About Ted Monte
Theodore Mark Monte grew up on a small ranch outside of Denver, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University in hopes of becoming a veterinarian, but was persuaded by his father to earn degrees in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing.
Completely bored with these subjects, Ted’s girlfriend at the time pushed him to talk to her modeling agent. He did. He immediately started modeling and doing commercials which led to his first play. The acting bug bit him.
he graduated from college and moved to New York City to study acting with renowned acting coach Phil Gushee. While studying acting, he did print ads and tv commercials for everything from Coors beer to Kraft Salad Dressing to Always Panty Liners (his favorite). He continued to do theatre while in New York with lead roles at the Lincoln Center and the National Theatre in D.C.
In 19941, Ted was cast in his first feature film as an FBI agent in Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs. After this, Ted was cast in David Marnet’s Homicide which led to numerous television shows. Tiring of the New York writers, Ted moved to Los Angeles in 1995.
Over the course of his L.A. career. Ted has been in a string of films working with Christian Slater, Roddy McDowall, Joe Mantegna, Jane Kean, Russ Tamblyn, Michael Pane, Luke Perry, Paul Sorvino, William Atherton, and Tom Berringer.
He’s peppered his work with television appearances in Melrose Place, The Lair, Homicide:Life in the Streets, Lifetime’s A Christmas Wedding Date, and let us not forget Scyfy Channel’s World Premiere of Curse of the Komodo and several ridiculously large monster movies.
Ted has just wrapped two independent films: Abner, The Invisible Dog and the 3rd in a trilogy of Steampunk movies where he plays the lead in Melanie’s Locket.
Ted lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Priscilla Barnes.