Ted Sorel

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Ted Sorel
Born Theodore Eliopoulos
(1936-11-14)November 14, 1936
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died November 30, 2010(2010-11-30) (aged 74)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation American film, stage and television actor
Spouse(s) Jacqueline Coslow Eliopoulos (1964–2010; his death)
Children Mariamne and Vassily

Ted Sorel (November 14, 1936 – November 30, 2010) was an American actor whose numerous credits included Guiding Light, Law & Order and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also appeared in film productions, including the science fiction-horror film From Beyond (1986) as the villainous, mutating Dr. Edward Pretorius, and the horror film sequel Basket Case 2 (1990).

Life and career[edit]

Sorel was born Theodore Eliopoulos in 1936 in San Francisco, California, the son of Maria (née Piccoulas) and Vassily Eliopoulos, a candy maker.[1][2] He later adopted the professional name of Ted Sorel.[1] His family had originally immigrated to the United States from their village of Kyparissi, Laconia, in Greece.[1] Sorel would later renovate his grandfather's home in Kyparissi during his life. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.[1]

Sorel resided in Katonah, New York, for much of his acting career.[1] He died of complications of Lyme disease at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, New Jersey, on November 30, 2010, at the age of 74.[1]


He was survived by his wife, the actress Jacqueline Coslow (the daughter of the late actress Esther Muir and late composer Sam Coslow); two children and a granddaughter.[1]


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