Kenneth J. Warren

Kenneth John Warren (25 September 1929 – 27 August 1973) was an Australian actor.[1][2]

Kenneth J. Warren
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Kenneth John Rathbone Warren

(1929-09-25)25 September 1929
Died27 August 1973(1973-08-27) (aged 43)
Spouse(s)Eileen Patricia Aylward 1968-?

Bald and heavily built, Warren went to North Sydney Boys High School. He started acting in 1949.

He emigrated to the UK in the late 1950s, after appearing in the West End with the Australian play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.[3] He played many character roles on film and TV, often villainous, until his death aged 43.[4] Among his television roles were the Danger Man episode "The Paper Chase"; and as the diabolical film director Z.Z. von Schnerk in The Avengers episode "Epic"; and in The Saint episode "The Fiction Makers".[5] He also appeared in an episode of Steptoe and Son ("Cuckoo in the Nest", 1970) as Harold's supposed older half-brother.[6] He also played in the 1968 West End musical production of the ‘’Canterbury Tales’’, as The Miller.[7] His performance as the Police Commissioner in The Siege of Pinchgut, is notable[according to whom?] for his characterisation of a masculine leader who is intelligent, self assured and no-nonsense.[citation needed]

He was survived by his wife and two children.[8][9]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Kenneth J. Warren". BFI.
  2. ^ "Kenneth J Warren | Theatricalia".
  3. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "The Avengers Forever: Kenneth J. Warren".
  5. ^ "Kenneth J. Warren".
  6. ^ "Steptoe and Son - S6 - Episode 8: A Cuckoo in the Nest". Radio Times.
  7. ^ "Canterbury Tales". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  8. ^ "Actor dies". The Canberra Times. 47 (13, 528). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 August 1973. p. 9. Retrieved 12 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Kenneth J Warren". The Guardian. 30 August 1973. p. 7.
  10. ^ "SHAGGY DOG'S TALL STORY". The Australian Women's Weekly. 42 (3). Australia. 19 June 1974. p. 32. Retrieved 12 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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