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Host Adilah Barnes talks with actor, director and author Ted Lange, best known for his role as Isaac on the Love Boat. Lange’s ten seasons as Isaac Washington earned him global recognition. His television acting career also includes: That’s My Mama, Mr. T and Tina, and guest appearances on Evening Shade, Half and Half, Family Matters, In the Heat of the Night, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He's also appeared on Reality TVs Celebrity Fit Club.
Ted won the Renaissance Man Theatre Award in LA and the Heroes and Legends HAL Lifetime Achievement Award. He recently completed ‘Lady Patriot’, a play in his American history trilogy. He also directed ‘For Love of Amy.’ His play ‘George Washington’s Boy’ was produced for the National Black Theatre Festival receiving rave reviews. A theatrical director, Lange received the Artistic Director Achievement Award, as Director of an Original Play for his comedy 'Lemon Meringue Facade' and the Dramalogue Award for outstanding directing of ‘The Visit.'
A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lange has written 23 plays and garnered multiple theatrical awards ."Behind the Mask:An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar" is Lange’s own one-man show. Lange wrote, acted, directed, and produced his new play, Let Freedom RIng in Los Angeles, last September. A historical dramedy about the liberty bell. Lange is an adjunct associate professor at the School of Cinema/Television at USC.
It's good to talk.