Kenneth Joseph Howard, Jr. (born March 28, 1944) is an American Tony Award- and Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor known for his role in the television show The White Shadow as basketball coach and former Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves, a basketball major with a minor in life.Howard appeared on Broadway in Seesaw and as Thomas Jefferson in 1776 (a role he reprised in the 1972 film). In 1981 he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance as the ideal father in the CBS afternoon special The Body Human: Facts for Boys. Additional credits include Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels 1983 and the 2000 miniseries Perfect Murder, Perfect Town and the feature film Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, both co-starring Kris Kristofferson. He was a regular on the television series White Shadow and Crossing Jordan. Howard appeard in season one of "The West Wing" as President Bartlett's first choice for U.S. Supreme Court Justice in the episode, "The Short List". In 2007, Howard was in the movies "Rambo" with Sylvester Stallone, and "Michael Clayton" with George Clooney.