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Ken Jenkins is a Actor American born on 28 august 1940 at Dayton (USA)

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1940 (78 years) at Dayton (USA)

Ken Jenkins (born August 28, 1940) is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine on the American comedy Scrubs.

Biography

In 1969, he joined Actors Theatre of Louisville under the leadership of Jon Jory where he served as a company member for three years. This institution has produced playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of Homefront, The X-Files (episode "Medusa", season 8), Babylon 5, Evolution, the Season three premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wiseguy, and Early Edition (episode "Deadline", season 3), and Scrubs as Dr. Kelso.

He has appeared in the films Executive Decision, The Abyss, Air America, Last Man Standing, Fled, Gone in 60 Seconds, I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears, Matewan, Courage Under Fire and the 1998 remake of Psycho. He appeared as the father of Fran Goldsmith in Stephen King's TV miniseries, The Stand. Jenkins also had a role in Clockstoppers.

Jenkins can sing and play the acoustic guitar, and is seen doing so on the Scrubs episodes "My Tuscaloosa Heart" and "My Musical".

Jenkins also has a recurring role on Cougar Town since October 27, 2010, as the father of Jules (played by Courteney Cox).
Jenkins also appears in The Blanks' music video for "Guy Love" as the owner of an L.A. bar.

Usually with

R. D. Call
R. D. Call
(3 films)
Jessie Nelson
Jessie Nelson
(1 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(1 films)
John Boorman
John Boorman
(1 films)
John Sayles
John Sayles
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ken Jenkins (30 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

