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Ken Jenkins

Highest Rated:   100% And the Band Played On (1993)
Lowest Rated:   13% Air America (1990)
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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
88% All the Way
  • Actor
2016
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
60% 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
94% 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
100% Gravity Falls
2012-2019
  • Actor
  • 2012
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Dr. Bob Kelso
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
75% 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
1988-2019
  • Sen. Cookson
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Marshall Hastings
  • 1997
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • Actor
  • 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
  • Actor
  • 1989
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
  • Actor
  • 1988
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Capt. Trevor Hall

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