Ken Olin

Birthday: Jul 30, 1954
Birthplace: Not Available
A glance at Ken Olin's filmography as an actor alone shows a driven and tireless performer, but take an even closer look and you'll see that not only did Olin appear on-camera in some of the most memorable series of the 1980s and '90s, but he somehow managed to find the time to step into the director/producer chair as well. A Chicago native who attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Olin got his start in the industry in the late '70s. A few years after making his small-screen debut in the made-for-television feature Women at West Point (1979), Olin graduated to feature work with a minor role in the 1981 chiller Ghost Story. Throughout the '80s, the burgeoning actor could be spotted in such television fare as Hill Street Blues and Falcon Crest, and, in 1987, Olin steeped up his responsibilities by not only appearing on thirtysomething, but serving as director as well (for which he won two Humanitas Prizes). Olin would continue to pull double duty on such series as EZ Streets and L.A. Doctors, and in the late '90s he found work behind the camera for such popular shows as Felicity, Judging Amy, The West Wing, Alias, and Freaks and Geeks. Olin's 1992 television drama Doing Time on Maple Drive was nominated for three Emmys. Continuing to acquire at least two credits a year on average as an actor, audiences could rest assured that not only would they be seeing more of Olin onscreen, but they would also bear witness as he refined his skills as a director.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
5% 'Til There Was You Gregory 1997
No Score Yet The Advocate's Devil Abe Ringel 1997
No Score Yet Ez Streets Actor 1996
No Score Yet In Pursuit of Honor Director 1995
71% White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Director 1994
No Score Yet Doing Time on Maple Drive Director 1992
38% Queens Logic Ray 1991
No Score Yet A Stoning In Fulham County Actor 1988
No Score Yet There Must Be A Pony Actor 1986
No Score Yet Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac David Frank 1984
39% Ghost Story Young James 1981

TV

CREDIT
92% This Is Us
2016
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
62% The Arrangement
2017-2018
Producer
  • 2017
82% Zoo
2015-2017
Professor Robert Oz Rober Oz Robert Oz
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
77% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
67% The Slap
2015
Director Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Bruce Morrison
  • 2013
22% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
Director
  • 2012
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Director David Caplan Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
Director Executive Producer
  • 2008
88% Alias
2001-2006
Director Executive Producer David McNeil McNeil
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
100% Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
Director
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
Director
  • 2000
  • 1999
85% Thirtysomething
1987-1991
Director Michael Steadman
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Perry Revere
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Det. Harry Garibaldi Harry Garibaldi
  • 1985
  • 1984

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