Ken is said to be the actor least like his character on Scrubs
Ken Jenkins is most famous for his role on NBC sitcom Scrubs as Dr. Bob Kelso.
The first film Ken Jenkins appeared in was Matewan (which opened in 1987).
Jenkins worked with the Actor's Theatre of Louisville as an actor, director and writer until 1983.
The Actor's Theatre of Louisville, (which Jenkins co-founded in 1969) became known as a breeding ground for some of America's best playwrights, including Beth Henley and Marsha Norman.
His dog Baxter, in Scrubs, is his real life dog.
Jenkins is an avid woodworker and a skilled dog trainer.
Ken Jenkins has three sons: Matthew, Daniel, and Joshua.
Ken Jenkins: (about working with Bill Lawrence) Bill is so good at preparing things for the last second, it's no use preparing for a character because at the last second, it's going to change beautifully.
Ken Jenkins: (on working with the crew of Scrubs) To have the opportunity to play with the same team for a number of years so you really know each other's timing, each other's move, it's a fantastic gift.
Ken Jenkins: (on why he does not watch American Idol) I don't like watching contests because I don't like watching people lose. It makes me squirm.
Ken Jenkins: (on why Scrubs should end properly) If you read a great, huge novel and you read it through and then you rip out the last two chapters and don't read them, it leaves you sort of vertiginous. Wait a minute, you're at the top of the Ferris wheel swinging forever, wait a minute, let's get the story resolved.
Ken Jenkins: (about life after Scrubs) Who will I become next, what sort of thing will I develop next? You just never know. That's the wonderful part of this game.
Ken Jenkis: (on the drama and comedy aspect of Scrubs) We call it "plotville on speed".
Ken Jenkins: (about his character's fate on Scrubs} He'll probably show up back in the coffee shop, eating muffins and giving everybody a hard time.
Ken Jenkins: (about Scrubs ending abruptly) It's very discomfiting to tell a story, and to be telling a story for seven years, and then not be able to do the ending to it. It's like the longest joke in the world with no punch line.
Ken Jenkins: (about the effect of the WGA strike) What it's done to us on a creative thing is leave us in a very strange circus ride. It's like you've been shot up in the air and you haven't come down. It's a very lost kind of feeling.
Ken Jenkins: As a teenager, I discovered a love for acting and theater arts that defined me for the rest of my life.
Ken Jenkins: Although most people think my character is too rough on the interns, I've been told by some people in the medical field that their 'Dr. Bob' was much tougher. I think the staff just don't realize how hard Kelso's job is.
Ken Jenkins: I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.
Ken Jenkins: I was fortunate to discover the world through the words of Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, and to discover in myself a love for the theater that has shaped my life.