Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in January 2007
|Born||February 29, 1948|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, best known as the protagonist Peter from the horror film Dawn of the Dead (1978) 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 films such as The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, The Wanderers, Dawn of the Dead, and Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. He also had roles in the films Knightriders, From Beyond, and The Dentist. In 1995, he starred in an episode of The X-Files. Foree also played Roger Rockmore, Kenan and Kyra's father on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel. 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. In 2007, he appeared in Rob Zombie's remake of the 1978 film Halloween.
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 Mem Shannon.
The horror-comedy film Shaun of the Dead contains a reference to Foree, as the film's main character is an employee of Foree Electronics.
Foree has his own horror festival. Known as Foree Fest, the first event was held in the U.K. in 2007. A second took place in October 2009, and a third event was held in 2013.
|1976||The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings||Honey, Potter's Goon|
|1977||Kojak||Episode: "The Condemned"|
|1978||Dawn of the Dead||Peter Washington|
|1979||The Wanderers||Black Sportsman|
|The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Python player||Uncredited|
|1980||The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story|
|A Rumor of War||The M.P.||Miniseries|
|1981||The Dukes of Hazzard||Rollo||Episode: "State of the County"|
|Terror Among Us||Prisoner||TV movie|
|Elvis and the Beauty Queen||Boxer||TV movie|
|Born to Be Sold||Man||TV movie|
|1982||Report to Murphy||Big Walter||3 episodes|
|Tales of the Gold Monkey||Hugo||Episode: "Shanghaied"|
|1981-1982||Hill Street Blues||Bubba Edwards / Holdup Guy with Shotgun||2 episodes|
|1983||T. J. Hooker||Bartender||Episode: "Lady in Blue"|
|Remington Steele||Herschel 'The Hammer' Sinclair||Episode: "Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws"|
|1984||The A-Team||Dirkson||Episode: "Chopping Spree"|
|Benson||THe Driver||Episode: "The Little Hotel That Could|
|Blue Thunder||Alfie||Episode: "The Island"|
|Santa Barbara||Helicopter Pilot||Episode #1.24|
|Riptide||Maritime Patrole front desk officer||Episode: "Catch of the Day"|
|Knight Rider||Danton||Episode: "Knight in Disgrace"|
|1985||227||Marvin Grant||Episode: "Honesty"|
|Hunter||Louis McMahon||Episode: "Guilty"|
|Knight Rider||Spider-Man||Episode: "Redemption of a Champion"|
|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|
|Beauty and the Beast||Morley||Episode: "A Kingdom by the Sea"|
|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|
|Quantum Leap||The Brush||Episode: "Pool Hall Blues"|
|Matlock||Billy Leon||Episode: "The Fighter"|
|1991||Night of the Warrior||Oliver|
|The Flash||Whisper||Episode: "Beat the Clock"|
|Diplomatic Immunity||Del Roy Gaines|
|The Heroes of Desert Storm||Sergeant Leroy Ford|
|1992||General Hospital||Kris||Unknown episodes|
|Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story||First USC Coach|
|1993||Joshua Tree||Eddie Turner|
|M.A.N.T.I.S.||Episode: "Cease Fire|
|Babylon 5 (TV)||P.F.C. Large||Episode Gropos|
|The X-Files||Vincent Parmelly||Episode The List|
|1996||Due South||Macon Lacroix||Episode: "The Edge"|
|The Dentist||Detective Gibbs|
|1996-2000||Kenan and Kel||Roger Rockmore||60 episodes|
|2001||The Nightmare Room||Coach||Episode: "Locker 13"|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||The Televangelist|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Pedestrian (voice)||Video game|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Charlie Altamont|
|2007||Splatter Disco||Shank Chubb||Video|
|Halloween||Big Joe Grizzly|
|Black Santa's Revenge||Black Santa||Short film|
|Brutal Massacre: A Comedy||Carl|
|Brotherhood of Blood||Stanis|
|2008||Dead Bones||The Bartender|
|Cut, Print||Jack Stanley||Orlando Entertainment|
|30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust||Nate Keller||Miniseries|
|2009||Zone of the Dead||Mortimer Reyes|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Luke St. Luke (voice)||Video|
|2010||D.C. Sniper||John Allen Muhammad||Video|
|2011||Water for Elephants||Earl|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Herman Jackson|
|2012||Cut/Print||Detective Jack Stanley|
|2015||The Divine Tragedies||Homer|
|2016||The Rift||John Smith|
|2017||Dimension 404||Agent X||Episode: "Polybius"|
|2019||High School Confidential||Officer Chalmers|
|2020||John Henry||BJ Henry|
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- Mayberry, Jonathan (2005). Bad Moon Rising. Pinnacle Press. ISBN 9781496705419.
- "Horror Chronicles Features Debbie Rochon". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014.
- "MTV Artist Focus On Tom Savini".
- "Horror Unlimited Ingrid Pitt Award - Debbie Rochon".
- "Ken Foree".
- "Bad Boys 2, Ken Foree, Ulli Lommel, DC Sniper". Dread Central. January 12, 2010. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
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