Taylor is a veteran and much celebrated versatile performer. He made his film debut in 1982 as a love-struck, pill-popping, dancing intern in “Young Doctors in Love,” and as the forever memorable Mr. Pizza Guy who delivers Sean Penn a pizza in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” He has starred in an HBO special and made appearances on the Tonight Show. Taylor achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival with “The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron –.” Directed by opera director David Schweitzer, “Unbearable Lightness,” also ran in the 2009 Best of New York Solo Festival at the SoHo Playhouse and at the Barrow Street Theater. He directed the original New York Stage Musical production of “Who Loves You, Baby” exploring the life of the late, self-proclaimed macho man “Telly” Savalas. The production played to sold out audiences at Huron Club in the SoHo Playhouse and ran for more than 2 years In Los Angeles Taylor appeared in “ Streeptease” - An evening of Meryl Streep Monologues performed by 8 men. The Los Angeles Time wrote “Things take a surprisingly serious turn with Taylor Negron’s monologue from 'Sophie’s Choice,' a quietly delicate performance that does fitting service to Streep’s mastery. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Jane Magazine. His comedy essays are currently published in the anthology “ Dirty Laundry” (Phoenix Books) and “Love West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles" (Alyson Books). Taylor is also a Painter and has studied at Art Center, The Academy of Art in San Francisco and The Art Students league in New York City.
Ted sold his debut novel, Eat What You Kill, to St. Martin’s Press for publication on March 25, 2014. Famed Hollywood producer Edward R. Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho, The Crow, etc.) has purchased the film rights. Acclaimed performer Armand Schultz will read the audiobook for Recorded Books, which will also be released in March. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Ted began his career as an entrepreneur, starting a political consulting firm in Louisville, Kentucky, his home town. He sold his company’s assets and returned to Vanderbilt University, where he earned a JD and MBA in finance. In his role as an attorney, Ted represents entrepreneurs who often need more than accomplished counsel – the excitement and stress of conceiving a new venture demands sound business advice, shared passion, experienced leadership, and the empathy that only a fellow entrepreneur can provide. Ted serves as the General Counsel of Icebreaker Entertainment, LLC, a multi-brand consumer products company with products in stores including Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Dollar General, Barnes & Noble, Five Below, and more. Founded by Ted’s wife, entrepreneur and contemporary artist Christi Scofield, the company is expanding to Europe in 2014. Christi & Ted are the co-authors of the Cocktails & Curiosities travel books. With the tagline “bar crawls for smart people,” the tours combine the best elements of walking tours with the revelry of pub crawls. Ted has extensive media experience including appearances as a political commentator on WPIX Channel 11 in New York City. He has been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, BusinessWeek and dozens of other regional and national publications. Ted lives in Manhattan with his wife, Christi. They were married in November of 2007 on the island of Anguilla.