Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Birth
El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA
Death 23 Mar 2016 (aged 71)
Valencia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 159942377 · View Source
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American Actor and Screen Actors Guild President. Born Kenneth Joseph Howard, he was an award-winning actor who appeared on stage, film and television, who later was elected twice to head the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society and turned down several offers of basketball scholarships in favor of an academic education. He graduated from Amherst College, where he served as captain of the basketball team and later attended Yale School of Drama, but left before completing his degree to make his Broadway debut in 'Promises, Promises' alongside Jerry Orbach. In 1970, he won a Tony Award as Best Supporting Actor for 'Child's Play'. Among other plays he appeared in were '1776', 'The Seesaw', 'The Norman Conquests', 'Little Black Sheep', '1600 Pennsylvania Avenue', 'Rumors' and 'According to Tip'. Among films he had roles in were 'Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon' (1970), 'The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie' (1972), 'Superdome' (1978), 'Victims' (1982), 'The Man in the Brown Suit' (1988), 'Oscar' (1991), 'Clear and Present Danger' (1994), 'Tactical Assault' (1999), 'Boulder' (2000), 'In Her Shoes' (2005), 'Michael Clayton' (2007), 'J. Edgar' (2011), 'The Judge' (2014) and 'The Wedding Ringer' (2015). He appeared in dozens of TV shows and made-for-TV movies, among them 'Bonanza', 'Medical Cente', 'Adam's Rib', 'The White Shadow', 'Dynasty', 'The Colbys', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'The Thornbirds', 'Melrose Place', 'The Practice', 'Crossing Jordan', '30 Rock' and 'Grey Gardens', for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. In September 2009, he was elected President of the Screen Actors Guild and elected to a second term in September 2011.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 23 Mar 2016
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