Ted de Corsia (September 29, 1903 – April 11, 1973) was an American radio, film, and television actor best remembered for his role as a gangster turned state's evidence in the 1951 film, The Enforcer (1951). In radio, he voiced roles on The March of Time, The Shadow, and Mike Hammer.
De Corsia was born in Brooklyn, New York. He made his movie debut in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai and went on to make a career playing villains and gangsters in 1940s and 1950s films including The Naked City (1948),The Big Combo (1955), The Killing (1956), Baby Face Nelson, andSlightly Scarlet (1956).
In the late 1950s and 1960s, he appeared in a number of television series, mostly westerns including The Californians, Jefferson Drum, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Frontier Doctor, Riverboat, Tate, The Twilight Zone, Lawman, Stoney Burke, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, Perry Mason,Gunsmoke, The Dakotas, I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart.
In his last film, The Outside Man with Ann-Margret and Angie Dickinson, his character, the mobster Victor, is killed off early in the film, but he later appears as his embalmed corpse, posed in a chair, holding a cigar.
He died at the age of 69 in Encino, California, from a heart attack. His body was donated to medical science upon his death.