American supporting actor best remembered as bartender Isaac Washington on the series The Love Boat.
He was a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and had his first screen appearance in Wattstax.
He had a breakout television role on the short-lived series, That's My Mama.
He married Sheryl Thompson in 1978 and the couple has two children, Ted IV and Turner.
He acted alongside Russell Peters in A Russell Peters Christmas Special in 2011.