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Biography

Most recently, Ken Kamlet has appeared in leading and supporting roles in the films The Radical (2016), Red Hot Frog (2016), Home Made (2017), Dying to Live (2016), Reflection Eternal and White Angel (2016). Other films including leading performances in David Goes to Work (2014), A Glance (2012), Salute to Life (1990) and Our Little Comrades (1988).

TV credits include a recurring role on As the World Turns (1956), Kate & Allie (1984), Tattinger's (1988), Aliens in the Family (1996), Mysteries of the Apocalypse (2006) and Life, Love, & Hollywood (2008). Television commercials include Dr. Pepper, AT&T and The Container Store.

Ken has also worked on, off and behind the stages of many theatres in New York City, Los Angeles and around the country including Lincoln Center, Holmdel Theatre, The Unicorn, Centerstage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, American Theatre of Actors, Forestburgh Playhouse, Culver City Public, The Ivy Substation and many more. He has also been heard in a variety of voice over performances.

In 2015, Ken was well-received when he returned to the stage creating the leading role of a deeply disturbed psychiatric patient in Cape Turnaround's premiere production of "The Rebirth Consortium". In addition, Ken's favorite performances have included leading roles in such diverse productions as "The Glass Menagerie" Gregg W. Brevoort, director), "Come Blow Your Horn", "Eastern Standard" (Richard Iglewski, director), "The Good Doctor", "The Inspector General", "Fortinbras", Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" (Richard Rose, director), "Lend Me a Tenor" and "The Mousetrap".

Equally adept in comedic roles as he is in drama (both contemporary and period), he has had the opportunity to create roles in a number of premiere productions including the Off Broadway debuts of "Two By Chaim Potok" (Jerusalem Group Theatre; Shela Xoregos, director), "Warehouse Moon", "My Anxiety Attack" and "Diamond Lens". Regionally, he also had the good fortune of originating roles in such notable productions as Václav Havel's "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration" (U.S. premiere/John Morrison, director), "The Jazz Club" (Jill Charles, director), as standby for Harley Venton in Douglas Carter Beane's "Advice From a Caterpillar" (Edgar Lansbury, director) and "Frozen in the Looking Pool" (Chicago Avenue Theatre/Minneapolis).

In addition to his work as an actor, Ken has served as a producer on a variety of projects including productions of "Ten Little Indians", "Noises Off", "Art", "Redwood Curtain", "O The Days!", "Summer Virgins/Some Are Not", "Year of Pilgrimage" and "So Careless" for a variety of theatre companies including 5 Men/5 Women Acting Co. (NYC), Culver City Public (Los Angeles) and Dorset Theatre Festival (VT). He has worked with such notables as Treat Williams, Norman Lear, Jason Robards, Carol Channing, Al Hirschfeld. He produced the documentary film Setting the Stage for a New Century (2001) for American Theatre Works, Inc.

An accomplished writer, Ken's play "Regular" has received 2 New York City productions and he has written features for many publications including Parade, Genre, Tennis Magazine, Spotlight, Borscht, and America Online. His tribute to the late stage director Jill Charles was read to President of the United States by Senator James Jeffords and was entered in the United States Congressional Record.

Ken began his career in New York City where he was born and raised. As a young teenager he commuted daily from the Bronx to the heart of Times Square where he was privileged to spend 4 formative years at the original, High School of Performing Arts (immortalized in the movie Fame (1980)) . Later he majored in Theatre Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Other training includes master classes with Elizabeth Hubbard and Gregg W. Brevoort as well as Jim Moody, Anthony Abeson, Paul Reisch, Bill Britten, John Capelletti, Rita Litton and Marat Yusim. He studied comedic performance and stand-up comedy with Stephen Rosenfield and vocal performance with Elyse Goodwin as well as with Broadway stars Tom Sandri and David SaBella.

Ken is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, has traveled extensively (worldwide) and is currently based in Los Angeles.