Ken Sagoes, born in Stockbridge, Georgia and raised in Atlanta, is an award winning writer and actor who has over 100 film, TV, and stage credits.
He attended Kennesaw State University and studied writing and directing under the UCLA Extension program. Sagoes also studied under two entertainment legends, Edmund J. Cambridge and Marlon Brando.
He’s a former staff writer with Paramount Television, won a CableAce Award and was a HUMANITAS Prize Finalist for writing and co-starring in Disney Channel’s “On Promised Land”.
Sagoes has written fourteen plays and over thirty-five screenplays. As a stage actor, he has received several awards, including a NAACP Theater nomination for Ted Lange’s critically acclaimed play, “George Washington’s Boy”.
In film, he is best known for the role of “Kincaid”, one of the Dream Warriors in the classic horror films, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, 3 & 4, making him the first African-American actor to survive a major horror film and return for a sequel. He’s also known for John Singleton’s “ROSEWOOD” as the loveable “Big Baby” and the role of “Darryl” with Martin Lawrence in the hit series, “What’s Happening Now”.
In 1997, Sagoes founded GBC-Giving Back Corporation, a 501 (c) 3 organization that helps send inner city youth to summer camp and helps pay for books and supplies for college bound students. GBC also gives an Annual Toast/Roast to honor entertainment pioneers who have paved the way.