Ken Foree — 2007 IHSFF Hall of Fame Inductee



Born in Indiana, Ken Foree has been scaring us on the big screen for years. His family is noted for their academic and political achievements, so his entry into show biz was quite a surprise to his family members. He received formal acting training at the renowned Michael Shulman's Performing Gallery in New York.Shortly after that he landed a guest starring role on TV's "Kojak". Then he landed the role of Peter Washington in George A. Romeros 1978 classic, Dawn of the Dead, which proved to be an enduring cult classic. In the 2004 Universal Pictures remake, Ken reprised his role of Peter Washington (The Televangelist).Ken has quite a few other horror films to his credit which include The Dentist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects and Rob Zombie’s Halloween just to name a few.In addition to his horror roles, you saw a softer side of Ken in Nickelodeons hit show Keenan and Kel. His past guest starring television roles include The X-Files, General Hospital, Babylon 5 and Quantum Leap.

When Ken isn’t scaring us to death, he enjoys weightlifting, surfing, boxing, and watching Hoosier basketball. He also enjoys traveling and history.

Ken resides in Los Angeles.

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