Ken Jenkins Biography

Updated On Feb 19, 2019 Published On Nov 24, 2015
Facts of Ken Jenkins
Date of Birth: 1940 , August-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Versatile American actor, Ken Jenkins is popular in the role for the role on American comedy Scrubs as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine. The Scrubs is a famous series that aired from 2001 to 2010.

Ken Jenkins' Early Life

Ken Jenkins was born on 28 August 1940 and is 78 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He is of American nationality and is of possibly Welsh ethnicity. His surname Jenkins is a common Welsh surname.

Ken Jenkins' Career

Ken started his professional acting career in 1974. Since then he has been active in the field appearing in many movies and television series like The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Wizard of Loneliness, Last Man Standing, Psycho, Clockstoppers, All the Way, Cougar Town, and many others.

Ken Jenkins' Net Worth

As an actor, he earns a huge salary. As of early 2009, Ken Jenkins' net worth is around $40 million.

Ken Jenkins' Personal Life

Ken Jenkins has married twice in his life. His first marriage was with Joan Patchen who was an actress and painter. They got married in 1958 and had three sons together; Matthew, Joshua, and Daniel. They dissolved their marriage after spending almost 11 years together in 1969. His former wife Joan died on 31 March 2000.

Within a year of his divorce with Joan, he got married to Katharine Houghton who is an American actress and playwright. They got married in 1970, and still, they are together and happy to have each other loving spouse. 

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Born in Dayton, Ohio, United States

August 28 , 1940

Ken Jenkins was born on 28 August 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. He is American and is of possibly Welsh ethnicity. His surname Jenkins is a common Welsh surname. He is popular and versatile actor of America.

Married to Joan Patchen

1958

Ken Jenkins has married twice in his life. His first marriage was with Joan Patchen. She was actress and painter. They got married in 1958. They had three sons together. They are Matthew, Joshua and Daniel. 

Divorced with Joan Patchen

1969

Ken and Joan married life was going well and they welcomed their three son with full of cherish but sudden they dissolved their marriage after spending almost 11 years together in 1969. His former wife Joan died on 31 march 2000.

Married to Katharine Houghton

January 1 , 1970

Within a year of his divorced with Joan, he got married to Katharine Houghton.  She is an American actress and playwright.  They got married in 1970 and still they are together and happy to having each other loving spouse.

Son Daniel Jenkins

January 17 , 1963

Daniel Jenkins is the son of Ken Jenkins. Ken and Joan welcomed Daniel Jenkins on 17 January 1963. Daniel is an American actor. He was nominated for Tony Awards in 1985 for his role as Huckleberry Finn in Big River.

Joined Actors Theatre of Louisville

1969

In 1969, he joined Actors Theatre of Louisville and served for three years as Associate Artistic Director. This theatre has known as breeding ground for playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. He continued with the theatre till 1983.

Played opposite to his Son

1985

Ken Jenkins played opposite to his son Daniel Jenkins in 1985 in Broadway musical Big River. Daniel Jenkins is renowned actor. Ken role as ‘The Duke’ is one of his favorite roles of his career. The role of Daniel in Big River was nominated for Tony Awards.

His role in Scrubs

2001

Versatile American actor, Ken Jenkins is popular in the role for his role on American comedy Scrubs for role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine. The Scrubs is famous series that aired from 2001 to 2010.

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2009, Ken Jenkins' net worth is around $40 million.