Kene Holliday
American actor
Kene Holliday
Kenneth Earl "Kene" Holliday is a prolific American character actor of stage, film, and television, best known for his role as Ben Matlock's original private investigator, Tyler Hudson, on Andy Griffith's hit television series Matlock.
Biography
Kene Holliday's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Kene Holliday
News
News abour Kene Holliday from around the web
Matlock: Season 1 - Letmeentertainyou.de
Google News - over 5 years
Tochter Charlene (Linda Purl) und Privatdetektiv Tyler Hudson (Kene Holliday) arbeiten Hand in Hand mit Matlock und helfen ihm dabei, für Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen. Auch die stellvertretende Staatsanwältin Julie March (Julie Sommars) und Lt. Bob Brooks
Article Link:
Google News article
New York Today: Free and Cheap Events, August 31, 2011 - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
The comedy stars Pat Healy and Kene Holliday and was directed by Craig Zobel, who will hold a Q&A. 6:50 pm $12. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. (718) 636-4100. FUNKY FRESH. Guinean-born guitarist Mamady Kouyate leads the new and improved Mandingo
Article Link:
Google News article
Weeklong National Black Theatre Festival opens with a bang - Winston-Salem Journal
Google News - over 5 years
She was also delighted to see Kene Holliday, who played Tyler on the TV series "Matlock." Meadows has been going to the festival since 2005 but had never attended the gala until Monday. "This was the first year I was able to afford it," she said of the
Article Link:
Google News article
THEATER REVIEW; A Stark and Sensual 'Of Mice and Men'
NYTimes - over 8 years
If you arrive late for ''Of Mice and Men'' at the Westport Country Playhouse, the entrance and exit of Curly's wife (John Steinbeck never gave the character a name) will help clear things up fast. Betsy Morgan plays the young, shapely, lonely, overtly seductive wife as if Madonna had taken over an early Lana Turner role. And when, after a pointed
Article Link:
NYTimes article
And the Nominees Should Be . . .
NYTimes - about 9 years
The ideal slate of Oscar candidates, as chosen by the three critics of The New York Times. BEST PICTURE A. O. Scott: ''Sweeney Todd'' ''4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'' ''I'm Not There'' ''Ratatouille'' ''Into the Wild'' Manohla Dargis: ''There Will Be Blood'' ''The Bourne Ultimatum'' ''4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'' ''I'm Not There'' ''Zodiac''
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Imaginary Trips Beyond Reality
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE life span of a television trend is often measured in mini-seasons, so the seven years since ''Survivor'' rushed reality television to the center of the pop-culture universe counts for at least a generation. Novels and movies commented on the genre almost from the start, usually in terms echoing the op-ed page panic that glimpsed the end of
Article Link:
NYTimes article
MOVIE REVIEW | 'GREAT WORLD OF SOUND'; With a Song In Their Hearts, They Are Prey
NYTimes - over 9 years
The world is full of talented people who never get the break they deserve. At least as many are convinced that they possess more talent than they really do. ''American Idol'' has helped make rooting for the first group and ridiculing the second a national pastime. Meanwhile, a curious new movie called ''Great World of Sound'' observes a sadder,
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Get Set: Alaska, Saudia Arabia, London Calling
NYTimes - over 9 years
Dates are subject to change. SEPTEMBER Wednesday FOREVER What a cast: Marcel Proust, Jean-Auguste Ingres, Frédéric Chopin, Jim Morrison and Maria Callas headline Heddy Honigmann's documentary about Paris's fabled Père-Lachaisecemetery. HELVETICA Gary Hustwit's documentary traces the rise of a humble Swiss typeface. WOOL 100% Two elderly sisters
Article Link:
NYTimes article
PERSEVERANCE; An Actor's Seesaw Life Jolts Upward Again
NYTimes - over 9 years
Amityville, N.Y. FAME may be fleeting, but Kene Holliday doesn't give up easily. Perseverance is a hallmark of Mr. Holliday, the actor best known for his portrayal of Tyler Hudson, Andy Griffith's first private investigator, on the legal drama ''Matlock'' in the late 1980s. Mr. Holliday -- his first name is pronounced Kenny -- has been seeking to
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Review/Television; Cybill Shepherd, on the Case and Cracking Wise
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Who needs Bruce Willis? That's the nose-thumbing attitude being mischievously taken tonight at 9 by Cybill Shepherd in "Stormy Weathers," an ABC movie, which obviously has its eye on a weekly series. Like Maddie Hayes in "Moonlighting," Samantha Weathers -- call her Sam -- is a private investigator with a hands-off attitude and a mouth to back it
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TV Weekend; With Josephine Baker Through a Long Life
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Josephine Baker died in 1975 and received a state funeral in Paris. Since then, hardly a year has gone by without an announcement that the American-born entertainer's story was being adapted for either a movie or a Broadway musical. Well, it's finally happened and Home Box Office got there first. "The Josephine Baker Story" is being added to the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
