Background information
First appearance: Ted
Latest appearance: Ted
Portrayer: Joel McHale
Character information
Full name:
Other names:
Appearance: Dark brown hair, brown eyes
Birthday: 1970s
Age: 30s
Occupation: Manager (formerly)
Home: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Family and relatives:
Friends: N / A
Enemies: John Bennett, Ted, Lori Collins
Likes: Harassing women
Dislikes: John, Lori being with John instead of him

Rex (born in the 1970s) was the tertiary antagonist of Ted. He was Lori's former boss and manager and John's arch-rival.

At the end of the film, the narrator revealed that Rex gave up his pursuit of Lori and died of Lou Gehrig's disease (which John had previously wished on him) after becoming severely depressed.



Rex was a cocky, overconfident overachiever in high school. His privileged status and good looks made sure that he was popular with his peers, despite his poor personality.

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Rex was a full-blown narcissist. He loved talking himself up, showing off his wealth, talents, and connections and sought to sleep with attractive women, regardless of any husbands or boyfriends. He had a low opinion of John, condescending and bullying him whenever he could. For this reason, a hurt John told Rex that he hopes he dies of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Even Rex himself could admit he was a jerk, but he felt it had worked for him his whole life, so he wasn't about to stop. It was implied that he eventually had a moment of reflection of how meaningless his life really was, which would contribute to his eventual depression and later death.


  • Rex is sometimes thought to be the secondary antagonist of the first film.
  • Rex is the only character to die in the series (Although Ted did die until he was resurrected, which doesn't count).