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Ken Speed


Ken was born in Tarrytown, New York, but he spent his early years living in Los Alamos, New Mexico. This was a closed city at the time, his father worked for the Atomic Energy Commission as a firefighter. The family moved back to New York for a short time, and his father continued his work as a firefighter, and his mother worked as a meter maid. ... See full bio »
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Known For

2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious Special Effects
(2003)
Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys Special Effects
(2015)
The Doors
The Doors Special Effects
(1991)
Colombiana
Colombiana Special Effects
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 The Little Mermaid (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2017 Howlers (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2016 The Shadow Effect (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2016 AmeriGeddon (special effects coordinator)
 2016 Duck Dynasty (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
- RV There Yet? (2016) ... (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Blind Pass (special effects)
 2015 Invisible Sister (TV Movie) (special effects technician)
 2015 Night of the Wild (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Terminator Genisys (special effects technician)
 2014 The Outsider (special effects coordinator)
 2014/I Left Behind (special effects)
 2014 God's Not Dead (special effects coordinator)
 2014 13 Sins (special effects coordinator)
 2014 Elsa & Fred (special effects coordinator)
 2013 Free Ride (special effects coordinator)
 2013 The Demented (special effects coordinator)
 2013 Inventing Adam (special effects coordinator)
 2012 Christmas Angel (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2012/I The Possession (special effects coordinator: Miami)
 2012 Supernatural Swamp Slaughter (special effects coordinator)
 2012 Rich and Will's Top 10 Shootouts (TV Movie) (pyrotechnician)
 2011 Big Mike (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Carjacked (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Searching for Sonny (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Seven Days in Utopia (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Colombiana (special effects)
 2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Sons of Guns (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
- The Bazooka/Kris' Birthday (2011) ... (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Hood Life (special effects coordinator)
 2010 Mandrake (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
 2010 The Rig (special effects coordinator)
 2010 Mongolian Death Worm (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2010 I Spit on Your Grave (special effects supervisor - as Kenneth Speed)
 2010 Burning Palms (special effects coordinator)
 2010 Mayday! Bering Sea (TV Movie documentary) (special effects coordinator)
 2010 Wrong Side of Town (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 2009/I Deadline (special effects coordinator)
 2009 Fire from Below (special effects coordinator: Texas)
 2009 The Way of War (post special effects)
 2009 Super Bowl XLIII (TV Movie) (special effects)
 2009 Death Print (special effects coordinator)
 2008 The Rimshop (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Cadillac Records (special effects coordinator: Louisiana)
 2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Mutants (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Misconceptions (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Abduction of Jesse Bookman (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Warbirds (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 2008 Death Toll (special effects coordinator)
 2007 Father of Lies (Video) (special effects)
 2007 íslenska, on the Road to Unearth Iceland's Secrets... (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2006 A Perfect Day (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2006 South Beach (TV Series) (special effects)
 2005 Angels with Angles (special effects coordinator)
 2005 Super Bowl XXXIX (TV Special) (special effects)
 2005 Super Bowl XXXIX Halftime Show (TV Movie) (special effects)
 2004 A Thief of Time (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2003 Coyote Waits (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (special effects technician)
 2002 The Last Man Club (Short) (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Worst Case Scenarios (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 2001 Sunstorm (special effects coordinator)
 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland (special effects supervisor)
 2001 Lizzie McGuire (TV Series) (special effects coordinator: multiple episodes)
 2000 Luckytown (special effects coordinator)
 1999 Absence of the Good (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1999 The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1999 BitterSweet (Video) (special effects coordinator)
 1998 Route 9 (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1998 Mercy Point (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1998 Scar City (special effects coordinator)
 1998 Point Blank (special effects coordinator)
 1998 McCinsey's Island (special effects coordinator)
 1997 U Turn (special effects coordinator)
 1997 Keys to Tulsa (special effects coordinator)
 1997 Lawless (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1993-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) (special effects - 91 episodes)
- Trial of LaRue (1997) ... (special effects)
- Days Past (1997) ... (special effects)
- Devil's Turf (1997) ... (special effects)
- 99th Ranger (1997) ... (special effects)
- Full Contact (1997) ... (special effects)
 1996 Dallas: J.R. Returns (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1996 Promised Land (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1995 Top Dog (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Hellbound (special effects supervisor)
 1994 The World's Most Dangerous Stunts (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1994)
 1993 The Mummy Lives (special effects coordinator)
 1993 Weekend at Bernie's II (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Sidekicks (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Wishman (special effects coordinator)
 1992 Getting Up and Going Home (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
 1991 Candid Camera (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - one episode 1993)
 1991 Danger Team (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 1991 The World's Greatest Stunts II (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 The World's Greatest Stunts III (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Stuntmasters (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Shakes the Clown (special effects assistant)
 1991 Sisters (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- A Thousand Sprinkles (1991) ... (special effects assistant)
 1991 The Last Hour (special effects)
 1991 The Doors (special effects coordinator)
 1990 Evening Shade (TV Series) (special effects)
