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Kene Holliday

Kene Holliday was born on June 25, 1949 in Copiague, Suffolk County, New York, USA as Kenneth Earl Holliday. He is an actor, known for Matlock (1986), Carter Country (1977) and The Philadelphia Experiment (1984). He has been married to Linda Copling since April 6, 1996. He was previously married to Dolly and Janifer. See full bio »
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 2015 Handle Your Business (TV Movie)
Bone Daddy
 2011 The Human War
 2009 Everybody's Fine
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game)
The Saxophone Player (voice)
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Cold Case Detective
- Last Rites (2008) ... Cold Case Detective
 2007 Great World of Sound
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Coach Veneziano
- Ripped (2005) ... Coach Veneziano
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
- Charley's Baseball (2004) ... Guard
 2000 The District (TV Series)
George Simmons
- Pot Scrubbers (2000) ... George Simmons
 2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (TV Movie)
Jack Calloway
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
- Family Is Family (1999) ... (as Kene Halliday)
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
David Salinger
- All in the Family (1999) ... David Salinger
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- The Return of the Temptones (1996) ... Harold
 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Reverend Washington
- Family Ties (1996) ... Reverend Washington
 1996 Sparks (TV Series)
- Sid, Lies, and Videotape (1996) ... Melvin
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Burke's Producer
- FMurder (1996) ... Burke's Producer
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Montgomery DuBois
- Ain't Misbehavin' (1992) ... Montgomery DuBois
 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Bert Dexter
- Truth and Consequences (1991) ... Bert Dexter
 1991 The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie)
Sidney Bechet
 1986-1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Tyler Hudson
- The Witness (1990) ... Tyler Hudson
- The Priest (1989) ... Tyler Hudson
- The Blues Singer (1989) ... Tyler Hudson (credit only)
- The Cult (1989) ... Tyler Hudson
 1987 If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (TV Movie)
Bob Sperling
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video)
Roadblock (voice)
 1986 InHumanoids (TV Series)
Smokin' Joe Abdullah
- The Masterson Team (1986) ... Smokin' Joe Abdullah (voice, uncredited)
 1985-1986 G.I. Joe (TV Series)
- Sins of Our Fathers (1986) ... Roadblock (voice)
- Second Hand Emotions (1986) ... Roadblock (voice)
- Raise the Flagg! (1986) ... Roadblock (voice)
 1986 G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (TV Movie)
Roadblock (voice)
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Lt. Joe Budd
- In His Shadow (1986) ... Lt. Joe Budd
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Albert Washington
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
J.T. Rainey
- Across the Line (1985) ... J.T. Rainey
 1982-1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Vernon Lee / Pablo Jackson
- You're in Alice's (1985) ... Pablo Jackson
- Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement (1982) ... Vernon Lee
- Of Mouse and Man (1982) ... Vernon Lee
 1980-1984 Benson (TV Series)
Earl, Benson's Brother / Jake
- The Reunion (1984) ... Earl, Benson's Brother
- Takin' It to the Streets (1980) ... Jake
 1984 G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (TV Mini-Series)
- Amusement Park of Terror (1984) ... Roadblock (voice)
- The Palace of Doom (1984) ... Roadblock (voice)
- The Vines of Evil (1984) ... Roadblock (voice)
- In the Cobra's Pit (1984) ... Roadblock (voice)
 1983 The Best of Times (TV Series)
Don Kingman
 1981-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Ballentine / DA Arnold Turner
- Space Ranger (1983) ... Ballentine
- The Hit Car (1981) ... DA Arnold Turner
 1982 Farrell for the People (TV Movie)
 1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Officer Kenwood
- Lesson in Love (1982) ... Officer Kenwood
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
William Dean
- Hart and Sole (1982) ... William Dean
 1982 Dangerous Company (TV Movie)
Bill Washington
 1981 See China and Die (TV Movie)
Sgt. Alvin Sykes
 1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner (TV Movie)
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Jeff House
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
 1980 Nobody's Perfect (TV Series)
- What's on Third? (1980) ... Henderson
 1980 Soap (TV Series)
Eddie Coleman
- Episode #3.14 (1980) ... Eddie Coleman
- Episode #3.12 (1980) ... Eddie Coleman
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Coach Sanford
- A Special Gift (1979) ... Coach Sanford
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Father Tony Hamilton
- Never a Child (1979) ... Father Tony Hamilton
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Slammer (1979) ... J.D.
 1977-1979 Carter Country (TV Series)
Sergeant Curtis Baker
- The Abominable Showman (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker
- The Prisoner of Clinton Corners (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker
- Teddy's Folly (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker
- The Big Move: Part 3 (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker
- The Big Move: Part 2 (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Detroit
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
- Earthquakes Happen (1978) ... Paul
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Assistant D.A. Dunn
- A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976) ... Assistant D.A. Dunn (as Kene Halliday, credit only)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976) ... Assistant D.A. Dunn (as Kene Halliday)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Second Time")
Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Kene Halliday

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I was a functioning, executive-minded alcoholic. In Hollywood, especially, I drank lots of high-end cognac. Never mind how old I was at the time, I was a black kid with a lot of money.... I never stuck anything in my arm because I'd grown up in New York at a time when I saw guys older than me turning into ghosts because of heroin. But I drank, I smoked.... It became a lifestyle for me through the... See more »


Was fired from Matlock (1986), due to his serious drug and alcohol abuse in 1989. See more »

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