Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rest in Peace, Ken Howard

Ken Howard, best known for roles on The White Shadow and Crossing Jordan has passed away at age 71.

Mr. Howard was born in El Centro, California though he grew up in Manhasset, New York where he played on his high school's basketball team. He attended the Yale School of Drama, but left before graduating to pursue a career on Broadway, where he won a Tony Award. His height and previous basketball experience served him well on the classic drama The White Shadow where he played an inner city basketball coach.

Mr. Howard would appear in numerous films and guest starring roles on television before getting another leading role as Max Cavanaugh in NBC's Crossing Jordan.

In 2009, Ken was elected President of the Screen Actors Guild, a position he still held at the time of his death.