Ted Levine Net Worth

Ted Levine Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Frank Theodore Levine net worth is
$4 Million

Frank Theodore Levine Wiki Biography

Frank Theodore Levine was born on the 29th May 1957 in Parma, Ohio, USA of Russian-Jewish (father) and Welsh (mother) ancestry, and is an actor especially known for playing the role of the Buffalo Bill, the serial killer in the film “Silence of the Lambs” (1991), and more recently portraying the character of Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in the series “Monk” (2002 – 2009). Levine has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 1980s.

How much is the net worth of Ted Levine? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data given at the beginning of 2017. Films and television are the main sources of Levine’s net worth and popularity.

Ted Levine Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, Levine was raised in Parma, but his family changed their living place several times and he attended primary school in Bellaire and later the alternative Marlboro College in Vermont. He started his acting career at the beginning of the 1980s, at first working in theatres in Vermont, Michigan and Chicago, where he was also able to study and earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University Chicago. He is now mainly working in films and television.

In the 1980s, he initially worked in, among other projects, the series “Crime Story” in which he created the role of Frank Hollman. However, he reached worldwide attention only in 1991 as the serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb in the thriller film “The Silence of the Lambs” directed by Jonathan Demme. Among others, the film won five Academy Awards as well as grossing $272.7 million at the box office worldwide. Despite the success, Levine did not want to be type-cast, and eventually got to play a variety of roles in the following years, and chose less abyssal characters: military, police or family men. In 1998, he met with Patrick Stewart in the two-part television adaptation of Melville’s “Moby Dick”. Yet, he still voiced the sociopathic trucker Rusty Nail in the movie “Joy Ride” (2001), and was the detective Sam Nico in the movie “Wonderland – Massacre in Hollywood” (2003), focusing on grisly murders in a district of Los Angeles. From 2002 to 2009, he took over at the side of Tony Shalhoub in the series “Monk”, creating the role of Captain Leland Stottlemeyer. Other works of the actor have included roles in the film “The Assassination of Jesse James” (2007) with Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, and “Shutter Island” (2010) directed by Martin Scorsese. From 2013 to 2014, he landed the main role in the television series “The Bridge” broadcast on FX network. Recently, Ted was cast as the main in the war fantasy-drama film “Little Boy” (2015) directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, and in the biographical boxing film “Bleed for This” (2016) written and directed by Ben Younger.

To summarise, all the above mentioned roles have added significant sums to the total size of Ted Levine’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Ted Levine is married to Kim and they have two children.

