Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

  • Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Air America (1990)
  • Birthday: Aug 28, 1940
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • After building a career as a character actor playing dozens of military men and cops, Ken Jenkins founds steady work and notoriety in 2001 when he was cast as Chief of Medicine Dr. Bob Kelso on NBC's Scrubs. Born in New Boston, OH, Jenkins began acting on the stage in the 1960s and continued to be a presence in the theater world throughout the '70s and into the '80s before transitioning to a screen career. His film roles included such varying and prominent features as Matewan and The Abyss, and his TV work included work on everything from Newhart to Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1991, Jenkins got his first taste of regular series work when he was cast on the acclaimed family drama Homefront, which lasted two seasons. More supporting work followed before the creators of Scrubs came knocking and offered the role for which he would come to be best known. He would appear on the show until 2010, after which he took on a recurring role on the series Cougar Town.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Suzanne Ciani: Natura Poetica Director 2008
No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise Rev. McNamara 2007
55% Home Room Police Captain 2003
62% Fidel Herbert Matthews 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears Admiral Pollack $118.5M 2002
29% Clockstoppers Agent Moore $37M 2002
35% I Am Sam Judge McNeily $40.3M 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Morecombe $13.2M 2001
22% Lucky Numbers Dan Schuff $9.6M 2000
17% Where's Marlowe? Linquist 1999
No Score Yet The Last Marshal Judge Wooley 1999
No Score Yet Balloon Farm Investment Banker 1999
38% Psycho District Attorney 1998
37% Last Man Standing Capt. Tom Pickett 1996
16% Fled Warden Nichols 1996
85% Courage Under Fire Joel Walden 1996
32% Last Dance Warden Laverty 1996
64% Executive Decision General Wood 1996
No Score Yet Hiroshima Actor 1995
No Score Yet Past the Bleachers Hilton Burberry 1995
No Score Yet White Mile Jerry Taggart 1994
100% And the Band Played On Dr. Dennis Donohue 1993
No Score Yet Crossing the Bridge Lou Morgan 1992
No Score Yet A Private Matter Frank Kearns 1992
No Score Yet Love, Lies and Murder Rubright 1991
No Score Yet Edge of Honor Bo 1991
No Score Yet In Broad Daylight Bob Webb 1991
No Score Yet Descending Angel Sam Murray 1990
13% Air America Major Donald Lemond 1990
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light Actor 1990
No Score Yet Shattered Dreams Hal Witt 1990
68% In Country Jim Holly 1989
No Score Yet Breaking Point Actor 1989
89% The Abyss Gerard Kirkhill 1989
No Score Yet The Abyss (Special Edition) Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Wizard of Loneliness Joel Spender 1988
93% Matewan: A Luta Final Sephus Purcell 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Cougar Town
2009-2015
Chick
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
91% black-ish
2014
Announcer/Bernie
  • 2014
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Bob Kelso
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dep. Chief Karras
  • 2001
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Jim Carroll
  • 2000
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
Judge William Jankowski
  • 2000
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Pastor William Neal Pastor Pastor Neal
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold
1997-2000
Burke
  • 1999
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Robert Clark
  • 1999
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Sen. Cookson
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Marshall Hastings
  • 1997
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • 1993
67% Homefront
1991-1993
Mike Sloan
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Beckstead
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • 1989
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
  • 1988
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Capt. Trevor Hall

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