Ken Foree was born in Indianapolis in 1948.
Ken began acting in the 1970s appearing in the 1976 film, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and the films The Wanderers and Dawn of the Dead. He also had roles in the films The Dentist (1996), From Beyond (1986) and Knightriders (1981).
In 1995 he starred in an X-Files episode. In 2005, he played Charlie Altamont in the film The Devil’s Rejects, starring opposite Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, as the adopted brother of Haig’s character. Ken also played the role of Roger Rockmore, Kenan and Kyra’s father on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel with Teal Marchande as his wife, Sheryl.
Ken’s most recent roles include Brotherhood of Blood and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy. He also appeared in director Rob Zombie’s 2007 film, Halloween, a remake of the 1978 horror film, which also starred Misty Moon’s Scream Queen, Danielle Harris
The horror film comedy Shaun of the Dead, a parody of the zombie movie genre, has a subtle reference to him. The film’s main character, Shaun is an employee of “Foree Electronics”.
Ken appeared as himself in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. Ken is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Brinke Stevens, James Gunn, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon.
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