Ken Howard, who served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2009-2012, passed away today at the age of 71. Like many who have served in the position, he was also an established actor with a notable film and television career stretching back to 1970, with a Tony Award and an Emmy win to his name.
Notable roles included appearances in “Michael Clayton,” “Clear and Present Danger” and as Thomas Jefferson in “1776.” Older television fans remember fondly his work on “The White Shadow,” and younger fans will recall him as Kabletown CEO Hank Hooper on “30 Rock.” There are literally dozens of other memorable roles that stand out in his remarkable resume.
Many who knew and worked with Howard are speaking out on Twitter in memorial. Some of their thoughts are below.