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Ted Raimi

Raimi and Suzanne Keilly, April 2007
Born December 14, 1965 (1965-12-14) (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan

Theodore "Ted" Raimi (born December 14, 1965) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Lieutenant Tim O'Neill in seaQuest DSV and Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess/Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Raimi is the younger brother of Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, who also directed him in Xena and Hercules, as well as in the Spider-Man movies.




Early life

Theodore Raimi was born in Detroit, Michigan, as a son of Celia Barbara (née Abrams), a lingerie store proprietor, and Leonard Ronald Raimi, a furniture store proprietor. When he was young, Bruce Campbell was his babysitter. Raimi attended University of Michigan, New York University, then finally University of Detroit before graduating. He began acting as an extra in his elder brother, director Sam Raimi's Super 8 films. His eldest brother, Ivan Raimi, a doctor, is also involved in the film industry as a screenwriter and occasional contributor to Sam's movies. Ted also has an older sister, Andrea Raimi Rubin, who is currently a court reporter.


Raimi as Joxer "The Mighty"

Raimi's motion picture credits include most of his brother Sam's films, including The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Darkman and the Spider-Man series, as well as roles in such features as Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Lunatics: A Love Story, Skinner, Shocker, Born Yesterday and Stuart Saves his Family. He is known for his roles as the communication officer Lt. Tim O'Neill on the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV (later seaQuest 2032) and the warrior wannabe Joxer the Mighty on Xena: Warrior Princess. He also provided the voice of the character "Invader Skoodge" in the animated series Invader Zim. His character on seaQuest DSV, Lt. Tim O'Neill, was originally named "Mack O'Neill". Several early promo photos still have the original name visible on his costume.

Raimi wrote the original "Joxer the Mighty" song in Xena.



Raimi as Lieutenant Junior Grade Tim O'Neill on seaQuest DSV
Year Film Role Notes
1981 Torro. Torro. Torro!
The Evil Dead Fake Shemp
1982 Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter
1985 Crimewave Waiter
Stryker's War Chain Man
1987 Evil Dead II Possessed Henrietta
Blood Rage Condom Salesman
1989 Intruder Produce Joe
Easy Wheels Charlie
Shocker Pac Man
1990 Darkman Rick
1991 Lunatics: A Love Story Hank Stone
1992 The Fountain Clowns Hayden
Eddie Presley Scooter
Patriot Games CIA Technician
Candyman Billy
Army of Darkness Cowardly Warrior/Second Supportive Villager/S-Mart Clerk
Inside Out IV Richard Segment, "Motivation"
The Finishing Touch Detective Arnold
1993 Bikini Squad Scared Onlooker Uncredited.
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence Reporter
Born Yesterday Cynthia's Assistant
Hard Target Man on the Street
Skinner Dennis Skinner
1994 Floundering Safe Salesman
In This Corner Interviewer
Clear and Present Danger Satellite Analyst
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Hal - Julia's Office
1996 The Shot Detective Corelli
Apollo 11 Steve Bales Made for TV.
1997 Wishmaster Ed Finnley
1998 Between the Sheets Gabriel / A.D.R. Mixer
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Crius (voice) Video.
1999 Iggy Vile M.D. Made for TV.
Freak Talks About Sex Jackie's Husband
For Love of the Game Gallery Doorman
2000 Growing Season Danny
2001 The Attic Expeditions Dr. Coffee
2002 Spider-Man Hoffman
2003 Pledge of Allegiance Phelps
2004 Tales from the Crapper Next Door Neighbour Video.
Spider-Man 2 Hoffman
The Grudge Alex
Illusion Ian
2005 Man with the Screaming Brain Pavel
Freezerburn Special Agent Johnson
2006 Nice Guys Special Agent Brown
Kalamazoo? Angel
2007 Reign Over Me Peter Savarino
My Name Is Bruce Mills Toddner / Wing / Sign Painter
Spider-Man 3 Hoffman
Millennium Crisis August
Planet Raptor Dy. Tygon Made for TV.
2008 Diamonds and Guns The Landord Video.
The Midnight Meat Train Randle Cooper
2009 Drag Me to Hell Doctor
Angel of Death Jed Norton
VideoDome Rent-O-Rama Francis Post-Production.
High Midnight Earl In Production.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Alien Nation Johnny Appleseed 1. 10 "Chains of Love"
ALF Julius 4.13 "It's My Party"
1991 Twin Peaks Heavy Metal Youth Episodes 2.19 & 2.20
1992 Baywatch Leonard 3.04 "Rookie of the Year"
1993-1996 SeaQuest DSV Lt. j.g. Timothy O'Neill Series Regular.
1996 American Gothic Ted Parker 1.17 "Learning to Crawl"
1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Joxer Series Regular.
1997 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Joxer 3.14 "When a Man Loves a Woman"; 4.05 "Stranger in a Strange World"
1998 Alex Kurtzman, writer 4.15 "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"
2001 Primetime Glick Various
2002 Invader ZIM Skoodge (voice) 2.03 "Battle of the Planets"; 2.08 "HOBO 13/Walk for Your Lives"
Odyssey 5 Harry Mudd 1.12 "Trouble with Harry"
2005 CSI: NY Garage Joe/Joe Strahil 1.16 "Hush"
2006 Masters of Horror Father Tulli 2.01 "The Damned Thing"
2007 Code Monkeys Sean 1.03 "Stonervision"
Judd Nelson 1.09 "Todd Loses His Mind"
Ugly 1.12 "Vegas, Baby!"
Harrison Ford 1.13 "The Revenge of the Matsui"
2008 Code Monkeys Dennis Hopper "The Secret of 4-20"
Travis Bickle 2.02 "My Pal Jodie"
Supernatural Wesley Mondale 4.08 "Wishful Thinking"
Legend of the Seeker Sebastian 1.03 "Bounty"; 2.11 "Hunger"
30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Evil Dead: Regeneration Sam


Year Title Notes
1999 Iggy Vile M.D. Made for TV.
1998 Normal Joe
1995 SeaQuest DSV 2.12 "Lostland"


Year Title Notes
2009 My Treat


Year Title Notes
1978 Within the Woods Crew.
1981 Torro. Torro. Torro! Crew.
1985 Crimewave Apprentice Editor.
2008 Diamonds and Guns Second unit co-director.

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