Ted Johnson is one of the two the main protagonists in the 1989 film Cheetah, alongside Susan. He is a California boy who is Susan's younger brother. He befriends a goat herder named Morogo and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub that call Duma. He is the son of Earl and Jean.
He is portrayed by Keith Coogan.
Ted and Susan aren't really looking forward to spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents Earl and Jean. Once there, they change their minds when, together with local goat herder Morogo, they adopt a female cheetah cub they call Duma. They soon realize that they must set her loose so that she can learn to hunt and be free. However, when she is captured by poachers planning to race her against Greyhounds, Ted and Susan, together with Morogo, head off into the wild to rescue her. After they rescue her from Abdullahand his gang, they decide to release her back into the wild where she belongs.