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  • Real name : Kenneth Edward Olin
  • Place of birth : Chicago
  • Date of birth : 30/07/1954



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Ken Olin (1954)

Kenneth Edward Olin

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Kenneth Edward "Ken" Olin is an American actor, director and producer. He is known for his starring role on the television series Thirtysomething, and most recently as Executive Producer, director, and recurring guest star of the television series Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011).


As an actor, Olin played Michael Steadman on Thirtysomething (1987–1991)
and Dr. Roger Cattan on L.A. Doctors (1998–1999). He was also noted for his performance as Detective Harry Garibaldi on Hill Street Blues and as the lead in the short-lived but critically praised EZ Streets. Olin has also performed in a number of television programs including Alias , Falcon Crest, and Murder, She Wrote.

Prior to working on Brothers & Sisters, Olin produced and directed the television program Alias. He has directed for other television including L.A. Doctors, The West Wing, Felicity, Judging Amy, Freaks and Geeks, Thirtysomething, and EZ Streets.

 personal life
Olin was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a former Peace Corps official and pharmaceutical company owner. He was raised in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from The Putney School in Putney, Vermont in 1972, then completed his college career at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to his thirtysomething and Brothers & Sisters co-star, Patricia Wettig, with whom he has a son, Clifford, and a daughter, Roxanne (better known as "Roxy") who appears on The City. Olin is Jewish.

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