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Ken Howard


Mostly Credited As: Ken Howard
Birth Name: Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr.
Date Of Birth: March 28, 1944 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: El Centro, California
Date Of Death: March 23, 2016
Height: 6' 6" (1.98 m)

Ken Howard


Ken Howard has just completed filming on Dreamworks' upcoming feature film, "Dreamer," co-starring Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson and Elisabeth Shue. Howard stars as `Bill Sellers' in a tale about a trainer and his son, who must nurse an injured horse back to health, with an eye on racing him in the Breeders' Cup. "Dreamers" is directed by John Gatins.

He stars in Fox 2000's In Her Shoes (2005), written by Susannah Grant and directed by Curtis Hanson, with Shirley MacLaine, Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette. He starred as Detective Lieutenant Max Cavanaugh on NBC's "Crossing Jordan" (2001). Howard is perhaps best known for his performance as a street-savvy teacher in the classic drama "The White Shadow" (1978), a role he "re-created" in real life as a master class teacher at the American Repertory Theatre Institute and as an instructor at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. His teaching experience helped form the basis of his book, ACT NATURAL How to Speak to Any Audience, published by Random House, 2003.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Crossing Jordan (2001)As: Ret. Detective Lt. Max Cavanaugh (S01-S02; S03E12-E13)
It's Not Easy (1983)As: Jack Long
The White Shadow (1978)As: Ken Reeves
The Manhunter (1974)As: Dave Barrett
Adam's Rib (1973)As: Adam Bonner
Episode Cast Credits 

The McCarthys (2014) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Oct/30/2014) As Coach Colwell 
  Pilot 01x01: (Oct/30/2014) As Coach Colwell 

30 Rock (2006) 
  Florida 07x10: (Jan/17/2013) As Hank Hooper 
  Florida 07x10: (Jan/17/2013) As Hank Hooper 
  Game Over 07x09: (Jan/10/2013) As Hank Hooper 
  Game Over 07x09: (Jan/10/2013) As Hank Hooper 

The Young and the Restless (1973) 
  Ep. #9852 39x237: (Feb/27/2012) As George Summers 
  Ep. #9851 39x236: (Feb/24/2012) As George Summers, [Uncredited]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As George Summers, [Uncredited]

Fairly Legal (2011) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jan/20/2011) As Charles Pease 
  Pilot 01x01: (Jan/20/2011) As Charles Pease 

Cold Case (2003) 
  Libertyville 06x19: (Mar/29/2009) As Harry Kemp Jr. (1958) 
  Libertyville 06x19: (Mar/29/2009) As Harry Kemp Jr. (1958) 

Dirty Sexy Money (2007) 
  The Summer House 02x07: (Dec/03/2008) As Evan Connello 

Boston Legal (2004) 
  Kill, Baby, Kill ! 05x09: (Nov/17/2008) As Judge alter Yardley 

Eli Stone (2008) 
  Grace 02x02: (Oct/21/2008) As Thomas Hayes 
  Grace 02x02: (Oct/21/2008) As Thomas Hayes 

Brothers & Sisters (2006) 
  Double Negative 02x14: (Apr/27/2008) As Boyd Taylor 

Cane (2007) 
  Open and Shut 01x13: (Dec/18/2007) As Joe Samuels 
  Open and Shut 01x13: (Dec/18/2007) As Joe Samuels 
  The Exile 01x09: (Nov/20/2007) As Joe Samuels 
  The Exile 01x09: (Nov/20/2007) As Joe Samuels 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Cage 08x08: (Nov/21/2006) As Dr. Arlen Rieff 
  Cage 08x08: (Nov/21/2006) As Dr. Arlen Rieff 

I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006) 
  1973 01x04: (Jun/11/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  1973 01x04: (Jun/11/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Ghost Whisperer (2005) 
  Fury 01x19: (Mar/31/2006) As Judge Merrick 
  Fury 01x19: (Mar/31/2006) As Judge Merrick 

George Lopez (2002) 
  The Kidney Stays in the Picture 05x14: (Feb/08/2006) As Dr. Woodson 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  The Carpet 02x14: (Jan/26/2006) As Ed Truck 
  The Carpet 02x14: (Jan/26/2006) As Ed Truck 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  It Happened One Night 04x15: (Mar/20/2005) As Max 
  It Happened One Night 04x15: (Mar/20/2005) As Max 

