Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

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Ken Jenkins was born on Aug 28, 1940 in USA. Ken Jenkins's big-screen debut came with Heart of Steel directed by Donald Wrye in 1983, strarring Priest. Ken Jenkins is known for All the Way directed by Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston stars as Lyndon B. Johnson and Anthony Mackie as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The upcoming new movie Ken Jenkins plays is All the Way which will be released on May 21, 2016.

A versatile veteran of film, television and theater, Ken Jenkins began his acting career performing in high school theater productions in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "I was fortunate to discover the world through the words of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and to discover in myself a love for the theater that has shaped my life", says Jenkins. Jenkins went on to study acting at Antioch College while continuing to perform on Broadway and in regional companies throughout his college years. In 1969, he co-founded and served for three years as Associate Artistic Director for the prestigious Actor's Theatre of Louisville, which became known as a breeding ground for some of America's best new playwrights, including Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins continued to work with the theater as an actor, director and writer through 1983.Over his 30 years in the theater, Jenkins has been associated with an average of 10 plays a year as an actor, director or playwright. He has portrayed "Hamlet" and "Cyrano" and performed in other classics by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw and Molière. One of his favorite roles, however, was "The Duke", which he played opposite his son, Daniel Jenkins, in the 1985 Broadway musical, "Big River".In 1987, Jenkins appeared in John Sayles' critically acclaimed feature film, Matewan (1987) which opened the actor to the joys of acting for the camera. Most recently seen in La somme de toutes les peurs (2002) with Morgan Freeman and Sam je suis Sam (2001) with Sean Penn, his other feature-film credits include À l'épreuve du feu (1996), Abyss (1989), Air America (1990) and Dernier recours (1996).Jenkins' television credits include a co-starring role for two seasons on Homefront (1991), two seasons on Un flic dans la mafia (1987), nine seasons on Scrubs (2001) and guest-star roles on X Files: aux frontières du réel (1993), Associées pour la loi (1999) and Chicago Hope, la vie à tout prix (1994). He has also appeared in the television movies Parasite mortel (1998), Hiroshima (1995), Les soldats de l'espérance (1993).Jenkins is an avid woodworker and a skilled dog trainer. He is married to Katharine Hepburn's niece, actress Katharine Houghton, probably best remembered as playing Hepburn & Tracy's daughter in the classic Devine qui vient dîner... (1967).

  • Birthday

    Aug 28, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    Dayton, Ohio, USA
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