With the completion of his high school graduation, Ken joined Loyola University. As he was interested in acting, he joined Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York City and he studied acting there. He began his career from the off Broadway show. In 1976, he made his feature film debut by starring the role of a Honey, Potter's Goon in a sports comedy movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. In the late 1970s, he appeared in the movies like Dawn of the Dead, The Wanderers and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. He got his rise in fame in the mid 1990s after he began starring the role of Roger Rockmore in an American teen comedy sitcom Kenan & Kel. He is critically acclaimed for portraying the role of The Televangelist in an American horror film Dawn of the Dead. He is now aged 68 years old. His net worth is unknown. His height is six feet and five inches. His nationality is American and he is of black ethnicity.