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About Ken

Ken Holmes was born in Teaneck, New Jersey in the United States, and his family moved to Vermont when he was three. Ken always had a passion for performing. In first grade, he would act out in front of his classmates pretending to be several characters, including a fundamentalist preacher who warned the kids of an impending apocalypse. He would later be home-schooled, but his love of acting continued. He spent long hours as a child in his room taping pseudo-radio programs on his tape recorder, where countless characters (all of whom he would do the voices for) dropped by to be interviewed. He also acted in a couple of home-school plays. When he was twelve, Ken landed a role as Robin in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in Vermont. It was this experience that made him realize that performance and a career in the arts was what he wanted to do with his life.

In 2006, he spent a semester abroad in London where he went to a play nearly every night, sometimes seeing several in one day. While there, he took a master class on the craft of acting with Jeremy Irons. The following year, he attended Castleton State College where he studied Theatre with a concentration in Acting and Directing and a minor in Writing. Ken graduated from CSC cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Since graduating, Ken has been going stronger than ever, acting in films and plays, as well as writing. Film work includes the Burglar in "Cold in July" with Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, and directed by Jim Mickle; a Hipster in "Hits" with Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Wyatt Cenac, Michael Cera, David Koechner, Amy Sedaris, Julia Stiles, Derek Waters, and directed by David Cross; and Nikola Tesla in the New England Emmy Award-winning TV show "The Folklorist."

Ken has been a lead, supporting, and featured actor in over thirty films, and is also a screenplay writer. He is the founder of the film company Rain & Neon Productions.


  • Parts Unknown

    Parts Unknown (2019)
    Film (Horror) Actor After putting their bodies on the line for countless years, a family of professional wrestlers seek a brand new way to satisfy an impeccable bloodlust.

  • Groundhog

    Groundhog (2017)
    Film (Horror) Actor Witness a man, Logan Tanner. Who years ago, lost everything he holds dear, during the dawn of a long winter. Now, watch as the cracks begin to show. Until he reaches his breaking point. On a homicidal mission, slashing through everyone, and everything that gets in his way. Ensuring he reaches his ultimate goal, the death of the GROUNDHOG! This year, the prediction will be six more weeks of killing. GROUNDHOG! When winter ends, the killing begins! Written by David McDonough

  • Witch Hunt

    Witch Hunt (2016)
    Film (short) by Richard Chandler (Horror) Actor A Catholic priest questions his faith after a botched exorcism. Strange occurrences deriving from a satanic cult have lead Father James Costello back to his old nemesis, Sheriff Tormada. Tormada, a self-loathing homosexual, sociopath and murderer, uses the law to his advantage to make Costello's life a living hell. Tormada is at war with the idea that Costello made peace with being gay. An unknown association hires a brother/sister team of Bosnian witch hunters/inquisitors to exterminate the 'problems' the town has been experiencing. Written by Richard Chandler

  • Loud Places

    Loud Places (2016)
    Film (Drama) Actor A girl in a dead-end town struggles to overcome abuse, raise her young brother and find love in a mysterious, brooding nomad with a dangerous past.

  • The Woman in My Dreams

    The Woman in My Dreams (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A man recalls his time in the Military and the first time he fell in love...

  • The Chronicles of Hope Man

    The Chronicles of Hope Man (2016)
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  • 6 Below

    6 Below (2016)
    Film (Crime) Actor A man goes missing in a small town as a detective becomes suspicious of the townspeople.

  • Tribulation

    Tribulation (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Old Hearts Cafe

    Old Hearts Cafe (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Actor "Old Hearts Cafe" is a philosophical comedy about artists and oddballs who frequent a hip cafe. They live, they love, they hate, they create...and they talk, oh, God, how they talk. Sketch comedy about artists searching for their own personal truths. Written by Ken Holmes

  • What the Heart Wants

    What the Heart Wants (2016)
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  • Between Us

    Between Us (2016)
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  • Theory of Conflict

    Theory of Conflict (2015)
    Film by Rahman Oladigbolu (Drama) Actor When Sudanese "Lost Boy" Mohammed (Mo) Deng is dumped by his girlfriend of fourteen months, the resulting heartache opens up scabs of old wounds he thought had healed in time, in the ten years that he has been in America, after being rescued from the civil war in Sudan. On the other hand, when his best friend Edward Dudley falls in love with Yafit Abdeel, a former soldier of the Israel Defense Forces, his life will never remain the same again. Edward is well known as a playboy whose life is characterized by frivolous dating and casual sex, whereas Yafit grew up in a conservative home where sex comes only with marriage. As Mohammed's emotional life spirals down the rabbit hole, and Edward's heart is pulled apart in different directions, the two friends are caught up in the wave of a controversial event that is tearing their school apart. Conflict erupts on their campus as groups of students observe the year's "Israeli Apartheid Week", an annual exercise organized by pro-Palestinian ... Written by Rahman Oladigbolu

  • Bjorn

    Bjorn (2015)
    Film (short) by Theodore Cormey (Horror) Actor A floundering comedy writer has the perfect prop for a sketch.

