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Ted Wass

Birthplace: Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Private
Widower of Janet Natalie Margolin
Father of Julian Margolin Wass; Private and Private

Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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About Ted Wass

Ted Wass (born October 27, 1952, in Lakewood, Ohio), is an American actor and television director. He is best known for his roles as Danny Dallas on the series Soap (1977–1981) and as Nick Russo on the NBC sitcom Blossom (1991–1995). Since Blossom ended its run in 1995, Wass has retired from acting and has focused only on directing episodic television.

Education and early career[edit] Wass attended Glenbard West High School and graduated in 1970.[1] He later graduated from DePaul University's Goodman School of Drama.[2]

In 1976, Wass made his Broadway debut in the production Grease playing Danny Zuko.[2]

Acting[edit] He appeared in sitcom Soap as Danny Dallas from 1977-1981.

He starred in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), one of the post-Peter Sellers films in the franchise, as a detective engaged by police chief Dreyfus to track down Inspector Clouseau.[3]

He played the rock star in the black comedy film "Oh God, You Devil" ((1984).

He played a sports journalist caught up in a murder in female-Tarzan film Sheena (1984), which received five nominations in the Razzie Awards.[4]

In 1986 he starred in TV movie Triplecross, directed by David Greene, in which he, Markie Post, and Gary Swanson are cops who receive a huge sum of money from a kidnap victim and become private detectives, competing against each other to solve cases.[5] This was intended as a pilot but the series was never picked up.

He played the central character's father in Blossom (1991-1995), a sitcom about a teenage girl with 2 brothers being brought up by her single father.

Personal life[edit] Wass' first wife was actress Janet Margolin, who died in 1993 at age 50 from ovarian cancer; they had two children, Julian and Matilda. His second wife is producer Nina Wass.[6]

Filmography[edit] Blossom (1990–1995) (TV series) as Nick Russo Fine Gold (1989) The Canterville Ghost (1986) (TV movie) The Longshot (1986) as Stump Oh, God! You Devil (1984) as Bobby Shelton Sheena (1984) as Vic Casey Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) as Sgt. Clifton Sleigh Baby Sister (1983) as David Mitchell I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982) as Robert Fitzgerald The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979) as Vinnie Soap (1977–1981) (TV series) as Danny Dallas Director filmography[edit] Undateable (2014-present) Sullivan & Son (2012–present) 2 Broke Girls (2011–present) State of Georgia (2011) Melissa & Joey (2010) Accidentally on Purpose (2010) Ruby & The Rockits (2009) Brothers (2009) The Big Bang Theory (2007) Two and a Half Men (2007) Everybody Hates Chris (2007-2008) Rules of Engagement (2007–2012) 'Til Death (2006) Crumbs (2006) Spin City (2000–2002) Two of a Kind (1999)

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October 27, 1952
Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States