Who is Ted Raimi?
Theodore ‘Ted’ Raimi was born under the zodiac of Sagittarius on 14 December 1965, in Detroit, Michigan USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is Jewish. He is a director, screenwriter and actor with over 100 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his role as Fake Shemp in the movie “The Evil Dead”, written and directed by his brother, Sam Raimi.
Early life, family, and education
Ted was raised in Detroit by his parents, mother Celia who was a lingerie store proprietor, and father Leonard who was the owner of a furniture store. Ted was raised alongside his siblings Ivan, Andrea, Sam and his late brother Sander in conservative Judaism.
His brother Sam is a famous filmmaker and director, perhaps known best as a director of the franchise “Evil Dead” and the “Spider-Man” trilogy, and Ivan is both a screenwriter and an emergency medicine physician.
Ted attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1983, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, switched to New York University, then transferred to the University of Detroit, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal arts.
Roles in series
After he debuted on television in an episode of the series “Knight & Daye” in 1989, portraying Buyer, Ted had several minor roles in “Alien Nation”, “ALF”, and “Twin Peaks”, before he was cast to play Lieutenant, Junior Grade Timothy O’Neill in “Sea Quest 2032”, starring alongside Don Franklin and Jonathan Brandis; the series had five nominations, and won three, including two Primetime Emmys.
He next made an appearance in “American Gothic”, and after that Ted had a recurring role as Joxer in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, and also portrayed Harry O’Casey in “Xena: Warrior Princess”.
The 2000s saw him in “CSI: NY”, “Supernatural”, “Legend of the Seeker”, and in “Ash vs Evil Dead”, the series created by his brothers Sam and Ivan Raimi, which had 17 award nominations and won 12.
In the following years, he portrayed Ian Ullman in “Deadwax”, and his most recent role on television was in “Creepshow” in 2021.
Roles in movies
Ted made his acting debut in the 1974 movie “You Nazi Spy”, followed by his appearances in numerous short films before he was cast to play Fake Shemp in “The Evil Dead”, and after that, he had more support roles in movies such as “Crimewave”, “Torro. Torro. Torro!”, and “Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except”.
In the 1985 sequel “Evil Dead II” he portrayed Possessed Henrietta, followed by his appearances in “Blood Rage”, “Intruder”, “Easy Wheels”, and “Darkman”, among others.
Ted is known as a character actor, so he during the years has had numerous support roles – in the early 2000s, he portrayed Hoffman in the Oscar-nominated movie “Spider-Man”, directed by his brother Sam and starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Dafoe. The movie won 16 awards and had 63 nominations, including two Oscars for Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. Ted reprised his role as Hoffman in the sequel “Spider-Man “, which had 60 award nominations, and won 25, including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
In the following years, Ted was cast to play Alex in “The Grudge”, followed by his appearance in “Illusion”, before he portrayed Pavel in “Man with the Screaming Brain” acting alongside Tamara Gorski and Bruce Campbell – his performance brought him a nomination for Fangoria Chainsaw Award ,Best Supporting Actor, in 2006.
In the third sequel “Spider-Man 3”, Ted again reprised his role, while his brothers Sam and Ivan worked on the screenplay alongside Alvin Sargent; the movie had 44 award nominations, including one for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award Best Special Visual Effects, and won four.
Ted has made appearances in numerous movies, and the list of them is too long to enumerate, but we will mention the short horror movie “Jac Kessler’s Popsy”, which brought him a nomination Terror in the Bay Film Festival award Best Supporting Actor in 2019; his most recent role was as General Al Haig in the 2021 movie “18 ½”, a thriller about the Watergate scandal, written by Daniel Moya and directed by Dan Mirvish.
Many people thought that Ted could be more successful in the movie industry if he hadn’t played roles mostly in horror movies, although Ted stated that he loves horror, but many of his fellow actors weren’t enthused about this genre as he was.
He was saying that he wanted to be a character actor, because it’s funnier than the lead role, and he prefers to be a ‘weird guy’ in movies.
What happened to Ted Raimi?
In 2018, there were rumors that Ted was deeply in debt for some of the film projects he has worked on, as the rumors was the news that he sold his mini-compound in Toluca Lake, the neighborhood of Los Angeles, California for $12,000 less than his asking price, which was $989,000. Ted hasn’t talked about the reason why, but confirmed that he sold it.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Ted’s love life and sexual orientation, however, he’s preferred to keep his private life away from media attention, and hasn’t spoken about assumptions circulating over the internet and in newspapers.
In 2019, he posted a photo featuring himself and his then-girlfriend Stephanie from their trip to Munster, Germany; there is no information about this girl, her occupation, or place of living.
As of December 2021, Ted seems to be single, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
As a writer, Ted has five credits to his name – he wrote for the series “Deathly Spirits”, “Morbid Minutes”, and “Sea Quest 2032”, and also for the movies “Normal Joe” and “Iggy Vile M. D.”.
He was the director and producer of the series’ “Morbid Minutes” and “Deathly Spirits”, and the short movie “My Treat”; as a producer, he worked for the movie “Red Light” which was supposed to be a full-length feature movie, but because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it was presented at festivals, and had eight award nominations, including New York City Horror Film Festival award – Best Short Film in 2020.
Age, height, and net worth
Ted is 55 years old, and has dark brown hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall.
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.