Ken Foree

Ken Foree

  • Highest Rated: 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Dentist (1996)
  • Birthday: Feb 29, 1948
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Ken Foree built a substantial career playing toughs, thugs, and heavies on both sides of the law. He maintained a certain amount of prestige for the first decade or so of his acting tenure. Foree debuted as a goon in one of the more critically respected racially themed films of the 1970s: the sports comedy The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976), starring Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams. Foree followed it up with a turn as a National Guardsman valiantly defending his nation against hordes of rampaging zombies (from inside a shopping mall) in the cult classic Dawn of the Dead (1978), played a black sportsman in Phil Kaufman's period piece The Wanderers (1979), and re-teamed with George A. Romero for the medieval fantasy Knightriders (1981). Small roles in two critically respected A-listers -- James Cameron's The Terminator (1984) and Richard Pryor's Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) -- did much to cement Foree's reputation as a reliable player, but thereafter, he began to sink into less respectable material, with a strong emphasis on long-form work and direct-to-video exploitationers. Pictures such as the 1991 Hangfire and the 1992 Fatal Charm did little to further Foree's career. By the late '90s and well into the 2000s, he seemed typecast as a horror player, in movies such as The Dentist (1996), The Devil's Rejects (2005), and Halloween (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Midnight Man Hamilton Producer 2017
No Score Yet The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon John Smith 2016
46% The Lords of Salem Herman Jackson $1.1M 2013
No Score Yet Cut/Print Actor 2012
60% Water for Elephants Earl $58.8M 2011
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad Screenwriter 2010
40% The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Luke St. Luke 2009
No Score Yet Zone of the Dead Agent Mortimer Reyes 2009
No Score Yet Live Evil Max 2008
No Score Yet Brotherhood of Blood Stanis Producer 2007
27% Halloween Big Joe Grizzley $58.2M 2007
No Score Yet Splatter Disco Shank Chubb 2007
No Score Yet Brutal Massacre: A Comedy Carl 2007
No Score Yet Devil's Den Leonard 2007
No Score Yet The Boneyard Collection Actor 2006
54% The Devil's Rejects Charlie Altamont $17M 2005
75% Dawn of the Dead The Televangelist $58.9M 2004
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Screenwriter 2003
No Score Yet Two Heads Are Better Than None Mr. Rockmore 2000
No Score Yet Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites Detective Rolands 1998
0% The Dentist Harry Gibbs 1996
No Score Yet Joshua Tree (Army of One) Eddie Turner 1993
No Score Yet Fatal Charm Willy 1992
No Score Yet Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story First USC Coach 1992
No Score Yet Diplomatic Immunity Del Roy Gaines 1991
No Score Yet Night of the Warrior Oliver 1991
No Score Yet The Heroes of Desert Storm Gunnery Sgt. Leroy Ford 1991
No Score Yet Hangfire Billy 1991
29% Taking Care of Business J.B. 1990
19% Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Benny 1990
57% Without You I'm Nothing Emcee 1990
No Score Yet Down the Drain Buckley 1989
No Score Yet True Blood Charlie 1989
No Score Yet Phantom of the Mall Actor 1989
No Score Yet Glitz Moose 1988
No Score Yet Viper Harley Trueblood 1988
No Score Yet Terror Squad Actor 1987
No Score Yet Death Spa Marvin 1987
75% From Beyond Buford `Bubba' Brownlee 1986
55% Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Big Jake 1986
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
100% The Terminator Actor 1984
77% Knightriders Little John 1981
89% The Wanderers Sportsman $15K 1979
93% Dawn of the Dead Peter Washington 1979
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Honey 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Kenan & Kel
1996-2000
Mr. Rockmore
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Macon Lacroix
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
PFC Large
  • 1995
  • 1994
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Parmelly
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet Viper
1994-1999
Chapman
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Policeman No. 1
  • 1990
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
  • 1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
The Brush
  • 1990
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Morley
  • 1989
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Spiderman
  • 1986
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
1979-1985
Rollo
  • 1981
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
T.J. Smith
  • 1977

QUOTES FROM Ken Foree CHARACTERS

Peter
When they is no more room in hell the Dead will walk the earth.
Peter
When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.
Peter
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Peter
When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Francine
What are they?
Peter
They're us, that's all
Peter
They're us, that's all.
Peter
Ain't it a crime.
Stephen
What?
Peter
The only person who could miss with this gun is the sucker with the bread to buy it.
Francine
They're still here.
Stephen
They're after us. They know we're still in here.
Peter
They're after the place. They don't know why, they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here.
Francine
What the hell are they?
Peter
They're us, that's all, when there's no more room in hell.
Stephen
What?
Peter
Something my granddad used to tell us. You know Macumba? Voodoo. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."
Peter
Something my granddad used to tell us. You know Macumba? Voodoo. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, 'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'
Roger
[about to run a gauntlet of zombies] Whad'ya think? Bag it or try for it?
Peter
You game?
Roger
I need lighter fluid.
Peter
You got it.
Roger
Hey, man, we can't carry all this shit. [Peter wheels a gardening cart up with all of their supplies] Oh, I see, we're just gonna wheel right by 'em, right?
Peter
We're gonna try, brother. We ain't doin' this for the exercise, so we might as well try to get what we can.
Roger
No way this is gonna happen.