Director, Writer, Producer
Ken Fink is a first ranked director, writer and producer with more then 150 scripted shows, pilots and cable films to his credit.
Ken began his career as an award-winning documentary filmmaker with subjects ranging from the lives of West Virginia’s coal miners, to English Eccentrics and a portrait of the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He also taught filmmaking while in the heart of West Virginia’s Southern Coal Fields on a National Endowment for the Arts “Artists In The Schools” grant.
Ken returned to New York, where he worked as a producer/writer for the CBS News Magazine “West 57th” where his pieces were twice nominated for Emmys.
His first scripted short, “God’s Bad Boy” was a portrait of the fiery civil rights activist and preacher Vernon Johns, played by James Earl Jones. Ken then directed Jones in a reprise of that role, in a feature length version of the Johns story entitled “The Road to Freedom” which won the four top prizes at the Monaco Festival, amongst others. Following this film, Ken moved to Los Angeles to pursue directing dramatic material.
Ken quickly became one of the most respected directors in television. His early credits include the critical hits “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “OZ”, “Cracker” and “Third Watch”. He was then recruited to become the Producer/Director on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, where he directed over 50 shows over eight years, and was twice nominated for Emmys. Ken left the show in 2010 to direct pilots and develop his own projects.
In the years since, Fink has directed some of television’s most iconic shows, including “Turn” at AMC, “Fringe”, “Person of Interest”. “Gotham” and “Blindspot”. Ken also directed episodes of “The River”, “The Whispers”, and Extant, for Steven Spielberg.
His development work includes “Most Wanted”, a dramatic pilot that he recently sold to premium cable, which chronicles the rise and demise of Foster Sellers, the most brilliant bank robber of his generation.
Ken is a native New Yorker, and received his BFA in filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives with his wife, Producer/Journalist Beth Osisek and their three children.