His great claim to fame is that he once saved some early Doctor Who stories from getting deleted by the BBC, thereby preventing them from becoming missing episodes (pity he can never shut the fuck up about how he SAVED THE SHOW and how we should all send him money and chocolates.)
The hero we deserve Edit
In addition to his disastrous attempts at songwriting (Doctor in Distress) and show-writing (the continuity nightmare Attack of the Cybermen), he doesn't know when to stop acting like a village idiot and keep his mouth shut.
Because Philip Morris wasn't a thing yet, Ian Levine was so famous and "popular" that he was the main inspiration for a monster, the Absorbaloff (no, really).
We're still waiting for a Philip Morris monster.
He has written many awful songs (such as the abysmal "Doctor In Distress" and the theme for the television programme "K-9 and Company"), is wickedly homosexual and is regarded as a joke within the globe-spanning Doctor Who community.
Levine also, hilariously, financed a private project to recreate the incomplete 1979 Doctor Who story Shada with animation and newly recorded dialogue from many surviving cast members and actually thought someone would give a damn and release it on DVD; he probably was hoping for some of that sweet BBC
The commissioning editor for Doctor Who DVD's didn't use Levine's animation on the DVD though and probably chuckled delightedly as Levine fumed helplessly for months about it. The cunt later released his version under the not-at-all-egotistical title "The Levine version" on torrent sites on October 12, 2013.
According to Wikipedia, he is a "noted moderniser of Northern soul music in the UK", whatever the blithering fuck that means.
Levine claims to have the only complete set of DC Comics in the world, with at least one copy of each DC comic book sold at retail from the 1930s to present, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Fucking hates Lawrence Miles. Larry later described Levine as a "Hutt-esque fanlord", in loving reference to his ample girth.
Also notable for being told to fuck off by RTD.
Ian used to "procure" young boys for JNT to have sex with in exchange for access to the production.
In 2015, Ian mocked a ten year old fan of the show after a video emerged of him interviewing Tom Baker. When it was pointed out that the boy was autistic he said he wasn't aware of this fact but still refused to publicly apologise, instead issuing a sort of non apology that basically told anyone criticising him to FUCK OFF CUNTS (in characteristic CAPS LOCK).
As a result, this ten year old boy was universally accepted into fandom and has gone on to meet many of the stars of the show (including the BBC inviting him as a VIP to the series 9 première just to piss off Levine) while Levine bemoaned the fact that he had a stroke (a fact that he ALWAYS brings up whenever anyone questions his motives for living) leaving his face and arm droopy like so much play-doh). Sadly, this has not had an effect on his ability to call everyone a cunt, wish death on fan's children and breathe.
In spite of everything, Levine now seems like a perfectly nice and awesome person solely because Philip Morris is such an idiot, thus proving that there is no bottom of the barrel.
Ian tragically killed himself after the reveal of the Thirteenth Basil.
...Only to regenerate into Philip Morris, proving them to be the same once and for all. Ian's body was wearing a bit thin...er, sorry, wearing a bit fat?