Ken Foree

Best known for his role as one of the few remaining survivors of the zombie outbreak in George Romero's classic 1978 film "Dawn of the Dead," Ken Foree is a trained actor who studied at Michael Shulman's Performing ... Read more »
Born: 02/29/1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

The Rift 2016 (Movie)

John Smith (Actor)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

Herman Jackson (Actor)

Water for Elephants 2011 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Zona Mrtvih 2009 (Movie)

Mortimer Reyes (Actor)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Big Joe Grizzly (Actor)

Brotherhood of Blood 2006 (Movie)

Stanis (Actor)

The Devil's Rejects 2005 (Movie)

Charlie Altamont (Actor)

Due South 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Kenan & Kel 1996 (TV Show)

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Quantum Leap 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Bodies of Evidence 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Getting By 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Viper 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Diplomatic Immunity 1991 (Movie)

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Hangfire 1991 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

K-9 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Night of the Warrior 1991 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Death Spa 1990 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

J B (Actor)

Without You I'm Nothing 1990 (Movie)

Emcee (Actor)

Down the Drain 1989 (Movie)

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Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge 1989 (Movie)

Acardi (Actor)

True Blood 1989 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Viper 1988 (Movie)

Harley Trueblood (Actor)

From Beyond 1986 (Movie)

Bubba Brownlee (Actor)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

Big Jake (Actor)

Born to Be Sold 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Report to Murphy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Dawn of the Dead 1979 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

Black Sportsman (Actor)

A Mother's Justice (TV Show)

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A Rumor of War (TV Show)

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Command 5 (TV Show)

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Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Show)

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Fatal Charm (TV Show)

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Glitz (TV Show)

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Northstar (TV Show)

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Terror Among Us (TV Show)

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The Dark Between the Stars (Movie)

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The Dentist (TV Show)

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The Heroes of Desert Storm (TV Show)

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Biography

Best known for his role as one of the few remaining survivors of the zombie outbreak in George Romero's classic 1978 film "Dawn of the Dead," Ken Foree is a trained actor who studied at Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City. Memorable for his large frame and height, and his commanding, charismatic presence, Foree boasts a lengthy resume in film and television. His diverse roles, which range from the shock-horror movies of Rob Zombie to popular shows on Nickelodeon, have won him numerous fans across multiple genres.

EDUCATION

Loyola University Chicago

Milestones

2005

Worked with Rob Zombie in "The Devil's Rejects"

1996

Landed a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "Kenan & Kel"

1978

Played the iconic role of Peter in George A. Romero's classic zombie film "Dawn of the Dead"

1974

First film role in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings"

1974

Cast in the Off-Broadway production of "Blues for Mr. Charlie"

Bonus Trivia

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Before going into acting, Foree was a counselor in New York City for street academy programs.

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Worked at the National Black Theatre in New York City with Duane Jones before Jones's turn in "Night of the Living Dead."

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Cited by Will Smith as his inspiration for becoming an actor.

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