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 2013 Pain & Gain (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (utility stunts - uncredited)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2009 G-Force (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2008 Babylon A.D. (stunt coordinator - as Kenneth Bates)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 2007 Transformers (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (stunt consultant)
 2005 The Island (stunt coordinator)
 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (utility stunts)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (action coordinator)
 2003 The Italian Job (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2003 The Movie Hero (stunt coordinator)
 2002 Bad Company (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2001 Training Day (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (stunt player - as Ken Bates)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1999 War of the Angels (Short) (stunts consultant - as Ken Bates)
 1998 Apt Pupil (stunts - uncredited)
 1998 Armageddon (stunt coordinator)
 1997 Men in Black: The Series (TV Series) (stunts)
 1997 Batman & Robin (stunts)
 1997 Con Air (stunt coordinator)
 1997 Meet Wally Sparks (stunts - uncredited)
 1996 Adrenalin (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1996 The Rock (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1996 Raven Hawk (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1996 Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (Video) (stunt rigging)
 1996 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (stunt coordinator)
 1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 1995 Fast Forward (Video) (stunts)
 1995 Fair Game (stunts)
 1995 Prey (Short) (stunts)
 1995 Waterworld (stunts - uncredited)
 1995 Bad Boys (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 1994 Street Fighter (stunts)
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame (stunts)
 1994 The Mask (stunt player - as Ken Bates)
 1994 The Shadow (stunts)
 1994 Getting Even with Dad (stunts)
 1994 I Love Trouble (stunts)
 1994 The Crow (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1994 No Escape (high fall stunt performer) / (technical stunt rigging - as Kenneth Bates)
 1994 Class of 1999 II: The Substitute (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Judgment Night (stunts)
 1993 Demolition Man (stunts)
 1993 The Good Son (stunts)
 1993 Freaked (stunts)
 1993 True Romance (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Father Hood (stunts)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Extreme Justice (stunts)
 1993 Sliver (stunts - uncredited)
 1993 Crime Patrol (Video Game) (stunt coordinator - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Army of One (stunts)
 1993 Hear No Evil (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1993 The Temp (stunts)
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1 (stunt player)
 1993 Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (fire coordinator - as Ken Bates) / (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1993 Doppelganger (stunts)
 1992 Trespass (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1992 Columbo (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- A Bird in the Hand... (1992) ... (stunts - uncredited)
 1992/I Hero (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1992 Cool World (stunts)
 1992 Maximum Force (stunts - uncredited)
 1992 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series) (stunts)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (stunts - uncredited)
 1992 We're Talkin' Serious Money (stunts)
 1992 The Fifth Corner (TV Series) (stunts)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1991 Ricochet (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1991 Deceived (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1991 Herman's Head (TV Series) (stunts)
 1991 Mobsters (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1991 Fast Getaway (Video) (stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1990 After Midnight (stunts)
 1990 The Face of Fear (Video) (stunt coordinator) / (stunts)
 1990 Predator 2 (stunts - as Kenneth W. Bates)
 1990 Marked for Death (stunts)
 1990 Come See the Paradise (stunts)
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1990 Maniac Cop 2 (stunt player)
  Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode, 1990) (stunts - 1 episode, 1990)
- Television Terror (1990) ... (stunt double: Robert Downey Jr.)
- The Sacrifice (1990) ... (stunts)
 1990 Blossom (TV Series) (stunts)
 1990 Die Hard 2 (stunts)
 1990 Another 48 Hrs. (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1990 I Love You to Death (stunts)
 1990 The First Power (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1990 The Ambulance (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1989 Christmas Vacation (stunts - uncredited)
 1989 One Man Force (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1989 Night Life (stunts - as Kenneth Bates)
 1989 Sea of Love (stunts)
 1989 Nick Knight (TV Movie) (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1989 Casualties of War (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1989 The Favorite (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1989 Far from Home (stunt rigger - as Ken Bates)
 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (high fall stunt - as Ken Bates)
 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil (stunts)
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series) (stunts)
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (stunts)
 1989 Hit List (stunts)
 1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (TV Series) (stunts)
 1989 Physical Evidence (stunts - uncredited)
 1988 976-EVIL (stunts)
 1988 Tattingers (TV Series) (stunts)
 1988 Double Revenge (stunts)
 1988 Remo Williams: The Prophecy (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1988 Journey to the Center of the Earth (stunt coordinator)
 1988 Die Hard (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1988 Short Circuit 2 (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1988 Cameron's Closet (stunt person)
 1988 Rambo III (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1988 The House on Carroll Street (stunt player - as Ken Bates)
 1988 Maniac Cop (stunts - uncredited)
 1988 Bulletproof (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1987 SFX Retaliator (stunts)
 1987 *batteries not included (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1987 The Running Man (stunts - uncredited)
 1987 Hiding Out (stunts)
 1987 Deadly Illusion (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1987 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (stunts)
 1987 You Talkin' to Me? (stunts)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Infiltrator (1987) ... (stunts)
 1987 Who's That Girl (stunts - uncredited)
 1987 Million Dollar Mystery (stunts)
 1987 Nightforce (Video) (stunts)
 1987 The Stepford Children (TV Movie) (stunts)
 1987 Number One with a Bullet (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1987 Ohara (TV Series) (stunts)
 1986 King Kong Lives (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1986 Starman (TV Series) (stunts)
 1986 A Fine Mess (stunts - uncredited)
 1986 Running Scared (stunts)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (stunt marine - as Ken Bates)
 1986 Sweet Liberty (stunts)
 1986 Murphy's Law (stunts - uncredited)
 1986 The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1986 The Money Pit (stunts)
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series) (stunts)
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series) (stunts)
 1986 F/X (stunt player - as Ken Bates)
 1985 First Strike (stunt coordinator) / (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A. (stunt player - as Ken Bates)
 1985 Into Thin Air (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1985 Strange Bedfellows (stunts)
 1985 Gotcha! (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1985 Stick (stunts - as Ken Bates)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (stunts - as Kenneth Bates)
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series) (stunts)
 1985 Turk 182! (assistant stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts)
 1985 Code Name: Foxfire (TV Series) (stunts)
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series) (stunts)
 1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) (stunts)
 1983 Go for It (stunts)
 1983 Just Our Luck (TV Series) (stunts)
 1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (TV Movie) (assistant stunt coordinator - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1983 Cat and Dog (stunts)
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (stunts)
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series) (stunts)
 1981 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) (stunts)
 1981 An Eye for an Eye (stunts)
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (stunts)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (stunts - uncredited)
 1980 That's Incredible! (TV Series) (stunts)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series) (stunts)
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Theatrical commercial for Los Angeles Times.

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth W. Bates | Kenneth Bates | Ken Bates

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Personal Quote:

"I've only been to the hospital twice -- once for a bad case of the flu and the other time for a knee injury. I was being dragged behind a car, and I bounced off a curb. Bumps, bruises, scratches, burns, pulled muscles, cracked ribs. I've been on fire, through walls, hit by cars, through windows, through roofs, on top of cars, landing on buses. Pretty much anything that's ugly, I've had an ... See more »


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