Born Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr, Ken made his Broadway debut as Karl Kubelik in Promises, Promises in 1968. He also originated the roles of Thomas Jefferson in the Tony Award winning musical 1776 for which he received the Theatre World Award, Paul Reese in Child's Play which garnered…more
In the 1980's, Howard became very selective in his works stating that he would only do the acting job if it felt right to him.
Howard was raised in the Long Island community of Manhasset, New York.
His dad passed away due to Alzheimer's disease in 1995.
He is an active supporter of the National Kidney Foundation.
He dropped out after two years of graduate work at Yale College to start his role on Broadway.
He was offered many athletic scholarships, but he turned them down in order to go to Amherst College.
He was pretty much assured a position in the "starting five" due to his height and how athletic he was.
Howard was already 6'5 in his junior year at Manhasset High School.
He has one print biography and one magazine cover photo.
He graduated from Amherst College as the class of 1966.
Ken was in a choral group called the Zumbyes while attending Amherst College in Massachussetts. He recorded at least two albums with them, one of which featured him as an emcee during a Live show at a Florida college in May of 1965 and the other in which he was a featured soloist.
He has a dog named Shadow.
Howard won an Emmy for his narration of The Body Human: Facts for Boys. His voice can also be heard on more than 30 of his best-selling books that are on tape.
He is 6'6.
He won a Theatre World Award for 1776 and later won a Tony for his work as a young gym coach at a Catholic boys school in Child's Play.
He co-created the series, The White Shadow, which was based on his own experiences as the only white player on his high school basketball team.
He has two ex-wives, Louise Sorel and Margo Coleman, and is currently married to Linda Fetters.
He portrayed Thomas Jefferson in the original Broadway stage version of 1776 and reprised his role in the movie 1776 in 1972.
He is 6'6 and was born at 11:21 A.M. PWT.
In 2000, Ken had to have a kidney transplant due to a blockage that was misdiagnosed.
Ken's ex-wife Margo is the daughter of Ann Landers.
Ken studied at the Yale School of Drama then became a lecturer at Harvard where he taught oral argument at the Law School and theater to undergraduates.