Ken HowardKenneth Joseph Howard Jr. (March 28, 1944 – March 23, 2016) was an American actor. He was known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson in ''1776'' and as high school basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in the television show ''The White Shadow'' (1978–1981). Howard won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1970 for his performance in ''Child's Play'', and later won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his work in ''Grey Gardens'' (2009).
Howard was elected president of the actors' union, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in September 2009 and reelected to a second term, in September 2011. He was the last president of the Screen Actors Guild and the first president of the newly combined SAG-AFTRA union, after the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) voted to merge in 2012. He was reelected in 2015. Provided by Wikipedia