Down 172 this week

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 »

Fall TV Guide

Find out everything you need to stay up to date with the upcoming season in our Fall TV Guide!

Visit the Fall TV Guide

Live Twitter Q&A With Matt Ross for 'Captain Fantastic'

Join us for a live Twitter Q&A with Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Make sure to follow IMDb on Twitter and send your questions now to #IMDbAskMatt.

Follow IMDb on Twitter

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 20 Nov 2011
a list of 45 people
created 09 Mar 2013
a list of 22 people
created 12 Feb 2014
a list of 44 people
created 28 Dec 2014
a list of 24 people
created 03 Jun 2015

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ken Wahl's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

Wiseguy Vinnie Terranova / John Terranova
The Wanderers
The Wanderers Richie
Fort Apache the Bronx
Purple Hearts
Purple Hearts Don Jardian


Jump to: Actor | Writer | Director | Soundtrack | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (16 credits)
 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
 1980 Running Scared
Chas McClain
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Continues his writing for Cannell Productions

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the accident during the filming of Wiseguy (1987)] She (Jan Eliasberg) had me walking into my own POV shot, and you don't have to be Steven Spielberg to know that that's not right. I was stepping up, and the [camera] wheel caught my right heel and it just ripped out the Achilles tendon. Pop! It sounded like a champagne cork. But she wanted to do it again, so I said, 'Okay, you're the boss.' ... See more »


Crashed his motorcycle at age 15 and again in 1984 as he was on his way to a meeting with Diane Keaton to co-star in Mrs. Soffel. The part went to Mel Gibson. See more »



Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where's Ken Wahl? PrincessAurora2
Ken Wahl is not 6'4 Snatchy
I miss Ken Wahl mropinions
Search For Grace DARiffon
Ken Wahl = Anthony Dietman?? cherche_app
Just watched some season 1 DVDS catp
Discuss Ken Wahl on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page