Ken Wahl


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Ken Wahl is award-winning actor, most known for his Golden Globe starring role in the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed, CBS crime drama Wiseguy (1987). He entered acting without experience or aspirations. In 1979, Ken was set to be a walk-on in director Philip Kaufman's movie The Wanderers (1979), and Kaufman spotted a talent and cast him in ... See full bio »

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

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Known For

Wiseguy Vinnie Terranova / John Terranova
(1987-1990)
The Wanderers Richie
(1979)
(1991)
The Gladiator Rick Benton
(1986)

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 1996 Wiseguy (TV Movie)
Vinnie Terranova
 1994 Search for Grace (TV Movie)
John 'Johnny' Danielli / Jake
 1994 The Favor
Tom Andrews
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills
Boomer Hayes
 1987-1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Vinnie Terranova / John Terranova
- Brrump-Bump! (1990) ... Vinnie Terranova
- Sanctuary (1990) ... Vinnie Terranova
- Meltdown (1990) ... Vinnie Terranova
- Let Them Eat Cake (1990) ... Vinnie Terranova
- Hello Buckwheat (1990) ... Vinnie Terranova
 1986 Omega Syndrome
Jack Corbett
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Rick Benton
 1985 Double Dare (TV Series)
Ken Sisko
- Double Talk (1985) ... Ken Sisko
- Three's a Killer (1985) ... Ken Sisko
- Now You See It, Now You See It (1985) ... Ken Sisko
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Ken Sisko
- Hong Kong King Con (1985) ... 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
 1979 The Wanderers
Richie
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Continues his writing for Cannell Productions

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[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 »

Trivia:

Wife Shane Barbi was a "Playboy" model and magazine cover girl in the early and mid-1990s, half of the famous blonde Barbi twins with identical-twin sister Sia. See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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