 1990 The Lost Capone (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1989 The Young Riders (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (special effects assistant - multiple episodes)
 1989 Rescue 911 (TV Series documentary) (special effects coordinator)
 1989 Anything But Love (TV Series) (special effects assistant - multiple episodes)
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1989 The Big Picture (special effects foreman)
 1988 In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1988 Freeway (special effects assistant)
 1988 Betrayed (special effects)
 1988 A Time of Destiny (special effects coordinator)
 1988 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (special effects coordinator - multiple episodes)
 1987 Thirtysomething (TV Series) (special effects technician - 1 episode)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas (1987) ... (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1987 Rent-a-Cop (pyrotechnician: Chicago)
 1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles (special effects - uncredited)
 1987 Best Seller (special effects)
 1987 White Water Summer (special effects coordinator)
 1987 No Safe Haven (special effects assistant)
 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (special effects assistant - multiple episodes)
 1986 The Wraith (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series) (special effects coordinator)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (special effects technician)
 1986 Cobra (assistant special effects - as Kenneth Speed)
 1986 Violets Are Blue... (special effects)
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills (special effects)
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie) (special effects - uncredited)
 1985 My Science Project (special effects assistant: post production)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1985 Wildside (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Until the Fat Lady Sings (1985) ... (special effects supervisor)
 1985 Me and Mom (TV Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
- Davie (1985) ... (special effects coordinator)
 1984 Gremlins (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1984 Blue Thunder (TV Series) (pyrotechnician - 1 episode)
- A Clear and Present Danger (1984) ... (pyrotechnician - uncredited)
 1984 Riptide (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1984 Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe (TV Mini-Series) (special effects coordinator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (special effects coordinator)
 1983 Two of a Kind (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series) (special effects)
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series) (special effects assistant - 3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1982) ... (special effects assistant)
- Part 2 (1982) ... (special effects assistant)
- Part 1 (1982) ... (special effects assistant)
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 2 episodes)
- There's One Born Every Minute (1982) ... (special effects assistant - uncredited)
- Seven Keys to Singapore (1982) ... (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1982 Annie (special effects - uncredited)
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Hooker's War (1982) ... (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1982 Personal Best (special effects - uncredited)
 1981 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (special effects technician)
 1981 Mr. Merlin (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- A Message from Wallshime (1981) ... (special effects assistant)
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie) (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1981 Code Red (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Code Red (1981) ... (special effects)
 1981 Mommie Dearest (special effects assistant)
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1981 Condorman (post special effects - uncredited)
 1981 Dragonslayer (model maker - uncredited)
 1981 Stripes (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1981 Nice Dreams (special effects)
 1981 Private Benjamin (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1981 Amy (special effects)
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin (special effects)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (special effects - 2 episodes, 1980) (pyrotechnician - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 2 (1980) ... (special effects - uncredited)
- The Ghosts of Buxley Hall: Part 1 (1980) ... (special effects - uncredited)
- Major Effects (1979) ... (pyrotechnician)
 1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (TV Movie) (special effects - uncredited)
 1980 The Jazz Singer (special effects coordinator)
 1980 Freebie and the Bean (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- The Seduction of the Bean (1980) ... (special effects assistant)
 1980 Enos (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas (special effects - uncredited)
 1980 The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1980 Flamingo Road (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1980) ... (special effects assistant)
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1980 Flo (TV Series) (special effects)
 1979 Nero Wolfe (TV Movie) (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1979 The Black Hole (special effects - uncredited)
 1979 Major Effects (TV Movie documentary) (pyrotechnician)
 1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Skyflakes Keep Falling on My Head (1979) ... (special effects assistant)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 Grease (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 Dracula's Dog (special effects technician)
 1978 American Hot Wax (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1977 New York, New York (special effects assistant)
 1977 Brothers (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1977 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
 1976 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 4 episodes)
- Return of the Sorcerer: Part 2 (1976) ... (special effects assistant)
- Return of the Sorcerer: Part 1 (1976) ... (special effects assistant)
- Ali Baba: Part 2 (1976) ... (special effects assistant)
- Ali Baba: Part 1 (1976) ... (special effects assistant)
 1976 Assault on Precinct 13 (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1976 Eaten Alive (special effects - uncredited)
 1976 Slumber Party '57 (special effects assistant)
 1976 Massacre at Central High (special effects technician - uncredited)
 1976 Alice (TV Series) (special effects)
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- The Motorcycle (1975) ... (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1974 Land of the Lost (TV Series) (special effects assistant - 1 episode)
- The Paku Who Came to Dinner (1974) ... (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1973 Kojak (TV Series) (special effects assistant)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Misc. concerts with Wings over America , Worked with Chicago, and some broadway shows Wizard Of Oz and Wicked.

Alternate Names:

Kenneth Speed | Ken Yeah

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Nickname:

Ken- yeah

Star Sign:

Pisces

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