Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, 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.
Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, January 2007
Early life and careerEdit
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|
|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||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 (TV)||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|
|2006||The Devil's Den||Leonard|
|2007||Splatter Disco||Shank Chubb||Video|
|Halloween||Big Joe Grizzley|
|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||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"|
- "Badasses of Horror: Part Two". Archived from the original on November 14, 2009.
- "BC Books Interviews Author Jonathan Maberry". Archived from the original on November 23, 2011.
- 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.