Who is Ted Lange? Ted Lange Biography and Wiki

Ted Lange was born Theodore William Lange is an American actor, director, and screenwriter who is famous for his role as the bartender, Isaac Washington, in the TV series The Love Boat. He was born on January 5, 1948, in Oakland, California. He has also done extensive theatre work as a play writer and stage director.

Lange wrote the historical drama George Washington’s Boy which was about the relationship between the first president and his favourite slave. He also wrote the comedy Lemon Meringue Facade.

Ted appeared in the fourth season of the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club in 2006 where he lost 28 pounds during the show’s run.

Ted Lange Age and Birthday

Ted is 72 years old as of 2020, he was born on January 5, 1948, in Oakland, California, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on January 5th every year.  Lange will be 73 years old on Jan. 5th 2021.

Ted  Lange Height and Weight

He stands at a height of 5′ 7¼” (1.71 meters) . His hair color is salt and pepper. However, details regarding Ted actual weight is currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update Ted weight information once it is out.

Ted Lange Education

Ted studied and graduated from Oakland Technical High. At Oakland Technical High, Ted was the class and student body president. He later joined and majored in drama at San Francisco City College. He completed an associate of arts degree at Merritt Junior College in Oakland.

Theodore Lange Family

Ted parents are Ted Lange and Geraldine Lange. They were both working in theatre and television. His mother was a personal secretary to a mayor in San Francisco. In the early 1970s, his mother was also a public affairs director of KBHK-TV in San Francisco and also hosted television programs on KBHK-TV.

After doing our research, details about Ted siblings are not available and it is also not known if he has any siblings.

Ted Lange Wife

In 1978, Ted married his first wife Sheryl Thomson. They had two children, Ted IV and Turner Wallace Lange.  Unfortunately, the couple divorced after 11 years of marriage in 1989.

In 2001, Ted remarried to Mary Ley. They do not have children. The couple lives in Los Angeles, United States. 

Ted Lange Children

Ted has two children namely Ted IV and Turner Wallace Lange. The children were born in his first marriage to Sheryl Thomson.

Ted Lange Facts and Body Measurements

Here are some interesting facts you don’t want to miss about Ted.

Full Name: Theodore William Lange Age/ How Old?: 72 years Date of Birth: January 5, 1948 Place of Birth: Oakland, California Education‎: Oakland Technical High, San Francisco City College and Merritt Junior College Birthday: January 5th Nationality: American Father’s Name:Ted Lange Mother’s Name:Geraldine Lange Siblings: Not Available Married?: Mary Ley Children/ Kids: Ted Lange IV and Turner Wallace Lange Height/ How tall?: 5′ 7¼” (1.71 meters) Weight: Not Available Profession: Actor, director, and screenwriter Net worth: $4 million

Ted Lange Net Worth

The renowned actor, screenwriter and director has a net worth of $4 million. Through his tremendous work in directing, Ted has received the NAACP’s Renaissance Man Theatre Award, the Heroes and Legends HAL Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Dramalogue Award. The American Film Institute awarded him the James Cagney Directing Fellow Scholarship Award. Oakland’s Ensemble Theatre also awarded him the Paul Robeson Award.

Love Boat Bartender | Ted Lange Love Boat

Love Boat is an American romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the luxury cruise ship, Pacific Princess created by Wilford Lloyd Baumes. It was aired on the ABC television network between 1977 and 1987. It stars Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell and Lange as Isaac Washington the bartender.

Ted Love Boat

This series rotates around the ship’s captain and a number of its crew having romantic and humorous adventures. The role of the ship’s captain is played by Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merill Stubing. The role of passengers is played by various guest star actors for each episode. Aaron Spelling was the executive producer of the series.


Black Bartender On Love Boat

In 1997, the series was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time from TV Guide magazine for it episodes “Hidden Treasure”, “Picture from the Past”, and “Ace’s Salary” (season 9, episode 3). The series ran for nine seasons.

