What Movie Awards did Ken Wahl win?
Ken Wahl's Quotes
- Every single movie I've done has been crap because they've cut the best stuff out.
- [on the accident during the filming of Wiseguy (1987)] She (Jan Eliasberg) had me walking into my own POV shot, and you don't have to be Steven Spielberg to know that that's not right. I was stepping up, and the [camera] wheel caught my right heel and it just ripped out the Achilles tendon. Pop! It sounded like a champagne cork. But she wanted to do it again, so I said, "Okay, you're the boss". From that day forward I've never been the same.
- [on being named the Sexiest Man on TV by "Us" magazine] When that Sexiest Man thing came out, I absolutely hated it. Everybody likes to be thought of as attractive, but when it's the foremost thing that you're known for, it's the kiss of death.
- On the Wiseguy (1996) movie they were shooting me up like a racehorse with cortisone and shit. I only worked 16 days and barely got through it. That's when I knew I couldn't do it anymore. I had to hang 'em up.
- I'm forever grateful for all the major producers who offered me numerous opportunities for huge comebacks. Maybe it's for the best, I just didn't have the personality to be famous and felt out of place in the limelight.
Ken Wahl: A Talented Actor with an Inspiring Journey
Net Worth Details
Ken Wahl, the American actor, has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Apart from his acting career, he has also earned additional income through his occasional roles in movies and television shows.
What is Ken Wahl known for?
Ken Wahl is known for his remarkable work as an actor in the entertainment industry, especially for his role in the television series ‘Wiseguy’. He also gained recognition for his performance in ‘The Wanderers’, ‘Fort Apache, the Bronx’, ‘The Soldier’, and ‘Jinxed’. As an actor, his significant contribution to various movies and television shows throughout his career has cemented his name in Hollywood’s hall of fame.
Early life and education
Wahl was born on October 31, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, with the birth name Anthony Calzaretta. His family later moved to The Bronx, New York, where he attended high school. During his school days, he was interested in baseball.
After graduating from high school, he traveled around the country before moving to Los Angeles. Like other aspiring actors, he started as an extra in movies and commercials to earn a living.
Despite being a newcomer to the industry, his skills caught the attention of Hollywood producers and directors, leading to frequent calls for audition. This led him to get bigger roles, and eventually a big break in Hollywood came when he was cast as Richie in ‘The Wanderers’ in 1979.
Soon after, he starred in movies such as ‘Fort Apache, the Bronx’, ‘The Soldier’, and ‘Jinxed’. His successful streak of top-rated performances continued, and in 1987, his talent as an actor was recognized in one of his best-known roles as the undercover West Coast Mafia associate, Vinnie Terranova, in CBS crime drama series ‘Wiseguy’.
His star quality in the show was undeniable, and with a total of 75 episodes, he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Vinnie. He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 199.
Some other famous appearances of Ken outside of his lead roles include the George C. Scott film ‘The Last Days of Patton’ (1986), and baseball games for both George Steinbrenner’s New York Yankees and Ted Turner’s Atlanta Braves franchises.
Ken played the character of Jeffrey in the thriller ‘The Taking of Beverly Hills’ (1991). This movie was Ken’s last mainstream work as he made an exit from the film industry with most major roles after suffering lifelong injuries to his neck due to a stunt accident while filming a CBS TV movie ‘Battling for Baby’ in 1992.
Ken Wahl is alive and well and living away from Hollywood at present time.
Many people admire Ken Wahl for his brilliant acting skills on screen. Some of his outstanding achievements during his acting career include winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama in 199. The actor also received tremendous recognition, including an Emmy Award nomination for his breathtaking performance in ‘Wiseguy.’
The perseverance he displayed at the beginning, facing rejection numerous times and still continuing to pursue his passion, also positively influences many current and budding actors.
Personal Life of Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl was married to Corinne Alphen from 1984-1997. He currently lives in Kansas but for decades wanted a chance to retire to the countryside, raising animals and growing organic vegetables.
Ken Wahl is a well-known actor who has captured many hearts and inspired others in the entertainment industry. Despite the injuries and setbacks, he never relinquished his sense of perseverance and has continued to live a contented life since retiring from acting. We salute him for his outstanding contributions and wish him all the best.
Interesting Facts about Ken Wahl
- Was working as a gas station jockey in the Midwest when he decided to drive out to L.A. and try to his luck in Hollywood.
- Wife Shane Barbi was a "Playboy" model and magazine cover girl in the early and mid-1990s, half of the famous blonde Barbi twins with identical-twin sister Sia.
- First wife, Corinne Alphen Wahl, was "Penthouse" Pet of the Year in the mid-'80s.
- Crashed his motorcycle at age 15 and again in 1984 as he was on his way to a meeting with Diane Keaton to co-star in Mrs. Soffel (1984); the part went to Mel Gibson.
- He chose the stage name of Ken Wahlis in honor of a man who saved his father's life in the Korean War.
- Has four children. One child, Raymond William Wahl (DOB: January 14, 1984), is from his first marriage to Corinne Wahl. Three children, Louie, Cody and Kyra, are from his second marriage to Lorrie Vidal.