Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, January 2007
February 29, 1948 |
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, perhaps best known as the protagonist Peter from the horror film Dawn of the Dead, and as Roger Rockmore on the Nickelodeon television sitcom Kenan & Kel.
Early life and career
Foree was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began acting in the 1970s, appearing in the 1976 film The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and the films The Wanderers and Dawn of the Dead. He also had roles in the films The Dentist (1996), From Beyond (1986) and Knightriders (1981). In 1995 he starred in an X-Files episode. In 2005, he played Charlie Altamont in the film The Devil's Rejects, starring opposite Sid Haig and Bill Moseley, as the adopted brother of Haig's character. Foree also played the role of Roger Rockmore, Kenan and Kyra's father on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel with Teal Marchande as his wife, Sheryl.
In 2007 he appeared in Rob Zombie's remake of the 1978 film, Halloween. The horror-comedy film Shaun of the Dead has a subtle reference to him as the film's main character is an employee of "Foree Electronics".
Ken Foree appeared as himself in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry. Foree is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Jim O'Rear, Brinke Stevens, James Gunn, Stephen Susco, Debbie Rochon, Joe Bob Briggs and blues man Mem Shannon.
Ken has his own horror festival titled "Foree Fest". Held in the U.K, the first event took place in 2007, with a second in October 2009 and a third event in 2013.
|1976||The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings||Honey, Potter's Goon|
|1978||Dawn of the Dead||Peter|
|1979||The Wanderers||Black Sportsman|
|The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Python player||uncredited|
|1986||From Beyond||Buford 'Bubba' Brownlee|
|Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling||Big Joke|
|1987||Terror Squad||Deputy Brown|
|1989||True Blood||Det. Charlie Gates|
|Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge||Acardi|
|1990||Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III||Benny|
|Taking Care of Business||J.B., Prisoner making demands|
|Without You I'm Nothing||Emcee (M.C.)|
|Down the Drain||Buckley|
|1991||Night of the Warrior||Oliver|
|Diplomatic Immunity||Del Roy Gaines|
|1993||Joshua Tree||Eddie Turner|
|1996||The Dentist||Detective Gibbs|
|Kenan and Kel (TV)||Roger Rockmore|
|2000||Two Heads Are Better Than None||Roger|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||The Televangelist|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Charlie Altamont|
|Brotherhood of Blood||Stanis|
|2006||The Devil's Den||Leonard|
|2007||Splatter Disco||Shank Chubb|
|Halloween||Big Joe Grizzley|
|Black Santa's Revenge||Black Santa|
|Brutal Massacre: A Comedy||Carl|
|2008||Dead Bones||The Bartender|
|Cut, Print||Jack Stanley||Orlando Entertainment|
|2009||Zone of the Dead||Mortimer Reyes|
|D.C. Sniper||John Allen Muhammad|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Earl|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Herman Jackson|
|2012||Cut/Print||Detective Jack Stanley|
|2015||The Divine Tragedies||Homer||filming|
|2015||The Rift||John Smith||filming|
- "Badasses of Horror: Part Two".[dead link]
- BC Books Interviews Author Jonathan Maberry
- Maberry, Jonathan. "Bad Moon Rising". Pinnacle Press, 2005.
- Horror Chronicles Features Debbie Rochon
- MTV Artist Focus On Tom Savini
- Horror Unlimited Ingrid Pitt Award - Debbie Rochon
- "Bad Boys 2, Ken Foree, Ulli Lommel, DC Sniper". Dread Central. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- Decker, Sean (13 December 2009). "Bind Casting, Synopsis, and Start Date". Dread Central. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ken Foree.|
- Ken Foree at the Internet Movie Database
- Ken Foree's U.K Foree Fest website
- Audio interview at BBC Wiltshire
- Interview at Homepage of the Dead
- Ken Foree in Brotherhood of Blood at FEARnet