Ken Finkleman

Ken Finkleman

Highest Rated: 42% Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Lowest Rated: 0% Illegally Yours (1988)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Best known for "The Newsroom," the Canadian sitcom he created and led as prickly news producer George Findlay, writer-actor Ken Finkleman has willfully constructed his career by creating opportunities for himself as a writer, director, and actor. He began in television with writing gigs on comedy series like "The Frankie Howerd Show" and Dick Van Dyke's variety show "Van Dyke and Company." Before long, he was penning screenplays for movie sequels like the teen musical "Grease 2" and the zany comedy "Airplane II: The Sequel." The latter marked his first effort as a director, and Finkleman combined his talents as a writer, director, and actor in 1996 for "The Newsroom," a comedy series that centers on George Findlay's immoral pursuit of big ratings. Though the show lasted only one season, it was widely praised and earned a devoted fan following that lead to the TV movie "Escape from the Newsroom" in 2002 and eventually the show's return in 2004. This renewed "The Newsroom" lasted two more award-winning seasons before coming to a close in 2005. Finkleman followed it with the musical dramedy series "At the Hotel," which drew accolades during its six-episode run. Afterwards, Finkleman stepped out of the spotlight for five years, resurfacing in 2011 with his latest multi-tasking creation: "Good Dog." Finkleman stars as a neurotic television producer often flummoxed by the obstacles of modern life and relationships. For "Good Dog," Finkleman also served as the show's head writer, director, and executive producer.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Dream: The Education of William Bowman Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From the Newsroom Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Life: The Movie Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1994
0% 26% Illegally Yours Screenwriter $123.1K 1988
0% 28% Head Office Director $3.4M 1986
36% 53% Grease 2 Screenwriter - 1982
42% 50% Airplane II: The Sequel Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Dog Unknown (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2011
No Score Yet 89% The Newsroom Unknown (Character) 2005 1996-1997

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