Ken Wahls amazing and compelling life story reads like a BEST selling Hollywood blockbuster!
Fame, fortune, murder, theft, addictions, sex symbols and witness protection, are only a few of the pieces of the puzzle in Kens meteoric rise to fame and his crashing plunge into a neverending and unrelenting battle with depression and pain.
Kens delight, Mr.Dimaggio was as big a fan of Kens as Ken was of Mr.Dimaggio.
Ken even called his Dad and brother right then, so that Joe
ens family home, and among his many jobs, including janitor while still in high school (all the girls used to squeal, as students!
Ken worked for his dad pumping gas (as mentioned above) at the family owned service station.Along with
of his lifes passions, one for all things cars, which has also stayed with him his entire life.To this day, Ken is gratefully
and will forever more, propel him to attempt to stay the course, fight the good fight, striving for a better life, no matter the obstacles; for these close to his older sister; and although he has been a Californian for many years, his values and principles are still those of the midwestern conservative he is at
, a head full of plans and a heart full of hope
The plans were to make enough money to return home in a year to help his parents live a better life, and the hope was to marry his sweetheart, Diane.He did not think past those things.He had promised himself when working at the gas station that he would give himself a year to make it.
Fortunately, e did not survive the long distance.
She was uncomfortable with his new found fame and ultimately married
be the difficulty of fame; how to handle the inevitable success waiting for him, perched on the horizon, calling his
There was no desperation to succeed the best at his craft, he would have no trouble walking away from it all.
In fact, when he ew televisions series, CHiPs, and he declined, knowing he was reaching for more.
as saying I think Stephen J.
Cannell's Wiseguy on CBS is terrific.I get a pang every time I see a successful show, to be very honest with you, I go, 'Dammit, why didn't we hat?' I wished I had recognized the immense talent of that star (Ken Wahl)."
Jeopardyand his emotional stability.Ken's days are primarily spent simply dealing with pain
12 step Big Book.Even though he doesn't drink or use drugs, Ken is aware of the board of a humane education program called Willie's Kids, to teach kids to be kinder saved each other's lives, and as their friend, I know it's true.spiration, of basking in the glow of the highest highs and crawling through the muck of the lowest lows, has without a.