Ken Howard Memorial Wall

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President Ken Howard Memorial Wall

I worked with Ken on Pudd'nhead Wilson. His approach to acting taught me so much. I will miss his sense of humor, the way he gave himself as a gift to the audience. 
-Nameer El-Kadi

He was too young for this, and will be dearly missed by those who knew him well and by those of us who loved having him as our leader. Bon voyage and break a leg, Mr. Howard.
-Karen Machon

Thank you, Ken. You took the lead when our ship was drawing water and delivered us to calmer, more temperate waters. We'll miss you and are forever in your debt. The other side must be rejoicing because it just got a whole lot more talented.
-John D'Aquino

I am so saddened to hear that Ken has passed away. At the last two conventions, Ken Howard was the highlight for me. I was so extra proud to be contributing because of his presence and the knowledge that he was my president.
-Alice Spivak

Ken was a unique, dedicated man. I came to know him a little on Cane. His personal history was powerful, his perspective keen, and his demeanor generous. It was an honor to work with him.
-Shawn Nelson

They say "no one's irreplaceable," and, while I hope that's true, I think we have a huge challenge finding a leader with your consummate skills, abilities, dedication and love of our profession. When I watched you on television as The White Shadow, I had no clue how you would touch me and thousands upon thousands of actors across the county. You inherited what I felt was a mess, a bitterly divided union. And slowly, steadily, you brought more and more of us together. I watched your "listening tour" with great admiration, feeling it was the right first step. And it was. We have many challenges ahead of us as television and film technology changes and the industry with it. We are better able to address those changes thanks to you. I only hope we can proceed together, as you have taught us. God Bless you.
-Randall Kahn

Saddened by the news of the passing of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard. My experiences with him were few, but I respected him and his efforts for the union. He spoke on behalf of his disabled union members when not one other industry insider did during the Oscars. He supported true inclusion, and knew how our industry could be impactful. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
-Danny Woodburn

I'll never forget the day in Philadelphia at City Hall when I received my Screen Actors Guild lapel pin from Ken. He was a gentle giant of a man, both literally and figuratively, always fighting for the needs of the professional actor. The White Shadow was a very inspirational show for me growing up, with my sports background. Ironically I received my first guest star performance on Boardwalk Empire from director Tim Van Patten, who played "Salami" in the famed series. God bless and rest in peace, Ken Howard.
-Greg Pronko

Many years ago, I worked on a made for TV film called Rage of Angels with Ken and Jacqueline Smith. He was the nicest man! Kind, generous, funny, sweet and handsome. When he became our SAG president, I knew he was the perfect choice. For so long, it was nice to know he was there for us. He will be missed!
-Donna Anderson

Ken and I worked together in the 1980s on a film called Second Thoughts. His scenes with Anne Schedeen (who played his wife) were hilariously funny – particularly in one where they fought over the “custody” of a bonsai tree. He was a fine artist and a first-class guy.
-Craig Wasson