Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest beard


Ken Jenkins, known for his roll as Dr. Kelso on Scrubs, had a hell of a beard back in the day. In 1974, Jenkins starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Actors Theatre of Louisville and—I am not making this up—received a standing ovation at intermission. What could possibly prompt that but a ginormous beard?

Jenkins spearheaded a fashion many others would later adopt (later made popular by Farrah Fawcett in 1976): feathering. The dramatic, swooping plumage boasts a plethora of natural textures and colors. Typical of moustachery, Jenkins’ lip curtains steal the spotlight, garnering plaudits from even the smallest, detached audience. 

His is just another in a long line of great beards from Louisville

Editor’s note: Though beardless with no signs of an beard encore in sight, Jenkins is still a good dude. Also, there’s this.