Ted Hendley
Ted Hendley
Notability: Minor character
Gender: Male
Race: Body snatcher
Location: San Francisco, California
Known relatives: Katherine Hendley
Status: Deceased
Died: 1978
First: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Actor: Tom Luddy

Ted Hendley is a fictional alien infectee and a minor character featured in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers by director Philip Kaufman. He was played by actor Tom Luddy in the film.

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Ted Hendley lived in San Francisco, California with his wife Katherine. Like many in the city, Tom was subverted and replaced by an alien spore commonly referred to as a "pod person". Katherine immediately recognized that something was wrong with her husband and addressed her concerns to celebrity psychiatrist and self-help guru David Kibner. Kibner attempted to allay her suspicions, but this was a self-serving act as he was also a pod person.

Hendley attended Kibner, as well as a man named Geoffrey Howell in helping to ferret out other humans He was likely instrumental in assimilating his wife into the fold as well. Ted accompanied David and Geoffrey and captured a man named Jack Bellicec, forcing him to undergo the assimilation. Collectively, they went to the offices of the San Francisco Health Department whereupon they captured a man named Matthew Bennell and his colleague Elizabeth Driscoll.

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