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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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 2018 Howlers (special effects coordinator) (post-production)
 2018 The Little Mermaid (special effects coordinator) (completed)
 2017 Killroy Was Here (special effects coordinator) (filming)
 2017 The Shadow Effect (special effects coordinator)
 2016 AmeriGeddon (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Blind Pass (special effects)
 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/I The Possession (special effects coordinator: Miami)
 2012 Supernatural Swamp Slaughter (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 Hood Life (special effects coordinator)
 2010 The Rig (special effects coordinator)
 2010 I Spit on Your Grave (special effects supervisor - as Kenneth Speed)
 2010 Burning Palms (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 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 Death Toll (special effects coordinator)
 2005 Angels with Angles (special effects coordinator)
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (special effects technician)
 2001 Sunstorm (special effects coordinator)
 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland (special effects supervisor)
 2000 Luckytown (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)
 1995 Top Dog (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (special effects coordinator)
 1994 Hellbound (special effects supervisor)
 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)
 1991 Shakes the Clown (special effects assistant)
 1991 The Last Hour (special effects)
 1991 The Doors (special effects coordinator)
 1989 The Big Picture (special effects foreman)
 1988 Freeway (special effects assistant)
 1988 Betrayed (special effects)
 1988 A Time of Destiny (special effects coordinator)
 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)
 1986 The Wraith (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
 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 My Science Project (special effects assistant: post production)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1984 Gremlins (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1983 Two of a Kind (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1982 Annie (special effects - uncredited)
 1982 Personal Best (special effects - uncredited)
 1981 Mommie Dearest (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 Amy (special effects)
 1981 The Devil and Max Devlin (special effects)
 1980 The Jazz Singer (special effects coordinator)
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas (special effects - uncredited)
 1980 The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1979 The Black Hole (special effects - uncredited)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 Grease (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1978 American Hot Wax (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 1977 New York, New York (special effects assistant)
 1977 Dracula's Dog (special effects technician)
 1977 Brothers (special effects assistant - uncredited)
 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)
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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


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Has obtained his FAA Private Pilots License 2009 (single engine fixed wing). Has CDL and motorcycle endorsements. Working on his Captain's License for Marine Coordinator. See more »


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