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Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins (born August 28, 1940) is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the curmudgeonly Chief of Medicine on the American comedy Scrubs. In 1969, he co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville and served as the Associate Artistic Director for three years. This institution has produced playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of Homefront, The X-Files (episode "Medusa", season 8), Babylon 5 and "Evolution", the Season three premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation "Sliders" (2 episodes, 1999–2000) Dust (2000) TV episode .... Professor Jack Bigelow - Revelations (1999) TV episode .... Robert Clark. He has appeared in the movies Executive Decision, The Abyss, Air America, Last Man Standing, Fled, Gone in 60 Seconds, I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears, Matewan, Courage Under Fire and the 1998 remake of Psycho. He appeared as the father of Fran Goldsmith in Stephen King's TV miniseries, The Stand. Jenkins also had a role in Clockstoppers. Jenkins can sing and play the acoustic guitar, and is seen doing so on the Scrubs episodes "My Tuscaloosa Heart" and "My Musical". Jenkins also has a recurring role on Cougar Town since October 27, 2010 as Jules' (played by Courteney Cox) father. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Jenkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Aug 28, 1940 In Dayton, Ohio
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Great Performances 1971-01-28
Latest Project:
Movie Girls Weekend 2019-01-29
Known For
Poster of Girls Weekend
Poster of The Sum of All Fears
Poster of I Am Sam
Poster of The Abyss
Movie Girls Weekend Tom 2019-01-29
Series A Series of Unfortunate Events Elder Sam 2017-01-13
Movie All the Way Howard W. Smith 2016-05-23
Series black-ish Bernie 2014-09-24
Series Back in the Game Warden 2013-09-25
Series Gravity Falls Pa Duskerton (voice) 2012-06-15
Series Cougar Town Chick 2009-09-23
Movie Welcome to Paradise Reverend McNamara 2007-10-01
Movie The Sum of All Fears Admiral Pollack 2002-05-31
Movie Clockstoppers NSA Agent Moore 2002-03-17
Movie Home Room Police Captain 2002-04-12
Movie The Tailor of Panama Morecombe 2001-03-30
Movie I Am Sam Judge Philip McNeily 2001-12-28
Series Scrubs Dr. Kelso 2001-10-02
Movie Gone in Sixty Seconds Televangelist (uncredited) 2000-06-09
Movie Lucky Numbers Dan Schuff 2000-10-27
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Thirst Lou Wolford 1998-10-24
Movie Courage Under Fire Joel Walden 1996-07-04
Movie Fled Warden Nichols 1996-07-19
Movie Executive Decision General Wood 1996-03-15
Movie Last Man Standing Captain Tom Pickett 1996-09-20
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series Sliders Professor Jack Bigelow 1995-03-22
Movie In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness Bob Newsom 1994-01-16
Series Babylon 5 Captain Trevor Hall 1994-01-26
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie A Time to Heal Don 1994-04-08
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie And the Band Played On Dr. Dennis Donohue 1993-09-11
Movie A House of Secrets and Lies Ed Norwood 1992-09-27
Movie Crossing the Bridge Lou Morgan 1992-09-11
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Movie Edge of Honor Bo Dubs 1991-02-01
Movie In Broad Daylight Bob Webb 1991-02-03
Series Homefront Unknown 1991-09-24
Movie By Dawn's Early Light Looking Glass Colonel - 'Sam' 1990-05-19
Movie Shattered Dreams Hal Witt 1990-05-13
Movie Air America Major Donald Lemond 1990-08-10
Movie Descending Angel Sam Murray 1990-11-25
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Movie The Dark Avenger Unknown 1990-10-11
Movie The Abyss Gerard Kirkhill 1989-08-09
Movie Unconquered Dr. Smith 1989-01-15
Movie In Country Jim Holly 1989-09-15
Movie Breaking Point Col. Lowe 1989-08-18
Series Mancuso, F.B.I. Unknown 1989-10-13
Movie Disaster at Silo 7 Clarence 1988-11-27
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Movie Matewan Sephus Purcell 1987-08-28
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Paul Stubbs 1987-09-28
Movie What Comes Around Larry 1985-06-25
Series The Equalizer Sheriff 1985-09-18
Movie Heart of Steel Priest 1983-12-04
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Series Great Performances Aubin 1971-01-28