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This article is about the given name and its derivatives. For the acronym, see TED (disambiguation).

Ted may refer to:


Entertainment and media[edit]

  • Ted (album), by Swedish singer-songwriter Ted Gärdestad
  • "Ted", from the 1980 album Virgin Ground by Redgum
  • "Ted", from the 2006 album Body Riddle by electronic musician Clark
  • Ted, an episode in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Ted (film), a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring MacFarlane alongside Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
  • Ted Bundy, a 2002 American crime drama film directed by Matthew Bright and starring Michael Burke and Boti Bliss
  • Better Off Ted, a U.S. comedy series

Notable people[edit]

People known as "Ted" include:


  • Ted Allen (born 1965), American writer, cookbook author, and television personality
  • Ted Danson (born 1947), American actor
  • Ted Jackson (born 1955), prize-winning photographer
  • Ted Knight (1923–1986), American actor
  • Ted Koppel (born 1940), American broadcast journalist
  • Ted Turner (born 1938), American media proprietor and philanthropist



  • Sir Edward Heath (known as Ted Heath) (1916–2005), British Prime Minister 1970-74
  • Ted Kennedy (1932–2009), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
  • Ted Sorensen (1928–2010), speechwriter and adviser to John F. Kennedy
  • Ted Stevens (1923–2010), longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate
  • Ted Strickland (born 1941), American politician



  • Ted Bundy (1946–89), serial killer active in the 1970s
  • Ted Kaczynski (known as "The Unabomber") (born 1942), American mathematician and social critic who carried out a campaign of bombings and mail bombings

Fictional characters[edit]

Notable fictional characters known by the nickname “Ted” include:

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]