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Ken Foree


Large, likable, and muscular actor Ken Foree was born as Kentotis Alvin Foree on February 29, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Foree attended Loyola University in Chicago and studied acting at Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City. He began his career in off-Broadway theater and worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dawn of the Dead
(1978)
Halloween
Halloween Big Joe Grizzly
(2007)
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rejects Charlie Altamont
(2005)
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead The Televangelist
(2004)

Filmography

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 2017 The Midnight Man
Hamilton
 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series)
Agent Man
- Polybius (2017) ... Agent Man
 2015 Blood Brothers
Homer
 2012 Cut/Print
Detective Jack Stanley
 2012 The Lords of Salem
Herman Jackson
 2011 Water for Elephants
Earl
 2010 D.C. Sniper (Video)
John Allen Muhammad
 2009 Live Evil
Max
 2009 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Video)
Luke St. Luke (voice)
 2009 Zone of the Dead
Agent Mortimer Reyes
 2008 Dead Bones (Short)
Barman
 2007 Brotherhood of Blood
Stanis
 2007 Halloween
Big Joe Grizzly
 2007 Splatter Disco (Video)
Shank Chubb
 2007 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (TV Mini-Series)
Loan Shark
- Part 1 (2007) ... Loan Shark
 2007 Brutal Massacre: A Comedy
Carl Perkins
 2007 Black Santa's Revenge (Short)
Black Santa
 2006 Devil's Den
Leonard
 2005 The Devil's Rejects
Charlie Altamont
 2004 The Devil's Due at Midnight (Video short)
Byron Styles
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Pedestrian / Radio Commercial (voice)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
The Televangelist
 2001 The Nightmare Room (TV Series)
Coach
- Locker 13 (2001) ... Coach
 2000 Kenan & Kel: Two Heads Are Better Than None (TV Movie)
Roger Rockmore
 1996-2000 Kenan & Kel (TV Series)
Roger Rockmore
- Tales from the Clip (2000) ... Roger Rockmore
- The April Fools (2000) ... Roger Rockmore
- Futurama (1999) ... Roger Rockmore
- Oh, Brother (1999) ... Roger Rockmore
- Aww, Here It Goes to Hollywood: Part 2 (1999) ... Roger Rockmore
 1999 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Unseen Male
- Brothers... to the End?/Euro Beavers (1999) ... Unseen Male (voice)
 1996 The Dentist
Detective Gibbs
 1996 Due South (TV Series)
Macon Lacroix
- The Edge (1996) ... Macon Lacroix
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Vincent Parmelly
- The List (1995) ... Vincent Parmelly
 1995 Sleepstalker (Video)
Detective Rolands
 1995 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
P.F.C. Large
- GROPOS (1995) ... P.F.C. Large
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
- Cease Fire (1994)
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
- The Scoop (1994)
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Clint
- Hostage (1994) ... Clint
 1993 Getting By (TV Series)
Eddie
- Pinball Wizard (1993) ... Eddie
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Doc Howser
- Trial by Fire (1993) ... Doc Howser
 1993 Army of One
Eddie Turner
 1992 Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story (TV Movie)
First USC Coach
 1991 A Mother's Justice (TV Movie)
Warren Thurlow
 1991 The Royal Family (TV Series)
Satchel Paige
- Talkin' Baseball (1991) ... Satchel Paige
 1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Movie)
Gunnery Sgt. Leroy Ford
 1991/I Diplomatic Immunity
Del Roy Gaines
 1991 K-9 (TV Movie)
Larry Overby
 1991 Night of the Warrior
Oliver
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
Ax
- Ernie and the Sublimes (1991) ... Ax
 1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Whisper
- Beat the Clock (1991) ... Whisper
 1991 Hangfire
Billy
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Billy Leon
- The Fighter (1990) ... Billy Leon
 1990 WIOU (TV Series)
Howard
- Do the Wrong Thing (1990) ... Howard
 1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Howard
- April in Paris (1990) ... Howard
- Three, Three, Three: Part 2 (1990) ... Howard
 1990 Cheers (TV Series)
Policeman #1
- Ma Always Liked You Better (1990) ... Policeman #1
 1990 Fatal Charm (Video)
Willy
 1990 Down the Drain
Buckley
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
The Brush
- Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 (1990) ... The Brush
 1989 Death Spa
Marvin
 1989 Family Matters (TV Series)
High Top
