Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

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    • August 28th, 1940
Ken Jenkins (born August 28, 1940) is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the curmudgeonly Chief of Medicine on the American comedy Scrubs. In 1969, he co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville and served as the Associate Artistic Director 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 and "Evolution", the Season three premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation "Sliders" (2 episodes, 1999–2000) Dust (2000) TV episode .... Professor Jack Bigelow - Revelations (1999) TV episode .... Robert Clark. He has appeared in the movies 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 Jules' (played by Courteney Cox) father. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Jenkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

Starring Ken Jenkins on Plex


Acting (20 Credits)

2016All the Way as Howard W. Smith
2002Home Room as Police Captain
2002The Sum of All Fears as Admiral Pollack
2002Clockstoppers as NSA Agent MooreWatch Free
2001The Tailor of Panama as Morecombe
2001I Am Sam as Judge Philip McNeily
2000Lucky Numbers as Dan Schuff
1996Fled as Warden Nichols
1996Last Man Standing as Captain Tom Pickett
1996Executive Decision as General Wood
1996Courage Under Fire as Joel Walden
1993And the Band Played On as Dr. Dennis Donohue
1992Crossing the Bridge as Lou Morgan
1991In Broad Daylight as Bob Webb
1990Air America as Major Donald Lemond
1990By Dawn's Early Light as Looking Glass Colonel - 'Sam'
1989In Country as Jim Holly
1989The Abyss as Gerard Kirkhill
1987Matewan as Sephus Purcell


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