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) 
  The Car Pool Lane 04x06: (Feb/08/2004) As Ken Abbot 
  The Car Pool Lane 04x06: (Feb/08/2004) As Ken Abbot 
  The 5 Wood 04x05: (Feb/01/2004) As Waspy interviewer #1 

Pet Star (2002) 
  Pet Star: 18 02x03: (Aug/29/2003) As Himself 
  Pet Star: 18 02x03: (Aug/29/2003) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 6, Episode 198 06x198: (Jun/04/2003) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 198 06x198: (Jun/04/2003) As Himself 

Arli$$ (1996) 
  Of Cabbages and Kings 06x07: (Jul/22/2001) As Coach Dreyfuss 
  Of Cabbages and Kings 06x07: (Jul/22/2001) As Coach Dreyfuss 
  The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of 01x11: (Oct/16/1996) As Rocky 
  The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of 01x11: (Oct/16/1996) As Rocky 

The Practice (1997) 
  Race Ipsa Loquitor 04x15: (Feb/20/2000) As Attorney Bradford 
  Race Ipsa Loquitor 04x15: (Feb/20/2000) As Attorney Bradford 
  Hide and Seek 02x11: (Nov/29/1997) As Senator 
  Hide and Seek 02x11: (Nov/29/1997) As Senator 

Melrose Place (1992) (1992) 
  Fiddling on the Roof 07x15: (Nov/16/1998) As Mr. George Andrews 
  Fiddling on the Roof 07x15: (Nov/16/1998) As Mr. George Andrews 
  Desperately Seeking Samantha 06x05: (Oct/20/1997) As Mr. Andrews 
  Desperately Seeking Samantha 06x05: (Oct/20/1997) As Mr. Andrews 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Murder Can Be Contagious 04x02: (Sep/26/1996) As Special Agt. Dunleavy 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Death in Hawaii 11x04: (Oct/16/1994) As Matt Kinkaid 
  The Mole 09x03: (Oct/04/1992) As Maxwell Hagen 
  The Mole 09x03: (Oct/04/1992) As Maxwell Hagen 
  Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall (2) 05x22: (May/21/1989) As Hank Shipton 

One West Waikiki (1994) 
  'Til Death Do Us Part (1) 01x01: (Aug/04/1994) As Ronald Markham 
  'Til Death Do Us Part (1) 01x01: (Aug/04/1994) As Ronald Markham 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  See No Evil 01x56: (Feb/24/1993) Voiced  Hartness 

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  The Commitments 07x16: (Jan/25/1992) As Jerry 

The Hitchhiker (1983) 
  Homecoming 05x14: (Jan/11/1991) As Dubois 
  Homecoming 05x14: (Jan/11/1991) As Dubois 

Dynasty (US) (1981) 
  The Titans (2) 06x07: (Nov/13/1985) As Garrett Boydston 
  The Titans (2) 06x07: (Nov/13/1985) As Garrett Boydston 
  The Titans (1) 06x06: (Nov/13/1985) As Garrett Boydston 
  The Titans (1) 06x06: (Nov/13/1985) As Garrett Boydston 

Hotel (1983) 
  Missing Pieces 03x01: (Sep/25/1985) As Malcolm Taylor 
  Passages 01x15: (Jan/18/1984) As Bill Tillery 
  Passages 01x15: (Jan/18/1984) As Bill Tillery 

Glitter (1984) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/13/1984) As Senator Jonathan McCary 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/13/1984) As Senator Jonathan McCary 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  The Outcast 04x10: (Nov/22/1972) As Kevin Morgan 
  The Outcast 04x10: (Nov/22/1972) As Kevin Morgan 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Twenty-Sixth Grave 14x08: (Oct/31/1972) As Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain 
  The Twenty-Sixth Grave 14x08: (Oct/31/1972) As Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain 

The Avengers (1961) 
  Who Was That Man I Saw You With? 06x25: (Mar/19/1969) As Powell 
  Who Was That Man I Saw You With? 06x25: (Mar/19/1969) As Powell 

Blue Bloods (2010) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Malcolm 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself (President of SAG-AFTRA) 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Defense Attorney 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (for 'Grey Gardens') 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (for 'Grey Gardens') 
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