as “Chief Hadley Edwards”
Ted Levine can currently be seen starring in the F/X Network series The Bridge, a co-production between F/X Productions and Shine America. Adapted by Meredith Stiehm from the Scandinavian series I Bron, the show is a suspenseful drama about a pair of detectives (Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir) from the U.S. and Mexico who work together to track down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border. Levine stars as “Lt. Frank Wade”, a lieutenant at the El Paso Police Department who is veteran cop with cowboy swagger and is both a mentor and protector to Kruger’s character. Production on the show’s second season will begin in early 2014. Prior to The Bridge, Levine starred opposite Tony Shalhoub in the USA Network original series Monk. Ted portrayed “Captain Leland Stottlemeyer” for eight critically acclaimed seasons, which continue on in syndication.
Levine has just completed principle photography on the feature film Big Game, directed by Jalmari Helander, about a teenager camping in the woods who helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite. Ted stars as “General Underwood”, alongside a cast that includes Jim Broadbent, Samuel L. Jackson, and Felicity Huffman.
Ted will next be seen in the independent film The Banshee Chapter for director Blair Erickson and Zachary Quinto’s production banner, Before the Door Pictures. Other upcoming and recently released films include Little Boy opposite Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson, A Single Shot with Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright and Melissa Leo (official selection at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival), Gutshot Straight opposite Stephen Lang, Deep Dark Canyon with Justine Bateman and Matthew Lillard, and the independent features Dig Two Graves with newcomer Sami Isler, and Child of Grace with Maggie Jones.
Levine’s extensive film credits include starring opposite Brad Pitt in the Warner Bros. feature, The Assassination of Jesse James, Universal’s American Gangster for director Ridley Scott, in which he stars opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington and Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio for director Martin Scorsese. Additionally he has starred in Wonderland with Val Kilmer and Kate Bosworth, Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Betrayed with Debra Winger and Tom Berenger, Heat with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Georgia with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham, Bullet with Mickey Rourke, Wild, Wild West with Will Smith and Kevin Kline; Ivan Reitman’s Evolution with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore, The Fast and the Furious with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, Jonathan Demme’s thriller The Truth About Charlie with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton, Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, Birth opposite Nicole Kidman, the critically acclaimed Memoirs of a Geisha, Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes and one of his most intriguing roles, as the serial killer “Jame Gumb” in the classic thriller The Silence of the Lambs.
Recent television appearances include a recurring role on David Milch and Michael Mann’s HBO series Luck with Dustin Hoffman, and a memorable guest starring role in the first episode of AMC’s series Hell on Wheels. Other television credits include Harlan County War, the USA Network miniseries Moby Dick, Tom Hanks’ From The Earth to the Moon for HBO, The Last Outlaw, Broken Promises, Death Train, Dead and Alive, Out of Season, The Fulfillment of Mary Gray, and Two Father’s Justice. Prior to joining the cast of Monk, Levine starred in the critically acclaimed ABC television series Wonderland, and earlier appeared in Michael Mann’s NBC series, Crime Story.
Levine left Marlboro College in Vermont to pursue the stage, joining the Burlington (VT) Shakespeare Festival. He later toured as “Sgt. Toomey” in the national company of Biloxi Blues. Dedication to theatre led Levine to turn to directing as well as acting and he established the Dratman Theatre Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before moving to Chicago to join first The Remains Ensemble and later the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His numerous stage credits include Sam Shepard’s Buried Child directed by Gary Sinise, Your Home in the West, El Salvador and Killers, at the Steppenwolf Theatre Co.; Life and Limb, for the Wisdon Bridge Theatre; and 70 Scenes of Halloween, Time of Your Life, A Class D Trial in Yokohama and The Tooth of the Game, for the Remains Theatre.