSV
YearTitleRoleNotes
1977It's Murder!Short film
1981Evil Dead, TheThe Evil DeadFake Shemp
1981Torro. Torro. Torro!Short film
1982Cleveland Smith: Bounty HunterShort film
1985CrimewaveWaiter
1985Thou Shalt Not Kill... ExceptChain Man
1987Evil Dead IIPossessed Henrietta
1987Blood RageCondom Salesman
1989IntruderProduce Joe
1989Easy WheelsCharlie
1989ShockerPac Man
1990DarkmanRick
1991Lunatics: A Love StoryHank Stone
1992Eddie PresleyScooter
1992Patriot GamesCIA Technician
1992CandymanBilly
1992Army of DarknessVarious
1992Inside Out VRichardVideo
1992Finishing Touch, TheThe Finishing TouchDet. Arnold
1992Fountain Clowns, TheThe Fountain ClownsHayden
1993Maniac Cop III: Badge of SilenceReporter
1993Born YesterdayCynthia's Assistant
1993SkinnerDennis Skinner
1993Hard TargetMan on the Street
1994FlounderingSafe Salesman
1994Clear and Present DangerSatellite Analyst
1994In This CornerInterviewer
1995Stuart Saves His FamilyHal
1996Shot, TheThe ShotDet. Corelli
1997WishmasterEd Finney
1998Hercules and Xena – The Animated MovieCrius (voice)Video
1999Freak Talks About SexJackie's Husband
2001Attic Expeditions, TheThe Attic ExpeditionsDr. Coffee
2002Spider-ManHoffman
2003Red ZonePhelps
2003Between the SheetsGabriel / A.D.R. Mixer
2004Spider-Man 2Hoffman
2004IllusionIan
2004Grudge, TheThe GrudgeAlex
2005Man with the Screaming BrainPavel
2005FreezerburnSpecial Agent Johnson
2006High HopesSpecial Agent Brown
2006Kalamazoo?Angel
2007Reign Over MePeter Savarino
2007My Name Is BruceMills Toddner / Wing / Sign Painter
2007Spider-Man 3Hoffman
2007Millennium CrisisAugust
2008Diamonds and GunsThe LandlordVideo
2008Midnight Meat Train, TheThe Midnight Meat TrainRandle Cooper
2009Drag Me to HellDoctor
2009Angel of DeathNorton
2010VideoDome Rent-O-RamaFrancisShort film
2012Attack of the 50 Foot CheerleaderDr. Higgs
2013Oz the Great and PowerfulSkeptic in Audience
2014Murder of a CatYoung Sheriff
????PurgatoryEarlAnnounced

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Knight & DayeBuyerEpisode: "Stalk Radio"
1989Alien NationJohnny AppleseedEpisode: "Chains of Love"
1989ALFJuliusEpisode: "It's My Party"
1991Twin PeaksHeavy Metal YouthEpisodes: "2.19", "2.20"
1992BaywatchLeonaardEpisode: "Rookie of the Year"
1993-1996seaQuest DSVLt. j.g. Timothy O'NeillMain role (57 episodes)
1996American GothicTed ParkerEpisode: "Learning to Crawl"
1996Apollo 11Steve BalesTV film
1996-2001Xena: Warrior PrincessJoxerRecurring role (42 episodes)
1997Hercules: The Legendary JourneysJoxerEpisodes: "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998Hercules: The Legendary JourneysAlex KurtzmanEpisode: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"
1999Iggy Vile M.D.Frederick MarscheTV film
2001Primetime GlickVariousTV series
2002Invader ZimSkoodge (voice)Episodes: "Battle of the Planets", "HOBO 13/Walk for Your Lives"
2002Odyssey 5Harry MuddEpisode: "Trouble with Harry"
2005CSI: NYGarage Joe / Joe StrahilEpisode: "Hush"
2005Evil Dead: RegenerationSam (voice)Video game
2006Masters of HorrorFather TulliEpisode: "The Damned Thing"
2007Planet RaptorDr. TygonTV film
2007-2008Code MonkeysVarious (voice)Recurring role (6 episodes)
2008Legend of the SeekerSebastianEpisode: "Bounty"
200830 Days of Night: Dust to DustTV miniseries
2008SupernaturalWesley MondaleEpisode: "Wishful Thinking"
2010Legend of the SeekerSebastianEpisode: "Hunger"
2011Your Dungeon, My DragonEpisode: "Battle of the Bands, Man"

Other work[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1978Within the WoodsCrewShort film
1981Torro. Torro. Torro!CrewShort film
1985CrimewaveApprentice editor
1995seaQuest DSVWriterEpisode: "Lostland"
1998Normal JoeWriter
1999Iggy Vile M.D.WriterTV film
2008Diamonds and GunsSecond unit co-directorVideo
2009My TreatDirectorShort film
2011Morbid MinutesDirector5 episodes
2011Morbid MinutesWriterEpisodes: "Better to Remember", "Tie Game"

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