Ken Olin

Ken Olin

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birthname = Kenneth Edward Olin
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yearsactive = 1976 – present
spouse = Patricia Wettig (1982 – present)
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notable role = Michael Steadman in "thirtysomething"
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Ken Olin (born July 30, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He first became well known for his starring role on the television series " thirtysomething", but is now a prolific television producer and director.



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" (as David McNeil), "Falcon Crest", and "Murder, She Wrote".

He is also known for his work as a director, most recently of the television program, "Alias" (for which he as also served as co-executive producer and producer). He has worked with actress Lena Olin (no relation) and Jennifer Garner on "Alias". In addition, he has directed episodes of "L.A. Doctors", "The West Wing", "Felicity", "Judging Amy", "Freaks and Geeks", "thirtysomething", "EZ Streets" and " Brothers & Sisters".

Personal life

Olin was born in Chicago, 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" co-star, Patricia Wettig with whom he has a son, Clifford, and a daughter, Roxanne. Olin is Jewish.cite news | last =Elkin| first =Michael| coauthors=| title =Jewish Jingle Belles?| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Exponent| date =2006-12-21 | url =| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]


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