Ken Howard (born March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor, best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show The White Shadow. He portrayed Reverand Arthur Marsh in Rambo.


Howard appeared in films Oscar (with Rambo co-star Sylvester Stallone), Clear and Present Danger, The Net, Michael Clayton and Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar.

He had regular television roles on The Manhunter and Crossing Jordan. Howard also made television appearances on Dynasty and it's spinoff The Colbys, Bonanza, Murder, She Wrote, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Boston Legal, The West Wing, Cold Case, Brothers and Sisters, Law & Order: SVU and The Closer.

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