Ken Olin

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/30/1955, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Ken Olin Fast Facts:
  • Met his wife while both were acting in a New Hampshire production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • Spent part of his childhood in Chile, where his father served as the deputy director of the Peace Corps.
  • Befriended thirtysomething producer Marshall Herskovitz when his son and Herskovitz's daughter became playmates at their preschool.
  • His numerous directorial credits include Fox's inaugural made-for-TV movie Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992), featuring the dramatic debut of Jim Carrey.
  • In 2011, starred in F2M, a play written by his wife, Patricia Wettig, that was presented as part of the Powerhouse Theater season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • ABC drama Brothers & Sisters (2006-2011) was a family affair for Olin (executive producer and occasional actor), Wettig (star) and their children, Cliff (staff writer) and Roxy (recurring role).
  • Ken Olin Relationships:
  • Cliff Olin - Son
  • Roxy Olin - Daughter
  • Patricia Wettig - Wife
  • Ken Olin Awards:
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA

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