Ken Marshall was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Marshall's acting career began mostly with his roles in various films, such as "Tilt" (1979), the Marcello Mastroianni biographical drama "La Pelle" (1981) and "Krull" (1983). He also was featured in the miniseries "Marco Polo" (1981-82). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including parts on "In the Heat of the Night" (CBS, 1987-1994) and "Empty Nest" (NBC, 1988-1995). His film career continued throughout the eighties and the nineties in productions like the Shirley Jane Harris horror film "The Stay Awake" (1989), the thrilling mystery "Burndown" (1990) with Cathy Moriarty and the horror feature "Return of the Family Man" (1990) with Ron Smerczak. He also appeared in "The Gods Must Be Crazy II" (1990). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Margaret Bourke-White" (TNT, 1988-89). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1988-1993). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "On Trial" (NBC, 1993-94). Marshall most recently appeared in "Shaka Zulu -- The Citadel" (2001-02).