Ken Foree - Rotten Tomatoes

Ken Foree

Highest Rated:   100% The Terminator (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Dentist (1996)
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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 YEAR
44% The Lords of Salem
  • Herman Jackson
2013
No Score Yet Cut/Print
  • Actor
2012
60% Water for Elephants
  • Earl
2011
No Score Yet D.C. Sniper
  • Screenwriter
  • John Allen Muhammad
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
25% Halloween
  • Big Joe Grizzley
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
53% The Devil's Rejects
  • Charlie Altamont
2005
75% Dawn of the Dead
  • The Televangelist
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
31% 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
73% 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
75% Knightriders
  • Little John
1981
89% The Wanderers
  • Sportsman
1979
92% Dawn of the Dead
  • Peter Washington
1979
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
  • Honey
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Parmelly
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Morley
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • PFC Large
Kenan & Kel
1996-2000
  • Mr. Rockmore

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