Burlington Times News
June 19, 1994
Q: What happened to that gorgeous hunk Ken Wahl, who used to play on the series â€œ Wiseguy â€? Is there any explanation for his disappearance from the celebrity scene?â€”Tammy Borah, Sacramento, Calif
A: ln an industry chockablock with tempestuous personalities, Ken Wahl, 38, stands out for his talent for picking fights with influential people. While filming â€œJinxed!â€ in 1982 with superstar Bette Midler, Wahl said he had to make himself think of his dog every time he was asked to kiss Midler. And after three seasons on â€œWiseguy,â€ he left the TV show in 1990 because of â€˜creative differencesâ€ with megaproducer Stephen J. Cannoli. Besides these gaffes, the actor blames his â€œdisappearanceâ€ on a motorcycle crash in 1992 in Malibu that, he says, left him in a comaâ€”though the police have no record of the accident. Today, Wahl accepts small roles in movies while seeking a chance for a comeback. â€˜The Favor,â€ his latest release, actually was filmed in 1990. His most recent starring role was in â€œSearch for Grace,â€ a TV movie shown on CBS last month. Wahl is divorced from Corinne Alphen, 39, a former â€œPenthouseâ€ Pet of the Year. They have a son, Raymond, IO.