Kenny Williams
Kenneth Williams Fertig Jr.

(1914-04-12)12 April 1914
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died16 February 1984(1984-02-16) (aged 69)
NationalityAmerican & Canadian
Occupation(s)Actor, Game Show Announcer

Kenny Williams or Ken Williams (April 12, 1914 – February 16, 1984), born Kenneth Williams Fertig Jr. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was an announcer for American television from the late 1940s to 1980s. He was best known as the announcer of many game shows produced by Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley[1] (including Hollywood Squares,[2] High Rollers, Gambit, and others). He also appeared on screen as "Kenny the Cop" on Video Village and Shenanigans. He did one show for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions, Two for the Money, in 1952. As a radio actor in the 1940s to 1950s, he appeared on shows such as X Minus One, where he played Rhysling on the episode "The Green Hills of Earth". He was also one of the announcers for the Buck Rogers radio program, among others. He died at home in Los Angeles, California, on February 16, 1984.

Media offices Preceded byN/A Hollywood Squares announcer 1966–1981 Succeeded byGene Wood (as the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour)


  1. ^ Marshall, Peter (July 17, 2002). Backstage with the Original Hollywood Square. Thomas Nelson Inc. ISBN 9781418566005.
  2. ^ Schwartz, David; Ryan, Steve; Wostbrock, Fred (1999). The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows (3 ed.). Facts on File, Inc. p. 95. ISBN 0-8160-3846-5.