Check out this phenomenal Atlanta-based Actor, Screenwriter, and Acting Coach. He just happens to be my brother-in-law.
Ken Dohse – Actor
Latest Projects – The Reins Maker, Mission Improbable, Selma, Resurrection (TV Series)
Life Quote – “An attitude of gratitude will give one a higher altitude for a greater longitude”
My Impression – Of course, I am biased since he is family. However, I think it also gives me an unique insight into his character. In prep and on set, Ken has been highly regarded by big names in the industry to be one of the most pleasant, flexible, and kind-hearted individuals in the business. He is tenacious at researching for organic character development and he is committed to giving 150% to every role he is a part of. He is an encouragement to countless people and he is a rising star that will surely be counted as one of the up and coming in Atlanta. In his roles, you can look forward to seeing his excellent use of varying facial expressions, poised determination, and tempered vocal tone.
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IMDB BIO – With nearly 30 years of acting industry experience, Ken Dohse’s credits include stage plays, musicals, small-screen, television commercials, television programs, web-series and feature films. He began his acting career in his high-school theatre in Salem, Wisconsin, a small town nestled in the woods just an hour north of Chicago. It was there he was cast as Charlie Brown in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, Ivan Ilyitch Cherdyakov in “The Good Doctor” by Neil Simon, and Manuelo Costazuella in “The Female Version of the Odd Couple” and sang and danced for three years in show choir. After high school, he studied acting and modeling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. After auditioning for a role on NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries in 1988, he was cast and thus the acting bug stuck! However, knowing the importance of a college education, Ken studied theatre and communications at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he starred in plays and musicals such as “The Mousetrap”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “The Makado”, and “Taming of the Shrew”, to name a few. He graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and minors in English, Drama, and Bible. After graduation, Ken found his bride-to-be in Atlanta, GA on a random business trip. In early 1994 he moved to marry his bride, Christina. Together they worked in their church theatre. Ken directed, acted and wrote scripts for worship and large scale musicals. In 1999, he was offered a position in Jacksonville, FL, where over the next 9 years, he directed, produced, wrote and acted in over 27 large-scale musicals and plays such as “Alone on the Altar”, “The Christ, The Cross and The Crown”, “On A Hill Too Far Away”, I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Bless This House” along with others also televised in the local Jacksonville market. Also, in Jacksonville, Ken auditioned for AMTC (Actors Models and Talent for Christ) and took two years of acting classes in Orlando, FL and in Jacksonville, FL. A local talent agency in Jacksonville signed Ken and he is now a working and booking stage, television and film Actor, landing roles in “The Jesus Film”, “Mercy”, “Finding Forgiveness”, and “Near Dead”, an offshoot of “The Walking Dead”, as well as “Evergreen, Love Your Lawn”, a television commercial in the Orlando Market. Ken studied film acting under Film and Television Actress, Cindy Hogan, who is one of his mentors. Not even in Atlanta a year yet, Ken is the Lead Instructor with the International Performing Arts Academy in Atlanta. He teaches actors ages 8-50. Ken’s other Atlanta regional credits include, “Hometown Bank” television commercial in Alabama, “Passing”, a short film of the life of a Dahlonega gold miner in the 1850’s, “Muse” a play produced by 7 Eight Theatre Company based in Atlanta, a background actor on “Being Mary Jane” on the BET Channel, “The Haves and Have Nots” as well as had the opportunity to work twice on the feature film, “Selma” allowing him to work with the talent and graciousness of Oprah Winfrey, Martin Sheen, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Ken wrapped the feature film, “Love Waits” in Tennessee playing the role of “Pastor Perkins”. Ken is cast in the feature film in production entitled “Dancer”. In addition, Ken has been cast as Eli Burton in “The Colors of Emily”, filmed in southern Indiana in 2014. 2015 is already ramping up with four feature films, “Kate’s Walk” as Eli Burton (sequel to “The Colors of Emily”), “The Cardinal Rule” as Antony, and two more announced castings but not yet made public. Ken just wrapped season 2 of “Resurrection” on ABC as a Returned Man in the town of Arcadia, episodes 203, 205, 209, 211 and 213.