Speed Levitch

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Speed Levitch
"Speed" Levitch (left) with Pat Wilson in 2002
Background information
Birth name Timothy Levitch
Born July 9, 1970 (age 53)
Origin New York City, NY
Website http://speedlevitchonline.com/

Timothy "Speed" Levitch is an American actor, poet, tour guide, and speaker. He is the subject of the 1998 Bennett Miller film The Cruise. He is the inspiration for the song "The Cruise" by The Rentals, and his spoken word poetry can be heard on the demo version of the song (with only one line sampled for the album release).

With Weezer

Described by Karl Koch in the Recording History as "Matt's weird buddy", Levitch contributed spoken-word vocals to a performance of Undone - The Sweater Song during the Philadelphia Y100 Sonic Sessions on June 20, 1997. Levitch would reprise this role for several Weezer shows the same year. He contributed to a performance of Undone again at a concert in New York in 2001[1]. He has remained friends with the band, attending concerts in 2002[2] and 2010[3].


External Links


  1. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, archived from weezer.com, 7 June 2001, https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/Karl%27s_Corner_-_06/07/2001
  2. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, archived from weezer.com, 27 July 2002, https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/Karl%27s_Corner_-_07/27/2002
  3. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, archived from weezer.com, 4 June 2010, https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/Karl%27s_Corner_-_06/04/2010