Goodman Theatre graduate Ted Wass made his Broadway bow in the 1976 production Grease. Wass later became a lightweight leading man in films; his performances were generally appealing and effective, except when he was required to step into the late Peter Sellers' shoes in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983). His TV credits include the roles of Danny Dallas in Soap (1977-81) and leading character Dr. Steven Ratajkowski in Men (1989). Perhaps Ted Wass' best-known TV assignment was the part of Nick Russo, father of star Mayim Bialik, in the popular sitcom Blossom (1991-95).
by Hal Erickson biography