Full NameTed Levine
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMay 29, 1957
Place Of BirthBellaire, Ohio, United States
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
EducationMarlboro College, Vermont, University Chicago
SpouseKim Phillips
ChildrenMelissa Levine, Mac Levine
ParentsCharlotte Virginia (Clark), Milton Dmitri Levine
SiblingsMichael Joshua Levine, Judith Anne Levine
AwardsBeaufort International Film Festival - Best Actor (2015)
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Movies“Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “Joy Ride” (2001), “The Assassination of Jesse James” (2007), “Wonderland - Massacre in Hollywood” (2003), “Shutter Island” (2010), “Big Game“ (2014), “Little Boy” (2015), “Bleed for This” (2016)
TV Shows”Wonderland” (2000), “Monk” (2002-2009), “Crime Story” (1986-1987), “The Bridge” (2013-2014)
1Intense, light blue eyes with expressive eyebrows
2Often plays some type of authority figure (e.g., police officer, detective, military officer).
3His powerfully deep, bass voice, which often serves as an ominous warning to the protagonists.
1I don't live in Los Angeles; I might have to in order to be near it. I love the Midwest. LA is like a porno without the sex. It has about that much allure for me. Is this film going to make me or break me? The typecasting thing is very frustrating. I do get cast as bad guys, and I'm not. I love my children, I'm a good father, I've got a pretty strong sense of right and wrong. That's probably the hardest thing in doing the roles that I do, that's really rough.
2When I read [The Bridge] and saw the source material, it was just smart. I think that's what drew me to this. I guess that's how I end up in this milieu. Plus I'm on the other side of it, and it took me a number of years to get on the other side. I'm immensely grateful that I am. ... It's really pretty cool that people see me from other things now and they aren't saying, 'Hey, say that line you said in the thing.' That baggage isn't as heavy anymore. -on playing a good guy in The Bridge (2013)
3Generally you have a month of rehearsals and a couple months of productions. You know that, so you have a nice framework. That's one of the beauties of it. Your balls are on the line. There's no slacking off. It comes down to the wire, and you're up there. You're going to do the whole thing in a number of hours, so prepare for it, relax and stretch, and then you do it. It's a very physical thing as well. You've got to be bigger on the stage. You have to be heard for one thing, which is something I've always had trouble with. It's one of the reasons I like film, because I can mumble. I've always felt my person is more effective on film than onstage. I'm just not a real extroverted person. Not that film is easier, it's just an easier place for me to be. -on theater acting vs acting on film
4It was hard. I'll never do a character like this again. I would have loved to just have done the part from the script, and not deal with the book, it would be so much easier to work that way, and there are so many images in the book that aren't in the film. On the one hand they can be useful to you, on the other hand you can end up working too hard, which is something I think I did. I drove myself nuts with this character. I lived with this son of a bitch. Something that is very consistent with serial killers is they look at a lot of pornography, and I did that too. That will make you fucking crazy. -on his character in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
5I scared them to death in the audition. I had no idea what I was going to do. I read the script; I read the book; I tried stuff. I met Jonathan [Jonathan Demme] in Los Angeles, and we just talked, and I got a sense where he was at about it. He called me back; I went to New York to talk some more, and I just read. I sort of copped something on the way, which is something you have to do, whether it's right or wrong. Actually I think my audition was better than my performance, by far. -on how he got the part of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1Ted Levine and his Silence of the Lambs costar, Scott Glenn have both portrayed America's first man in space, Alan B. Shepard; Levine in the Tom Hanks produced HBO mini series, "From the Earth to the Moon," and Glenn in the 1984 Philip Kaufman film, "The Right Stuff.".
2His father was of Russian Jewish descent. His mother had English ancestry.
3Has been friends with Sam Shepard and William Petersen since their early theater collaborations in the late 1970s.
4He was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Buried Child" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
5Over the years, he has co-starred with four actors from TV's Prison Break (2005) - with William Fichtner in Heat (1995), Dominic Purcell in Moby Dick (1998), Wade Williams in Ali (2001) and Paul Adelstein in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).
6Has an adult daughter named Melissa and a teenage son named Mac.
7The voice of Chris Griffin in Family Guy (1999) is based on him.
8Has worked with two Jack Crawfords. Prior to appearing in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Scott Glenn, he appeared in the television series Crime Story (1986), produced by Michael Mann and starring Dennis Farina, who played Jack Crawford in Manhunter (1986). Also featured in this series was Stephen Lang, who played Freddy Lounds in Manhunter (1986).
9Has worked with both Clarice Starlings. He appeared in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Jodie Foster and, ten years later, he appeared in Evolution (2001) with Julianne Moore, who played Clarice Starling earlier that year in Hannibal (2001).
10After appearing in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), he appeared in Heat (1995), which was directed by Manhunter (1986) director Michael Mann and featured Manhunter villain Tom Noonan.
11After his terrifying turn as "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), he's had some trouble getting parts other than sadistic psychopaths. He generally tries to choose parts more along the lines of ordinary family men and unfriendly co-workers to get away from the creepy shadow of "Buffalo Bill".
12Like Sex and the City (1998) star Chris Noth ("Mr. Big"), he attended Marlboro College in Vermont for a time in the 1970s.


