Kenneth Washington: Mini Wiki, Facts, Filmology

August 21, 2020

American actor Kenneth Washington (born October 19, 1946) is a television and film actor who appeared mainly in crime drama type of television shows in the 1960s and 1970s.

Kenneth Washington Biography

Who is Kenneth Washington?

Kenneth Washington is best remembered for his role as Sergeant Richard Baker on the final season of Hogan's Heroes and as Officer Miller on Adam-12.

Although he had several guest starring roles throughout the 1970s, Washington was finally cast as a series regular on Hogan's Heroes.

As of 2020, he is one of the last two surviving principal cast members of Hogan's Heroes, along with Robert Clary. He replaced the departed Ivan Dixon in the series "Hogan's Heroes" (1965) during its sixth and final season. He was known as Sergeant Richard Baker in Hogan's Heroes, a CBS television WWII prisoner of war camp situation comedy. Initial broadcast September 17, 1965.

Washington had an uncredited role as Achille in the film The Foxes of Harrow and again was uncredited in 1956's The Birds and the Bees.

Washington started his TV career in 1968 in the American children's drama series, Daktari, that aired on CBS. "Daktari" is the Swahili word for "doctor."

Hollywood actor Kenneth Washington had a recurring role in Adam-12 as Officer Miller.

He is fondly remembered by Star Trek fans in the episode "That Which Survives" as John B. Watkins.

In 1989, Washington guest starred on A Different World.

Personal Life:

The African American actor Kenneth Washington who is well known for his roles between the 60 and 70s is still alive and has two children, Kim Lee and Quianna Washington.

Filmology:

  • Edgar Hoover (1987) (TV)
  • Money on the Side (1982) (TV)
  • Our Family Business (1981) (TV)
  • Escape from DS-3 (1981)
  • Cry Rape (1973) (TV)
  • Westworld (1973)
  • Climb an Angry Mountain (1972) (TV)
  • Hogan's Heroes (1965) (TV) (1970-1971)
  • Changes (1969)
  • The Birds and the Bees (1956) (uncredited)

Notable TV Guest Appearances

  • A Different World playing "Mercer Gilbert" in episode: "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls" (episode # 3.10) 21 December 1989
  • Police Story playing "Helms" (as Ken Washington) in episode: "Trigger Point" (episode # 5.1) 27 September 1977
  • The Rockford Files playing "Guard" in episode: "Two Into 5.56 Won't Go" (episode # 2.10) 21 November 1975
  • Police Story playing "Neeley's Partner" in episode: "The Cut Man Caper" (episode # 3.5) 28 October 1975
  • Police Story playing "Fence" in episode: "A Community of Victims" (episode # 3.3) 23 September 1975
  • Police Story playing "Booking Officer" in episode: "Love, Mabel" (episode # 2.9) 26 November 1974
  • Hec Ramsey playing "Cato Wilkins" in episode: Hangman's Wages" (episode # 1.2) 29 October 1972
  • O'Hara, U.S. Treasury playing "Marv Dixon" in episode: "Operation: Time Fuse" (episode # 1.5) 15 October 1971
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. playing "Billy Kincaid" in episode: "The Soft Phrase of Peace" (episode # 1.15) 6 January 1970
  • Petticoat Junction playing "William R. 'Bill' Blake" in episode: "By the Book" (episode # 6.26) 29 March 1969
  • The Name of the Game playing "Vincent Andrade" in episode: "The Suntan Mob" (episode # 1.20) 7 February 1969
  • Star Trek playing "Watkins" in episode: "That Which Survives" (episode # 3.17) 24 January 1969
  • My Friend Tony playing "Actor" in episode: "Death Comes in Small Packages" (episode # 1.2) 12 January 1969
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Miller" in episode: "Log 32: Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack" (episode # 1.15) 11 January 1969
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Miller" in episode: "Log 111: The Boa Constrictor" (episode # 1.11) 7 December 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Miller" in episode: "Log 132: Producer" (episode # 1.10) 30 November 1968
  • Dragnet 1967 playing "Officer Bill Bray" in episode: "Robbery - DR-15" (episode # 3.7) 17 November 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "First Officer" in episode: "Log 101: The Stolen Lawn" (episode # 1.9) 16 November 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Miller" in episode: "Log 72: El Presidente" (episode # 1.8) 9 November 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Russo" in episode: "Log 91: You're Not the First Guy's Had the Problem" (episode # 1.5) 19 October 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "Officer Russo" in episode: "Log 11: It's Just a Little Dent, Isn't It?" (episode # 1.3) 5 October 1968
  • Adam-12 playing "Miller" in episode: "Log 141: The Color TV Bandit" (episode # 1.2) 28 September 1968
  • My Three Sons playing "Corporal" in episode: "Dear Enemy" (episode # 8.23) 10 February 1968
  • I Dream of Jeannie playing "Man" in episode: "The Girl Who Never Had a Birthday" (episode # 2.10) 14 November 1966

Other Works

Although Kenneth Washington is mostly remembered for being a television and film actor between the 1960s and 1970s, he was well known behind the scenes for directing in the 1980s.

  • (May 28 to June 2, 1985) He directed Mary Gallagher's play, "Perfect," in the 1984-1985 Apprentice/Intern Company Spring Showcase production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1984-1985 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast.
  • (May 28 to June 2, 1985) He directed Nancy Beverly's play, "Attack of the Moral Fuzzies," in the 1984-1985 Apprentice/Intern Company Spring Showcase production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1984-1985 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast.
  • (February 17 to March 26, 1988) He directed Kevin Kling's play, "Lloyd's Prayer," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Kevin Kling (Bob); Ethan Phillips (Dad, Peter, Boss, Porpy); Julie Boyd (Mom, Angel of the Lord, Linda) and Walter Bobbie (Lloyd) in the cast.