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Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr. was born on March 28, 1944, in El Centro, California USA, to Martha Carey and Kenneth Joseph Howard, Sr., a stockbroker. He was an actor, best known for playing Thomas Jefferson in the musical “1776”, and Ken Reeves in the television series “The White Shadow”. He passed away in 2016.

A noted actor, how wealthy was Jeff Howard? According to sources, Howard had amassed a net worth of over $2 million collected during his acting career between 1966 and 2015.

Ken Howard Net Worth $2 million

Howard grew up in Manhasset, New York, along with his brother Don Howard, who was also an actor, credited for directing the play “Deathtrap”. He attended Manhasset High School, playing for the school’s varsity basketball team. He continued to play basketball at college as well, attending the Amherst College in Massachusetts. In addition, he studied acting at Yale School of Drama, but didn’t complete his education here, as his acting career quickly took off.

Howard made his foray into the acting world on Broadway, landing his first role in the musical “Promises, Promises” in 1968. His breakthrough came the following year, when he was cast as Thomas Jefferson in the musical “1776”; with his popularity boosted, his net worth started to grow.

After his performance in “1776” gave Howard a jump start to his career on Broadway, the year 1970 saw him making his big screen debut, starring as Arthur in the film “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon”. The same year he earned a Tony Award for his performance as Paul Reese in the play “Child’s Play”. His wealth grew larger.

Many other opportunities followed. Aside from reprising his role of Jefferson in the film adaption of “1776”, he went on with Broadway projects, appearing in “Seesaw”, “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”, “The “Norman Conquests” and “Equus”. As for television, he starred in the ’70s series “Adam’s Rib” and “The Manhunter”, and appeared in several TV films, all adding to his net worth.

In 1978, Howard was cast in the CBS television series “The White Shadow”, with the lead part of basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves. The role cemented his status as a true star, enabling him to net good money as well. He remained on the show until its cancellation in 1981.

The ’80s saw Howard starring in the TV film “Father Damien”, and in the CBS afternoon special “The Body Human: Facts for Boys”, winning an Emmy Award for the latter project. Other notable parts included in the film “Second Thoughts” and the TV series “It’s Not Easy”, among numerous other television appearances.

Howard’s credits of the ’90s included big-budget films such as “Oscar”, “Clear and Present Danger” and “The Net”, and he was also active on television, appearing in series such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “Melrose Place”. Reinforcing his popularity, his net worth further increased.

In the following years, the actor tackled a mix of television and film work, landing parts in films “In Her Shoes”, “Rambo”, “Michael Clayton”, “The Numbers Game” and “J. Edgar”, and in series such as “Crossing Jordan”, “Cane”, “30 Rock” and “The Young and the Restless”. He also starred in the one-man play “According to Tip”. His last role came in the 2015 film “Joy”.

Aside from acting, Howard also taught master classes at the American Repertory Theatre Institute, and served as an instructor at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. He also released a book called “ACT NATURAL: How to Speak to Any Audience”. All contributed to his wealth.

In his personal life, Howard was married three times, firstly to actress Louise Sorel, lasting from 1973 to 1975, then to writer Margo Howard in 1977, divorcing her in 1991. In 1992 he married Linda Fetters Howard, a stuntwoman, with whom he remained until his death. Howard died in 2016, aged 71