2 NEW SERIES, 'MATLOCK' AND 'SLEDGE HAMMER'
NYTimes - over 30 years
THE ''law and order'' formula continues to be milked, sometimes in wondrous ways. NBC's ''Matlock,'' having its premiere at 8 o'clock this evening, stars Andy Griffth as an Atlanta lawyer who plays detective on his own cases. That's pretty standard stuff. Meanwhile, on ABC at 8:30, a ''preview'' of ''Sledge Hammer!'' (which begins its regular run
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TV: 'THE BEST OF TIMES,' A COMEDY
NYTimes - over 33 years
''THE BEST OF TIMES'' wants to be a number of things, only one of them a comedy. It is supposed to be about the funny goings-on among the students at good old Grant High, but other elements - slices of life, pieces of drama - keep intruding. Presumably, this makes it a contemporary comedy. The half-hour pilot will be seen on Channel 2 at 8:30
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kene Holliday
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 57
    While taking care of his mother, he accepted the lead role in the movie Great World of Sound, in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 46
    He married his current wife, Linda, in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details A born-again Christian, Holliday became a traveling evangelist, and he and his wife spent the next decade preaching in gospel musicals. Holliday became round-the-clock caregiver for his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and subsequently became a member of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    He was replaced in the TV series by actor Clarence Gilyard, who took over the role until 1993.
    More Details Hide Details After his firing, Holliday co-starred opposite Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story. By coincidence, Whitfield & Holliday had both appeared on Matlock, but not in the same episode. Holliday is reported to be 22 years sober. He has numerous television and movie appearances to his credit, including roles in G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987), CBS’s made for television movie Miracle On The Mountain (2003), Hope & Faith (2004), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005). He published a book of poetry in 1998 entitled "The Book of K-III: The Contemporary Poetics of Kene Holliday".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    During the third season of Matlock in 1988, Holliday's substance abuse persisted and he was eventually sent to rehab in 1989 in an attempt to overcome his (now very apparent) dependence on drugs and alcohol.
    More Details Hide Details When Holliday emerged from rehab three months later, he had already been let go from the show.
  • 1986
    Age 36
    His big break came in 1986, when he was offered a co-starring role as private investigator, Tyler Hudson, on the NBC series, Matlock.
    More Details Hide Details He played the role during the show's first three seasons. Holliday had admired Andy Griffith since the 1960s. However, he and the series' lead, Andy Griffith, did not get along well with each other. Despite their differences, Holliday appeared in nearly every episode for the first two seasons.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 26
    That play led him to Los Angeles in 1976, when he guest-starred in several shows such as: Kojak, What's Happening!!
    More Details Hide Details The Incredible Hulk, Quincy, M.E., Lou Grant, Soap, its spin-off series, Benson, The Jeffersons, The Fall Guy, Hart to Hart, and Doogie Howser, M.D., among many others. His first television series was Carter Country where he co-starred, with Victor French, as Sgt. Curtis Baker from 1977 until 1979. He also was featured in Roots: The Next Generations, and starred in a series of pilots that failed to make it on the air. Kene provided the voice of the character Roadblock in the 1980s cartoon series, G.I. Joe, and 1987's G.I. Joe: The Movie.
  • 1975
    Age 25
    In 1975, he was fired from his job because of his problem with drugs and alcohol.
    More Details Hide Details His dependency continued for the next 14 years. However, despite his dependency problems, he starred as Carlyle in David Rabe's Vietnam War-era play Streamers at the Lincoln Theatre.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    He was “jazzed” by a class in the history of theater, and acting became his new passion. In 1969, as an undergraduate, he played Yank in The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first black to perform in a leading role on the state school’s main stage. After graduation from college, his first work was with the inaugual theater group at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where he conducted workshops as a founding member of the D.C. Black Repertory Company.
  • 1967
    Age 17
    He graduated in 1967, and attended University of Maryland on full scholarship.
    More Details Hide Details As he recalled, times were turbulent, and the football team was preparing to strike against the NCAA over a change in coaches.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on June 25, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)