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Ken Swofford (1933–2018)


Ken Swofford was born on July 25, 1933 in Du Quoin, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Charles Swofford. He was an actor, known for Annie (1982), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Thelma & Louise (1991). He was married to Barbara Ann Biggs. He died on November 1, 2018. See full bio »

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Known For

Annie Weasel
(1982)
The Andromeda Strain Toby (technician)
(1971)
(1991)
Black Roses Mayor Farnsworth
(1988)

Filmography

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 2018 Happy the Angry Polar Bear (Short)
Happy the Polar Bear (voice)
 2004 Teacher's Pet
Officer White (voice)
 2001 Recess: School's Out
Coach (voice)
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Rupert Leverton
- The Busy Body (1994) ... Rupert Leverton
 1985-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lt. Catalano / Alan Forsythe / Lt. Perry Catalano / ...
- A Christmas Secret (1992) ... Alan Forsythe
- Where Have You Gone, Billy Boy? (1991) ... Lt. Catalano
- Suspicion of Murder (1991) ... Lt. Catalano
- Murder in F Sharp (1990) ... Lt. Catalano
- The Great Twain Robbery (1990) ... Lt. Catalano
 1992 Just Deserts (TV Movie)
Alan
 1991-1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Lyle Connors
- Sea of Flames (1992) ... Lyle Connors
- If Looks Could Kill (1991) ... Lyle Connors
 1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (TV Movie)
Charlie Tewksbury
 1991 Matlock (TV Series)
Ned Salem
- The Nightmare (1991) ... Ned Salem
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Lt. McIvers
 1991 Rewrite for Murder (TV Movie)
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mr. Crebs
- Missing (1991) ... Mr. Crebs
 1991 Murder in High Places (TV Movie)
 1991 Thelma & Louise
Major
 1988-1989 Dallas (TV Series)
Sheriff Burnside
- Yellow Brick Road (1989) ... Sheriff Burnside
- Counter Attack (1989) ... Sheriff Burnside
- Showdown at the Ewing Corral (1988) ... Sheriff Burnside
- War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing (1988) ... Sheriff Burnside
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Max Corkle
 1988 Black Roses
Mayor Farnsworth
 1988 The Highwayman (TV Series)
The Mayor
- The Billionaire Body Club (1988) ... The Mayor
 1982-1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Lt. Holliman / Lieutenant
- Colorado Roulette (1988) ... Lieutenant
- The Shakedown (1982) ... Lt. Holliman
- The Fragment (1982) ... Lt. Holliman
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Al
- My Father's Office (1988) ... Al
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Baxter
- The Ashton Street Gang (1988) ... Baxter
 1982-1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Chester Sullivan - SIA Liason / Chief of Security Warren Parton / Lloyd Getz
- Baja, Humbug (1988) ... Chester Sullivan - SIA Liason
- Deep Water Death (1987) ... Chief of Security Warren Parton
- Sometimes Dreams Come True (1982) ... Lloyd Getz
 1987 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Jack Kelly
- In with the 'In' Crowd (1987) ... Jack Kelly
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Crowley
- Y' Wanna Live Forever? (1987) ... Crowley
 1987 Max Headroom (TV Series)
Gorrister
- Blipverts (1987) ... Gorrister
 1987 The Stepford Children (TV Movie)
Frank Gregson
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
March Ridley
- The Cradle Will Fall (1987) ... March Ridley
- When the Bough Breaks (1987) ... March Ridley
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Mr. Davis
- It's in the Water (1986) ... Mr. Davis
 1986 Hunter's Blood
Al Coleman
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Michael Harrigan
- Beg, Borrow or Steele (1986) ... Michael Harrigan
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Nick O'Brien
- Knight of the Rising Sun (1986) ... Nick O'Brien
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
- Address Unknown (1986)
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Colonel Ryan
- Home for Christmas (1985) ... Colonel Ryan
 1983-1985 Fame (TV Series)
Quentin Morloch / Morloch / Jacob Marley
- Ebenezer Morloch (1985) ... Quentin Morloch / Jacob Marley
- Broadway Danny Amatullo (1985) ... Quentin Morloch
- His Majesty Donlon (1985) ... Quentin Morloch
- Savage Streets (1985) ... Quentin Morloch
- White Light (1985) ... Quentin Morloch
 1985 Terror at London Bridge (TV Movie)
Ed Nebel
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Park Ranger Roy Sherman
- Incident at Crystal Lake (1985) ... Park Ranger Roy Sherman
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Chuck Foster
- The Game You Learn from Your Father (1985) ... Chuck Foster
