Ken Lerner

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Ken Lerner
Kenneth Lerner

(1948-05-27) May 27, 1948 (age 70)
Alma materBrooklyn College
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Patti Klein
ChildrenSam Lerner
RelativesMichael Lerner (brother)

Kenneth "Ken" Lerner (born May 27, 1948) is an American television, stage and film actor. He played Principal Flutie in the first episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Personal life[edit]

Lerner was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Romanian Jewish descent. His parents are 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.


Lerner is typically typecast as whiny or unlucky characters, including an agent who is stabbed in the back with a pen by Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Ben Richards in The Running Man.

In 2011, Lerner was seen in an American nationally televised commercial for Wells Fargo Bank. In late 2013, Lerner starred in a commercial for T-Mobile USA. In 2016, Lerner played a small role as a corrupt business manager named Arthur in the HBO television series Silicon Valley.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Ken Lerner Biography at Film
  2. ^ Falcetti, L. (30 May 2016). "'Silicon Valley' Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: Bachmanity Insanity". FanSided. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

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