August 28, 1940
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Ken Jenkins (born August 28, 1940) is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine on the American comedy . Scrubs
In 1969, he co-founded the
Actors Theatre of Louisville and served as the Associate Artistic Director for three years. This institution has produced playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of , Homefront (episode "Medusa", season 8), The X-Files , " Babylon 5 Evolution", the Season three premiere episode of and Star Trek: The Next Generation (episode "Deadline", season 3). Early Edition
He has appeared in the movies
, Executive Decision , The Abyss , Air America , Last Man Standing , Fled , Gone in 60 Seconds , I Am Sam , The Sum of All Fears , Matewan and the Courage Under Fire 1998 remake of . He appeared as the father of Fran Goldsmith in Psycho Stephen King's TV miniseries, . Jenkins also had a role in The Stand . Clockstoppers
Jenkins can sing and play the acoustic guitar, and is seen doing so on the
Scrubs episodes " My Tuscaloosa Heart" and " My Musical".
Jenkins also has a recurring role on
since October 27, 2010, as the father of Jules (played by Cougar Town Courteney Cox). Jenkins also appears in The Blanks' music video for "Guy Love" as the owner of an L.A. bar.
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