Ted Lange

Actor, Director, Producer
Though he was a Shakespearean trained performer capable of delivering strong performances in some of the Bard's most challenging roles, actor Ted Lange gained celebrity as everyone's favorite bartender, Isaac ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1948 in Oakland, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Phil Cobb's Dinner for Four 2014 (Movie)

Old Friend (Actor)

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Psych 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1987 - 1988, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1987 - 1988, 1995 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martin 1987 - 1988, 1996 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bottoms Up 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Drake and Josh 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Half & Half 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Love Boat 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 3 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Futurama 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Platypus Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

It Nearly Wasn't Christmas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Penny Ante 1989 (Movie)

The Deacon (Actor)

Glitch 1988 (Movie)

DuBois (Actor)

Othello 1988 (Movie)

Othello (Actor)

Double Exposure 1987 (Movie)

Fantastic (Actor)

John Grin's Christmas 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Trivial Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Evening, Captain 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. T. and Tina 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Record City 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's My Mama 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday Foster 1975 (Movie)

Fancy Dexter (Actor)

Blade 1972 (Movie)

Watson (Actor)

Trick Baby 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Larry (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat II (TV Show)

Actor

The New Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor
Director (8)

Dharma & Greg 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

In the House 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Moesha 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fall Guy 1981 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

The Wayans Bros 1987 - 1988, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

All of Us 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Eve 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Othello 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Othello 1988 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Passing Through 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Othello 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Though he was a Shakespearean trained performer capable of delivering strong performances in some of the Bard's most challenging roles, actor Ted Lange gained celebrity as everyone's favorite bartender, Isaac Washington, on "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986). Prior to becoming a household name, Lange became known in Hollywood circles following his attention-grabbing performance in the original Broadway production of the musical "Hair" (1968), which led to a starring role on the short-lived sitcom "That's My Mama" (ABC, 1974-76). But it was "The Love Boat" that earned him his greatest acclaim, even though being recognized as Isaac dogged him for the rest of his career. While most other actors might have run away from such vehement recognition, Lange embraced Isaac and often reprised the character on a number of sitcoms and even animated series throughout the years. Meanwhile, he stepped behind the cameras to direct numerous episodes of various sitcoms and dramas, while continuing to pay homage to Isaac in several "Love Boat" television movies and on a later reboot series that lasted only two seasons. Though he was relegated to mostly guest starring appearances later in his career, Lange remained one of the few "Love Boat" alums to be a consistent presence on screen.

Relationships

Ted Lange

Father

Geraldine L Lange

Mother

Ted IV

Son
born in November 1978

Turner Lange

Son
born in January 1983

Sheryl Thompson

Wife
married c. 1977

EDUCATION

San Francisco City College

San Francisco , California

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1973 - 1975
Graduated 1975

Merritt Junior College

Milestones

1974

Had regular role on "That's My Mama" (ABC)

Played bartender Isaac Washington on "The Love Boat"

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