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RIP Ken Howard

Ken_Howard LOS ANGELES—Ken Howard, the veteran character actor who starred in such TV series as The White Shadow, Crossing Jordan, and 30 Rock and served as president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA, died March 23 at his home here. He was 71.
Longtime MSTies will remember that he played Dave Walecki in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.

Entertainment Weekly has an obit.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

8 Replies to “RIP Ken Howard”

  1. Jack Perkins says:

    RIP

    Also, 2016 can stop it anytime now with the deaths.

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  2. jaybird3rd says:

    RIP to Ken Howard. He was one of those solid, seemingly ubiquitous character actors who are always a pleasure to recognize. I remember him most recently in the new (2008) “Rambo” movie; he had a short but memorable role as a reverend who sought Rambo’s help in rescuing missionary hostages in Burma. He was also instrumental in forging the merger between SAG and AFTRA.

    It should also be mentioned that “The White Shadow” was also the first major acting vehicle for Timothy Van Patten, early in his career.

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  3. TalithaRabboni says:

    He also played Thomas Jefferson in the film version of “1776” and in the original Broadway cast.

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  4. EricJ says:

    TalithaRabboni:
    He also played Thomas Jefferson in the film version of “1776” and in the original Broadway cast.

    Some of us never knew him as anything else, and wondered why Jefferson was coaching basketball, like we wondered John Adams was a teacher and a doctor, and Ben Franklin narrated Doctor Who episodes. :)

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  5. Dr. Batch says:

    Jack Perkins:
    RIP

    Also, 2016 can stop it anytime now with the deaths.

    2016 just got another one with Garry Shandling.

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  6. radioman970 says:

    amazing he ties to mst3k I forget. I miss WS. wish they’d put that out so I can get it.

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  7. Bob Boxbody says:

    EricJ: Some of us never knew him as anything else, and wondered why Jefferson was coaching basketball, like we wondered John Adams was a teacher and a doctor, and Ben Franklin narrated Doctor Who episodes.

    Did you also wonder why Captain Nice became our 2nd president?
    I did.

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  8. PrezGAR says:

    EricJ: Some of us never knew him as anything else, and wondered why Jefferson was coaching basketball, like we wondered John Adams was a teacher and a doctor, and Ben Franklin narrated Doctor Who episodes.

    Don’t forget David Hasselhoff’s car sounding like John Adams.

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