Ken Jenkins

2003 NBC Winter Press Tour Party

Jenkins in 2003, photo by

Birth Name: John Kendall Jenkins

Place of Birth: New Boston, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1940

Ethnicity: possibly Welsh

Ken Jenkins is an American actor and musician. He is known for his role on the show Scrubs. His surname, Jenkins, is Welsh. He was raised partly in Dayton, Ohio.

He is married to actress and playwright Katharine Houghton. Katharine is niece of actress Katharine Hepburn. Ken has three children, including actor Daniel Jenkins, with his former wife Joan Patchen.

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  1. jackson9 says:

    Mother: Erma Frances Jenkins (1922-2001) Kentucky. She was the daughter of Samuel Clinton Jenkins (1877) and Cora Smith (1885), both form Ohio. Samuel was the son of Josiah Ezra Jenkins and Esther Ann Yeley. Cora was the daughter of Hiram W. Smith and Mary A. Smeadley. Ken Jenkins is English, German, Irish, and possibly Welsh on his mothers side of his family.
    Father: John Julian Yinger: the son of James Arthur Yinger and Edna Brennan. James was the son of a German father Jacob Yinger Sr. and Josephine Frederick. Edna was the daughter of Daniel Joseph Brennan and Amelia Emma Frederick. Daniel had Irish parents John Brennan Sr. and Catherine Collins. To conclude Ken Jenkins is German and Irish on his fathers side of his family.

  2. bablah says:

    Married to actres Katharine Houghton, niece of Katharine Hepburn. His son (with Joan Patchen) is Broadway actor Daniel Jenkins.

  3. madman says:

    Full name: John Kendall Jenkins

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