Fred Ball in the 1980's, from a screenshot from the CBS-TV series "Magnum, P.I."
|Also known as:||Professor Fun|
|Birthplace:||Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||The Jeffersons|
|Episodes appeared in:||"The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part Two" (Season 7)|
|Character played:||Ken Sanders|
Fred Ball appears as Ken Sanders, a business manager and stock investor, in the Season 7 episode of The Jeffersons titled "The Jeffersons Go to Hawaii: Part Two". Ball is an actor and comedian who became known as Professor Fun, a character on a Hawaiian children's television show called "Checkers & Pogo", that ran KGMB-TV in Honolulu from 1967 to 1982. After the end of the show, Ball as Professor Fun hosted "TV Powww". The character then appeared on another local childrens show, "Keiki TV Pow", that ran on KGMB-TV in Honolulu in the late 1970's and early 1980's. In between, he became a comedic music artist named Freddie Shaka, who offered such songs as "Deck Of Cards" and "13 Days Of Christmas",