  • And Then They Came

    And Then They Came (2015)
    Television (Action) Actor "And Then They Came" is the story of 2 young men as they survive among the woods, running from something much bigger than they think. They deal with conspiracy and their past in order to solve the mystery of the Goverbment's collapse, as well as save themselves. "And Then They Came" is a 3 Episode Mini-Series written by Cameron Gallagher and Greg Boyea and Directed by Cameron Gallagher Written by Cameron Gallagher

  • Get It Together

    Get It Together (2015)
    Film (short) by Frankie Frain (Comedy) Actor Barb Bloomfield is the author of a popular relationship column in Boston. Every week her words are read by an adoring fan base. One morning over coffee her best friend Nathan reveals he has submitted her work to his boss- a local publishing Giant. Barb is thrilled only to find shortly thereafter that the relationship she's based her column on has imploded. The publishing deadline is approaching rapidly, but how can anyone credit a relationship author who can't maintain a relationship? Turning to her friends for support, the answer to the problem becomes obvious- Barb needs to write not about a relationship, but about dating. 'But what is the dating scene right now?' Along with her friends Ruby, Sara and Jan, Barb will find out all there is to know about speed dating, online dating, and everything in between. Because after all, what's the worst that could happen? Join the girls on what quickly becomes an epic adventure of mistaken identity, confusion and even wrongful death all in the ...

  • Elixir

    Elixir (2015)
    Film by Matthew Lipke (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor By 2115, the world has been plagued by severe environmental disasters, civil unrest, anarchy and governmental collapse, and pure chaos. Society no longer has easy access to the basic needs of survival, and everyday is a fight to survive. Elixir chronicles the adventures and struggles of a group of three skilled individuals as they traverse the Northeastern United States in search of the new mega-dam, Elixir, built by the water-controlling and ruthless Mulholland Corporation. Without technology or basic necessities, including water, to aid them our group must overcome extreme obstacles including disease, injury, internal moral dilemmas, and Skulks, the mercenary "peace-keeping" militia working for the Mulholland Corporation. Written by Matthew Lipke

  • Xandes Garden

    Xandes Garden (2014)
    Film (short) by Henry P. Gravelle (Thriller) Actor

  • Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours

    Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours (2014)
    Film by Ramsey Eassa (Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy and 1 More) Actor The Dark Knight returns for a fan-film that does Batman justice. "Caped Crusader: The Dark Hours" is a film that delves deep into the psyche of a seasoned Batman. Convinced Gotham City is in his able hands, Bruce Wayne learns mind-shattering truths about the world he lives in. Written by Ramsey Eassa

  • The Folklorist

    The Folklorist (2013 - 2014)
    Television (History) Actor The Folklorist is NewTV's Emmy® Award-winning television series that offers a captivating look at some of the lesser-known stories in history. Written by NewTV

  • Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh (2014)
    Film by Richard Chandler (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actor A military expedition in Siberia gone wrong. The existence of humanity is in peril as Inanna, Sumerian goddess of lust and war has summoned a giant meteor to destroy the planet, after being accidentally set free from her ancient prison. The government has been overturned in a Communist take-over and the citizens of the world; brainwashed. In humanity's darkest hour, the ancient entity of Gilgamesh, older than the cosmos themselves, must decide whether or not to serve of mankind's final hope. Meanwhile, Inanna has hand selected the one man; married man and archaeologist, David Murphy, to live out the rest of eternity with her. Gilgamesh and Inanna are quickly targeted by the new government as potential weapons of mass destruction, and soon the apocalypse has begun. Written by Richard Chandler

  • The Newsroom

    The Newsroom (2014)
    Television by Aaron Sorkin (Drama) Actor A news team attempts to create a news show that reports the news in an ethical and reasonable way. They take real, newsworthy events from our world as they're happening (such as bin Laden's assassination, NSA spying, etc) and report on them as if they were an actual news station that followed rational and moral guidelines, in a biting criticism of our popular press and a clever blurring of art and reality. Written by Guy T

  • Hits

    Hits (2014)
    Film by David Cross (Comedy and Drama) Actor HITS is a dark comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America. The film takes place in a small town in upstate New York populated by people who trade in unrealistic expectations. Its a story in which fame, delusion, earnestness, and recklessness meet, shake hands, and disrupt the lives around them. Written by

  • #LawstinWoods

    #LawstinWoods (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Actor, Costume designer #LawstinWoods follows the story of 6 strangers who were taken from their lives and placed in woods called the "Lawstin Woods." The mysterious name of the woods happens to parallel their own misfortune, which is that they are all lost in woods. While trapped in the mystical forest they struggle to get answers, while they fight to stay alive. All the while a small group of people who claim to be residents of the Lawstin Woods taunt those who're lost, but never give the gang answers. Instead they appear to simply toy with them. Written by Anonymous

