July 25, 1933 |
Du Quoin, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, script writer|
|Spouse(s)||Barbee Biggs (1958–present)|
|Children||5 (3 girls, 2 boys)|
Kenneth C. "Ken" Swofford (born July 25, 1933) is an American film and television actor often cast as villains or policemen.
Life and career
In an interview in 1976, Swofford described the advantages of a career as an actor as spending more time with his children and having the freedom to do any job. “If you're an actor, you can do anything. I have cleaned carpets, painted houses, worked on loading docks. It didn't bother me, because I could always act and enjoy myself.”
He met and married Barbee Biggs in summer stock in 1958; the couple have children. In a Los Angeles Times interview in 1985 titled “Autistic Youth Thrives in Large, Loving Family”, the Swoffords discussed bringing up their autistic son Brendan at home.
In 1989, Swofford was convicted of felony drunk driving and sentenced to 28 months in prison, after which he made a comeback and continued to work steadily until his apparently self-imposed retirement in 1995. In 2001, he supplied the voice of the coach in Recess: School's Out, and played Officer White in Teacher's Pet (2004), which was his last role before retiring permanently. He measures 1,84 meters.
- First to Fight (1967)
- The Lawyer (1970)
- The Andromeda Strain (1970)
- Bless the Beasts and Children (1971)
- Skyjacked (1972)
- One Little Indian (1973)
- The Black Bird (1975)
- The Domino Principle (1977)
- S.O.B. (1981)
- Annie (1982)
- Bridge Across Time (1985)
- The Stepford Children (1987)
- Thelma & Louise (1991)
- The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
Selected TV appearances
- "Department of Theater: List of Theater Department Alums, 2009-1958". Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- "TV Key", Eugene Register - Guard, June 20, 1976.
- Tia Gindick, "Autistic Youth Thrives in Large, Loving Family", Los Angeles Times, July 28, 1985; accessed April 3, 2015.
- Carlos V. Lozano. "'Fame' Actor Gets 28-Month Sentence for Driving Drunk", Los Angeles Times, June 14, 1989.
- hollywood.com Profile, hollywood.com; accessed April 3, 2015.