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Ken Jenkins Biography

Birth Place:
New Boston, Ohio, United States
Actor, director, playwright

Fast Facts

  • In 1969, co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he acted, wrote and directed for more than a decade
  • Co-starred with his son, Daniel, in the 1985 Broadway musical Big River
  • Made his big-screen debut in John Sayles' historical drama Matewan (1987)
  • Has co-starred with his wife, Katharine Houghton, in numerous stage productions, including The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie and Major Barbara
  • Reunited with his former Scrubs boss, creator Bill Lawrence, on Lawrence's new show Cougar Town, in the recurring role of Chick