From the late '60s through the early '90s, Kenneth Utt produced or co-produced numerous feature films, notably Midnight Cowboy (1969), The French Connection (1971), All That Jazz (1979), Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Philadelphia (1993). Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, Utt began his entertainment industry career in New York television and radio shortly after the end of WWII. He also dabbled as a stage manager on Broadway. He started producing television programs in the 1950s and, in the early '60s, was the associate producer for the series The Defenders and Coronet Blue. Utt occasionally appeared in the films he produced. In Silence of the Lambs, he played Dr. Aiken.