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KEN HOWARD BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Ken Howard was born on March 28th, 1944 in El Centro, California with the birth name Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr.  His parents were, Martha Carey and Kenneth Joseph Howard Sr. and he had one brother, Don Howard.  Although, Howard was born in California he was raised in Long Island, New York and attended Manhasset High School where he excelled at basketball being 6'6" tall. 
 
After earning his high school diploma he went on to earn a college degree from Amherst College and then attended Yale School of Drama, however prior to earning his masters, he dropped out to work on Broadway.
 
His first stage production was in, "Promises, Promises" (1968), followed by a role in, "Child's Play" (1970), for which he earned a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor.  Over the course of his career as an actor he added such production to his resume as, "Seesaw" (1973), "The Norman Conquests" (1975), "Little Black Sheep" (1975), "Rumors" (1988), "Camping with Henry and Tom" (1995), "In the Moonlight Eddie" (1996) and "According to Tip" (2007). 
 
In addition to his many stage credits he also began taking on such film roles as, "Tell Me That You Love Me" (1970), "Oscar" (1991), "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) starring Harrison Ford, "The Net" (1995), "In Her Shoes" (2005), "Rambo" (2007), "The Number One Game" (2010) and "J. Edgar" (2011) starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
 
Howard also served as National President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2009 and has been a member of SAG for over forty years.  He was elected President again in 2011.   

Ken Howard is not only a well known film and stage actor, as he has also over the course of his career added numerous television credits to his resume in such television movies as, "The White Shadow" (1978), "Father Damien" (1980) and "Rage of Angels" (1983).  He has also appeared on such series as, "Adam's Rib" (1973), "The Manhunter" (1974-1975), "The Body Human: Facts for Boys:" (1981), "Prefect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000), "Dynasty" (1985-1986), "Murder, She Wrote" (1985-1994), "Diagnosis Murder" (1996-1997), "Melrose Place" (1994-1998), "The West Wing" (1999), "The Practice" (1997-2000), "Boston Legal" (2008), "The Office" (2006), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2006) and "The Young and the Restless" (2011).
 
Not only is he an actor, in 2003, he has also published the book, "ACT NATURAL: How to Speak to Any Audience".  He has also voiced more than thirty best-selling books on tape. 
 
Howard also is a very charitable man being appointed as Chancellor of the National Kidney Foundation after he underwent a kidney transplant in 2000.  He now helps encourage people to donate their organs.  He also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Alzheimer's Committee and owns two restaurants in Boston, The Rustic Kitchen and Mario's Place.
 
Ken Howard is currently married to his third wife, Linda Fetters whom he wed in 1992 and they reside in Los Angeles.  Prior to this marriage, he married Louise Sorel in 1973 but divorced just two years later and he then wed Margo Howard in 1977 however by 1991, this marriage also ended in divorce,  He has no children of his own.        

 
Filmography

2012   A.C.O.D.

2011-2012  30 Rock er

2012   The Young and the Restless

2011   J. Edgar 

2011   The Closer 

2011   Fairly Legal

2011   The Council of Dads 

2010   A Numbers Game 

2009   The Beacon 

2009   Grey Gardens 

2009   Cold Case 

2009   2:13 

2008   Dirty Sexy Money

2008   Boston Legal

2008   Eli Stone

2008   Brothers & Sisters 

2008   Under Still Waters 

2008   Rambo 

2008   Smother 

2007   Cane

2007   Michael Clayton

2007   The Nine

2007   Sacrifices of the Heart

2006   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

2006   Arc

2006   Conviction

2006   Huff

2006   Ghost Whisperer 

2006   George Lopez

2006   The Office 

2005   In Her Shoes

2005   Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 

2001-2005  Crossing Jordan

2004   A Boyfriend for Christmas 

2004   Stuck 

2004   Curb Your Enthusiasm 

1996-2001  Arli$$

2001   Family Law 

2000   Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenĂ©t and the City of Boulder

1997-2000  The Practice

1999   The West Wing

1999   At First Sight 

1999   A Vow to Cherish 

1994-1998  Melrose Place

1998   Tactical Assault 

1996-1997  Diagnosis Murder

1997   Something Borrowed, Something Blue 

1996   The Client 

1995   Her Hidden Truth 

1995   The Net 

1995   OP Center

1994   Captain Planet and the Planeteers

1985-1994  Murder, She Wrote

1994   One West Waikiki 

1994   Clear and Present Danger 

1994   Moment of Truth: To Walk Again

1993   Hart to Hart Returns 

1993   Batman

1993   Ulterior Motives

1992   Mastergate

1992   The Golden Girls

1991   Memories of Midnight

1991   Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story 

1991   P.S.I. Luv U 

1991   Oscar 

1991   The Hitchhiker 

1989   The Man in the Brown Suit

1984-1988  American Playhouse 

1986   Rage of Angels: The Story Continues

1985-1986  The Colbys 

1985-1986  Dynasty

1986   Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide

1986   Dream Girl, U.S.A. 

1984-1985  Hotel 

1984   He's Not Your Son

1984   Glitter

1983   It's Not Easy

1983   The Thorn Birds

1983   Second Thoughts 

1983   Rage of Angels 

1982   Victims 

1982   The Country Girl 

1978-1981  The White Shadow 

1980   Father Damien: The Leper Priest 

1978   A Real American Hero 

1978   The Critical List 

1978   Superdome 

1977   The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer 

1976   Independence 

1974-1975  The Manhunter

1974   Manhunter 

1973   Adam's Rib 

1972   Medical Center

1972   1776 

1972   Bonanza

1972   The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie 

1971   Such Good Friends 

1970   Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 

1969   N.Y.P.D.





Matinee Classics - A Real American Hero starring Brian Dennehy, Forrest Tucker and Ken Howard


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