He attended Cardinal Newman High School from 1976 to 1981 and the University of Toronto graduating with honors, attaining a Bachelor's Degree in English and Drama. He then completed a three-year Masters program at the globally respected Banff Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Atherton worked as an English teacher before pursuing his acting career.
Ted Atherton's big break came when he was cast as Pan Philips in the CBC TV series "Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy." This series gave him a Gemini Award nomination in 2000,as "Best Lead in a Continuing Dramatic Role." Now Ted is well known by fans everywhere as the sarcastic yet funny F.B.I. Agent Myles Leland III on the Syndicated TV series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye." Aside from Ted performing in front of the cameras, another passion of his is performing on stage. He's a well accomplished Shakespearean actor. He's done "As You Like It" at the Du Maurier World Stage, "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Theater Calgary, "Richard III" & "All Well That Ends Well" at the Stratford Festival. Other major stage performances by Ted has been in "Death Of A Salesman" & "The Lion King", at the Royal Alexandra, "The Cryptogram", at the Tarragon Theater, "Hay Fever" at the Canadian Stage, & "The Last Comedy" at the Banff Centre.