Ken Renard

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Kenneth Fitzroy Renwick

(1905-11-19)November 19, 1905
Port of Spain
DiedNovember 16, 1993(1993-11-16) (aged 87)
NationalityTrinidadian and Tobagonian
CitizenshipTrinidad and Tobago

Ken Renard was an actor in the United States. He had roles in Strange Fruit (play) on stage in 1945[1], True Grit (1969 film) and the television series Robert Montgomery Presents(1950–1957). [2] He was born on November 19, 1905 in Port of Spain, Trinidad as Kenneth Fitzroy Renwick. He died on November 16, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.[3]

He portrayed Toussaint Louverture in the film Lydia Bailey. He appeared on the television showThe Name of the Game (1968).


  • Killer Diller (1948 film) as The Great Voodoo
  • Murder with Music (1948) as Bill Smith, using parts of the film Mistaken Identity[4]
  • Lydia Bailey (1952) as Toussaint L'Ouverture
  • Something of Value (1957) as Karanja, father of Kimani
  • These Thousand Hills (1959) as Happy, the waiter
  • Home from the Hill (film) (1960) as Chauncey (Hunnicutt butler)
  • The Chase (1966 film) (1966) as Sam[5]
  • True Grit (1969 film) (1969) as Yarnell
  • Double Indemnity (1973 film) (1973) as Porter
  • Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) as Customer
  • The Farmer (film) (1977) as Gumshoe


  • "The Posthumous Dead" (1950)[6]
  • Thriller (American TV series)[7]
  • Sam Benedict (1962 - 1963)
  • Corpus Earthling, The Outer Limits, episode
  • The Name of the Game, episode
  • "I Have Promises to Keep", 1975 episode of Gunsmoke as Tonkowa[8]


  1. Hill, Errol; Hatch, James V. (July 17, 2003). "A History of African American Theatre". Cambridge University Press – via Google Books.
  2. "Ken Renard | TV Guide". Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  3. "Ken Renard". Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  4. Staff, America Film Institute; Institute, American Film; Afi, American Film (November 14, 1997). "Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960". University of California Press – via Google Books.
  5. "The Chase".
  6. Hawes, William (November 16, 2015). "Live Television Drama, 1946-1951". McFarland – via Google Books.
  7. Warren, Alan (April 14, 2004). "This Is a Thriller: An Episode Guide, History and Analysis of the Classic 1960s Television Series". McFarland – via Google Books.
  8. Hampes, William (March 11, 2019). "Cowboy Courage: Westerns and the Portrayal of Bravery". McFarland – via Google Books.

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