James Houghton

James Houghton

Highest Rated: 20% More American Graffiti (1979)

Lowest Rated: 20% More American Graffiti (1979)

Birthday: Nov 07, 1948

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Son of "Twilight Zone" producer Buck Houghton, James Houghton is a television actor and writer best known for his work on "Knots Landing" and "The Young and the Restless." He made his television acting debut in the 1977 sports drama "One on One," which he followed with an appearance in the television mini-series "Aspen." He worked steadily through the '70s, and in 1979 landed his breakthrough role as Kenny Ward on the primetime soap opera "Knots Landing." In addition to his acting responsibilities, Houghton also wrote several episodes of the long-running series. After leaving the show in 1983, Houghton appeared in such shows as "Remington Steele" and "The Colbys" while pursing a writing career on shows like "Tales from the Darkside." From 1997 to 2006 he wrote over 450 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning soap opera "The Young and the Restless," and he has since written for "The Bold and the Beautiful" and appeared in the '80s fantasy film "Purple People Eater."

Highest rated movies

More American Graffiti

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 59% The Purple People Eater Dad (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 40% Superstition Rev. David Thompson (Character) - 1985
20% 33% More American Graffiti Sinclair (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet See How She Runs Handsome Man (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Side of Innocence Dennis Hancock (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet James Michener's Dynasty Alfred Brinkerhoff (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 12% Sweet Sugar Rick (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Kenny Ward (Character) 1993 1979-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Lt. Ambrose Pell (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978

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