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July (2014)
    Film by Jim Mickle (Crime and Thriller) Actor When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

  • Nobodies There

    Nobodies There (2014)
    Film (Horror) Actor Solitude takes on an entirely different meaning when it doesn't arrive with the usual promise of peace. A weekend alone with her boyfriend becomes one of blind terror and paranoia for Jessica Brennan when they become the prey in a vicious game of cat and mouse. Jess and Nate struggle to figure out the identity of their assailant while trying to survive, but fear turns everyone around them into a suspect. As the bodies pile up and the possibilities dwindle away escape becomes the only option -but on the street of empty houses, "Nobodies There" to hear their screams. Written by Kenneth Evans

  • Spit Boys

    Spit Boys (2013)
    Film (short) by Anthony J. Puglia (Crime) Actor A mob film that follows James Callera, his cousin Mikey and a slew of other characters who make the drama complete. Upon leaving the family at the age of 18 James finds himself in the midst of a war overseas. Meanwhile, back at home, following the death of his father, Mikey takes over as head of the family. James returns from the Marine Corps to find himself in the middle of another war. With chaos afoot and his cousin at the head of the family, circumstances with a rival gang have gone awry. Now after fighting one war, he must now fight another. This time the war is on his own turf, and this war he has not been trained to fight. Written by Anthony J. Puglia & Marc I. Daniels

  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
    Film by Stephen Frears (Drama) Actor In 1964, world champion boxer Muhammad Ali requested exemption from the military draft based on his religious beliefs. His request was denied and when he refused induction into the army, he was convicted and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. His case eventually works itself up the Supreme Court. In their first conference after the case is presented, the justices decide by majority vote to uphold the conviction and Justice John Harlan is tasked with preparing the majority opinion. He assigns one of his clerks, Kevin Connolly, to prepare a first draft but try as he might he believes that decision his wrong. His draft argues for overturning the conviction and Harlan agrees with him. The justice must now find a way to convince his colleagues. Written by garykmcd

  • Justice Is Mind

    Justice Is Mind (2013)
    Film by Mark Lund (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor In a future where MRI technology can read your mind, the trial of the century soon begins when a defendant faces his own memory for a double murder he doesn't remember committing.

  • Vampires: Rise of the Fallen

    Vampires: Rise of the Fallen (2012)
    Film by Shawn Anthony (History and Horror) Actor, Thanks Michelle is a typical high school student until one night she is bitten by a strange animal while running in the woods. Her best friend tries to help her understand the changes she's going through, as she becomes a Vampire. Challenged by immortality and hunted by a group obsessed with fulfilling a prophecy about the end times, Michelle finds solace in a brood of Vampires whom she can't figure out if they are trying to help her or kill her. The fight is on! Will it be Immortality or Humanity? Tonight the destiny of one of these races will change forever. Written by Tom Townsend

  • Transsexuals from Space

    Transsexuals from Space (2012)
    Film (short) by Brina (Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor Transsexuals troublemakers from planet Transmotivia are traveling through space; being pushy and pugnacious to everyone they meet. When they reach Earth, they get more than they bargained for.

  • Talking Aloud Alone

    Talking Aloud Alone (2008)
    TV Movie by Ken Holmes (Comedy and Drama) Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Thanks Jacob, a young poet and philosopher, comes to terms with his past under the guidance of his mentor, Ostracize. Jacob decides to visit a childhood friend named Archer, who is now a disturbed mental patient obsessed with killing the talk radio show host, Herman Humphrey. Written by Ken Holmes

  • Zombie Town

    Zombie Town (2007)
    Video by Damon Lemay (Horror) Actor Local mechanic Jake LaFond's life is suddenly disrupted when mysterious parasites transform the law-abiding citizens of his quaint hometown into hoards of cannibalistic zombies. Isolated from the outside world by an accident on the only road out of town, Jake turns to Alex, his ex-girlfriend, for help. Together they try to solve the mystery behind this rapidly spreading infection. As the town grows deadlier by the moment, Jake's gun-toting rival, Randy, becomes the third person in this trio of unlikely heroes and the battle is on. Between blood hungry grandmothers and lethal domestic animals, Jake, Alex and Randy must fight to make it through the night. Can they survive? Written by D. Lemay / Z.Juan for Zapatos Para Todos

  • American Gun

    American Gun (2002)
    Film (Drama) Actor A father who embarks on a nationwide journey to trace the line of ownership of the gun that killed his daughter. Starting with the gun factory, Martin travels to gun stores, trade shows, and individuals, also searching for his runaway granddaughter. Written by Conrad Gangone

  • Ordinary Sinner

    Ordinary Sinner (2001)
    Film by John Henry Davis (Drama and Romance) Actor Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.


  • Castleton State College Academic Excellence in Theatre Arts Award

  • Alpha Psi Omega Best Actor Award


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