 1983 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Sheriff Pickett
- Nowhere to Run (1983) ... Sheriff Pickett
 1983 The Rousters (TV Series)
 1983 The Rousters (TV Movie)
 1983 Lottery! (TV Series)
- Being a Winner (1983)
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
Sgt. Black
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Sergeant Wagner
 1982-1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
The Chief / Mr. Stone
- Baby on the Line (1983) ... The Chief
- John's Other Life (1982) ... Mr. Stone
 1982 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Mr. Barrow
- Cleo and the Babe (1982) ... Mr. Barrow
 1982 Annie
Weasel
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Agent Bradshaw
- License to Kill: Part 2 (1982) ... Agent Bradshaw
- License to Kill: Part 1 (1982) ... Agent Bradshaw
 1981 Code Red (TV Series)
Ollie Thurman
- All That Glitters (1981) ... Ollie Thurman
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Fix
 1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Johnny
- The Phenom (1981) ... Johnny
 1981 S.O.B.
Harold Harrigan
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Ed Morgan
- Deadly Impact (1981) ... Ed Morgan
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
Captain Sam Pierce
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
The General
 1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon (TV Movie)
Everett Bliss
 1975-1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Col. John 'Howling Mad' Smith / Carl Wronko / DEA Agent Al Jollett / ...
- The Hawaiian Headache (1979) ... Col. John 'Howling Mad' Smith
- The Queen of Peru (1977) ... Carl Wronko
- The Family Hour (1976) ... DEA Agent Al Jollett
- The Aaron Ironwood School of Success (1975) ... FBI Agent Patrick
- Say Goodbye to Jennifer (1975) ... P.I. Floyd Ross
 1979 California Fever (TV Mini-Series)
General Bannister
- The Girl from Somewhere (1979) ... General Bannister
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Grimes
- Luke (1979) ... Grimes
 1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
General Maxwell
- Experiment in Terra (1979) ... General Maxwell
 1979 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Koster
- Death Is a Close Friend, Too (1979) ... Koster
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
J.J. / J.J. Devlin
- The Two Million Dollar Stowaway (1978) ... J.J. Devlin
- How Do I Kill Thee? (1978) ... J.J.
- Dirge for a Dead Dachshund (1978) ... J.J.
- Nightmare at Pendragon Castle (1978) ... J.J.
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Fitzgerald
 1978 Crisis in Sun Valley (TV Movie)
Thorndike
 1977-1978 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dan Kelly / Roy Palmer
- Return of Death Probe: Part 2 (1978) ... Dan Kelly
- Return of Death Probe: Part 1 (1978) ... Dan Kelly
- Fires of Hell (1977) ... Roy Palmer
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lieutenant / Lieutenant Pete Telenda / Officer Turner / ...
- Stigma (1977) ... Lieutenant
- Spitfire (1977) ... Lieutenant Pete Telenda
- Year of the Dragon: Part 1 (1975) ... Officer Turner
- A Dangerous Age (1974) ... Alfonso Taluga
- Cop in the Middle (1974) ... Morgan
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Cutler
- Hard Ride Home (1977) ... Cutler
 1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV Movie)
Greenway
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Captain
- The Mystery of the Flying Courier (1977) ... Captain
 1977 The Domino Principle
Ditcher
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Beerwood
- The Costa Rican Connection (1977) ... Beerwood
 1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Al Barber
- Chapter XXI (1977) ... Al Barber
- Chapter XX (1977) ... Al Barber
- Chapter XVIII (1977) ... Al Barber
- Chapter XV (1977) ... Al Barber
- Chapter XIV (1977) ... Al Barber
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Muldoon
- Chapter VII (1976) ... Capt. Muldoon
 1976 Scott Free (TV Movie)
Ed McGraw
 1975-1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Frank Flannigan
- The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster (1976) ... Frank Flannigan
- The Adventure of the Wary Witness (1976) ... Frank Flannigan
- The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976) ... Frank Flannigan
- The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express (1975) ... Frank Flannigan
- The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader (1975) ... Frank Flannigan
 1975-1976 Switch (TV Series)
Lt. Griffin / Captain Griffin
- One of Our Zeppelins Is Missing (1976) ... Lt. Griffin
- The Walking Bomb (1976) ... Lt. Griffin
- Through the Past Deadly (1975) ... Lt. Griffin
- Stung from Beyond (1975) ... Captain Griffin
