Quick Facts of

  • First NameKene
  • Last NameHolliday
  • Date of Birth04 December, 2023
  • Net Worth$ 2 million
  • CareerActor
  • Age71 Years
  • Height6 Feet

Kenneth Earl Holliday who is famous as Kene Holliday is an American actor best known for appearing as Ben Matlock’s private investigator, Tyler Hudson, in the legal drama, Matlock. Also, he is known for appearing on ABC’s sitcom, Carter Country as Sgt. Curtis Baker.

Short-Bio of Kene Holliday

Kene Holliday was born on June 25, 1949, in Copiague, Suffolk County, New York. He was raised in a Christian home with a Baptist family. When he was 12 years old, his father passed away. His mother died in December 2010 at the age of 85 due to  Alzheimer’s disease.

Actor, Kene Holliday

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Talking about education, he completed his schooling from Copiague High School in 1967. During his high school days, he was very good at football due to which he got a full scholarship at the University of Maryland. But later on, he turned his passion for acting after his football career didn’t work as he wanted.

Following his graduation, he worked with a theater group at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. Also, he was a founding member of the D.C. Black Repertory Company.

Married Life With Linda Copling

The 70 years old, Kene Holliday is leading a happy married life with his longtime wife, Linda Copling. They shared the wedding vows on April 6, 1996, after a year of relationship. Following his marriage, he became a Christian Evangelist and spent over a decade traveling around the US spreading the word of God through gospel musicals.

Prior to marriage with Linda, he was married twice. Firstly he was married to Dolly with whom he has shared one kid. Later on, he married Penitentiary II actress Janifer Baker Holloway and had one kid with her as well.

Career and Net Worth

Kene Holliday has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022. He started his career back in 1971 and has been able to bag more than 60 acting credits. He made his debut in the series, Love, American Style and since then appeared in several movies and TV series. His most notable recognition to this date is as Tyler Hudson in Matlock.

Some of his other notable TV works include Kojak, What’s Happening!!, The Incredible Hulk, Carter Country, ABC Afterschool Specials, Hart of the Yard, See China and Die, The Two Lives of Carol Letner, Dangerous Company, Farrell for the People, The Greatest American Hero, No Small Affair, Hill Street Blues, Action Force: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, If It’s Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium,  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, G.I. Joe: The Movie, CBS’s Miracle On The Mountain, Hope & Faith.

Reason He Left Matlock

Kene appeared in Matlock in early 1986 when he was working in GI Joe: A Real American Hero. Though he appeared in three seasons of the show, he was fired in the third season due to his frequent drinking problem.

While talking with The New York Times, he disclosed that,

I was still drinking and drugging. There is just so much of that they are going to tolerate on a multimillion-dollar show.

He spent much of his time in the rehab center and due to this, his appearance in the third season was very limited.

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