Field, Ted 1953-

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Field, Ted 1953-


Original name, Frederick Woodruff Field; born June 1, 1953, in Chicago, IL; son of Marshall Field IV (a publishing magnate) and Katherine W. Fanning (editor of Christian Science Monitor); married Judith Erickson, c. 1975 (divorced c. 1988); married Barbara (divorced); married Susie Bollman; children: (first marriage) Judith Danielle; (third marriage) Chelsea Paige, Candice Lauren, additional daughter; four additional children. Education: Attended the University of Chicago, Northwestern University,, Chicago, IL, and Pomona College, Claremont CA. Avocational Interests: Chess, martial arts.


Office—Radar Pictures, 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90024.


Producer. Field Enterprises, Chicago, IL, owner with half-brother Marshall Field V, c. 1977-84; Interscope Communications (production company), Los Angeles, CA, founder with Peter Samuelson, c. 1979, and co-chairman; Panavision, owner, 1985-87; Interscope Records, founder, 1990; Interscope, Geffen, A&M Records, co-chairman; Radar Pictures (formerly Interscope and Interscope/Radar Pictures), chairman and chief executive officer. Race car driver, early 1970s-c. 1983.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, 1987, for Murder Ordained; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding children's program, 1990, for "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story," The Magical World of Disney; Wise Owl Award—Honorable Mention (with Patricia Clifford and Jeffrey Taylor), television and theatrical film fiction, Retirement Research Foundation, 1994, for Foreign Affairs; Christopher Award (with others), motion pictures, 1997, for Mr. Holland's Opus.


Film Producer:

(With Peter Samuelson) Revenge of the Nerds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

(With Rene Dupont) Turk 182!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

(With Robert W. Cort) Critical Condition, Paramount, 1987.

(With Cort, Peter V. Herald, Scott Kroopf, and Martin Mickelson) Outrageous Fortune, Buena Vista, 1987.

(With Cort and Edward Teets) Three Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987.

(With Cort and Peter Bart) Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

(With Cort) The Seventh Sign, TriStar, 1988.

(With Cort) Cocktail, Buena Vista, 1988.

(With Cort and Neil A. Machlis) An Innocent Man, Buena Vista, 1989.

Collision Course (also known as East/West Cop), Recorded Releasing, 1990.

(With Cort) Three Men and a Little Lady (also known as 3 Men and a Little Lady), Buena Vista, 1990.

Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

(With Cort and Karen Murphy) The Cutting Edge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.

The Air Up There, Buena Vista, 1994.

Roommates, Buena Vista, 1995.

Mr. Holland's Opus, Buena Vista, 1995.

The Proposition, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999.

The Heartbreak Kid, Paramount, 2007.

Film Executive Producer:

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989.

Renegades, Universal, 1989.

The First Power (also known as Transit and Pentagram), Orion, 1990.

Bird on a Wire, Universal, 1990.

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (also known as Bill and Ted Go to Hell), Orion, 1991.

Eve of Destruction, 1991.

Paradise, Buena Vista, 1991.

(With Cort and Rick Jaffa) The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Hollywood Pictures, 1992.

Jersey Girl, Triumph Releasing, 1992.

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Buena Vista, 1992.

Out on a Limb, Universal, 1992.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (also known as FernGully 1), 1992.

Terminal Velocity, Buena Vista, 1994.

Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994.

Holy Matrimony, Buena Vista, 1994.

The Operation Dumbo Drop (also known as Dumbo Drop), Buena Vista, 1995.

The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista, 1995.

Separate Lives, 1995.

Jumanji, TriStar, 1995.

Two Much (also known as Loco de amor), Buena Vista, 1996.

Boys, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996.

Kazaam, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Gridlock'd, Gramercy Pictures, 1997.

Snow White (also known as The Grimm Brothers "Snow White," Snow White in the Black Forest, Snow White in a Dark Forest, and Snow White: A Tale of Terror), Gramercy Pictures, 1997.

Very Bad Things, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

What Dreams May Come, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Miramax Films, 1999.

Pitch Black (also kwon as The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black), USA Films, 2000.

They (also known as Wes Craven Presents: "They"), Miramax, 2002.

How to Deal, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Le Divorce, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, New Line Cinema, 2003.

The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003.

The Chronicles of Riddick, Universal, 2004.

The Amityville Horror, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005.

Son of the Mask, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Zathura: A Space Adventure (also known as Zathura), Columbia, 2005.

Waist Deep, Focus Features, 2006.

The Heartbreak Kid, Paramount, 2007.

The Horseman, 2007.

Swing Vote, Kathy 2008.

Film Co-Executive Producer:

Arachnophobia (also known as Along Came a Spider), Buena Vista, 1990.

Television Producer; Series:

Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine, CBS, 1977-81.

The Real Adventures of Sherlock Jones and Proctor Watson, 1987.

Television Executive Producer; Miniseries:

Murder Ordained (also known as Broken Commandments and Kansas Gothic), CBS, 1987.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

(With Dick Berg) American Geisha, CBS, 1986.

(Co-executive producer) The Father Clements Story, NBC, 1987.

Crossing the Mob (also known as Philly Boy), NBC, 1988.

My Boyfriend's Back, NBC, 1989.

(With Robert W. Cort) "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (also known as "Long Shot"), The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1989.

Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, 1989.

Aftermath: A Test of Love, CBS, 1991.

The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (also known as Runaway Heart), CBS, 1991.

Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance, NBC, 1991.

Foreign Affairs, 1993.

A Part of the Family, 1994.

Body Language, 1995.

Television Co-Executive Producer; Movies:

Into Pitch Black, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer, The Real Adventures of Sherlock Jones and Proctor Watson, PBS, 1987.

Co-executive producer, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (also known as The Jessica McClure Story), ABC, 1989.



Forbes, October 26, 1987, p. 68; June 27, 1988, p. 14; May 14, 1990, p. 152; October 16, 1995, p. 18.

People Weekly, December 12, 1983, p. 50.