Ken Foree

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Ken Foree
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Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, January 2007
Born(1948-02-29) February 29, 1948 (age 66)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Years active1976–present
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Ken Foree
Ken Foree.JPG
Foree attending Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, January 2007
Born(1948-02-29) February 29, 1948 (age 66)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Years active1976–present

Ken Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor, perhaps 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.

Early life and career[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Foree's upcoming roles include Brotherhood of Blood and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy. He appeared in director Rob Zombie's 2007 film, Halloween, a remake of the 1978 horror film.

The horror film comedy Shaun of the Dead, has a subtle reference to him. 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.[2][3][4][5][6]

Foree Fest[edit]

Ken has his own horror festival titled "Foree Fest". Held in the U.K, the first event took place in 2007, and the second was scheduled for October 2009. Foree will be starring in the film D.C. Sniper a film about John Allen Muhammad and Charles Moose who is directed by Ulli Lommel.[7]


YearFilmRoleOther notes
1976The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor KingsHoney, Potter's Goon
1978Dawn of the DeadPeter
1979The WanderersBlack Sportsman
The Fish That Saved PittsburghPittsburgh Python playeruncredited
1981KnightridersLittle John
1986From BeyondBuford 'Bubba' Brownlee
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is CallingBig Joke
1987Terror SquadDeputy Brown
1988Death SpaMarvin
1989True BloodDet. Charlie Gates
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's RevengeAcardi
1990Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IIIBenny
Taking Care of BusinessJ.B., Prisoner making demands
Fatal CharmWilly
Without You I'm NothingEmcee (M.C.)
Down the DrainBuckley
1991Night of the WarriorOliver
Diplomatic ImmunityDel Roy Gaines
1993Joshua TreeEddie Turner
1994ViperHarley Trueblood
1995SleepstalkerDetective Rolands
1996The DentistDetective Gibbs
Kenan and Kel (TV)Roger Rockmore
2000Two Heads Are Better Than NoneRoger
2004Dawn of the DeadThe Televangelist
Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasPedestrian
2005The Devil's RejectsCharlie Altamont
Brotherhood of BloodStanis
2006The Devil's DenLeonard
2007Splatter DiscoShank Chubb
HalloweenBig Joe Grizzley
Black Santa's RevengeBlack Santa
Brutal Massacre: A ComedyCarlpost-production
Live EvilMax
2008Dead BonesThe Bartenderfilming
Cut, PrintJack StanleyOrlando Entertainment
2009Zone of the DeadMortimer Reyes
D.C. SniperJohn Allen Muhammad[8]filming
2011Water for ElephantsEarl
2012The Lords of SalemHerman Jackson


  1. ^ "Badasses of Horror: Part Two". [dead link]
  2. ^ BC Books Interviews Author Jonathan Maberry
  3. ^ Maberry, Jonathan. "Bad Moon Rising". Pinnacle Press, 2005.
  4. ^ Horror Chronicles Features Debbie Rochon
  5. ^ MTV Artist Focus On Tom Savini
  6. ^ Horror Unlimited Ingrid Pitt Award - Debbie Rochon
  7. ^ "Ulli Lommel Has Ken Foree Sniping and Frankenstein Wrestling". Dread Central. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bad Boys 2, Ken Foree, Ulli Lommel, DC Sniper". Dread Central. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Decker, Sean (13 December 2009). "Bind Casting, Synopsis, and Start Date". Dread Central. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 

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