- The Late Show Murders (1975) ... Lt. Griffin
 1975-1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Lt. John Clifford / Lieutenant John Clifford / Phillip Armor
- The Night Visitor (1976) ... Lt. John Clifford
- Mark of Cain (1975) ... Lieutenant John Clifford
- Vengeance in White (1975) ... Phillip Armor
 1975 The Black Bird
Brad McCormack
 1975 Man on the Outside (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Matthews
 1975 Sky Heist (TV Movie)
Deputy Pat Connelly
 1967-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Speer / Dunbar / Jake Fielder / ...
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... Dunbar
- Lynch Town (1973) ... Jake Fielder
- Talbot (1973) ... Harkey
- Tara (1972) ... Dirk
- Waste: Part 2 (1971) ... Speer
 1975 A Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Paul Church
 1974 Paper Moon (TV Series)
Angus
- Green Goods (1974) ... Angus
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
Ralph O'Brien
- Baptism of Fire (1974) ... Ralph O'Brien
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Dr. Tracer / Max Frazer
- This Valley of Terror (1974) ... Dr. Tracer
- Night of the Owls, Day of the Doves (1974) ... Max Frazer
 1974 Dirty Sally (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Wimmen's Rights (1974) ... Sheriff
 1974 A Case of Rape (TV Movie)
Det. Riley
 1970-1974 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Coach / Monty
- Queen for a Minute (1974) ... Coach
- Go Directly to Jail (1970) ... Monty
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Red Turner
- The Gift (1974) ... Red Turner
 1973 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series)
Policeman
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1973) ... Policeman
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Harry Stone
- Candidate for Crime (1973) ... Harry Stone
 1972-1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Mr. Felker
- Cry Wolf (1973) ... Mr. Felker
- To Taste of Terror (1972) ... Mr. Felker
- The Bear That Didn't Get Up (1972) ... Mr. Felker
 1973 One Little Indian
Pvt. Dixon
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Herman Ledeker, Bus Driver
- Beyond Vengeance (1973) ... Herman Ledeker, Bus Driver
 1972 Skyjacked
John Bimonte
 1971 Bless the Beasts & Children
Wheaties
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Toby (technician)
 1970-1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Deputy Mayor Charles Peck / Florian Vaclav
- Takeover (1971) ... Deputy Mayor Charles Peck
- The Martyr (1970) ... Florian Vaclav
 1970 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Cop
- It's All Over Now, Baby Bird (1970) ... Cop
 1970 The Intruders (TV Movie)
Pomerantz
 1970 The Lawyer
Charlie O'Keefe
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Rufus
- Splinter Group (1970) ... Rufus
 1970 Cutter's Trail (TV Movie)
Clay Wooten
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Honky-tonk bookkeeper
- Journey Into Night (1969) ... Honky-tonk bookkeeper
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Janitor / Gil
- Land Grant (1969) ... Janitor
 1968-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Seth Pettit / Seth Petitt / Wrengell
- The Girl in the Shadows (1969) ... Seth Petitt
- Ride to Misadventure (1968) ... Seth Pettit
- Jed (1968) ... Seth Pettit
- The Death Wagon (1968) ... Wrengell
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Ramsey
- They Shall Rise Up (1969) ... Ramsey
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Private
 1968 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Floyd Delman
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Mick O'Toole
- Fort New Madrid aka the Spanish Fort (1968) ... Mick O'Toole
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Clay
- A Few Miles West of Nowhere (1968) ... Clay
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Sloan
- The Night of the Running Death (1967) ... Sloan
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Christie
- Nobody (1967) ... Christie
 1967 How Much Loving Does a Normal Couple Need?
Barney Rickert / ex-detective
 1967 Gunfight in Abilene
Rebel Soldier (uncredited)
 1967 First to Fight
O'Brien
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Wes
- A Day of Terror (1966) ... Wes
 1964 Father Goose
Helmsman, Submarine USS Sailfin (uncredited)
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Patient (uncredited)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Garth
- Portrait of Nicole (1962) ... Garth
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Ken Swofford had been married over 50 years to Barbee (yes - Barbee & Ken) and lived in Pacific Grove, CA. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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