Ken Howard

Ken Howard
Ken Howard 2014.jpg
Born
Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr.

(1944-03-28)March 28, 1944
DiedMarch 23, 2016(2016-03-23) (aged 71)
EducationAmherst College (BA) (1966)
Yale University
Kent State University (MFA) (1999)
OccupationActor, comedian, politician
Years active1966–2015
AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
1970: Child's Play
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming
1981: The Body Human
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2009: Grey Gardens
1st National President of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
In office
2012 – March 23, 2016 (died in the office)
Succeeded byGabrielle Carteris
28th President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
2009–2012
Preceded byAlan Rosenberg
Succeeded byMerged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Kenneth Joseph Howard Jr. (March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor, best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow (1978–1981). Howard won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1970 for his performance in Child's Play, and later won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in Grey Gardens (2009).

Howard was elected president of the actors' union, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in September 2009[1] and reelected to a second term, in September 2011.[2] He was the last president of the Screen Actors Guild and the first president of the newly formed union, SAG-AFTRA, after the Screen Actors Guild and another union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), voted to merge in 2012. He was reelected in 2015.[3]

  1. ^ "Ken Howard Elected as Screen Actors Guild President; Amy Aquino Elected as Secretary-Treasurer" (Press release). Screen Actors Guild. September 24, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  2. ^ Joshua L. Weinstein (September 22, 2011). "Ken Howard Re-Elected President of SAG". The Wrap. Reuters. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Ken Howard, Award Winning Actor and SAG-AFTRA President, Dead at 71 SAG-AFTRA. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016

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