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Fast Facts

  • Was the only white starter his senior year on the Manhasset High School basketball team.
  • Sang in an a capella group called the Zumbyes at Amherst College.
  • Once married to advice columnist Ann Landers' daughter, Margo.
  • On Broadway, played a gym teacher at a Catholic boys' school in Child's Play; on TV, played a gym teacher-basketball coach on The White Shadow.
  • Taught Acting and Oral Argument at Harvard in 1986.
  • Has appeared on ESPN promos with Byron Stewart, who costarred as Coolidge on The White Shadow.
  • Had a kidney transplant in 2000.
  • Was elected president of the Screen Actor's Guild in 2009, and helped the union through its merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in 2012.


  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 1970, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner


  • Linda Fetters — Wife
  • Kenneth Joseph Howard Sr. — Father
  • Louise Sorel — Ex-wife
  • Margo Coleman Howard — Ex-wife
  • Martha McDonald Carey — Mother
  • Don Howard — Brother


  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (1966); attended Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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  • Birth Name: Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr.
  • Birth Place: El Centro, California, United States
  • Died: March 23, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer, Voiceover artist, College instructor, Restaurateur

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