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Ken Kercheval
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Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval was born on July 15 in Wolcottville, IN, and was raised in Clinton, IN. He attended the University of Indiana, majoring in music and drama and Pacific University in Stockon, CA. He also studied acting at the distinguished Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

Originally a trained singer, Kercheval quickly emerged as a versatile actor and singer. He was featured in such Broadway productions as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, The Apple Tree, Father's Day and Who's Happy Now.

Kercheval, who has co-starred in the feature films F.I.S.T., Network, Pretty Poison and The Seven-Ups, has guest starred in a variety of television series. He appeared on Kojak, Family, Rafferty, and The Defenders and recently, The New Mike Hammer. He also starred in the telefilms Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys, Something in the Air, The Patricia Neal Story, Calamity Jane and The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright for the Public Broadcasting Service.

Kercheval, an ardent antique collector, boasts one the finest collections in the country of early American glass. He also collects regional art of the 1930s and classic Packard automobiles.

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ava and their children Aaron, Caleb and Liza.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Ken Kercheval Facts

BirthdayJuly 15, 1935 (86)
BirthplaceWolcottville, Indiana, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.