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Ken Olin Biography, Wiki 2017

Kenneth Edward Olin was born on 30 July 1954, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Jewish descent. Ken is a producer, director, and actor, possibly best known for being the star of the television series “Thirtysomething”. He was also the executive producer and director of the series “Brothers & Sisters” which ran from 2006 to 2011, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ken Olin? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career on television. He is the producer and director of the series “This Is Us” currently airing, son as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Ken Olin Net Worth $4 million

Ken’s father was a pharmaceutical company owner, and a former Peace Corps official. He grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, attending The Putney School. After matriculating he attended Pennsylvania State University, and completed an English Literature degree. He then furthered his studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ken started earning popularity when he was cast in the police drama “Hill Street Blues” from 1981 to 1987. He would slowly build his net worth, and then in 1987 he was cast in the series “Thirtysomething” as Michael Steadman, about baby boomers who were all now in their thirties. The series ran until 1991 and was eventually cancelled due to low ratings as well as the desire of the creators to move on to other projects. Seven years later, Ken was cast in “L.A. Doctors” as Dr. Roger Cattan, and would be part of the show for its year long run, before struggles in the ratings also led to its cancellation. He then became the lead of the short-lived “EZ-Streets”, and other television programs he has been a part of include “Falcon Crest”, “Murder, She Wrote” and “Alias”.

Olin has also appeared in several television movies including “A Stoning in Fulham County” and “Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac”, adding steadily to his net worth.

In 1995, Ken was cast in the television film “Dead by Sunset” in which he played Bradly Morris Cunningham; the film was based on the novel of the same name, and he also became a part of “Queens Logic” and “’Til There Was You”. He was a producer and director of “Alias”, and would then foray into more directing work in shows such as “The West Wing”, “Judging Amy”, and “Freaks and Geeks”. He then worked on “Brothers & Sisters” which would win several awards over the course of its airing from 2006-11. Olin then co-starred in the pilot of “Americana”, before becoming the executive producer of the NBC show “This Is Us”. All of these opportunities would continue to build his net worth over the years.

For his personal life, it is known that Ken has been married to actress Patricia Wettig since 1982, who was his co-star in “Thirtysomething” and “Brothers & Sisters”. They have two children, and their daughter has already made an appearance, in “The City”.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Is Us2016TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Sleepy Hollow2013-2014TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
The Mob Doctor2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Brothers & Sisters2006-2011TV Series executive producer - 106 episodes
Eli Stone2008TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters: Family Album2007TV Movie executive producer
Introducing Lennie Rose2006TV Movie executive producer
AliasTV Series executive producer - 83 episodes, 2002 - 2006 co-executive producer - 22 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Enemies2006TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Phenomenon II2003TV Movie executive producer
Breaking News2002TV Series executive producer
Kansas1995TV Movie executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoo2015-2016TV SeriesProfessor Robert Oz
Criminal Minds2013TV SeriesBruce Morrison
Americana2012TV MovieMartin Garano
Brothers & Sisters2007-2011TV SeriesDavid Caplan
Breaking News2002TV SeriesRichard Sloan
Alias2001-2002TV SeriesDavid McNeil
Say Uncle2001TV Movie
Y2K1999TV MovieNick Cromwell
Evolution's Child1999TV MovieJames Mydell
L.A. Doctors1998-1999TV SeriesDr. Roger Cattan
The Advocate's Devil1997TV MovieAbe Ringel
'Til There Was You1997Gregory
EZ Streets1996-1997TV SeriesDet. Cameron Quinn
Dead by Sunset1995TV Mini-SeriesBrad Cunningham
Nothing But the Truth1995TV MovieDr. Peter Clayman
Telling Secrets1993TV MovieDet. Jay Jensen
Thirtysomething1987-1991TV SeriesMichael Steadman
Queens Logic1991Ray
Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston1990TV MovieCharles Stuart
Police Story: Cop Killer1988TV MovieOfficer Manny Mandell
A Stoning in Fulham County1988TV MovieJim Sandler
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesSteve
I'll Take Manhattan1987TV Mini-SeriesNat Lammerman
Hotel1987TV SeriesMark Fredricks
Tonight's the Night1987TV MovieHenry Fox
Murder, She Wrote1986TV SeriesPerry Revere
There Must Be a Pony1986TV MovieJay Savage
Falcon Crest1985-1986TV SeriesFather Christopher
Hill Street Blues1984-1985TV SeriesDet. Harry Garibaldi
Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac1984TV MovieDavid Frank
Bay City Blues1983TV SeriesRocky Padillo
Ghost Story1981Young Sears James
Women at West Point1979TV MovieBoard Member
The Paper Chase1978TV SeriesTimothy

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Arrangement2017TV Series 1 episode filming
This Is Us2016TV Series 1 episode
The Man in the High Castle2015TV Series 1 episode
The Slap2015TV Series 4 episodes
Sleepy Hollow2013-2014TV Series 4 episodes
The Mob Doctor2012TV Series 2 episodes
Brothers & Sisters2006-2011TV Series 20 episodes
Eli Stone2008TV Series 1 episode
Introducing Lennie Rose2006TV Movie
Alias2001-2005TV Series 23 episodes
Phenomenon II2003TV Movie
Breaking News2002TV Series
The West Wing2000TV Series 3 episodes
Felicity1999-2000TV Series 2 episodes
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series 1 episode
Judging Amy1999TV Series 1 episode
L.A. Doctors1998TV Series
EZ Streets1996TV Series 1 episode
In Pursuit of Honor1995TV Movie
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf1994
Doing Time on Maple Drive1992TV Movie
The Broken Cord1992TV Movie
Thirtysomething1989-1991TV Series 6 episodes

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Dreams1994graphic artist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
As Cool as I Am2013special thanks - as Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig
The Cove2009Documentary thanks
Adam2009/Ispecial thanks
Brothers & Sisters: Family Album2007TV Movie special thanks
Brothers & Sisters: A Family Matter2007TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds: Season 8 - The Profiler's Handbook: Dissociative Identity Disorder2013Video shortHimself
The City2010TV SeriesHimself - Roxy's father
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Ojai Experience2009Video shortHimself
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie2005Himself
Inside 'thirtysomething'2001TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
This Morning1996TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989TV SeriesHimself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit1988TV SpecialHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Drama
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaAlias (2001)· J.J. Abrams
· John Eisendrath
· Sarah Caplan
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Drama SeriesAlias (2001)· Lawrence Trilling
· Jack Bender
· Daniel Attias
· J.J. Abrams
· Perry Lang
· Harry Winer
· Mikael Salomon
· Barnet Kellman
· Thomas J. Wright
1991Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesThirtysomething (1987)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaThirtysomething (1987)


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#Fact
1Graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois.
2Michael Steadman, Olin's character on Thirtysomething (1987), was ranked #46 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
3Attended University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
4Son, Clifford Olin (born 1983) and daughter, Roxanne Elizabeth Olin, Roxy Olin (born on November 5, 1985) with wife Patricia Wettig.


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