Ken Finkleman

Best known for "The Newsroom," the Canadian sitcom he created and led as prickly news producer George Findlay, writer-actor Ken Finkleman has willfully constructed his career by creating opportunities for himself as a ... Read more »
Born: in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Writer (9)

More Tears 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

More Tears 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Creator

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Head Office 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Callahan 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Grease 2 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Everything Goes 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (3)

More Tears 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newsroom 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Married Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

More Tears 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

Head Office 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

More Tears 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Illegally Yours 1988 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Best known for "The Newsroom," the Canadian sitcom he created and led as prickly news producer George Findlay, writer-actor Ken Finkleman has willfully constructed his career by creating opportunities for himself as a writer, director, and actor. He began in television with writing gigs on comedy series like "The Frankie Howerd Show" and Dick Van Dyke's variety show "Van Dyke and Company." Before long, he was penning screenplays for movie sequels like the teen musical "Grease 2" and the zany comedy "Airplane II: The Sequel." The latter marked his first effort as a director, and Finkleman combined his talents as a writer, director, and actor in 1996 for "The Newsroom," a comedy series that centers on George Findlay's immoral pursuit of big ratings. Though the show lasted only one season, it was widely praised and earned a devoted fan following that lead to the TV movie "Escape from the Newsroom" in 2002 and eventually the show's return in 2004. This renewed "The Newsroom" lasted two more award-winning seasons before coming to a close in 2005. Finkleman followed it with the musical dramedy series "At the Hotel," which drew accolades during its six-episode run. Afterwards, Finkleman stepped out of the spotlight for five years, resurfacing in 2011 with his latest multi-tasking creation: "Good Dog." Finkleman stars as a neurotic television producer often flummoxed by the obstacles of modern life and relationships. For "Good Dog," Finkleman also served as the show's head writer, director, and executive producer.

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