Ken Kesey

Writer, Actor, Director

Writer, Actor, Director


Kesey burst into the literary scene with the "Cuckoo's Nest" in 1962 which he wrote from his experiences working at a veterans hospital. During this period, he volunteered for the testing on the drug LSD. After writing his second novel, "Sometimes A Great Notion," he bought an old school bus dubbed "Further." With Neal Cassidy at the wheel and ...
Birth date
1935-09-17
Death date
2001-11-10

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterRatched
(TV Series) (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by - 8 episodes) - Got No Strings (2020) ... (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by) - The Bucket List (2020) ... (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by) - Mildred and Edmund (2020) ... (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by) - Angel of Mercy: Part Two (2020) ... (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by) - Angel of Mercy (2020) ... (based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by) Show all 8 episodes
2020
WriterMagic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
(Documentary) (based on the works of) / (words and recordings)
2011
WriterTwister: A Musical Catastrophe
(Video) (play "Twister: A Ritual Reality in Three Quarters Plus Overtime if Necessary")
2000
WriterGökboet
(TV Movie) (novel)
1996
WriterFire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
(Video documentary)
1995
WriterDrug-Taking and the Arts
(Documentary) (notebooks)
1993
WriterToestanden
(novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
1976
WriterOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(based on the novel by)
1975
WriterSometimes a Great Notion
(novel)
1971
RoleTitleYear
ActorRicochet River
Baseball Announcer
2001
ActorTwister: A Musical Catastrophe
(Video) Oz / Kesey / Bones / ... (voice)
2000
ActorEven Cowgirls Get the Blues
Sissy's Daddy
1993
RoleTitleYear
DirectorTwister: A Musical Catastrophe
(Video)
2000
RoleTitleYear
EditorTwister: A Musical Catastrophe
(Video)
2000
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackEven Cowgirls Get the Blues
(performer: "Happy Birthday to You")
1993
RoleTitleYear
ThanksAnimal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two
(Documentary) (in memory of)
2012
ThanksGo Further
(Documentary) (dedicatee)
2003
ThanksGerry
(in memory of)
2002
ThanksCompletely Cuckoo
(Video documentary) (special thanks)
1997
ThanksHow Much Is That Window in the Doggie?
(Short) (thanks)
1991
RoleTitleYear
SelfArthur Janov's Primal Therapy
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfMagic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
(Documentary) Self
2011
SelfThe Grateful Dead: The Vacation Tapes
(Video documentary short) Self
2008
SelfEdge City: The Story of the Merry Pranksters
(Documentary) Ken Kesey
2008
SelfGo Further
(Documentary) Self
2003
SelfRubber Tramps
(Documentary)
2002
SelfHistory's Mysteries
(TV Series documentary) Self - Getting High: A History of LSD (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfThe Beatles Revolution
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
SelfTripping
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1999
SelfCompletely Cuckoo
(Video documentary) Self - author of novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
1997
SelfTimothy Leary's Last Trip
(Documentary) Self
1997
SelfGreat Drives
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self (volume 3: Pacific Coast Highway)
1996
SelfDestination: WOW Hall
(Short) Self
1996
SelfA Conversation with Ken Kesey
(Short) Self
1995
SelfRock & Roll
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - In the Groove (1995) ... Self - Renegades (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfFire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
(Video documentary) Self
1995
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994) ... Self
1994
SelfFlashbacks
(Documentary short) Collaborator / Interview Subject
1990
SelfFurther! Ken Kesey's American Dreams
(TV Movie) Self
1987
SelfEveryman
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Beyond Within: The Fall of LSD (1986) ... Self
1986
SelfLate Night with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 8 November 1983 (1983) ... Self
1983
SelfGrateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland
(TV Special) Self
1978
SelfTVTV Looks at the Academy Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self
1976
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Sixties
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Novelist - Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... Self - Novelist
2014
Archive footageThe Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir
(Documentary) Self
2014
Archive footageSunshine Daydream
Self
2013
Archive footage1980s Earth First! The Antidote for Despair
(Documentary) Self
2011
Archive footageThe Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD
(Documentary) Self
2011
Archive footageHippies
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
Archive footageThe Net
(Documentary) Self
2003
Archive footageThe Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
(Documentary) Self
1999