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      Ken Howard

      Ken Howard

      Highest Rated: 97% Double Dare (2003)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Oscar (1991)

      Birthday: Mar 28, 1944

      Birthplace: El Centro, California, USA

      A Tony Award-winning Broadway actor at the beginning of his career, Ken Howard enjoyed a few leading primetime television roles in the 1970s, but spent the majority of his career as a prolific character actor in film and on television. Howard's most memorable headlining television role was that of a retired NBA player-turned-coach of an inner city high school basketball coach on "The White Shadow" (CBS, 1978-1981), which showcased his talent for conveying authority and leadership softened by an emotional accessibility. That quality led Howard to be cast in countless guest roles as judges, doctors and men of the cloth on procedural dramas and sitcoms alike. Meanwhile, he starred as many an athlete and protective family man in decades of made-for-television movies. Longer-running recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan" (NBC, 2001-07), "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) and "Cane" (CBS, 2007) assured that the prolific character player maintained his name recognition throughout his career, though his onscreen presence invariably brought up fond memories of the groundbreaking, racially mixed television series that established his career. Ken Howard died on March 23, 2016 at the age of 71.

      Highest rated movies

      Michael Clayton
      Grey Gardens
      In Her Shoes
      1776
      Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Joy
      A.C.O.D.
      The Judge

      Photos

      1776, Ken Howard, 1972 THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, Bonnie Bedelia, Ken Howard, Anthony Zerbe, (on ground), 1972 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON, Ken Howard, Liza Minnelli, 1970 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON, Ken Howard, 1970 1776, Ken Howard, William Daniels, 1972 1776, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard (back), 1972 1776, Ken Howard, 1972 SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, from left, Dyan Cannon, Ken Howard, 1971 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME JUNIE MOON, Robert Moore, Ken Howard, Liza Minnelli, 1970, hospital patients playing Scrabble 1776, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, William Daniels, (as Franklin, Jefferson & Adams), 1972. 1776, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, William Daniels, 1972 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON, Ken Howard, Liza Minnelli, Robert Moore, 1970 1776, Ken Howard, Howard Da Silva, William Daniels, 1972 THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, from left: Bonnie Bedelia, Ken Howard, 1972, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, Ken Howard (rear), Bonnie Bedelia, 1972, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, Ken Howard (on bed), Bonnie Bedelia (right), 1972, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. 1776, William Daniels, Ken Howard, 1972 THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, Bonnie Bedelia (standing), Ken Howard, 1972, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, Bonnie Bedelia (head on shoulder), Ken Howard, 1972, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON, from left, Robert Moore, Ken Howard, 1970

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      61% 57% Joy Mop Executive (Character) $56.4M 2015
      29% 63% The Wedding Ringer Ed Palmer (Character) $64.5M 2015
      48% 72% The Judge Judge Warren (Character) $2.7M 2014
      23% 38% Better Living Through Chemistry Walter Bishop (Character) $72.3K 2014
      52% 28% A.C.O.D. Gary (Character) $172.3K 2013
      43% 44% J. Edgar Harlan Fiske Stone (Character) $37.3M 2011
      No Score Yet 14% A Numbers Game Harold (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 21% 2:13 Sheriff Sedgewick (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 10% Under Still Waters Conrad (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 19% The Beacon Officer Bobby Ford (Character) - 2009
      88% 79% Grey Gardens Phelan Beale (Character) - 2009
      38% 69% Rambo Arthur Marsh (Character) $42.7M 2008
      38% 20% Smother Gene Cooper (Character) - 2007
      90% 69% Michael Clayton Don Jeffries (Character) $49.0M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacrifices of the Heart Thane Weston (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 50% Arc Santee (Character) - 2006
      64% 78% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Bill Sellers (Character) $32.7M 2005
      74% 66% In Her Shoes Michael Feller (Character) $32.9M 2005
      97% 79% Double Dare Self - 2003
      No Score Yet 75% A Vow to Cherish John Brighton (Character) - 1999
      32% 45% At First Sight Virgil's Father (Character) $22.4M 1999
      No Score Yet 11% Tactical Assault Gen. Horace White (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Borrowed, Something Blue Senator John Farrell (Character) - 1997
      45% 44% The Net Michael Bergstrom (Character) $49.4M 1995
      No Score Yet 69% Her Hidden Truth Jack Devereaux (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moment of Truth: To Walk Again Unknown (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Returns Dr. Paul Menard (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 18% Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story Bill Smart (Character) - 1991
      11% 63% Oscar Kirkwood (Character) $23.5M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Memories of Midnight Kirk Reynolds (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 54% The Man in the Brown Suit Gordon Race (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Interlude Sam Evans (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Adam J. Warner (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pudd'nhead Wilson Pudd'nhead Wilson (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glitter Senator (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet He's Not Your Son Michael Saunders (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Thoughts John Michael (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 100% Rage of Angels Adam Warner (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Victims Joe Buckley (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Damien: The Leper Priest Father Damien (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Dave Walecki (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 0% A Real American Hero Danny Boy Mitchell (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Critical List Nels Freiberg (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer Prosecuting attorney (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhunter Dave Barrett (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie Virgil (Character) - 1972
      68% 84% 1776 Thomas Jefferson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 33% Such Good Friends Cal Whiting (Character) - 1971
      22% 12% Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Arthur (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      58% 60% The McCarthys Coach Colwell (Guest Star) 2014
      78% 92% 30 Rock Dot Com (Guest Star) 2011-2013
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Restless Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      83% 85% The Closer Wes Durant (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      68% No Score Yet Dirty Sexy Money Evan Connello (Character) 2008
      86% 94% Boston Legal Judge Walter Yardley (Guest Star) 2008
      60% 100% Eli Stone Thomas Hayes (Guest Star) 2008
      79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Boyd Taylor (Guest Star) 2008
      55% No Score Yet Cane Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Character) 2001-2006
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 81% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      81% 89% The Office Ed Truck (Guest Star) 2006
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Ken Abbot (Guest Star) 2004
      62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      81% 95% The West Wing Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Melrose Place Mr. George Andrews (Guest Star) 1996-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cape Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      25% No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 78% The New Adventures of Captain Planet Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Matt Kinkaid (Guest Star) 1985 1989 1992 1994
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Jerry (Guest Star) 1992
      0% No Score Yet P.S.I. Luv U Jack Packer (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Birds Rainer Hartheim (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Ken Reeves (Character) 1978-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Adam Bonner (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      100% No Score Yet The Nine Unknown (Guest Star)