Ted Lange Actor

Ted started in theatre after college appearing in local Oakland productions and also as a guest artist in residence at the University of Santa Clara. Lange later joined the New Shakerpearan Company where he acted in plays at the University of California Berkeley.

Ted made his Broadway start in the musical Hair. He was featured in the first national touring of that show. Lange performed in a one-man show dubbed Behind the Mask: An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar.

In 1973, Ted made his debut appearance in the documentary film Wattstax. In 1974, he starred in the film Black Belt Jones. He soon after portrayed Junior on the series That’s My Mama. In 1977, he landed the role of the ship’s bartender, Isaac Washington on The Love Boat alongside Gavin MacLeod.

In the early 1980s, Lange attended a summer school at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Art. This helped him perfect his Shakespeare acting skills. This was recommended by Lynn Redgrave whom Lange met on an episode of Love Boat.

Ted Lange Bartender

In 1987, The Love Boat Series ended. Lange later appeared in various films and guest roles on 227, The Cleveland Show, Glitch!, Evening Shade, Scrubs, Drake & Josh, The King of Queens, Boy Meets World, Psych and Are We There Yet.

Ted Lange Now

Lange wrote the screenplay for Passing Through in 1977. The drama Passing Through starred Cora Lee Day and Marla Gibbs. Lange also wrote various episodes of The Love Boat series and also served as a director.  He directed the two episodes of Love Boat: The Next Wave and the UPN series. Ted also directed episodes of Moesha, Dharma & Greg, and Eve in 1999. Lange also directed the drama For Love of Amy in 2008.  

Ted Lange Movies and TV Shows

WattstaxTrick BabyBladeBlack Belt JonesFriday FosterPassing ThroughRecord CityTerminal ExposureGlitch!OthelloPenny Ante: The Motion PicturePerfumeThe Naked TruthSandmanThe RedemptionIs This Your Mother?Banana MoonGang of RosesUncle Tom’s ApartmentNational Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2Last of the RomanticsCartsSenior Skip DayWho Shot Mamba?The Adventures of UmbwekiPhil Cobb’s Dinner for FourFor Love of AmyThat’s My MamaMr T and TinaThe Love BoatThe Love Boat IIThe New Love BoatFantasy IslandCharlie’s AngelsThe Fall GuyFantasy IslandMickey Spillane’s Mike HammerThat’s My Mama Now!

Ted Lange Films

John Grin’s ChristmasStarmanChristmas227In the Heat of the NightIt Nearly Wasn’t ChristmasThe Love Boat: A Valentine VoyageEvening ShadePlatypus ManWeird ScienceMoeshaMartinFamily MattersLove Boat: The Next WaveThe Wayans Bros.L.A. HeatLove Boat: The Next WaveCody: An Evening with Buffalo BillDharma & GregThe HughleysScrubsHalf & HalfEveDrake & JoshAll of UsThe King of QueensGeneral HospitalPsychThe Cleveland ShowA Russell Peters ChristmasBetty White’s Off Their RockersThe First FamilyMaron

Frequently Asked Questions About Ted Lange

How much is Ted Lange worth?

Ted has an approximate net worth of $4 million. This amount has been accrued from Ted leading roles in the entertainment industry.

Is Ted Lange still living?

Ted is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of Ted being sick or having any health-related issues.

How old is Isaac from the Love Boat?

Lange fondly known as Isaac of Love Boat is an American national born on 5th January 1948, in Oakland, California.

How old is Ted Lange?

Ted is an American national born on 5th January 1948, in Oakland, California.

What was the name of the bartender on Love Boat?

The Bartender on Love Boat, Isaac Washington is played by Ted Lange.

Who is Ted Lange married to?

Ted is married toMary Ley. They got married in 2001 and  they have no children. The couple resides in Los Angeles together with their children. Ted was previously married to Sheryl Thomson in 1978 and divorced in 1989. Sheryl and Ted had two children, Ted IV and Turner Wallace Lange.


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