Ken Olin

Actor, Director, Producer
A dark, handsome, sensitive leading actor of television who, after off-Broadway and TV experience, gained some attention amid stiff competition for his recurring role on two seasons of NBC's "Hill Street Blues. " Olin ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Zoo 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alias 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

EZ Streets 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Doctors 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside "thirtysomething" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

Nothing But the Truth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Queens Logic 1991 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop Killer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bay City Blues 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Story 1981 (Movie)

Young Sears James (Actor)

A Stoning in Fulham County (TV Show)

Actor

Dead by Sunset (TV Show)

Actor

Evolution's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Telling Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

The Advocate's Devil (TV Show)

Actor

There Must Be a Pony (TV Show)

Actor

Tonight's the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Women at West Point (TV Show)

Actor

Y2K (TV Show)

Actor
Director (17)

The Arrangement 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Director

This Is Us 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Sleepy Hollow 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2007, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Slap 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

The Mob Doctor 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Eli Stone 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Breaking News 1986 - 1987, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Brothers & Sisters 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Felicity 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Freaks and Geeks 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Judging Amy 1986 - 1987, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Doing Time on Maple Drive (TV Show)

Director

In Pursuit of Honor (TV Show)

Director

Phenomenon II (TV Show)

Director

The Broken Cord (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A dark, handsome, sensitive leading actor of television who, after off-Broadway and TV experience, gained some attention amid stiff competition for his recurring role on two seasons of NBC's "Hill Street Blues. " Olin was subsequently saddled with an archetypal soap opera role on CBS' "Falcon Crest" (to which, to his credit, he brought a certain low-keyed conviction): a priest who has a torrid affair with one of his parishioners. It was not until his fourth TV series, the acclaimed ABC drama "thirtysomething," that Olin really found a role that properly showcased his casual sincerity and charm, yuppie Michael Steadman, an advertising executive who introspectively worried about whether he was a good husband, a good father, a good friend, and a good Jew, sometimes simultaneously.

Relationships

Lawrence Olin

Father
was deputy director of the Peace Corps divorced from Ken's mother when Ken a boy

Roxanne Olin

Daughter
born on Novemebr 5, 1985 mother, Patricia Wettig

Clifford Olin

Son
born c. 1983 mother, Patricia Wettig

Patricia Wettig

Wife
married in 1982 one of Olin's co-stars on "thirtysomething", although they did not play a married couple on the show she won three Emmy Awards for her role

EDUCATION

studied acting with Warren Robertson and Stella Adler

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School

New York , New York

Milestones

2006

Executive produced and helmed the ABC family drama, "Brothers & Sisters"

2001

Served as one of the executive producers of the TNT series "Breaking News"; also helmed pilot

2001

Co-executive produced and helmed episodes of the ABC drama series "Alias"

2000

Helmed episodes of NBC's "The West Wing"

1998

Starred in the CBS series "L.A. Doctors"; also executive consultant; directed episodes as well

1996

Returned to series TV as co-star of CBS drama series "EZ Streets"

1995

Was executive producer of "Kansas", an ABC TV-movie starring Patricia Wettig

1995

Starred with Wettig in CBS TV-movie "Nothing But the Truth"

1994

Feature directorial debut, "White Fang 2: Myth of the White Fang"

1992

Directed first TV-movie, "The Broken Cord"

1991

First leading role in a feature film; played Ray in ensemble film, "Queen's Logic"

1990

Directed play, "My Mother Said I Never Should", starring his wife, Patricia Wettig, and Estelle Parsons (date approximate)

1989

Made televison directing debut with the "No Promises" episode of "thirtysomething"

1987

Acted in CBS miniseries, "I'll Take Manhattan"

1984

Played Detective Harry Garibaldi on NBC serial police drama, "Hill Street Blues"

1983

Featured in short-lived NBC series, "Bay City Blues"; played Rocky Padillo

1981

Made feature film debut in "Ghost Story"

Appeared off-Broadway in such plays as "The Fairy Garden", "Self-Torture and Strenuous Exercise", and "Cacciatore"

Played Father Christopher in CBS serial drama, "Falcon Crest"

Played Michael Steadman on ABC serial drama, "thirtysomething"

Bonus Trivia

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Olin and Patricia Wettig were recipients of the Humanitarian Award of the Friends of the Wellness Community-Westside

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