Birth Name: Frank Theodore Levine
Place of Birth: Bellaire, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 29, 1957
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)
Ted Levine is an American actor. He is known for playing Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.
Ted is the son of Charlotte and Milton Levine. His father was from a Russian Jewish family. His mother had English ancestry. He is married to Kim Phillips, and has two children.
Ted’s mother has also been said to have Welsh and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Welsh and Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Ted’s paternal grandfather was Morris Levine (the son of Abraham I. Levine and Yetta Podnos/Padnos). Morris was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Ted’s paternal grandmother was Frances Slonim (the daughter of Chaim Eliezer Daniel Slonim and Esther Mirrel Stupack). Frances was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Ted’s maternal grandfather was named Willis John Clark. Willis was born in Kansas.
Ted’s maternal grandmother was Eliza J. Chatterton (the daughter of Anna V.). Eliza was born in Maryland.
Sources: Ted’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ted’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ted’s maternal grandmother, Eliza J. Chatterton, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org