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Ken Howard (I) (1944–2016)


Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He has been a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Phelan Beale in critically-acclaimed Grey ... See full bio »

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Known For

The White Shadow
The White Shadow Ken Reeves
(1978-1981)
The Judge
The Judge Judge Warren
(2014)
The Net
The Net Bergstrom
(1995)
Michael Clayton
Michael Clayton Don Jeffries
(2007)

Filmography

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 2015/I Joy
Mop Executive
 2015 The Wedding Ringer
Ed Palmer
 2014 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Coach Colwell
- Pilot (2014) ... Coach Colwell
 2014 The Judge
Judge Warren
 2014 Better Living Through Chemistry
Walter Bishop
 2013 A.C.O.D.
Gary
 2011-2013 30 Rock (TV Series)
Hank Hooper
- Florida (2013) ... Hank Hooper
- Game Over (2013) ... Hank Hooper
- The Shower Principle (2012) ... Hank Hooper
- Standards and Practices (2012) ... Hank Hooper
- The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell (2012) ... Hank Hooper
 2012 Just an American
Dr. Sullivan
 2012 A Fighting Man (Short)
George
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Malcolm
- Nightmares (2012) ... Malcolm
 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
Ken
 2012 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
George Summers
- Episode #1.9852 (2012) ... George Summers
- Episode #1.9851 (2012) ... George Summers (uncredited)
- Episode #1.9850 (2012) ... George Summers (uncredited)
 2011 J. Edgar
Harlan Fiske Stone
 2011 The Closer (TV Series)
Wes Durant
- Star Turn (2011) ... Wes Durant
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
Charles Pease
- Pilot (2011) ... Charles Pease
 2011 The Council of Dads (TV Movie)
Burt Wells
 2011 Unscripted (TV Series)
- Ken Howard (2011)
 2010 A Numbers Game
Harold
 2009 The Beacon
Officer Bobby Ford
 2009 2:13
Sheriff Sedgewick
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie)
Phelan Beale
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Harry Kemp Jr. '58
- Libertyville (2009) ... Harry Kemp Jr. '58
 2008 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Evan Connello
- The Summer House (2008) ... Evan Connello
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Walter Yardley
- Kill, Baby, Kill! (2008) ... Judge Walter Yardley
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Thomas Hayes
- Grace (2008) ... Thomas Hayes
 2008/II Smother
Gene Cooper
 2008 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Boyd Taylor
- Double Negative (2008) ... Boyd Taylor
 2008 Under Still Waters
Conrad
 2008 Rambo
Arthur Marsh
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Joe Samuels
- Open and Shut (2007) ... Joe Samuels
- The Perfect Son (2007) ... Joe Samuels
- The Exile (2007) ... Joe Samuels
- All Bets Are Off (2007) ... Joe Samuels
- One Man Is an Island (2007) ... Joe Samuels
 2007 Michael Clayton
Don Jeffries
 2007 The Nine (TV Series)
Alvy Munson
- Man of the Year (2007) ... Alvy Munson
 2007 Sacrifices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Thane Weston
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Arlen Rieff
- Cage (2006) ... Dr. Arlen Rieff
 2006 Arc
Santee
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Judge Hanford
- The Wall (2006) ... Judge Hanford
 2006 Huff (TV Series)
Walt Callahan
- Used, Abused and Unenthused (2006) ... Walt Callahan
- Sweet Release (2006) ... Walt Callahan
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Judge Walter Merrick
- Fury (2006) ... Judge Walter Merrick
 2006 George Lopez (TV Series)
Dr. Woodson
- The Kidney Stays in the Picture (2006) ... Dr. Woodson
 2006 The Office (TV Series)
Ed Truck
- The Carpet (2006) ... Ed Truck
 2005 In Her Shoes
Michael Feller
 2001-2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Max Cavanaugh
- It Happened One Night (2005) ... Max Cavanaugh
- Oh, Brother Where Art Thou? (2004) ... Max Cavanaugh
- Dead in the Water (2004) ... Max Cavanaugh
- Til Death Do Us Part (2004) ... Max Cavanaugh
- Pandora's Trunk: Part 2 (2003) ... Max Cavanaugh
 2004 A Boyfriend for Christmas (TV Movie)
Judge (uncredited)
 2004/I Stuck (Short)
Marty
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Ken Abbot
- The Car Pool Lane (2004) ... Ken Abbot
- The 5 Wood (2004) ... Ken Abbot
 1996-2001 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Coach Dreyfuss / Rocky
- Of Cabbages and Kings (2001) ... Coach Dreyfuss
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Reardon
- Film at Eleven (2001) ... Reardon
 1997-2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Defense Atty. Bradford / Senator Frank Patanki
- Race Ipsa Loquitor (2000) ... Defense Atty. Bradford
- Hide and Seek (1997) ... Senator Frank Patanki
 1999 A Vow to Cherish (TV Movie)
John Brighton
 1999 The West Wing (TV Series)
Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III
- The Short List (1999) ... Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III
 1999 At First Sight
Virgil's Father
 1994-1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Mr. George Andrews
- Fiddling on the Roof (1998) ... Mr. George Andrews
- Desperately Seeking Samantha (1997) ... Mr. George Andrews
- Escape from L.A. (1997) ... Mr. George Andrews
- Nice Work If You Can Get It (1996) ... Mr. George Andrews
- It's a Bad World After All (1994) ... Mr. George Andrews
 1998 Tactical Assault (Video)
General Horace White
 1996-1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
David Clarke / Special Agent Dunleavy
- Slam Dunk Dead (1997) ... David Clarke
- Murder Can Be Contagious (1996) ... Special Agent Dunleavy
 1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV Movie)
Senator John Farrell
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
