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Kene Holiday

Kene Holiday 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 (as Kene Holliday)
 2011 The Human War
Elijah (as Kene Holliday)
 2009 Everybody's Fine
Butcher (as Kene Holliday)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game)
The Saxophone Player (voice, as Kene Holliday)
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Cold Case Detective
- Last Rites (2008) ... Cold Case Detective (as Kene Holliday)
 2007 Great World of Sound
Clarence (as Kene Holliday)
 2006 The Immaculate Misconception
Simon (as Kene Holliday)
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Coach Veneziano
- Ripped (2005) ... Coach Veneziano (as Kene Holliday)
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
- Charley's Baseball (2004) ... Guard (as Kene Holliday)
 2000 The District (TV Series)
George Simmons
- Pot Scrubbers (2000) ... George Simmons (as Kene Holliday)
 2000 Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story (TV Movie)
Jack Calloway (as Kene Holliday)
 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 (as Kene Holliday)
 1998 Bulworth
Man in Church #1 (as Kene Holliday)
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- The Return of the Temptones (1996) ... Harold (as Kene Holliday)
 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV Series)
Reverend Washington
- Family Ties (1996) ... Reverend Washington (as Kene Holliday)
 1996 Sparks (TV Series)
- Sid, Lies, and Videotape (1996) ... Melvin (as Kene Holliday)
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Burke's Producer
- FMurder (1996) ... Burke's Producer (as Kene Holliday)
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
Rashid (as Kene Holliday)
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Montgomery DuBois
- Ain't Misbehavin' (1992) ... Montgomery DuBois (as Kene Holliday)
 1991 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Bert Dexter
- Truth and Consequences (1991) ... Bert Dexter (as Kene Holliday)
 1991 The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie)
Sidney Bechet (as Kene Holliday)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Joe Dillon (as Kene Holliday)
 1986-1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Tyler Hudson
- The Witness (1990) ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
- The Best Seller (1989) ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
- The Priest (1989) ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
- The Blues Singer (1989) ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday, credit only)
- The Cult (1989) ... Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
 1987 If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (TV Movie)
Bob Sperling (as Kene Holliday)
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video)
Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
 1986 InHumanoids (TV Series)
Smokin' Joe Abdullah
- The Masterson Team (1986) ... Smokin' Joe Abdullah (voice, uncredited)
 1985-1986 G.I. Joe (TV Series)
- Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep (1986) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- Sins of Our Fathers (1986) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- Second Hand Emotions (1986) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- The Most Dangerous Thing in the World (1986) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- Raise the Flagg! (1986) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
 1986 G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (TV Movie)
Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Lt. Joe Budd
- In His Shadow (1986) ... Lt. Joe Budd (as Kene Holliday)
 1985 Badge of the Assassin (TV Movie)
Albert Washington (as Kene Holliday)
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
J.T. Rainey
- Across the Line (1985) ... J.T. Rainey (as Kene Holliday)
 1982-1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Vernon Lee / Pablo Jackson
- You're in Alice's (1985) ... Pablo Jackson (as Kene Holliday)
- The Young, the Beautiful and the Degraded (1982) ... Vernon Lee (as Kene Holliday)
- Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement (1982) ... Vernon Lee (as Kene Holliday)
- Of Mouse and Man (1982) ... Vernon Lee (as Kene Holliday)
 1980-1984 Benson (TV Series)
Earl, Benson's Brother / Jake
- The Reunion (1984) ... Earl, Benson's Brother (as Kene Holliday)
- Takin' It to the Streets (1980) ... Jake (as Kene Holliday)
 1984 No Small Affair
Walt Cronin (as Kene Holliday)
 1984 G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (TV Mini-Series)
- Amusement Park of Terror (1984) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- Battle on the Roof of the World (1984) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- The Palace of Doom (1984) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- The Vines of Evil (1984) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
- In the Cobra's Pit (1984) ... Roadblock (voice, as Kene Holliday)
 1984 The Philadelphia Experiment
Major Clark (as Kene Holliday)
 1983 The Best of Times (TV Series)
Don Kingman (as Kene Holliday)
 1981-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Ballentine / DA Arnold Turner
- Space Ranger (1983) ... Ballentine (as Kene Holliday)
- The Hit Car (1981) ... DA Arnold Turner (as Kene Holliday)
 1982 Farrell for the People (TV Movie) (as Kene Holliday)
 1982 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Officer Kenwood
- Lesson in Love (1982) ... Officer Kenwood (as Kene Holliday)
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
William Dean
- Hart and Sole (1982) ... William Dean (as Kene Holliday)
 1982 Dangerous Company (TV Movie)
Bill Washington (as Kene Holliday)
 1981 See China and Die (TV Movie)
Sgt. Alvin Sykes (as Kene Holliday)
 1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner (TV Movie)
Andy (as Kene Holliday)
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Jeff House (as Kene Holliday)
 1980 The Last Song (TV Movie)
Doug (as Kene Holliday)
 1980 Nobody's Perfect (TV Series)
- What's on Third? (1980) ... Henderson (as Kene Holliday)
 1980 Soap (TV Series)
Eddie Coleman
- Episode #3.14 (1980) ... Eddie Coleman (as Kene Holliday)
- Episode #3.12 (1980) ... Eddie Coleman (as Kene Holliday)
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Coach Sanford
- A Special Gift (1979) ... Coach Sanford (as Kene Holliday)
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Father Tony Hamilton
- Never a Child (1979) ... Father Tony Hamilton (as Kene Holliday)
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Slammer (1979) ... J.D. (as Kene Holliday)
 1977-1979 Carter Country (TV Series)
Sergeant Curtis Baker
- The Abominable Showman (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker (as Kene Holliday)
- The Prisoner of Clinton Corners (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker (as Kene Holliday)
- Teddy's Folly (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker (as Kene Holliday)
- The Big Move: Part 3 (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker (as Kene Holliday)
- The Big Move: Part 2 (1979) ... Sergeant Curtis Baker (as Kene Holliday)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Detroit (as Kene Holliday)
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
- Earthquakes Happen (1978) ... Paul (as Kene Holliday)
 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")
- Love and the Baker's Half Dozen/Love and the New Roommate/Love and the Rug/Love and the Second Time (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Second Time") (as Kene Holliday)
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Alternate Names:

Kene Halliday | Kene Holliday

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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 »


Worked with Dick Van Dyke twice on Matlock (1986) and Diagnosis Murder (1993). See more »

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