All the Way, 2h12
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Frank Langella
Roles le juge Howard W. Smith
Rating72% 3.645363.645363.645363.645363.64536
Après l'assassinat de John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson devient le 36e Président des États-Unis le 22 novembre 1963. Sa première année passée à la Maison-Blanche est mouvementée : la guerre du Viêt Nam, les accords sur les droits civils, la guerre contre la pauvreté, etc..
Home Room
Home Room (2002)
, 2h13
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about school violence
Actors Erika Christensen, Busy Philipps, Victor Garber, Raphael Sbarge, Agnes Bruckner, Ken Jenkins
Roles Police Captain
Rating72% 3.646093.646093.646093.646093.64609
A school massacre leaves nine students dead and one student named Deanna Cartwright (Christensen) seriously injured. The shooter himself is dead, shot by police during the confrontation after the actual shooting, and the only witness (and possible suspect) is Alicia Browning (Philipps), a gothic student who is now under the attention of the detective in charge of the case, Det. Martin Van Zandt (Garber).
Fidel
Fidel (2002)
, 3h20
Directed by David Attwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Gael García Bernal, George Lopez, Patricia Velásquez, Cecilia Suárez, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, Guillermo Díaz
Roles Herbert Matthews
Rating64% 3.248493.248493.248493.248493.24849
The film is almost documentary in its portrayal of facts. It claims to be based strongly on facts, apart from some adaptations like merging various characters into one.
Clockstoppers, 1h34
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, French Stewart, Michael Biehn, Julia Sweeney, Garikayi Mutambirwa
Roles NSA Agent Moore
Rating51% 2.5998852.5998852.5998852.5998852.599885
The NSA-funded QT (Quantum Tech) Corporation has slated a project to develop Hypertime, a technology which allows the user's molecules to speed up to the point where the world appears to be standing still. After realizing that such technology, contained within a wristwatch frame, could also be used against the USA, the NSA orders the project stopped. However, the research is farther along than the NSA expected and QT's leader Henry Gates plans on using the technology to usurp the leader of the NSA and dominate the world. He uses the prototype to stretch the weekend in order to give the brilliant lead scientist Earl Dopler time to fix the remaining glitch in the technology after his henchmen Richard and Jay prevent Earl's incognito departure at the airport. However, the disadvantage of Earl being in Hypertime for too long was him aging rapidly in real time, as his molecular age continued at the same rate despite time slowing down.
The Sum of All Fears, 2h4
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Politic
Themes Spy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Philip Baker Hall, Alan Bates, Michael Byrne
Roles Admiral Pollack
Rating63% 3.1989553.1989553.1989553.1989553.198955
In 2002, a Syrian scrap collector uncovers a large unexploded bomb buried in a field within the Golan Heights, and sells it to a South African arms dealer named Olson (Feore). Olson recognizes it as an Israeli nuclear weapon that was lost when the A-4 Skyhawk carrying it was shot down during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He later sells it to a secretive far-right cabal seeking to impose a white supremacist world order, led by Austrian billionaire and neo-Nazi Richard Dressler (Bates). Dressler's aim is to transform Europe into a united fascist superstate. He intends to start a nuclear war between the United States and Russia that will devastate them both.
I Am Sam
I Am Sam (2001)
, 2h12
Directed by Jessie Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Richard Schiff
Roles Judge Philip McNeily
Rating75% 3.7992253.7992253.7992253.7992253.799225
Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a man with a developmental disability, is the single father of Lucy (Dakota Fanning), following their abandonment by her mother, who is revealed to be a homeless woman who "just needed a place to sleep". Despite his limitations, Sam is well-adjusted and has a supportive group of friends with developmental disabilities, as well as a kind, agoraphobic neighbor Annie (Dianne Wiest) who takes care of Lucy when Sam cannot. Though Sam provides a loving and caring environment for precocious Lucy, she soon surpasses his mental ability. Other children tease her for having a "retard" as a father, and she becomes too embarrassed to accept that she is more intellectually advanced than Sam.
The Tailor of Panama, 1h49
Directed by John Boorman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Spy films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine McCormack
Roles Morecombe
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
Andy Osnard is an MI6 spy reassigned to Panama after having an affair in Madrid with the foreign minister’s mistress. His superior warns him of the corruption present in Panama, but Osnard views that as an opportunity. Consulting a list of British citizens residing in Panama, he meets Harry Pendel, the tailor to many of Panama's elite, including the President. Pendel, a gifted storyteller, passes himself off as being formerly of Savile Row, but is in fact an ex-con who used to run scams with his late uncle Benny. Pendel's wife Louisa, the assistant to the administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, is unaware of his criminal record. While Harry is a superb tailor, he is a bad businessman; his tailor shop is constantly in debt, and he owes $50,000 of Louisa's money to the bank for a farming business that failed.
Gone in 60 Seconds, 1h57
Directed by Dominic Sena
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo, Will Patton, Christopher Eccleston
Rating64% 3.2486753.2486753.2486753.2486753.248675
Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi), an aspiring car thief from Long Beach, is cruising with Mirror Man (T.J Cros) and Toby (William Lee Scott), looking for a Porsche 911 Carrera to steal. After arriving at the showroom, Kip uses a brick to break in, and Mirror follows. Mirror reads the VIN number and Kip gets the keys, and smashes out of the showroom with the Porsche. After stealing it, they provoke another man in a Honda Civic to race them, but Kip attracts the attention of the police. They arrive at the local garage with more stolen cars, where Atley (Will Patton), Tumbler (Scott Caan) and Freb (James Duval). However, they are forced to flee when the police arrives, and the cars are seized by Det. Castleback (Delroy Lindo) and Det.
Lucky Numbers, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Michael Rapaport, Bill Pullman
Rating50% 2.500912.500912.500912.500912.50091
Russ Richards (John Travolta), the weatherman for a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania television station, is revered as a local celebrity by his viewers, and fame affords him such perks as a reserved parking spot and his own booth at Denny's, where an omelet bears his name. His eternally optimistic demeanor conceals the fact his snowmobile dealership is on the verge of bankruptcy due to an unusually warm winter.
Psycho
Psycho (1998)
, 1h45
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Heche, William H. Macy, Philip Baker Hall
Roles Procureur
Rating46% 2.3022052.3022052.3022052.3022052.302205
Marion Crane steals $400,000 from her employer to get her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, out of debt. She flees Phoenix, Arizona, by car. While en route to Sam's California home, she parks along the road to sleep. A highway patrol officer awakens her and, suspicious of her agitated state, begins to follow her. When she trades her car for another one at a dealership, he notes the new vehicle's details. Marion returns to the road but, rather than drive in a heavy storm, decides to spend the night at the Bates Motel.
Executive Decision, 2h13
Directed by Stuart Baird
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton
Roles General Wood
Rating63% 3.1988353.1988353.1988353.1988353.198835
Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis leads an unsuccessful raid on a Chechen mafia safe house in Italy by a U.S. Army Special Forces team to recover a stolen Soviet nerve agent, DZ-5. One of his men is killed during the raid.
Courage Under Fire, 1h57
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Scott Glenn, Michael Moriarty
Roles Joel Walden
Rating65% 3.298833.298833.298833.298833.29883
While serving in the Gulf War, Lt Col Serling (Denzel Washington) accidentally destroys one of his own tanks during a confusing night-time battle, killing his friend Cpt Boylar. The US Army covers up the details and transfers Serling to a desk job.
Fled
Fled (1996)
, 1h38
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke, Salma Hayek, Robert Hooks
Roles Warden Nichols
Rating53% 2.6507252.6507252.6507252.6507252.650725
Charles Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Luke Dodge (Stephen Baldwin) are two convicts who end up shackled together due to fighting while on work detail. Another prisoner, Mill, who incited the fight, steals a gun from an officer and wipes out half of the officers. Piper and Dodge take off and soon the Attorney General's office has U.S. Marshal Pat Schiller (Robert John Burke) on the case.
Last Dance
Last Dance (1996)
, 1h43
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher, Jack Thompson, Jayne Brook
Rating58% 2.900822.900822.900822.900822.90082
Cindy Liggett (Sharon Stone) is waiting on death row for a brutal double murder she committed in her teens, 12 years earlier. Clemency lawyer Rick Hayes (Rob Morrow) tries to save her, based on the argument that she was under the influence of crack cocaine when she committed the crime of which she was found guilty and that she is no longer the same person she had been at the time of the murder.
Last Man Standing, 1h41
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Alexandra Powers, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Bruce Dern
Roles Captain Tom Pickett
Rating63% 3.199253.199253.199253.199253.19925
In 1932, Prohibition-era Texas, a mysterious character named John Smith (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho, near the Mexican border (Population: 57), in his Ford Model A Coupe. Mere moments after arriving in the city, he takes a look at a young woman named Felina (Karina Lombard), and because of that, he is surrounded by Irish mobsters led by Finn, who is working under Doyle (David Patrick Kelly), Finn promptly smashes Smiths' car and leaves it in a state of disarray, telling him that nobody can even look at the girl since she is "Doyle's property". Smith doesn't react, but instead, he checks into a small bar/hotel run by Joe Monday (William Sanderson).