Ken Howard Biography (1944-)

Full name, Kenneth Joseph Howard, Jr.; born March 28, 1944, in El Centro, CA;son of Kenneth Joseph and Martha Carey (maiden name, McDonald) Howard; married Louise Sorel (divorced, 1976); married Margo Coleman, 1977 (divorced, 1991); married Linda Fetters (a stunt performer and actress), 1992. Addresses: Agent: Mitchell K. Stubbs and Associates, 1450 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 28, 1944
El Centro, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Adam Bonner, Adam's Rib, ABC, 1973
  • Dave Barrett, Manhunter, CBS, 1975
  • Ken Reeves, The White Shadow, CBS, 1978-81
  • Jack Long, It's Not Easy, ABC, 1983
  • Garrett Boydston, Dynasty II: The Colbys (also known as The Colbys), ABC, 1985-86
  • Himself, Dream Girl, U.S.A., 1986
  • Host, What Happened?, NBC, 1992
  • Miniseries
  • Adam Warner, Rage of Angels (also known as Sidney Sheldon'sRage of Angels), 1983
  • Ranier Hartheim, The Thorn Birds, 1983
  • Adam J. Warner, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, 1986
  • Kirk Reynolds, Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight (also known as Memories of Midnight), CBS, 1991
  • The president, OP Center (also known as Tom Clancy's "OP Center"), ABC, 1995
  • District Attorney Alex Hunter, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, CBS,2000
  • Movies
  • Major Gandiner (some sources cite role of George Armstrong Custer), The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer, 1977
  • Danny Boy Mitchell, Real American Hero (also known as Hard Stick), 1978
  • Nels Freiberg, The Critical List, 1978
  • Dave Walecki, Superdome, 1978
  • Title role, Damien: The Leper Priest (also known as Father Damien: The Leper Priest), 1980
  • Joe Buckley, Victims, 1982
  • Michael Saunders, He's Not Your Son, 1984
  • Gordon Race, The Man in the Brown Suit (also known as Agatha Christie's "The Man in the Brown Suit"), Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • Bill Smart, Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story,CBS, 1991
  • Courtleigh Bishop, Mastergate, Showtime, 1992
  • Dr. Paul Menard, Hart to Hart Returns, NBC, 1993
  • Ed Keating, Moment of Truth: To Walk Again, NBC, 1994
  • Jack Devereaux, Her Hidden Truth, NBC, 1995
  • Nico Caesarone (some sources cite John Farrell), Something Borrowed, Something Blue, CBS, 1997
  • General Horace White, Tactical Assault, HBO, 1998
  • John Brighton, A Vow to Cherish, CBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "The Twenty-Sixth Grave," Bonanza, NBC, 1972
  • Detective Sergeant Barnes, "Murder at the Oasis," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • Hank Shipton, "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," Parts 1-2, Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Bill Boyle, "Jack and Bill," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • "Homecoming," The Hitchhiker, 1990
  • Jerry, "The Commitments," The Golden Girls, 1992
  • Maxwell Hagen, "The Mole," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Hartness, "See No Evil," Batman: The Animated Series, 1993
  • Mr. George Andrews, "It's a Bad World after All," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Matt Kinkaid, "Death in Hawaii," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994
  • Markham, One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994
  • Congressman Woods, The Cape, 1996
  • Charlie Braxton (some sources cite Baxter), "Money Talks," The Client (also known as John Grisham's The Client), CBS, 1996
  • Arli$$, HBO, 1996
  • Special Agent Dunleavy, "Murder Can Be Contagious," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Mr. George Andrews, "Nice Work If You Can Get It," Melrose Place,Fox, 1996
  • Mr. George Andrews, "Escape from L.A.," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997
  • David Clarke, "Slam-Dunk Dead," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Mr. George Andrews, "Desperately Seeking Samantha," Melrose Place,Fox, 1997
  • Senator Frank Patanki, "Hide and Seek," The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Mr. George Andrews, "Fiddling on the Roof," Melrose Place, Fox, 1998
  • Peyton Cabot Harrison, "The Short List," The West Wing, ABC, 1999
  • Mr. Bradford, "Ipsa Loquitor," The Practice, ABC, 2000
  • Appeared in episodes of Medical Center, CBS; and The Mary TylerMoore Hour, CBS.
  • Pilots
  • Dave Barrett, Manhunter, CBS, 1974
  • Jack Gaines, Manhattan Man, Fox, 1997
  • Specials
  • Celebrity Football Classic, 1979
  • Title role, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1984
  • Sam Evans, Strange Interlude, PBS, 1987
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1987
  • Host, Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, PBS, 1988
  • Voice of Frederic Remington, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Ideal father, The Body Human: Facts for Boys, 1980
  • Bernie Dodd, The Country Girl, 1982
  • Senator, Glitter, 1984
  • Packer, P.S.I. Luv U, 1991
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Arthur, Tell Me That You Love Me Junie Moon, Paramount, 1970
  • Cal Whiting, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971
  • Thomas Jefferson, 1776, Columbia, 1972
  • Virgil, The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie, 1972
  • Thomas Jefferson, Independence, 1976
  • John Michael Tombs, Second Thoughts, Universal, 1983
  • Kirkwood, Oscar, 1991
  • Challenge the Wind, 1991
  • Malcolm Carter, Ulterior Motives, 1992
  • Committee chairman, Clear and Present Danger, 1994
  • Bergstrom, The Net, 1995
  • Virgil's father, At First Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain's Greatest Adventure: "It's a Matter of Time," 2001
  • Film Producer
  • Challenge the Wind, 1991
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Buffalo Bill, Annie Get Your Gun, Theatre at the Congregational Church, Manhasset, NY, 1960
  • (Broadway debut) Karl Kubelik, Promises, Promises, Shubert Theatre, 1968
  • Thomas Jefferson, 1776, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Paul Reese, Child's Play, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Volpone, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1972
  • Jerry Ryan, Seesaw, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1973, later Theatre under the Stars, Atlanta, GA, 1975
  • Jack Hassler, Little Black Sheep, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Tom, The Norman Conquests, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • The president, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Equus, Chicago, IL, 1976-77
  • Fatal Attraction, Center Stage, Toronto, Ontario 1984, then New York City, 1985
  • End of the World with Symposium to Follow, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1986-87
  • Glenn Cooper, Rumors, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, 1989-90
  • Warren G. Harding, Camping with Henry and Tom, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • In the Moonlight Eddie, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1996
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared as Martin Dysart, Equus, tour of U.S. cities.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Degree of Guilt, 1993
  • Silent Prey, 1993
  • Hostile Witness, 1995
  • Veritas, HarperAudio, 1997
  • I Know This Much Is True, HarperAudio, 1998
  • Chasing Cezanne, 1998
  • The Run, HarperAudio, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Challenge the Wind, 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, October 2, 2000, p. 149.

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