He’s best known for his role as ‘nice guy’ bartender Isaac on TV’s “The Love Boat”
Actor Ted Lange was born on this day in 1948
Ted Lange was born on January 5, 1948, in Oakland, California and is best known for his role as ‘nice guy’ bartender Isaac on TV’s “The Love Boat” (1977 – 1986). Lange was a cast member of the musical Hair. His first screen appearance was in the documentary film “Wattstax” in 1973. After appearing in the film “Black Belt Jones” in 1974, he portrayed Junior on the series “That’s My Mama” before landing the role of the ship’s bartender, Isaac, on “The Love Boat” in 1977, opposite Gavin MacLeod. After he left the show in 1986, Lange 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”. Lange was the 1997 Co-Chairman of the African American Steering Committee for the Directors Guild of America. He was also one of the guiding forces of the Directors Guild Fellowship Program, instituted to develop job opportunities for Women and Ethnic Minorities.
By Ken Warren, 2018
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