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Ken Wahl


Born in October 1954, Ken Wahl was one of ten children. He left school at age 17 to drift through a variety of jobs before heading to California with a burning desire to succeed in the dramatic arts. Wahl was tall, handsome and athletically gifted, plus he oozed on screen appeal. Wahl's first key role was as the lead character of Richie Genaro, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Wiseguy
Wiseguy Vinnie Terranova / John Terranova
(1987-1990)
The Wanderers
The Wanderers Richie
(1979)
Fort Apache the Bronx
(1981)
Purple Hearts
Purple Hearts Don Jardian
(1984)

Filmography

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 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie)
Vinnie Terranova
 1994 Search for Grace (TV Movie)
John 'Johnny' Danielli / Jake
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills
Boomer Hayes
 1986 Omega Syndrome
Jack Corbett
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Rick Benton
 1985 Double Dare (TV Series)
Ken Sisko
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie)
Louis Valentine
 1984 Purple Hearts
Don Jardian
 1982 Jinxed!
Willie Brodax
 1982 The Soldier
The Soldier
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Corelli
 1980 Running Scared
Chas McClain
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Continues his writing for Cannell Productions

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On the Wiseguy (1996) movie they were shooting me up like a racehorse with cortisone and s---. I only worked 16 days and barely got through it. That's when I knew I couldn't do it anymore. I had to hang 'em up. See more »

Trivia:

Ken was working as a gas station jockey in the Midwest when he decided to drive out to LA and try to his luck in Hollywood. See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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