Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1944-03-28
Deathday: 2016-03-23 (71 years old)

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Biography

Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr. (March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow (1978–1981). Howard won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1970 for his performance in Child's Play, and later won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in Grey Gardens (2009). Howard was elected president of the actors' union, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in September 2009 and reelected to a second term, in September 2011. He was the last president of the Screen Actors Guild and the first president of the newly formed union, SAG-AFTRA, after the Screen Actors Guild and another union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), voted to merge in 2012. He was reelected in 2015.

Early Life

Howard was born on March 28, 1944, in El Centro, California, the son of Martha Carey (née McDonald) and Kenneth Joseph Howard, a stockbroker, being the elder of their two sons. His younger brother, the late Don Howard, was also an actor and director. His approximately 6-foot 6-inch (1.98 m) stature earned him the nickname "Stork" as a high school student. He grew up in Manhasset, New York, on Long Island.The nickname "The White Shadow" was given to him by the Long Island press in 1961, as, at age 17, Howard was the only white starter on the Manhasset High School varsity basketball team.A member of the National Honor Society in high school, Howard turned down several offers of basketball scholarships in favor of a more focused academic education. He graduated in 1966 from Amherst College, where he served as captain of the basketball team. He was also a member of the a cappella singing group The Zumbyes. He attended Yale School of Drama but left to make his Broadway debut before completing his master's degree -- which he completed in 1999.

Filmography

All 101

Movies 52

TV Shows 49

Self 8

Voice 1

Mop Executive
Joy (2015)

Joy (2015)

Movie
7.6
Ed Palmer
The Wedding Ringer (2015)

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

Movie
6.8
Coach Colwell
The McCarthys (2014)

The McCarthys (2014)

TV Show
Judge Warren
The Judge (2014)

The Judge (2014)

Movie
6.5
Walter Bishop
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Movie
Gary
A.C.O.D. (2013)

A.C.O.D. (2013)

Movie
Harlan Fiske Stone
J. Edgar (2011)

J. Edgar (2011)

Movie
1.5
Charles Pease
Fairly Legal (2011)

Fairly Legal (2011)

TV Show
4.33
Malcolm
Blue Bloods (2010)

Blue Bloods (2010)

TV Show
6.75
Harold
A Numbers Game (2010)

A Numbers Game (2010)

Movie
Officer Bobby Ford
The Beacon (2009)

The Beacon (2009)

Movie
Phelan Beale
Grey Gardens (2009)

Grey Gardens (2009)

Movie
Sheriff Sedgewick
2:13 (2009)

2:13 (2009)

Movie
Gene Cooper
Smother (2008)

Smother (2008)

Movie
Eli Stone (2008)

Eli Stone (2008)

TV Show
5.29
Conrad
Under Still Waters (2008)

Under Still Waters (2008)

Movie
Arthur Marsh
Rambo (2008)

Rambo (2008)

Movie
5.59
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)

Dirty Sexy Money (2007)

TV Show
6
Cane (2007)

Cane (2007)

TV Show
Don Jeffries
Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton (2007)

Movie
5.46
Thane Weston
Spring Thaw (2007)

Spring Thaw (2007)

Movie
Santee
Arc (2006)

Arc (2006)

Movie
Hank Hooper
30 Rock (2006)

30 Rock (2006)

TV Show
6.1
Boyd Taylor
Brothers and Sisters (2006)

Brothers and Sisters (2006)

TV Show
Conviction (2006)

Conviction (2006)

TV Show
Michael Feller
In Her Shoes (2005)

In Her Shoes (2005)

Movie
6
Rachel Fisher
Ghost Whisperer (2005)

Ghost Whisperer (2005)

TV Show
6.63
William Ford
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)

Movie
6
Wes Durant
The Closer (2005)

The Closer (2005)

TV Show
7
Ed Truck
The Office (2005)

The Office (2005)

TV Show
6.59
Judge Walter Yardley
Boston Legal (2004)

Boston Legal (2004)

TV Show
5.81
Self
Double Dare (2004)

Double Dare (2004)

Movie
Harry Kemp Jr. (1958)
Cold Case (2003)

Cold Case (2003)

TV Show
6.2
Self - Judge
Pet Star (2002)

Pet Star (2002)

TV Show
George Lopez (2002)

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Max Cavanaugh
Crossing Jordan (2001)

Crossing Jordan (2001)

TV Show
5.95
Ken Abbot
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV Show
6.07
Alex Hunter
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)

Movie
Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III
The West Wing (1999)

The West Wing (1999)

TV Show
5.66
Family Law (1999)

Family Law (1999)

TV Show
Dr. Arlen Rieff
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Virgil's Father
At First Sight (1999)

At First Sight (1999)

Movie
John Brighton
A Vow To Cherish (1999)

