Santa Barbara, CA – Old Spanish Days announced today the Celebrity Grand Marshal for the 86th Annual Fiesta Parade. Actor Ted Levine will be honored at this year’s Fiesta Parade.
Ted Levine is one of Hollywood’s favorites and he recently completed filming the critically acclaimed USA Network original series MONK, on which he portrayed “Captain Leland Stottlemeyer” for eight seasons.
Parade Vice President Dennis Rickard is excited about the honoree “Ted Levine is a talented actor and he supports the traditions of Old Spanish Days with his western way of life. He raises and rides stock horses here on the central coast and we are proud to honor him”
“Ted Levine is thrilled and honored to be asked to be a part of Old Spanish Days Fiesta.”
Levine’s numerous film credits include "Wonderland" with Val Kilmer and Kate Bosworth, "Ironweed" with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, "Betrayed" with Debra Winger and
Tom Berenger, "Heat" with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, "Georgia" with Jennifer Jason Leigh
and Mare Winningham, "Bullet" with Mickey Rourke, "Wild, Wild West" with Will Smith
and Kevin Kline; Ivan Reitman’s "Evolution" with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore,
"The Fast and the Furious" Jonathan Demme’s thriller "The Truth About Charlie" with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton, Jonathan Demme’s "The Manchurian Candidate" with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, "Birth" opposite Nicole Kidman; the critically acclaimed "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Hills Have Eyes" and one of his most intriguing roles, as the serial killer 'Buffalo Bill' in the classic thriller "The Silence of the Lambs"
He was most recently seen starring opposite Brad Pitt in the Warner Bros. feature,
"The Assassination of Jesse James," as well as the Universal film "American Gangster" for director Ridley Scott, in which he stars opposite Russell Crowe. He can currently be seen starring in "Shutter Island" with Leonardo DiCaprio for director Martin Scorsese.
Ted Levine’s television credits in “Harlan County War," "Moby Dick," Tom Hanks "From The Earth to the Moon" "The Last Outlaw." Prior to joining the cast of "Monk" Levine starred in the critically acclaimed ABC television series “Wonderland.” He is also an accomplished stage actor with numerous productions, including Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child,” “Your Home in the West,” “El Salvador” and “Killers,”
The Fiesta Parade is one of the largest equestrian parades in the United States. The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Blvd, proceeds east along the beach to State Street and up to Sola Street. The Fiesta Parade is on Friday, August 6 and begins at 12 noon.
Fiesta is August 4 - 8, 2010