Ken Swofford

Highest Rated: 86% S.O.B. (1981)
Lowest Rated: 25% The Black Bird (1975)
Birthday: Jan 2, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
Red-headed, ruddy-faced American supporting actor Ken Swofford made his movie debut in 1964's Father Goose. Swofford hit his peak on television in the 1970s and 1980s, playing explosive, loudmouthed, stuffy types. He was brilliant as Winchell-like columnist Frank Flannagan in the weekly 1975 version of Ellery Queen, then went on to essay subtler variations of this character in Switch (1975-78) and The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978-79). He was one of the singular delights of the syndicated version of Fame (1983-87), as the kids' perennial nemesis, vice-principal Morloch. Off camera, the affable Swofford got along famously with his young Fame co-stars, and was one of the series' biggest boosters on the promotional-tour circuit. More recently, Ken Swofford was seen in the recurring role of Lt. Capalano in Murder She Wrote (1984-96).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
76% Teacher's Pet Officer White $6.3M 2004
61% Recess: School's Out Coach $34.9M 2001
No Score Yet The Taking of Beverly Hills Coach 1991
84% Thelma & Louise Major 1991
No Score Yet The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Actor 1990
No Score Yet Black Roses Mayor Farnsworth 1988
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Charlie Tewksbury 1987
No Score Yet Hunter's Blood Al Coleman 1987
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time Ed Nebel 1985
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler---The Adventure Continues Actor 1983
No Score Yet M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Actor 1983
No Score Yet I Want to Live! Actor 1983
54% Annie Weasel 1982
86% S.O.B. Guard $14.9M 1981
No Score Yet All God's Children Captain Sam Pierce 1980
No Score Yet The Domino Principle Ditcher 1977
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings Capt. Muldoon 1976
25% The Black Bird Brad McCormack 1975
No Score Yet Sky Hei$t Actor 1975
No Score Yet One Little Indian Pvt. Dixon 1973
No Score Yet Skyjacked John Bimonte 1972
No Score Yet Bless the Beasts and Children Wheaties 1971
63% The Andromeda Strain Actor 1971
No Score Yet First to Fight O'Brien 1967
No Score Yet Common Law Cabin Actor 1967
No Score Yet Common-Law Cabin Actor 1967
79% Father Goose Helmsman 1964

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Lyle Connors
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Grover Barth Sheriff Tugman Lt.Perry Catalano Sid Sharkey Alan Forsythe Lt. Perry Catalano Leo Kowalski Lt. Catalano
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Burnside
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Al
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Jack Kelly
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Harrigan
  • 1986
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
O'Brien
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Roy
  • 1985
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979
Maxwell
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
`Howling Mad' Smith Federal Agent Patrick Al Jollett Wronko Floyd Ross
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Speer Harry Loomis Bronk Dunbar Bo Dirk Sugar John
  • 1975
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Frazer
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Red Turner
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Monty Coach
  • 1974
  • 1970
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Deputy Mayor Charles Peck Florian Vaclav
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Cop
  • 1970

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