Juvenile Justice Probation Officer, Ford Model, Actor. Born Kenneth Ollins affectionately known as “Kenny” or “K.O.” African-American, native of Chicago was raised on Chicago’s Northside Cabrini Green Housing Projects. He was raised by a single mother, with his four sisters. He attended Lincoln Park H.S. and would later go on to blaze the trails by being the first member of his family to graduate from college where he received a bachelor’s in science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). While attending SIUC, Kenny always loved working with at risk youths, as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. he was able to expand his service to at risk youth through the National Guide Right Program. This national social out-reach program was established in 1922. Today, the National Guide Right programs provide programming, role models, mentors, and financial assistance for at risk youth in communities throughout the country. After college he went on to become a Juvenile Justice Probation Officer in which is currently entering into his 23rd year of service at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. In addition, Kenny is a model and actor, currently working as a Ford Model he has appeared in many editorials such as McDonald’s, Sears, American Family Insurance, Home Depot, Motorola just to name a few. He also enjoys acting, receiving his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card appearing in ABC’s Mind Games, Regional and National Commercials for DiGiorno’s Pizza, McDonalds, Walgreens, Dick’s Sporting goods, Budweiser, and others. He has appeared in Nick Cannon’s smash hit featuring R. Kelly “Gigolo” and the very talented Terisa Griffin’s, “Mr. Wonderful” music videos and Independent Films. He has also graced the cover of “Being Single”Magazine.
Some of his many interests include playing chess, billiards, listening and reading poetry, and coaching youths in sports. He also enjoys working out and participating in health fitness activities. His motto is “In order to feed the mind, you must feed the muscle”. More importantly, he is a devout Christian and member of “New Life Covenant” Church in Chicago. Being a God-fearing man and understanding that all things are possible through Christ. Kenny understands the importance of cultivating and nurturing healthy relationships. However, like all of us he has experienced interactions within his relationships that have not been all positive. It wasn’t until his most recent relationship that he realized that he wasn’t doing right as a man and he was still hurting from past experiences which surely prevented his relationship from working. He spent many days and nights in pain trying to figure out how he could reconcile with her, but with no avail the relationship had met its demise. After countless sleepless nights he had an epiphany, what he needed to do is “HEAL” from past hurt. His revelation was that he was carrying around his past hurts and pain from previous relationships into his current relationship and how can you be good for anyone else if you can’t be good for yourself. It was time to face and release the demons that had continued to haunt him that his subconscious mind would not let go. It was time to be B.O.R.N. again. Through prayer and intercession, he realized the urgent need to not only heal himself, but to help others to heal, hence he created a vehicle through a television talk show focusing on men releasing that dormant pain that impedes their inability to hold themselves accountable for their actions. It’s time to stop pointing the finger. Building Our Relationships Now (BORN) takes a profound look into the prospective of the human mind and its cognizant capacity to successfully, cultivate, nurture, develop positive interactions, and sustain healthy relationships.
Mantra: Kenny lives by the 4 D’s (Drive, Diligence, Dedication, and Determination) which will make him successful in becoming an African American Talk Show host.