Charlie Braxton
- Money Talks (1996) ... Charlie Braxton
 1995 Her Hidden Truth (TV Movie)
Jack Devereaux
 1995 The Net
Bergstrom
 1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
The President
 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- A River Ran Through It (1994) ... (voice)
 1985-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Hank Shipton / Matt Kinkaid / Max Hagen / ...
- Death in Hawaii (1994) ... Matt Kinkaid
- The Mole (1992) ... Max Hagen
- Jack and Bill (1989) ... Bill Boyle
- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Part 2 (1989) ... Hank Shipton
- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Part 1 (1989) ... Hank Shipton
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Ronald Markham
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1994) ... Ronald Markham
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Committee Chairman
 1994 Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (TV Movie)
Ed Keating
 1993 Hart to Hart Returns (TV Movie)
Dr. Paul Menard
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Hartness
- See No Evil (1993) ... Hartness (voice)
 1992 Ulterior Motives
Malcolm Carter
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Courtleigh Bishop
 1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Jerry
- The Commitments (1992) ... Jerry
 1991 Memories of Midnight (TV Movie)
Kirk Reynolds
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
Jack Packer
- Pilot (1991) ... Jack Packer
 1991 Oscar
Kirkwood
 1991 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Dubois
- Homecoming (1991) ... Dubois
 1989 The Man in the Brown Suit (TV Movie)
Gordon Race
 1984-1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Evans / Pudd'nhead Wilson
- Strange Interlude (1988) ... Sam Evans
- Pudd'nhead Wilson (1984) ... Pudd'nhead Wilson
 1986 Dream Girl, U.S.A. (TV Series)
TV Host
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Adam J. Warner
 1985-1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Garrett Boydston
- No Exit (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- The Gathering Storm (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- Anniversary Waltz (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- The Reckoning (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- A Family Affair (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
 1985-1986 Dynasty (TV Series)
Garrett Boydston
- The Vendetta (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- The Rescue (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- The Cry (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- The Vote (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
- Masquerade (1986) ... Garrett Boydston
 1984-1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Malcolm Taylor / Bill Tillery
- Missing Pieces (1985) ... Malcolm Taylor
- Passages (1984) ... Bill Tillery
 1984 He's Not Your Son (TV Movie)
Michael Saunders
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
Senator
- Pilot (1984) ... Senator
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Rainer Hartheim
- Part 4 (1983) ... Rainer Hartheim
- Part 1 (1983) ... Rainer Hartheim (credit only)
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
Adam Warner
 1983 Second Thoughts
John Michael
 1983 It's Not Easy (TV Series)
Jack Long
- You Made Her Love You (1983) ... Jack Long
- Taking Sides (1983) ... Jack Long
- Neal Kills Johnny's Fish (1983) ... Jack Long
- My Dinner with Andrea (1983) ... Jack Long
- All Night Long (1983) ... Jack Long
 1982 The Country Girl (TV Movie)
Bernie Dodd
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
Joe Buckley
 1978-1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Ken Reeves
- A Day in the Life (1981) ... Ken Reeves
- Burnout (1981) ... Ken Reeves
- Cops (1981) ... Ken Reeves
- Psyched Out (1981) ... Ken Reeves
- Car Repo (1981) ... Ken Reeves
 1980 Father Damien: The Leper Priest (TV Movie)
Father Damien
 1978 A Real American Hero (TV Movie)
Danny Boy Mitchell
 1978 The Critical List (TV Movie)
Nels Freiberg
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
Dave Walecki
 1977 The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (TV Movie)
Prosecuting Attorney
 1976 Independence (Short)
Thomas Jefferson
 1974-1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Dave Barrett
- Trial by Terror (1975) ... Dave Barrett
- To Kill a Tiger (1975) ... Dave Barrett
- The Death Watch (1975) ... Dave Barrett
- The Wrong Man (1975) ... Dave Barrett
- The Seventh Man (1975) ... Dave Barrett
 1974 Manhunter (TV Movie)
Dave Barrett
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Adam Bonner
- Too Many Cooks (1973) ... Adam Bonner
- The First Hurrah (1973) ... Adam Bonner
- Friend of the Family (1973) ... Adam Bonner
- Murder (1973) ... Adam Bonner
- For Richer, for Poorer (1973) ... Adam Bonner
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Kevin Morgan
- The Outcast (1972) ... Kevin Morgan
 1972 1776
Thomas Jefferson (VA)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain
- The Twenty-Sixth Grave (1972) ... Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain
 1971 Such Good Friends
Cal
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Rick Crossfield
- Everybody Loved Him (1969) ... Rick Crossfield (scenes deleted)
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(October 10 to November 29, 1975) He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "The Norman Conquests," in the American premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Estelle Parsons, Barry Nelson and Carole Shelley in the cast. Eric Thompson was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Has a dog named Shadow. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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