Lange, Ted 1947(?)–

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LANGE, Ted 1947(?)–


Full name, Theodore William Lange; born January 5, 1947 (some sources say 1948), in Oakland, CA; son of Ted and Geraldine L. (a television show host) Lange; married Sheryl Thompson, 1978; children: Ted IV, Turner Wallace. Education: Attended San Francisco City College and Merritt Junior College; graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.


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Actor, director, producer, and writer. Performed with New Shakespearean Company; appeared in television commercial for Bud Light, 2003.


Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Renaissance Man Theatre Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Paul Robeson Award, American Film Institute.


Film Appearances:

Melvin the Pimp, Trick Baby (also known as The Double Con), Universal, 1972.

Himself, Wattstax (documentary), Columbia, 1973.

Henry Watson, Blade, Joseph Green Pictures, 1973.

(Uncredited) Militant, Black Belt Jones, 1974.

Fancy Dexter, Friday Foster, American International Pictures, 1975.

The Wiz, Record City, 1978.

Fantastic, Double Exposure (also known as Terminal Exposure), United Film Distribution, 1987.

DuBois, Glitch!, Omega, 1988.

Title role, Othello, Uptown Films, 1989.

The deacon, Penny Ante (also known as Penny Ante: The Motion Picture), Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1990.

George, Perfume, 1991.

The flower peddler, The Naked Truth, 1992.

Gnome, Sandman, 1998.

Reverend, The Redemption, 2000.

Is This Your Mother? (short), 2002.

Professor Williams, Banana Moon, 2003.

Bartender "2, Gang of Roses, DEJ Productions, 2003.

Himself, The N–Word, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive producer and director, Othello, Uptown Films, 1989.

Coproducer, Banana Moon, 2003.

Also directed ToetoToe.

Television Appearances; Series:

Junior, That's My Mama, ABC, 1974–75.

Harvard, Mr. T and Tina, ABC, 1976.

Bartender Isaac Washington, The Love Boat, ABC, 1977–87.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Banacek: Detour to Nowhere, NBC, 1972.

Larry, 1974.

The Love Boat, ABC, 1976.

Isaac Washington, The Love Boat II, 1977.

Isaac Washington, The New Love Boat (also known as The Love Boat III), ABC, 1977.

Isaac Washington, The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Isaac Washington, The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Isaac Washington, The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?, ABC, 1986.

Napoleon, It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (also known as It Almost Wasn't Christmas), syndicated, 1989.

Isaac Washington, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (also known as Valentine's Day Love Boat Reunion and The Love Boat: A Summer Cruise), CBS, 1990.

The Naked Truth, Cinemax, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Love Boat team member, All–Star Family Feud Special, ABC, 1977.

The Celebrity Football Classic, NBC, 1979.

Circus of the Stars "5, CBS, 1980.

Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary, 1980.

Good Evening, Captain, CBS, 1981.

ABC Team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars XVI, ABC, 1984.

The ABC All–Star Spectacular, ABC, 1985.

Ghost of Christmas Present, Christmas (also known as John Grin's "Christmas"), ABC, 1988.

Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, syndicated, 1988.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1989.

An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Interviewee, TV Guide's Truth behind the Sitcoms 3 (documentary), Fox, 2000.

The Love Boat (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

The Love Boat: TV Tales (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land and Nickelodeon, 2004.

TV Land Landmarks: Breaking the Mold (documentary), TV Land, 2004.

BET Comedy Awards, BET, 2004.

Also appeared in The American Film Institute's Salute to James Cagney.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Real Trivial Pursuit, ABC, 1985.

That's My Mama Now, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Great Scott, "Amusement Park/Rock Stars," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979.

Isaac Washington, "Love Boat Angels: Part 1 and 2," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979.

Bartender, "The Last Drive," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983.

"Malibu Man," The New Gidget, syndicated, 1987.

James Jeffson, "A Necessary Evil," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1988.

Lou, "Snow Bound," 227, NBC, 1988.

"Warzone," The Highwayman, NBC, 1988.

Mr. Taxerman, "Teaching Is a Good Thing," Evening Shade, 1993.

Mr. Angel, "Out of the Mouths of Babes," Platypus Man, 1995.

Frank Winslow, "The Brother Who Came to Dinner," Family Matters, ABC, 1996.

Himself, "Tom and Them," The Show, Fox, 1996.

Himself, "The Commercial," Malcolm and Eddie (also known as Top of the Stairs), UPN, 1996.

Isaac, "Chet–A–Nator," Weird Science, 1996.

Himself, "Fraternity Row," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997.

Isaac, "Goin' Overboard: Part 1 and 2," Martin, Fox, 1997.

Himself, Ed's Night Party, 1997.

Isaac Washington, "Reunion," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, The WB, 1998.

Frank Millan, "Rap Sheet," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Voice of Robot Bartender iZak, "A Flight to Remember," Futurama (animated), 1999.

Himself, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2001.

Mr. Henderson, "How Hattie Got Her Groove Back," The Hughleys, UPN, 2002.

Mr. Blair, "My New Coat," Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Repairman, "The Big Butting In Episode," Half & Half, UPN, 2003.

Teacher, "Guitar," Drake & Josh, Nickelodeon, 2004.

Himself, "Top 10 TV Dads," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2004.

Himself, "Top 10 TV Cars," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2004.

Mr. Calvert, "Mindy's Back," Drake & Josh, Nickelodeon, 2005.

Himself, "Wacky Neighbors," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Himself, "Perfect 10's the Women," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Also appeared in The New Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer"), CBS; and The Last Detail.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Friend or Foe?," Eve, ABC, 1983.

"Trauma," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983.

"The Last Drive," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1983.

"Spring Break," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

"Fathers and Sons," Starman, ABC, 1987.

"Hakeem's Birthday," Moesha, UPN, 1997.

"Halloween Part 1: Kim's Revenge," Moesha, UPN, 1997.

"Reunion," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

"My Pest Friend's Wedding," In the House, UPN, 1998.

"Independence Day," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1998.

"Good Child/Curtain Call," Fantasy Island, UPN, 1999.

"Divorce, Downbeat, and Distemper," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1999.

"Blind Love," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1999.

"Guest Dad," In the House, UPN, 1999.

"There's Something About Tiffany," In the House, UPN, 1999.

"Not as Good as It Gets," In the House, UPN, 1999.

"Out House," In the House, UPN, 1999.

"Arriving Right on Q," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

"The Candidate," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

"Home Is Where the Art Is," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

"The End of Innocence: Part 1," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Also directed episodes of The Love Boat, ABC; The New Mike Hammer (also known as Mike Hammer and Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer").

Stage Appearances:

(New York debut) Hair, 1969.

Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy, Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1991–92.

Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy, Bushnell Theatre, Hartford, CT, 1994.

Weird Willie and the B.L.C., Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999.

Lemon Meringue Facade, New Perspectives Theatre, New York City, 2003, 2004.

Also appeared in Dialogue Black and White; Golden Boy; Tell Pharaoh; Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death; and Big Time Buck White.

Stage Director:

The Visit, 1996.

The Marriage, Stage 52, Los Angeles, 2000.

Also directed productions of Richard III, Hamlet, The Odd Couple, and Little Footsteps.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Van Gogh's Daughter's "Through the Eyes of Julie," 1996, which featured actors from The Love Boat; Barry White's "Come On."




Weird Willie and the B.L.C., Whitefire Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1999.

Lemon Meringue Facade, New Perspectives Theatre, New York City, 2003, 2004.


Passing Through, 1977.

Othello (adaptation), Uptown Films, 1989.

Television Episodes:

Wrote episodes of The Love Boat, ABC.

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