Howard was involved in philanthropy, having served as Chancellor of the National Kidney Foundation, and having been involved in several other philanthropic organizations.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 28, 1944
Birth place: El Centro, California, United States
Death date: March 23, 2016, Valencia, California, United States
Height:1.98 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Yale School of Drama, Amherst College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Louise Sorel
Parents:Martha Carey Howard, Kenneth Joseph Howard, Sr.
Siblings:Don Howard
Books:Light and Dark: The Autobiography of Ken Howard, The Young Chieftain, Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community Beyond Us and Them, Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby: The Yoga Workout for New Moms, Act Natural: How to Speak to Any Audience, A Vision of Venice in Watercolour, A Vision of Venice in Watercolor, Ken Howard a Personal View: Inspired by Light, Three Past Midnight: The Library Policeman [With Earbuds], Three Past Midnight: The Library Policeman : from the Book Four Past Midnight, Portraits of British Schools: By Distinguished British Artists, Oxford Watercolours: Views of the University and Colleges by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Ken Howard served as the president of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) from his election in 2009 until his death in 2016.
2Howard was nicknamed "the White Shadow" in high school. The nickname was given to him in 1961 by the Long Island press when he was the only Caucasian starter on the Manhasset High School varsity basketball team.
3Ex-son-in-law of Albert J. Cohen and Jeanne Sorel.
4Ex-stepfather of Adam Coleman Howard.
5Wife, Linda Fetters Howard, is a retired stuntwoman and former President of the Stuntwomen's Association of Motion Pictures, Inc.
6Chancellor of the National Kidney Foundation.
7National Spokesperson and Executive Board Member of the Onyx and Breezy Foundation. An organization that grants financial aid to individuals and qualified rescues that benefit the welfare of animals.
8Like his father, he is 6' 6" tall, which in high school earned him the nicknames, "Stork" and "The Big K.".
9Howard was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in September 2009 for a two-year term and got re-elected in 2011, for a second term.
10Portrayed Thomas Jefferson in the original Broadway stage version of "1776" and reprised his role in the movie 1776 (1972).
11While attending Amherst College in Massachussets (Class of '66), Ken was an active member of their choral group, the Zumbyes. He even would record at least two albums with them, one of which featured him as an emcee during a Live show at a Florida college in May of 1965 (released in 1966) as well as a featured soloist.
12Won Broadway's 1970 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Child's Play."
13Studied at the Yale School of Drama and became a lecturer at Harvard.
14Has a dog named Shadow.
15Had to have a kidney transplant in 2000 due to a blockage that was misdiagnosed.
16His ex-wife, Margo Howard, is Ann Landers' daughter.
17Born at 11:21am-PST.
18Regularly appears on ESPN promos along with Byron Stewart, parodying their characters from The White Shadow (1978).


