Ted may refer to:


Entertainment and media

Ted 2, the 2015 sequel to Ted (2012), directed by MacFarlane and starring MacFarlane, Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried
  • Ted Bundy (film), a 2002 American crime drama film directed by Matthew Bright and starring Michael Burke and Boti Bliss
  • Better Off Ted, a U.S. comedy series


People known as "Ted" include:




  • Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States 1901–1909
  • Sir Edward Heath (known as Ted Heath) (1916–2005), British Prime Minister 1970-74
  • Ted Kennedy (1932–2009), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
  • Ted Olson (born 1940), former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Ted Sorensen (1928–2010), speechwriter and adviser to John F. Kennedy
  • Ted Stevens (1923–2010), U.S. Senator from Alaska, longest-serving Republican in the Senate
  • Ted Strickland (born 1941), American politician (former governor of Ohio)
  • Ted Cruz U.S. Senator from Texas, running for president 2016



  • Ted Bundy (1946–89), serial killer active in the 1970s
  • Ted Kaczynski (known as "The Unabomber") (born 1942), American mathematician and social critic who carried out a campaign of bombings and mail bombings

Fictional characters

Notable fictional characters known by the nickname “Ted” include:

  • Ted Buckland, character from the U.S. television series Scrubs
  • Theodore Evelyn Mosby (known as Ted Mosby), character from the U.S. television series How I Met Your Mother
  • Theodore Schmidt (known as Ted Schmidt), character from the North American TV series Queer as Folk
  • Theodore Sprague (known as Ted Sprague), character from the U.S. television series Heroes
  • Ted, the Generic Guy, character from the comic strip Dilbert
  • Father Ted Crilly, character from the UK television sitcom Father Ted
  • Theodore Margaret "Ted" Crisp (known as Ted Crisp), title character from the U.S. television series Better Off Ted
  • Ted "Theodore" Logan, one of the main characters from the film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Ted, gamekeeper of Lord Ralph Mayhew in the "Ted & Ralph" sketches from the UK television comedy series The Fast Show
  • Ted, the eponymous character from the book Ted by Tony DiTerlizzi (2001)
  • Ted Lawson, fictional character on the 1980s syndicated sitcom Small Wonder

Other uses