Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lunch with Ken Jenkins

Polly Lucke & Ken Jenkins

Hollywood is an exciting place. It's even more exciting when you get to go to lunch with fascinating people like Ken Jenkins. Polly worked with Ken on "Scrubs" for 5 years. He's a great guy and has been very nice to us. We've been out a few times since I moved here. Always a hoot, Ken has a way of turning into the people he's talking about. Real nice guy and a nice time at Hamburger Hamlet.

Ken Jenkins (born August 28, 1940, Dayton, Ohio) is an American actor, best known as Dr. Bob Kelso on Scrubs.

In 1969, he co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville and served as the Associate Artistic Director for three years. This institution has produced some of America’s best budding playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman.

Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of Homefront, the X-Files (episode "Medusa", season 8), Babylon 5 and "Evolution", a season-3 episode of Star Trek The Next Generation.

He has also appeared in movies such as Gone in Sixty Seconds, I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears and the 1998 remake of Psycho. Jenkins can play the acoustic guitar, and is seen doing so on an episode of Scrubs.

He married artist Joan Patchen in 1958. They have three sons. He has also lived with Katharine Houghton for 3 decades, the niece of legendary actress Katharine Hepburn to the present. He is the father of Daniel H. Jenkins and played a role alongside his son in the Broadway production of Big River (1985).

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