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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 (film), a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring MacFarlane alongside Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Ted 2, the 2015 sequel to Ted (2012), directed by MacFarlane and starring MacFarlane, Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried
  • 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



  • Ted Roosevelt 26th President of the United States September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909
  • 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]