Ken (name)


Ken (name)

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Ken is a male given name. It occurs in English (originally a shortened form of Kenneth) and Japanese (written variously as 謙、健、憲、拳、賢、研、顕、).

People named Ken

* Ken Akamatsu, Japanese author
* Ken Anderson (football player), American quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
* Ken Anderson, a wrestler better known by his current ring name, Mr. Kennedy
* Ken Burns, American documentary filmmaker
* Ken Caminiti, Major League Baseball player
* Ken Campbell (actor)
* Ken Campbell (evangelist)
* Ken Casey, the bassist of the Boston Irish punk rock group Dropkick Murphys
* Ken Christianson, California based artist and musician, with art collective Elephant Empire
* Ken Clark (actor)
* Ken Davitian, American film and TV actor
* Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
* Ken Dodd, English comedian
* Ken Follett, British author of thrillers and historical novels
* Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player
* Ken Griffey, Jr., American baseball player
* Ken Ham, creationist
* Ken Harrelson, Major League Baseball player and broadcaster
* Ken Hendricks, billionaire, president of Hendricks Group
* Ken Hirai, J-pop singer known for the hit songs "Hitomi wo Tojite" and "POP STAR"
* Ken Hoang, American professional electronic sports player
* Ken Holtzman, Major League Baseball player
* Ken Hughes, writer and director of films, including "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
* Ken Jennings, contestant on the game show "Jeopardy!"
* Ken Kal, radio play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings
* Ken Kesey, novelist, author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
* Ken (musician) (Ken Kitamura), J-Pop member of bands L'Arc~en~Ciel and Sons of All Pussys
* Ken Kutaragi, President and CEO, later Chairman, of Sony Computer Entertainment
* Ken Livingstone, politician, former mayor of London, UK
* Ken Lloyd, Japanese-British musician, vocalist and songwriter of Fake? and Oblivion Dust
* Ken Maycock, an artist and art teacher at Dulwich College
* Ken Morrish, former mayor of the city of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
* Ken Morrison, English supermarket CEO
* Ken Nomura, member of the drifting motorsport scene and of the D1 Grand Prix series
* Ken Okuyama, Japanese car designer, creative director of Pininfarina, professor
* Ken Russell, film director and actor
* Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer
* Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer and political activist
* Ken "The Killa" Schilla, scored the winning goal in Mens JV2's first ever victory
* Ken Schrader, NASCAR driver
* Ken Shimura, comedian, member of the Drifters
* Ken Spreitzer, computer programmer
* Ken Takakura (1931-), Japanese film actor
* Ken Thompson, one of the primary creators of Unix
* Ken Wahl, actor
* Ken Watanabe (1959-), Japanese theater, TV, and film actor

Fictional characters named Ken

* Ken ("Street Fighter"), a character in video game series
* Ken Barlow, a character in the British TV soap opera "Coronation Street"
* Ken Hayakawa (aka Zubat), a character in "Kaiketsu Zubat"
* Ken Hoshikawa (aka FiveBlue), a character in "Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman"
* Ken Ichijouji, a character in the anime series "Digimon"
* Ken Jakubzak, Main Character in "A Murderer named Ken"
* (Grand Theft Auto series), a recurring character within the series
* Kenshiro or Ken, hero of the manga and anime series "Fist of the North Star"


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