KEN KAMLET has 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 appeared in numerous film, television and commercial roles and has been heard in a variety of voice over performances.
Most recently, Ken received acclaim for his performances in two world premiere productions: the leading roles of Dr. Robert Salinger, an ethics professor with a shameful secret who unravels when he is drawn into a murder plot in Moral Imperative (Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, directed by Howard Storm) and as a deeply disturbed psychiatric patient in Cape Turnaround’s production of The Rebirth Consortium (Hollywood, CA). 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 Harley Venton’s standby in Douglas Carter Beane’s Advice From a Caterpillar (Edgar Lansbury, director) and Frozen in the Looking Pool (Chicago Avenue Theatre/Minneapolis).
On film, Ken has been busy recently wrapping productions of the indie films Red Hot Frog, The Radical, Home Made, The Great Escape, Reflections Eternal and White Angel. Other films including leading performances in David Goes To Work, A Glance, Salute to Life and Our Little Comrades.
TV credits include a recurring role on “As The World Turns” (CBS), “Last Laugh” (PBS), “Tattinger’s” (NBC), “Mysteries of the Apocalypse” (Ventura Distribution), “Guilt” (Italy), “Aliens in the Family” (ABC) and “Life, Love and Hollywood” (Good Luck Productions). Television commercials include Dr. Pepper, AT&T and The Container Store. Please CLICK HERE for more information about Ken’s work as a Voice Over artist.
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 has worked with such notables as Treat Williams, Norman Lear, Jason Robards, Carol Channing and Al Hirshfeld. He produced the documentary film “Setting the Stage for a New Century” 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, “FAME” High School of Performing Arts. 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.