A Vow To Cherish (1999)

Movie
Général Horace White
Tactical Assault (1998)

Tactical Assault (1998)

Movie
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Senator John Farrell
Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997)

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997)

Movie
Frank Patanki
The Practice (1997)

The Practice (1997)

TV Show
Arliss (1996)

Arliss (1996)

TV Show
Jack Devereaux
Her Hidden Truth (1995)

Her Hidden Truth (1995)

Movie
Michael Bergstrom
The Net (1995)

The Net (1995)

Movie
6
The President
OP Center (1995)

OP Center (1995)

Movie
One West Waikiki (1994)

One West Waikiki (1994)

TV Show
Committee Chairman
Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Movie
5.93
Ed Keating
Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (1994)

Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (1994)

Movie
Special Agent Dunleavy / David Clarke
Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

Diagnosis: Murder (1993)

TV Show
6.46
Secretary of State Courtleigh Bishop
Mastergate (1992)

Mastergate (1992)

Movie
Hartness (voice)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

TV Show
5.56
Melrose Place (1992)

Melrose Place (1992)

TV Show
6
Kirk Reynolds
Memories of Midnight (1991)

Memories of Midnight (1991)

TV Show
Self
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)

Movie
Bill Smart
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991)

Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991)

Movie
Kirkwood
Oscar (1991)

Oscar (1991)

Movie
5.36
Gordon Race
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)

Movie
Self - Host
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1988)

Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1988)

Movie
Adam J. Warner
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)

Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)

TV Show
Adam J. Warner
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)

Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986)

Movie
Garrett Boydston
The Colbys (1985)

The Colbys (1985)

TV Show
8
Jerry
The Golden Girls (1985)

The Golden Girls (1985)

TV Show
6
Self - Host
Amazing Masters of Martial Arts (1985)

Amazing Masters of Martial Arts (1985)

Movie
Michael Saunders
He's Not Your Son (1984)

He's Not Your Son (1984)

Movie
Matt Kinkaid / Barnes / Max Hagen / Bill Boyle / Hank Shipton
Murder, She Wrote (1984)

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

TV Show
7
Glitter (1984)

Glitter (1984)

TV Show
Dubois
The Hitchhiker (1983)

The Hitchhiker (1983)

TV Show
5
Jack Long
It's Not Easy (1983)

It's Not Easy (1983)

TV Show
Rainer Hartheim
The Thorn Birds (1983)

The Thorn Birds (1983)

TV Show
3
Adam Warner
Rage of Angels (1983)

Rage of Angels (1983)

TV Show
Adam Warner
Rage of Angels (1983)

Rage of Angels (1983)

Movie
John Michael
Second Thoughts (1983)

Second Thoughts (1983)

Movie
Hotel (1982)

Hotel (1982)

TV Show
6.35
Self
Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Movie
Sam Evans / Pudd'nhead Wilson
American Playhouse (1982)

American Playhouse (1982)

TV Show
Joe Buckley
Victims (1982)

Victims (1982)

Movie
Bernie Dodd
The Country Girl (1982)

The Country Girl (1982)

Movie
Garrett Boydston
Dynasty (1981)

Dynasty (1981)

TV Show
3
Father Damien
Father Damien: The Leper Priest (1980)

Father Damien: The Leper Priest (1980)

Movie
Danny Boy Mitchell
A Real American Hero (1978)

A Real American Hero (1978)

Movie
Ken Reeves
The White Shadow (1978)

The White Shadow (1978)

TV Show
Nels Freiberg
The Critical List (1978)

The Critical List (1978)

TV Show
Dave Walecki
Superdome (1978)

Superdome (1978)

Movie
Thomas Jefferson
Independence (1976)

Independence (1976)

Movie
Dave Barrett
The Manhunter (1974)

The Manhunter (1974)

TV Show
Dave Barrett
Manhunter (1974)

Manhunter (1974)

Movie
Adam Bonner
Adam's Rib (1973)

Adam's Rib (1973)

TV Show
Thomas Jefferson (VA)
1776 (1972)

1776 (1972)

Movie
Virgil
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972)

The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972)

Movie
Cal
Such Good Friends (1971)

Such Good Friends (1971)

Movie
5
Arthur
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)

Movie
2
Medical Center (1969)

Medical Center (1969)

TV Show
6.17
Self - Nominee
Tony Awards (1956)

Tony Awards (1956)

TV Show
Defense Attorney
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV Show
8.33
Alex Hunter
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.2
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Ken Howard
Ken Howard

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1944-03-28

Deathday
2016-03-23 (71 years old)

Birth name
Kenneth Joseph Howard

Place of birth
El Centro, United States of America

Relationships
Margo Howard (1977-01-01 - 1991-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Theatre World Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

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