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Ken Howard is an award-winning actor who is perhaps best known for his memorable performance as a street-savvy teacher in the classic television drama “The White Shadow.” He starred as “Coach Reeves” in a series he co-created based on his own experiences as the only white player on his high school basketball team. He also starred as world-wise retired Detective Lieutenant Max Cavanaugh on NBC’s “Crossing Jordan.” Recently, he has appeared as a guest star on hit television series including “The Office”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Ghost Whisperer” and “Brothers and Sisters”. Ken has also been a headliner in movies and on stage, and he received a Tony Award for his work as a young gym coach at a Catholic boys school in “Child’s Play.” He won an Emmy for the on-camera narration of “Facts for Boys: The Body Human.” His distinguished voice can be heard on more than 30 best-selling books on tape. He starred alongside George Clooney in the highly-acclaimed film “Michael Clayton”. He also appeared in the recent movie “Still Waters.” A native of Manhasset, New York, Ken was captain of the Amherst College basketball team before moving on the Yale School of Drama. He is also a Harvard man, having taught an undergraduate lecture course at Harvard and one in oral argument at Harvard Law School. He spent part of this past summer in the Boston area, starring in “According to Tip”, a one-man play that traces the colorful and historically memorable career of Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the House.

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