KEN SAGOES was born in Stockbridge, Georgia, and when he was eleven his mother moved the family to Atlanta. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, known for such alumnae as: Lena Horne, Nipsey Russell, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He studied Drama at Kennesaw State University, writing and directing at U.C.L.A. Extension Program. Ken is a former staff writer for Paramount Studios, won a CableACE Award and was a Humanitas Finalist for writing Disney’s “On Promised Land.”
As a director, he directed the short films: “A Long Way Home,” with Bill Cobbs and Tommy Ford, and “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow,” with Lance Gross and Dick Anthony Williams. For his acting, he is best known for the lovable ‘Big Baby’ in John Singleton’s “Rosewood,” and ‘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. In 1997, he founded the non-profit organization, GBC-Giving Back Corporation. GBC pays tribute to living pioneers and helps support inner city youth as well as paying for students’ books and supplies while in college.