Armed with a pair of tap shoes and Fred Astaire, Tarzan and Gene Kelly as role models, Ken Grant headed for Los Angeles where he began a 30 year performing career in film, television and commercials. He first appeared in numerous variety shows such as The Sonny and Cher Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Carpenters and the Barbara Mandrell Show and was soon acting in sitcoms such as the Jefferson’s and several soap operas. His film credits include Mame, Funny Lady and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
While working in New York City, Ken and his wife helped develop an acting technique created specifically for camera and they have been teaching this technique for the last 20 years in LA, New York and Orlando. When they moved to Orlando to raise their family, he began working on shows for Nickelodeon, Disney and Universal as well as producing, directing and choreographing commercials, musical theater and several pilots for sit-coms and soap operas. Now that the kids are grown, and no one has figured out how to air-condition Florida in August, Ken has returned to California where he began his career and his great ‘life adventure’ in performing. Ken claims to be ‘retired’, but he just can’t keep from getting involved in helping young (and not-so-young) performers improve their skills, develop their talent, and pursue their career in the fascinating world of entertainment. And, California is a GREAT place to ‘retire’. (DEFINITION of ‘RETIRE’ – to replace one’s tires, and keep on goin’)