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 49)[citation needed]
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Director, 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
Year Title Role Notes
1977 It's Murder! Short film
1981 Evil Dead, TheThe Evil Dead Fake Shemp
1981 Torro. Torro. Torro! Short film
1982 Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter Short film
1985 Crimewave Waiter
1985 Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except Chain Man
1987 Evil Dead II Possessed Henrietta
1987 Blood Rage Condom Salesman
1989 Intruder Produce Joe
1989 Easy Wheels Charlie
1989 Shocker Pac Man
1990 Darkman Rick
1991 Lunatics: A Love Story Hank Stone
1992 Eddie Presley Scooter
1992 Patriot Games CIA Technician
1992 Candyman Billy
1992 Army of Darkness Various
1992 Inside Out V Richard Video
1992 Finishing Touch, TheThe Finishing Touch Det. Arnold
1992 Fountain Clowns, TheThe Fountain Clowns Hayden
1993 Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence Reporter
1993 Born Yesterday Cynthia's Assistant
1993 Skinner Dennis Skinner
1993 Hard Target Man on the Street
1994 Floundering Safe Salesman
1994 Clear and Present Danger Satellite Analyst
1994 In This Corner Interviewer
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Hal
1996 Shot, TheThe Shot Det. Corelli
1997 Wishmaster Ed Finney
1998 Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie Crius (voice) Video
1999 Freak Talks About Sex Jackie's Husband
2001 Attic Expeditions, TheThe Attic Expeditions Dr. Coffee
2002 Spider-Man Hoffman
2003 Red Zone Phelps
2003 Between the Sheets Gabriel / A.D.R. Mixer
2004 Spider-Man 2 Hoffman
2004 Illusion Ian
2004 Grudge, TheThe Grudge Alex
2005 Man with the Screaming Brain Pavel
2005 Freezerburn Special Agent Johnson
2006 High Hopes Special Agent Brown
2006 Kalamazoo? Angel
2007 Reign Over Me Peter Savarino
2007 My Name Is Bruce Mills Toddner / Wing / Sign Painter
2007 Spider-Man 3 Hoffman
2007 Millennium Crisis August
2008 Diamonds and Guns The Landlord Video
2008 Midnight Meat Train, TheThe Midnight Meat Train Randle Cooper
2009 Drag Me to Hell Doctor
2009 Angel of Death Norton
2010 VideoDome Rent-O-Rama Francis Short film
2012 Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader Dr. Higgs
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Skeptic in Audience
2014 Murder of a Cat Young Sheriff
???? Purgatory Earl Announced

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Knight & Daye Buyer Episode: "Stalk Radio"
1989 Alien Nation Johnny Appleseed Episode: "Chains of Love"
1989 ALF Julius Episode: "It's My Party"
1991 Twin Peaks Heavy Metal Youth Episodes: "2.19", "2.20"
1992 Baywatch Leonaard Episode: "Rookie of the Year"
1993-1996 seaQuest DSV Lt. j.g. Timothy O'Neill Main role (57 episodes)
1996 American Gothic Ted Parker Episode: "Learning to Crawl"
1996 Apollo 11 Steve Bales TV film
1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Joxer Recurring role (42 episodes)
1997 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Joxer Episodes: "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Alex Kurtzman Episode: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"
1999 Iggy Vile M.D. Frederick Marsche TV film
2001 Primetime Glick Various TV series
2002 Invader Zim Skoodge (voice) Episodes: "Battle of the Planets", "HOBO 13/Walk for Your Lives"
2002 Odyssey 5 Harry Mudd Episode: "Trouble with Harry"
2005 CSI: NY Garage Joe / Joe Strahil Episode: "Hush"
2005 Evil Dead: Regeneration Sam (voice) Video game
2006 Masters of Horror Father Tulli Episode: "The Damned Thing"
2007 Planet Raptor Dr. Tygon TV film
2007-2008 Code Monkeys Various (voice) Recurring role (6 episodes)
2008 Legend of the Seeker Sebastian Episode: "Bounty"
2008 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust TV miniseries
2008 Supernatural Wesley Mondale Episode: "Wishful Thinking"
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sebastian Episode: "Hunger"
2011 Your Dungeon, My Dragon Episode: "Battle of the Bands, Man"

Other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Within the Woods Crew Short film
1981 Torro. Torro. Torro! Crew Short film
1985 Crimewave Apprentice editor
1995 seaQuest DSV Writer Episode: "Lostland"
1998 Normal Joe Writer
1999 Iggy Vile M.D. Writer TV film
2008 Diamonds and Guns Second unit co-director Video
2009 My Treat Director Short film
2011 Morbid Minutes Director 5 episodes
2011 Morbid Minutes Writer Episodes: "Better to Remember", "Tie Game"

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