Ted Markland's Biography

Ted Markland is usually cast as a large mean sort, since he stands 6'4". But in fact, he has always had in interest in comedy, including stand-up. Back in the days when Lenny Bruce was his manager, Ted performed as a comedian in such nightclubs as the Blue Angel in New York, the Purple Onion in San Francisco, and the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Ted's first big TV break came when he landed a series regular role on The High Chaparral after producer David Dortort saw him at the Troubadour. Since then he has appeared in a variety of shows, including guest starring roles in series ranging from Dallas, Hunter, Renegade, Murder, She Wrote, and Baywatch.

Ted's film career has also been eclectic. He co-starred in Another 48 Hours with Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, and received praise for his role as the villainous biker, Malcolm Price. Ted's performance as Strap the Be-Bop Killer in Wanda Nevada with Peter Fonda and Brooke Shields was critically acclaimed.  Other films include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  with Jack Nicholson (he was married on the set!) Ulanza's Raid starring Burt Lancaster,  Play it Again, Sam with Woody Allen, and Last Man Standing with Bruce Willis.  Ted's most recent films are Cyxork 7 (2005) and Footsteps (2006).

The son of an army colonel, Ted grew up all over the United States. he first studied dramatic arts at Los Angeles City College with Richard Boone. He also did summer theatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has performed in some 30 plays. When he is not acting, Ted's hobbies include Navajo Indian culture, mountain climbing, and writing songs and scripts.

 

 

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