Ken Howard played Peyton Cabot Harrison III in The Short List and is best known for his role in the television show The White Shadow and for playing Thomas Jefferson in the film and stage versions of 1776. He also starred in the films J. Edgar (with Geoff Pierson, Stephen Root, Michael O'Neill and David Clennon), The Judge (with Grace Zabriskie), Rambo (with Paul Schulze), Michael Clayton and the TV movie Grey Gardens (for which he won an Emmy).