October 23, 1926|
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
June 1, 2008 (aged 81)|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
John Carroll University|
Ohio State University
Ted Manson (October 23, 1926 – June 1, 2008) was an American film actor with a career that spanned over 30 years.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Manson graduated from West High School. He attended both Ohio State University and John Carroll University. In the 1950s he started acting with the Players Club and the Ohio State University Players. After a stint in real estate, he returned to acting in 1979 appearing on the television shows In the Heat of the Night and Matlock. He went on to appear in a number of Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
He died from complications of lung cancer on June 1, 2008.
- Paris Trout (1991) as Hotel Clerk
- Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) as Bailiff
- Boxing Helena (1993) as Mailman
- Gordy (1995) as Henry Royce
- Last Dance (1996) as Judge Gorman
- Traveller (1997) as First Trailer Buyer
- Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) as Miracles Manager
- Claudine's Return (1998) as Ticket Salesman
- Run Ronnie Run (2002) as Oldie Bowling Alley Man
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) as Colonel Murphy
- Petunia (2002) as Buddy Baxter
- A Perilous Dance: The Damon DeRivers Story (2003) as Damon DeRivers
- Runaway Jury (2003) as Pulaski
- The Clearing (2004) as Robert Gidden
- Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) as Elderly Law Client
- Dead Birds (2004) as Elderly Teller
- Elizabethtown (2005) as Sad Joe
- Psychopathia Sexualis (2006) as Professor Krafft-Ebing
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) as Chip
- Déjà Vu (2006) as Crying Man at Disaster
- Gospel Hill (2008) as Ernest Hatch
- Crystal River (2008) as Olin Arrendal
- Nights in Rodanthe (2008) as Old Gus
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) as Mr. Daws
- Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) as Policeman
- Good Intentions (2010) as Mr. Simmons
- The Yellow Wallpaper (2011) as Sage at Duel
- "Career of actor began here". The Columbus Dispatch. June 6, 2008.