Ken Lerner

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Ken Lerner
Born Kenneth Lerner
(1948-05-27) May 27, 1948 (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Brooklyn College
Occupation Film and television actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Patti Klein
Children Sam Lerner
Relatives Michael Lerner (brother)

Kenneth "Ken" Lerner (born May 27, 1948) is an American television, stage and film actor who is perhaps best known for playing "Principal Flutie" in the first episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Personal life[edit]

Lerner was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Blanche and George Lerner, who was a fisherman and antiques dealer.[1] He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the brother of fellow actor Michael Lerner. His son is actor Sam Lerner.


He is well known for playing whiny or unlucky characters, like the agent whom Arnold Schwarzenegger stabs in the back with a pen in The Running Man.

As of 2011, Lerner can be seen in an American nationally televised commercial for Wells Fargo Bank. Starting in late 2013, Lerner is now starring in a commercial for T-Mobile USA. In 2016, Lerner played a small role as a business manager named Arthur in the HBO television series Silicon Valley.[2]

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