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieGrey Gardens (2009)
1981Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming - PerformersThe Body Human: Facts for Boys (1980)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesGrey Gardens (2009)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joy2015/IMop Executive
The Wedding Ringer2015Ed Palmer
The McCarthys2014TV SeriesCoach Colwell
The Judge2014Judge Warren
Better Living Through Chemistry2014Walter Bishop
A.C.O.D.2013Gary
30 Rock2011-2013TV SeriesHank Hooper
Just an American2012Dr. Sullivan
A Fighting Man2012ShortGeorge
Blue Bloods2012TV SeriesMalcolm
Counter Culture2012TV MovieKen
The Young and the Restless2012TV SeriesGeorge Summers
J. Edgar2011Harlan Fiske Stone
The Closer2011TV SeriesWes Durant
Fairly Legal2011TV SeriesCharles Pease
The Council of Dads2011TV MovieBurt Wells
Unscripted2011TV Series
A Numbers Game2010Harold
The Beacon2009Officer Bobby Ford
2:132009Sheriff Sedgewick
Grey Gardens2009TV MoviePhelan Beale
Cold Case2009TV SeriesHarry Kemp Jr. '58
Dirty Sexy Money2008TV SeriesEvan Connello
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesJudge Walter Yardley
Eli Stone2008TV SeriesThomas Hayes
Smother2008/IIGene Cooper
Brothers & Sisters2008TV SeriesBoyd Taylor
Under Still Waters2008Conrad
Rambo2008Arthur Marsh
Cane2007TV SeriesJoe Samuels
Michael Clayton2007Don Jeffries
The Nine2007TV SeriesAlvy Munson
Sacrifices of the Heart2007TV MovieThane Weston
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesDr. Arlen Rieff
Arc2006Santee
Conviction2006TV SeriesJudge Hanford
Huff2006TV SeriesWalt Callahan
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesJudge Walter Merrick
George Lopez2006TV SeriesDr. Woodson
The Office2006TV SeriesEd Truck
In Her Shoes2005Michael Feller
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story2005Bill Ford
Crossing Jordan2001-2005TV SeriesMax Cavanaugh
A Boyfriend for Christmas2004TV MovieJudge (uncredited)
Stuck2004/IShortMarty
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004TV SeriesKen Abbot
Arli$$1996-2001TV SeriesCoach Dreyfuss / Rocky
Family Law2001TV SeriesReardon
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder2000TV MovieAlex Hunter
The Practice1997-2000TV SeriesDefense Atty. Bradford / Senator Frank Patanki
A Vow to Cherish1999TV MovieJohn Brighton
The West Wing1999TV SeriesJudge Peyton Cabot Harrison III
At First Sight1999Virgil's Father
Melrose Place1994-1998TV SeriesMr. George Andrews
Tactical Assault1998VideoGeneral Horace White
Diagnosis Murder1996-1997TV SeriesDavid Clarke / Special Agent Dunleavy
Something Borrowed, Something Blue1997TV MovieSenator John Farrell
The Client1996TV SeriesCharlie Braxton
Her Hidden Truth1995TV MovieJack Devereaux
The Net1995Bergstrom
OP Center1995TV MovieThe President
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1994TV Series
Murder, She Wrote1985-1994TV SeriesHank Shipton / Matt Kinkaid / Max Hagen / ...
One West Waikiki1994TV SeriesRonald Markham
Clear and Present Danger1994Committee Chairman
Moment of Truth: To Walk Again1994TV MovieEd Keating
Ulterior Motives1993Malcolm Carter
Hart to Hart Returns1993TV MovieDr. Paul Menard
Batman: The Animated Series1993TV SeriesHartness
Mastergate1992TV MovieCourtleigh Bishop
The Golden Girls1992TV SeriesJerry
Memories of Midnight1991TV MovieKirk Reynolds
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story1991TV MovieBill Smart
P.S.I. Luv U1991TV SeriesJack Packer
Oscar1991Kirkwood
The Hitchhiker1991TV SeriesDubois
The Man in the Brown Suit1989TV MovieGordon Race
American Playhouse1984-1988TV SeriesSam Evans / Pudd'nhead Wilson
Dream Girl, U.S.A.1986TV SeriesTV Host
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues1986TV MovieAdam J. Warner
The Colbys1985-1986TV SeriesGarrett Boydston
Dynasty1985-1986TV SeriesGarrett Boydston
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide1986Video
Hotel1984-1985TV SeriesMalcolm Taylor / Bill Tillery
He's Not Your Son1984TV MovieMichael Saunders
Glitter1984TV SeriesSenator
The Thorn Birds1983TV Mini-SeriesRainer Hartheim
Rage of Angels1983TV MovieAdam Warner
Second Thoughts1983John Michael
It's Not Easy1983TV SeriesJack Long
The Country Girl1982TV MovieBernie Dodd
Victims1982TV MovieJoe Buckley
The White Shadow1978-1981TV SeriesKen Reeves
Father Damien: The Leper Priest1980TV MovieFather Damien
A Real American Hero1978TV MovieDanny Boy Mitchell
The Critical List1978TV MovieNels Freiberg
Superdome1978TV MovieDave Walecki
The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer1977TV MovieProsecuting attorney
Independence1976ShortThomas Jefferson
The Manhunter1974-1975TV SeriesDave Barrett
Manhunter1974TV MovieDave Barrett
Adam's Rib1973TV SeriesAdam Bonner
Medical Center1972TV SeriesKevin Morgan
17761972Thomas Jefferson (VA)
Bonanza1972TV SeriesSamuel Clemens Mark Twain
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie1972Virgil
Such Good Friends1971Cal
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon1970Arthur
N.Y.P.D.1969TV SeriesRick Crossfield

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
17761972performer: "But, Mr. Adams", "The Egg"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - SAG-AFTRA President
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - SAG-AFTRA President
Teens Wanna Know2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - President of SAG-AFTRA (uncredited)
CinemAbility2013DocumentaryHimself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
15th Annual Prism Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Rick's Martini Bar2010TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Clubhouse2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Where's Marty?2006VideoHimself
The White Shadow: A Series of Memories Preview2006Video documentary shortHimself
The White Shadow: The Shadow of Bruce Paltrow2006Video documentary shortHimself
The White Shadow: More Than Basketball2005Video documentary shortHimself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary
Double Dare2004DocumentaryHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Pet Star2003TV Series documentaryCelebrity Judge #3
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Chasing the Sun2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Wild West1993TV Mini-Series documentary
What Happened?1992TV SeriesHost
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker1991DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Mini Series
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1982TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Body Human: Facts for Boys1980TV Short documentaryIdeal father
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress & Actor in a Comedy Series
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1973-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

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