- Stake-Out (1989) ... High Top
 1985-1989 Hunter (TV Series)
John Masters / Louis McMahon
- The Legion: Part 2 (1989) ... John Masters (uncredited)
- The Legion: Part 1 (1989) ... John Masters
- Guilty (1985) ... Louis McMahon
 1989 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Jennings
- Paige's Date (1989) ... Jennings
 1989 Have Faith (TV Series)
Earl
- The Competition (1989) ... Earl
 1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Morley
- A Kingdom by the Sea (1989) ... Morley
 1989 True Blood
Det. Charlie Gates
 1989 Duet (TV Series)
Bartender
- True Stories (1989) ... Bartender
 1989 Almost Grown (TV Series)
Boo
- Jersey Blues (1989) ... Boo
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Leonard Mosher
- Sperminator (1988) ... Leonard Mosher
 1988 Glitz (TV Movie)
Moose
 1988 Viper
Harley Trueblood
 1988 Terror Squad
Deputy Brown
 1988 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Prison Warden
- Episode #2.15 (1988) ... Prison Warden
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Inmate
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... Inmate
 1986 From Beyond
Bubba Brownlee
 1986 Brothers (TV Series)
Stonehand Wallsey
- The Boxer (1986) ... Stonehand Wallsey
 1986 Northstar (TV Movie)
Black Astronaut
 1984-1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Spider-Man / Danton
- Redemption of a Champion (1986) ... Spider-Man
- Knight in Disgrace (1984) ... Danton
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
- Sour Grapes (1985)
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Leon
- Femme Fatale (1985) ... Leon
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Orderly
- Night Fever (1985) ... Orderly
 1985 227 (TV Series)
Marvin Grant
- Honesty (1985) ... Marvin Grant
 1985 Command 5 (TV Movie)
Air Controller
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Maritime Patrole front desk officer
- Catch of the Day (1984) ... Maritime Patrole front desk officer
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- Episode #1.24 (1984) ... Helicopter Pilot
 1984 Blue Thunder (TV Series)
Alfie
- The Island (1984) ... Alfie
 1984 Benson (TV Series)
THe Driver
- The Little Hotel That Could (1984) ... THe Driver
 1984 The A-Team (TV Series)
Dirkson
- Chopping Spree (1984) ... Dirkson
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Herschel 'The Hammer' Sinclair
- Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws (1983) ... Herschel 'The Hammer' Sinclair
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Bartender
- Lady in Blue (1983) ... Bartender
 1981-1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Bubba Edwards / Holdup Guy with Shotgun
- A Hair of the Dog (1982) ... Bubba Edwards
- Jungle Madness (1981) ... Holdup Guy with Shotgun (uncredited)
 1982 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Hugo
- Shanghaied (1982) ... Hugo
 1982 Report to Murphy (TV Series)
Big Walter
- Papillon (1982) ... Big Walter
- Baker vs. Murphy (1982) ... Big Walter
 1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)
Man
 1981 Knightriders
Little John
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie)
Boxer
 1981 Terror Among Us (TV Movie)
Prisoner
 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Rollo
- State of the County (1981) ... Rollo
 1980 A Rumor of War (TV Mini-Series)
The M.P.
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... The M.P.
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... The M.P.
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Python Player (uncredited)
 1979 The Wanderers
Black Sportsman
 1978 Dawn of the Dead
Peter
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
T.J. Smith
- The Condemned (1977) ... T.J. Smith
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Kris (1992)
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(Early 80s) Played a bartender in the music video, "Remote Control", by the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rock group, The Silencers. See more »

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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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I've had a varied career. Some fans remember me as the actor who always plays the heavy; others say I always play the police detective. Dawn of the Dead (1978) had some influence on my being brought aboard on a few projects, I'm sure. I am just a working actor, although I do believe in fate. See more »

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Pisces

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