Ted Raimi Biography (1965-)

Born December 14, 1965, in Detroit, MI; father, an owner of home furnishing stores; mother, an owner of lingerie shops; brother of Sam Raimi (a producer,director, writer, and actor) and Ivan Raimi (a doctor and writer).

Actor, writer
Birth Details
December 14, 1965
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Fake Shemp, The Evil Dead (also known as Book of the Dead and The Evil Dead, the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror), New Line Cinema, 1982
  • Blood Rage (also known as Nightmare at Shadow Woods), Paramount, 1983
  • Waiter, Crimewave (also known as Broken Hearts and Noses and The XYZ Murders), Columbia/Embassy, 1985
  • Chain man, Stryker's War (also known as Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except), Action Pictures, 1985
  • (As Theodore Raimi) Possessed Henrietta, Evil Dead II (also knownas Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Evil Dead II, the Sequel to the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror), Rosebud Releasing/Rosebud Communications Releasing, 1987
  • Produce Joe, Intruder (also known as Night Crew: The Final Checkout), Phantom Productions, 1988
  • Pac man, Shocker (also known as Shocker: No More Mr. Nice Guy), Universal, 1989
  • Charlie, Easy Wheels, Fries Entertainment, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1990
  • (As Theodore Raimi) Rick, Darkman, Universal, 1990
  • (As Theodore Raimi) Hank Stone, Lunatics: A Love Story, Renaissance Pictures II Limited Partnership, 1991
  • (As Theodore Raimi) CIA technician, Patriot Games, Paramount, 1992
  • Billy, Candyman, TriStar, 1992
  • "Modivation," Inside Out IV, Propaganda Films, 1992
  • Hayden, The Fountain Clowns, 1992
  • Detective Arnold, The Finishing Touch, 1992
  • Man on the street, Hard Target, Universal, 1993
  • Scooter, Eddie Presley, Raven Pictures International, 1993
  • Cynthia's assistant, Born Yesterday, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Cowardly warrior, second supportive villager, and S-Mart clerk, Army of Darkness (also known as Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3, Army of Darkness, the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror, Bruce Campbellvs. Army of Darkness, Captain Supermarket, Evil Dead 3, and The Medieval Dead), Universal, 1993
  • Satellite analyst, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994
  • Interviewer, In This Corner, Archimedes Productions/Greenstem Productions, 1994
  • Sale salesman, Floundering, Strand Releasing, 1994
  • Hal, Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995
  • Dennis Skinner, Skinner, A-pix Entertainment, 1995
  • Detective Corelli, The Shot, Bread and Water Productions, 1996
  • Ed Finney, Wishmaster (also known as Wes Craven's Wishmaster), Live Film and Mediaworks, 1997
  • The workaholic, Pathos, Duet Entertainment, 1997
  • Voice of Crius, Hercules and Xena--the Animated Movie: The Battle forMount Olympus, Universal Pictures Home Video, 1998
  • Jackie's husband, Freak Talks about Sex (also known as Blowin' Smoke), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 1999
  • Gallery doorman, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999
  • Danny, Growing Season (short film), Spheric Productions, 1999
  • Dr. Coffee, The Attic Expeditions, Trans-Pacific Media ConsultantsGroup, 2000
  • Boven, The Barber Project, USA Films, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Tim O'Neill, SeaQuest DSV (also knownas SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1993
  • Joxer, a recurring role, Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1996-2000
  • Episodic
  • Johnny Appleseed, "The Chains of Love," Alien Nation, Fox, 1989
  • Julius, "It's My Party," ALF, NBC, 1989
  • Rusty, heavy metal youth, "Vacations and Relations," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991
  • Rusty, heavy metal youth, "The Path to the Black Lodge," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991
  • Leonard, "Rookie of the Year," Baywatch, NBC, 1992
  • Ted Parker, "Learning to Crawl," American Gothic, CBS, 1996
  • Joxer, "When a Man Loves a Woman," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1997
  • Joxer, "Stranger in a Strange World," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1997
  • Alex Kurtzman, writer, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules," Hercules:The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1998
  • Appeared as Jett in one episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Television reporter, Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (also known asManiac Cop 3), HBO, 1992
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Tim O'Neill, SeaQuest DSV (pilot), NBC, 1993
  • Steve Bales, Apollo 11 (also known as Apollo 11: The Movie), The Family Channel, 1996
  • Iggy Vile M.D., MTV, 1999
  • Television Episodes
  • "Lostland," SeaQuest DSV (also known as SeaQuest 2032), NBC, 1994
  • Composer of the song "Joxer the Mighty," in "For Him the Bell Tolls," anepisode of Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated.
  • Other Television Writing
  • Iggy Vile M.D., MTV, 1999

Further Reference


    • Detroit News, March 3, 1997; September 20, 1999.
    • Los Angeles Times, November 5, 1995.
    • Sci Fi Entertainment, June, 1998.
    • Spectrum, 1998. Volume 1, issue 12,
    • Starlog, February, 1998.
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 13, 1998.
    • Ted Raimi Web Site, http://www.tedraimifan.com/.

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