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Ken Wahl - Biography

Vinnie Terranova in Wiseguy

Photos Ken Wahl Nom de naissance : Ken Wahl
Date de naissance : 1954/10/31 (65 years old)
Birth place : Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Taille : 1.91 m

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Biography for Ken Wahl

Born in October 1954, Ken Wahl was one of 10 siblings and left school at age 17 to drift through a variety of jobs such as pumping gas before heading to California with a burning desire to succeed in the dramatic arts. Wahl was tall, handsome and athletically gifted, plus he oozed on screen appeal to both sexes. Talented Wahl's first key role was as the lead character of "Richie Genaro", the head of a Bronx, NYC street gang, in the scintillating The Wanderers (1979).

Within two more movies he was appearing alongside his onscreen hero 'Paul Newman' in the explosive cop drama _Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)_ . Wahl headlined again in his next film The Soldier (1982), about a covert assassin tracking down stolen nuclear arms and eliminating the opposition! He appeared alongside Cheryl Ladd in the Vietnam war romance of Purple Hearts (1984) and roles in several other films, before landing the key TV role of undercover FBI agent "Vinnie Terranova" in _Wiseguy (1987)_. Wiseguy ran successfully from 1987 to 1990 scoring Wahl a Golden Globe Award, and it was resurrected again briefly for a TV movie in 1996.

Unfortunately, Wahl was involved in a terrible accident in 1992 with near life threatening neck injuries and for many years battled several addictions in an attempt to ease the chronic pain. Thankfully, he overcame these demons and presently he is managing his pain with professional medical assistance and sharing his life with his third wife, Shane Barbi, plus his four children Louie, Raymond, Cody & Kyra. One can only hope that one day we see this exciting, passionate and sensitive actor back in front of the cameras.

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. Creation date : 2003/07/01 by misou

. Last Update : 2007/05/01 by abdest

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