Ted Field

Producer
An heir to one of America's most famous fortunes--that of the descendants of Marshall Field, department store magnate of Chicago--Ted Field has moved in other directions, forming Interscope Communications and Interscope ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Producer (85)

Kickboxer: Vengeance 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Under the Bed 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Acid Girls 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twelve 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

All About Steve 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Everybody's Fine 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Horsemen 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Box 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Amityville Horror 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Deal 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Wes Craven Presents: They 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Into Pitch Black 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Proposition 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Boys 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kazaam 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Arrival 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Two Much 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Jumanji 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Roommates 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tie That Binds 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Holy Matrimony 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Air Up There 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jersey Girl 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Out on A Limb 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Class Action 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Bird on A Wire 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Collision Course 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Boyfriend's Back 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The First Power 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Renegades 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Seventh Sign 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outrageous Fortune 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Producer

A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Part of the Family (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Geisha (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Body Language (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Crossing the Mob (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Foreign Affairs (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Murder Ordained (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secret Life of Archie's Wife (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Snow White: A Tale of Terror (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Father Clements Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Editor (1)

Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos (TV Show)

Assistant Editor
Writer (1)

Sectaurs -- Warriors of Symbion 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (1)

Saturday Supercade 1983 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

An heir to one of America's most famous fortunes--that of the descendants of Marshall Field, department store magnate of Chicago--Ted Field has moved in other directions, forming Interscope Communications and Interscope Records, and also professionally racing cars and being vocally involved with liberal causes. Interscope, which Field founded in 1979, is best recalled for its 1984 charmer and box office hit, "Revenge of the Nerds," which spawned three sequels, as well other box office hits such as "Three Men and A Baby" (1987), "Outrageous Fortune" (1987), and "Cocktail" (1988), all of which Field produced, and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989), which he executive produced. Much of Field's production work has been in tandem with Robert Cort, Interscope president since 1985. Field broke into production in 1977 with the children's series "Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine," which ran on CBS until 1981. It was not until the early 80s that he migrated west from his native Chicago, and began the career that would bring, besides the aforementioned "Revenge of the Nerds," lesser works such as "Turk 182!" (1985), with Timothy Hutton revenging his brothers, dissed by the fire department, "Collision Course" (1990), "Class Action" (1991), and, more recently, such critically-applauded works as "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995), which starred Richard Dreyfuss as a music teacher who realizes he has made an impact, and "Roommates" (1995), with Peter Falk as a man who raises his grandson until he sure the grandson can manage on his own. In 1997, he produced "Tempting Fate," starring Kenneth Branagh. Field has also executive produced a host of other movies, among them "Bird on a Wire" (1990), starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, "Arachnophobia" (1990), with Jeff Daniel fighting human-munching spiders, "Paradise" (1991), with Elijah Wood saving the marriage of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, the scary "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992), and, more recently, a host of others from the big-budget Robin Williams vehicle "Jumanji" (1995) to the kid-oriented "Kazam" (1996) to flop prep school "Boys" (1996) to the edgy "Gridlock'd" (1997). Interscope has always been distributed by majors, usually Fox of Buena Vista (Disney), although Field has maintained his independence on all creative matters. The company has also produced for TV, beginning with "American Geisha" (CBS, 1986), a TV movie starring Mariette Hartley. Field was co-executive producer of "The Father Clement Story" (NBC, 1987), with Louis Gossett, Jr. as a priest who adopts a son. In 1987, he executive produced "Murder Ordained" (CBS), a miniseries about a local minister who takes up with a female parishioner leading to the murder of their spouses. Some of Field's TV work has been frothy, such as the 1989 NBC TV movie "My Boyfriend's Back," which told the story of the reunion of a one-hit 50s girl singing group, while other Interscope projects, such as the Emmy-winning "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (NBC, 1989), have been more substantive. "Revenge of the Nerd" sequels have also been produced for TV. In 1990, Field started Interscope Records, which within four was worth more than $300 million and has such artists as Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Nine Inch Nails under contract. Snoop Doggy's arrest and increasing congressional and special interest group pressure put Field on the hot seat more than once, but Interscope Records persevered. Although Field has kept a low profile about his famous Chicago family, he forced the family linen be aired in public when, in 1983, his sale of the Chicago Sun Times to Rupert Murdoch caused the dissolution of the Family company and a public feud with his half-brother, Marshall Field V.

Relationships

Barry Bollman

Father-In-Law
Susie's father

Larry Fanning

Step-Father

Barbara Field

Wife
second wife divorced

Judy Field

Wife
divorced in 1988

Susie Field

Wife
third wife born c. 1965

Kay Field

Mother
father's second wife divorced 1963

Candice Field

Daughter
born in March 1989 mother, Susie Field

Chelsea Field

Daughter
born in November 1990 mother, Susie Field

Judith Field

Daughter
born in 1978 mother Judy Field

Marshall IV

Father
died 1965 of high concentrations of alcohol and prescription drugs once institutionalized and given shock treatment

Marshall V

Half-Brother
older

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

University of Chicago

Chicago , Illinois

Pomona College

Claremont , California

Milestones

1997

Executive produced "Gridlock'd"; produced "Tempting Fate"

1995

Produced "Mr. Holland's Opus"; executive produced "Jumanji"

1990

Founded Interscope Records

1989

Executive produced "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"

1987

Produced "Three Men and a Baby"

1987

Executive produced miniseries "Murder Ordained" (CBS)

1986

Executive produced first TV movie, "American Geisha" (CBS)

1984

Produced first feature, "Revenge of the Nerds"

1983

Forced dissolution of family fortune by selling Chicago Sun Times to Rupert Murdoch

1979

Founded Interscope Communications; diversified the company; now develops and produces theatrical films, TV series, TV movies

1977

Produced first TV series, "Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine"

Was race car driver in the 70s until 1983

Began career as owner of Field Enterprises of Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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Field is the heir to the Chicago-based department store, Marshall Field's fortune. He has been seriously racing cars since 1983.

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