1965 : Actor Ted Raimi Born

December 14, 2021 all-day

Ted Raimi was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Celia (née Abrams), a lingerie store proprietor, and Leonard Raimi, a furniture store proprietor. Ted was raised in Conservative Judaism; his ancestors immigrated from Russia and Hungary. At seventeen he began his professional acting career doing industrial films in Detroit for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. He attended University of Michigan, New York University, then finally University of Detroit. Raimi’s older brothers are director Sam Raimi and screenwriter Ivan Raimi.

Raimi’s motion picture acting credits include Wes Craven‘s Shocker, Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Darkman and the Spider-Man series, as well as roles in such features as Stuart Saves His Family, The Grudge, Midnight Meat Train and Oz the Great and Powerful.

On television, he has been seen on shows such as Twin Peaks, CSI: NY, Supernatural and Legend of the Seeker but is best known for his roles as the communication officer Lt. Tim O’Neill on the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (later seaQuest 2032) and starring as the warrior wannabe Joxer on Xena: Warrior Princess.

Raimi wrote the original “Joxer the Mighty” song in Xena.

Sources :

Ted Raimi wikipedia entry

Julie Hinds, “Ted Raimi talks joining cast of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead‘”, Detroit Free Press, October 2, 2016

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