Foree, Ken 1941–

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FOREE, Ken 1941–


Full name, Kentotis Alvin Foree; born October 9, 1941, in Indiana. Education: Studied acting at Performing Gallery with Michael Shulman. Avocational Interests: Indiana University basketball.


Agent—Mike Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency, Inc., 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


Actor. Former member of Barbara Ann Tear (activist theatre group), New York City; appeared at conventions. Operator of a photography studio in New York City, 1974; assistant manager of a restaurant in New York City; Deli Lite (restaurant), Long Beach, CA, former owner, beginning c. 2000.


Film Appearances:

Honey, The Bingo Long Traveling All–Stars & Motor Kings, Universal, 1976.

Peter Washington, Dawn of the Dead (also known as Dawn of the Living Dead, George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead," Zombi, Zombie: Dawn of the Dead, and Zombies), United Film Distribution, 1978.

Black sportsman, The Wanderers, Orion, 1979.

(Uncredited) One of the Pittsburgh Pythons, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, United Artists, 1979.

Little John, Knightriders (also known as George A. Romero's "Knightriders"), United Film Distribution, 1981.

Himself, Il mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (documentary; also known as Dario Argento's "World of Horror"), Vidmark Entertainment, 1985.

Big Joke, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Columbia, 1986.

Leroy "Bubba" Brown, From Beyond (also known as H. P. Lovecraft's "From Beyond"), Empire Pictures, 1986.

Deputy Brown, Terror Squad, Manson International Pictures, 1987.

Harley Trueblood, Viper, Fries Entertainment, 1988.

Marvin, Death Spa (also known as Witch Bitch), MPI Home Video, 1988.

The Kiss, 1988.

Acardi, Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge, Fries Distribution, 1989.

Detective Charlie Gates, True Blood, Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Himself, Document of the Dead (documentary), Roy Frumkes Productions, 1989.

Benny, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as TCM 3 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Buckley, Down the Drain, Ascot Video, 1990.

Emcee, Without You I'm Nothing, MCEG Productions, 1990.

J. B., Taking Care of Business (also known as Filofax), Buena Vista, 1990.

Billy, Hangfire, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 1991.

Del Roy Gaines, Diplomatic Immunity, Fries Distribution, 1991.

Oliver, Night of the Warrior, Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Eddie "Silver" Turner, Joshua Tree (also known as Army of One), LIVE Entertainment, 1993.

Detective Rolands, Sleepstalker (also known as Sleep-stalker: The Sandman's Last Rites), Prism Pictures, 1995.

Byron Styles, The Devil's Due at Midnight, 2004.

Televangelist, Dawn of the Dead, Universal, 2004.

Charlie Altamont, The Devil's Rejects (also known as The Devil's Rejects: House of 1000 Corpses 2), Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Herbert, The Dark between the Stars, Greenstem Productions, 2005.

The Forest (also known as The Forest Prime Evil), Forest Film Partners, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Big Walter, Report to Murphy, CBS, 1982.

Kris, General Hospital, ABC, 1992.

Roger Rockmore, Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, 1996–99.

Appeared in a recurring role, Santa Barbara, NBC.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Military police officer, A Rumor of War, CBS, 1980.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Richard Sarafian, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980.

Boxer, Elvis and the Beauty Queen, NBC, 1981.

Man, Born to Be Sold, NBC, 1981.

Prisoner, Terror among Us, CBS, 1981.

Black astronaut, Northstar, ABC, 1986.

Sandor "Moose" Stern, Glitz, NBC, 1988.

Willy, Fatal Charm, Showtime, 1990.

Gunnery sergeant Leroy Ford, The Heroes of Desert Storm, ABC, 1991.

Warren Thurlow, A Mother's Justice, NBC, 1991.

First University of Southern California coach, Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story, syndicated, 1992.

Detective Gibbs, The Dentist, HBO, 1996.

Roger Rockmore, Two Heads Are Better Than None, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

T. J. Smith, "The Condemned," Kojak, CBS, 1977.

Rollo, "State of the County," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1981.

Riker, CBS, 1981.

Bubba Edwards, "A Hair of the Dog," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982.

Hugo, "Shanghaied," Tales of the Gold Monkey, ABC, 1982.

Bartender, "Lady in Blue," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1983.

Herschel "The Hammer" Sinclair, "Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws," Remington Steele, NBC, 1983.

Allie, "Payload," Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984.

Danton, "Knight in Disgrace," Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Maritime officer, "Catch of the Day," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

"Chopping Spree," The A Team, NBC, 1984.

Leon, "Femme Fatale," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Louis, "Guilty," Hunter, NBC, 1985.

Marvin Grant, "Honesty," 227, NBC, 1985.

Orderly, "Night Fever," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.

"Sour Grapes," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1985.

Spider–Man, "Redemption of a Champion," Knight Rider, NBC, 1986.

"Cool Hand Dave: Part 2," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.

Leonard Mosher, "Sperminator," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Prison warden, "Chained Melodies," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1988.

High Top, "Stake–Out," Family Matters, CBS, 1989.

Jennings, "Paige's Date," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989.

Masters, "The Legion: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Morley, "Kingdom by the Sea," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1989.

Have Faith, ABC, 1989.

Billy Leon, "The Fighter," Matlock, ABC, 1990.

The Brush, "Pool Hall Blues—September 4, 1954," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1990.

First police officer, "Ma Always Liked You Better," Cheers, NBC, 1990.

Howard, "April in Paris," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

Howard, "Do the Wrong Thing," W.I.O.U., CBS, 1990.

Howard, "Three, Three, Three," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

Ax, "Ernie and the Sublimes," Amen, NBC, 1991.

Satchel Paige, "Talkin' Baseball," The Royal Family, CBS, 1991.

Whisper, "Beat the Clock," The Flash, CBS, 1991.

Doc Howser, "Trial by Fire," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1993.

Clint, "Hostage," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1994.

"Cease Fire," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

"The Scoop," Viper, NBC, 1994.

Private first class Large, "GROPOS," Babylon 5, syndicated, 1995.

Vincent Parmelly, "The List," The X–Files, Fox, 1995.

Macon Lacroix, "The Edge," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series, Direction: Sud, and Un tandem de choc), CTV and CBS, 1996.

"Locker 13," The Nightmare Room, YTV, 2001.

Appeared as Eddie in an episode of Getting By, ABC and NBC; also appeared in episodes of Almost Grown, CBS; Benson, ABC; Brothers, Showtime; Duet, Fox; FBI: The Untold Stories, ABC; and Heart of the City, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Air controller, Command 5, ABC, 1985.

Larry Overby, K–9, ABC, 1991.

Appeared as Chris Hibler, Loose Cannon, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

Blues for Mr. Charlie, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1974.

Appeared in other productions, including off–Broadway productions.



Himself, The Dead Will Walk, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004.

Video Games:

Voice of pedestrian, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (also known as Grand Theft Auto, GTA 4, and GTA: San Andreas), Rockstar Games, 2004.



Author of screenplays.


Electronic:,, February 22, 2005.,, February 22, 2005.

Ken Foree Official Site,, February 18, 2005.