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Ken Howard

About this Artist

KEN HOWARD (Repo Man) is perhaps best known for his performance as a street-savvy teacher in the classic drama The White Shadow (1978), a role he "re-created" in real life as a master class teacher at the American Repertory Theatre Institute and as an instructor at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. His teaching experience helped form the basis of his book, ACT NATURAL How to Speak to Any Audience, published by Random House, 2003.?In 1968, two years into the three-year program at the Yale School of Drama, he accepted a small role on Broadway in Neil Simon's Promises, Promises. He then originated the role of Thomas Jefferson in the Tony-winning musical 1776, directed by Peter Hunt, receiving a Theatre World award. Howard later earned a Tony for his work as a young gym coach at a Catholic boys school in Child's Play.?His feature-film debut was in Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) opposite Liza Minnelli. Among Howard's other series, miniseries, and TV movie credits are recurring roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice, Arli$$, and The West Wing.