A Midsummer Night's Dream2017/IIpost-production
Bottom of the World2017completedThe Preacher
Dr. Del2016TV MovieTanner
Swing State2016Rouge Holmes
Lethal Weapon2016TV SeriesNed Brower
Bleed for This2016Lou Duva
Ray Donovan2016TV SeriesBill Primm
Mad Dogs2016TV SeriesConrad Tull
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesGerhart Moll
Little Boy2015Sam
Dig Two Graves2014Sheriff Waterhouse
Gutshot Straight2014Lewis
The Bridge2013-2014TV SeriesLieutenant Hank Wade
Child of Grace2014Chief Edwards
Big Game2014General Underwood
Tommy Benjamin2014Duke Klien
Banshee Chapter2013Thomas Blackburn
Jimmy2013/IJames Lee Mitchell
Deep Dark Canyon2013Bloom Towne
A Single Shot2013Cecile
Luck2012TV SeriesIsadore Cohen
Hell on Wheels2011TV SeriesDaniel Johnson
Shutter Island2010Warden
Monk2002-2009TV SeriesCaptain Leland Stottlemeyer
American Gangster2007Lou Toback
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford2007Sheriff Timberlake
Justice League2002-2006TV SeriesSinestro Bulldozer Nazi Lieutenant
The Hills Have Eyes2006Big Bob Carter
Memoirs of a Geisha2005Colonel Derricks
The L.A. Riot Spectacular2005Tom Saltine
Birth2004Mr. Conte
The Manchurian Candidate2004Colonel Howard
Static Shock2004TV SeriesSinestro
Wonderland2003Sam Nico
The Truth About Charlie2002Emil Zadapec
Third Watch2002TV SeriesBrian O'Malley
Ali2001Joe Smiley
Joy Ride2001Rusty Nail (voice, uncredited)
The Fast and the Furious2001Sgt. Tanner
Evolution2001Gen. Woodman
Harlan County War2000TV MovieSilas Kincaid
Wonderland2000TV SeriesDr. Robert Banger
Wild Wild West1999General 'Bloodbath' McGrath
You Can Thank Me Later1999Eli Cooperberg
Superman1997-1999TV SeriesSinestro Karkull
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesAlan Shepard
Moby Dick1998TV Mini-SeriesStarbuck
Ellen Foster1997TV MovieBill Hammond
Switchback1997Deputy Nate Booker
Mad City1997Lemke
Bullet1996Louis Stein
Wiseguy1996TV MoviePaul Callendar
Nowhere Man1995TV SeriesDave 'Eddie' Powers
The Mangler1995Officer John Hunton
Todo cambia1994ShortVince
Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back1993TV MovieGary Ward
The Last Outlaw1993TV MoviePotts
The Paint Job1993Kenny the D.J. (uncredited)
Detonator1993TV MovieAlex Tierney
Nowhere to Run1993Mr. Dunston
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace1991TV MovieCharles Rose
Murder in High Places1991TV MovieCarson Russell
The Silence of the Lambs1991Jame Gumb
Midnight Caller1990TV SeriesFrank Brewer
Love at Large1990Frederick King / James McGraw
Next of Kin1989Willy Simpson
The Fulfillment of Mary Gray1989TV MovieJonathan
Ironweed1987Pocono Pete
Crime Story1986-1987TV SeriesFrank Holman
One More Saturday Night1986Cop in Station
Two Fathers' Justice1985TV MovieBennett
American Playhouse1984TV SeriesPoliceman
Through Naked Eyes1983TV MoviePatrolman


The Hills Have Eyes2006performer: "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" - uncredited
Monk2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun2010Documentary special thanks
Looking for Richard1996Documentary the producers wish to thank


World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun2010DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw2008Video documentary shortNarrator
Greatest Ever Disaster Movies2007TV MovieHimself
Surviving the Hills: Making of 'The Hills Have Eyes'2006Video documentaryHimself
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Truth About 'The Truth About Charlie'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Osbournes2002TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs'2001Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Science of the Movies2010TV SeriesBuffalo Bill
Crime Story1986TV SeriesFrank Holman

Won Awards

2015Festival AwardBeaufort International Film Festival, USBest ActorDig Two Graves (2014)

Nominated Awards

2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Gangster (2007)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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