Ken Olin Biography (1954-)

Born July 30, 1954 (some sources cite 1955), in Highland Park (some sources cite Chicago or Evanston), IL; father, an owner of a pharmaceutical company and former Peace Corps official; married Patricia Wettig (an actress and producer), 1982; children: Clifford, Roxanne. Addresses: Agent: Bob Gersh, Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
July 30, 1954
Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Rocky Padillo, The Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983
  • Detective Harry Garibaldi, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984-85
  • Father Christopher, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1985-86
  • Michael Steadman, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-91
  • Detective Cameron Quinn, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Dr. Roger Cattan, L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Nathan Lammerman, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987
  • Detective Jay Jensen, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), ABC, 1993
  • Brad Cunningham, Dead by Sunset, NBC, 1995
  • Movies
  • Board member, Women at West Point, CBS, 1979
  • David Frank, Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (also known as Flight No. 90 and Florida Flight 90), NBC, 1984
  • Jay Savage, There Must Be a Pony, ABC, 1986
  • Henry Fox, Tonight's the Night (also known as The Game of Love), ABC, 1987
  • Curtis "Manny" Mandell, Cop Killer (also known as Police Story:Cop Killer), ABC, 1988
  • Jim Sandler, A Stoning in Fulham County, NBC, 1988
  • Charles Stuart, Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston, 1990
  • Dr. Peter Clayman, Nothing But the Truth, CBS, 1995
  • Abe Ringel, The Advocate's Devil, ABC, 1997
  • James Mydell, Evolution's Child, USA Network, 1999
  • Nick Cromwell, Y2K, NBC, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Perry Revere, "Deadline for Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Mark Fredericks, Hotel, ABC, 1987
  • Steve, "Best Shot," The Hitchhiker, 1987
  • Himself, This Morning, 1996
  • Specials
  • Battle of the Network Stars XVIII, ABC, 1985
  • Narrator, More Than Broken Glass: Memories of Kristallnacht, PBS,1988
  • The American Red Cross Celebrates Real Life Miracles, CBS, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Detective Cameron Quinn, EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1989
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1991
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • thirtysomething, ABC, between 1989-1990
  • "Every Picture Tells a Story," EZ Streets, CBS, 1996
  • Felicity, The WB, 1998
  • L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998
  • Judging Amy, CBS, 1999
  • "The Diary," Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999
  • The West Wing, NBC, 1999-2000
  • Also directed an episode of Push.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Director, The Broken Cord, 1992
  • Director, Doing Time on Maple Drive (also known as Faces in theMirror), 1992
  • Executive producer, Kansas, ABC, 1995
  • Director, In Pursuit of Honor, HBO, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Al Corley, Taxi Tales, Century Theatre, 1978
  • Streamers, Theatre-by-the-Sea, Portsmouth, NH, 1979
  • Major Barbara, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage/Fairbanks, AK,1982
  • Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Theatre-by-the-Sea, 1982
  • Also appeared off-Broadway in The Fairy Garden; appeared in Lorenzaccio, New York City.
  • Film Appearances
  • Young Sears James, Ghost Story, Universal, 1981
  • Ray, Queens Logic, New Visions, 1991
  • Gregory, 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997
  • Film Director
  • White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf (also known as White FangII), 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • Newsmakers 1992, Issue Cumulation, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1992.

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