Mr. Kenneth Hinton is a husband (Denise) and a father. He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has one son 26 years old - Kenneth Hinton, Jr.
Mr. Hinton was educated in Wake County Public schools at Lucille Hunter and Ligon High School. He briefly attended North Carolina A&T before being inducted into the U.S. Army where he served his country from 1972 to 1974.
After completing his tour of duty in the U.S. Army he continued his education in Southern California. He received his Associate of Arts degree at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA in 1977 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/TV/Film from California State University, Long Beach in 1980.
Mr. Hinton earned his Masters of Art in Dramatic Art in 1995 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis on producing and directing television adaptations of theatrical stage productions. Mr. Hinton has won Three national CASE awards for his documentary television work in 1988, 1989, 1991, from Ford Motor Company.
Assistant Professor: Mr. Hinton is currently on the faculty at Shaw University and teaches drama in the Visual and Performing Arts/Theatre Program since 1997. He is a member of the Shaw Players and continues to act and direct plays for the Shaw Players. Mr. Hinton served as Artistic Director for the New Shaw Players and assisted in writing a grant which funded the Shaw Players for the 2006-2007 season. Most recently Mr. Hinton directed "Anatomy of a Woman Abused" by Jaison McMillian (March 2007 Estey Hall, Shaw University). Ceremonies in "Dark in Old Men" by Lonne Elder (Nov. 2006 Kennedy Theatre, BTI Center, Raleigh).
Mr. Hinton has also directed One Act plays by P.J. Gibson, "Konvergence" Spring 2005 and a Ted Shine play, "Contribution" for the Phi Beta Sigma, Inc Dinner Theatre, Spring 2004.
Adjunct Instructor: Mr. Hinton is currently a part-time faculty member at North Carolina Central University. Mr. Hinton has taught in the Theatre and Arts & Humanities Departments since Fall 2004. Mr. Hinton just completed directing the play "Take A Giant Step" by Louis Peterson in Feb. 2008. Mr. Hinton most recently won an Exemplary Teaching and Service Award at NCCU and was inducted into the Alpha Phi Omega honor society in College Dramatics as an Honorary member. Mr. Hinton also was responsible for bringing world renowned illusionist, Dan Kamin to the University Theater for a performance, courtesy of the North Carolina Symphony. Mr. Hinton also directed the play "Trouble in Mind" by Alice Childress for the department of Theatre at NCCU, Feb. 2006
Community Theatre: Cast as Alphonso in the stage reading of Samm Art-Williams play, "Last of the Line" June 2006 at the University of North Carolina, Paul green theater. Cast as Ozelle Graham in the play "Wise Ones" at the University of North Carolina, Sonya Haynes-Stone Center, June 3, 2005. Cast as Rev. Luke Roberts in the play "A Heart Divided" Nov. 5-7, 2004 at the St. Mary's School in Raleigh. Cast as Gerald in the Robin Armstrong play "Smoldering Embers" at the Carrboro Arts Center theatrical series of Shorts in Winter February 5-14, 2004. Cast as Randolph in the Sam Art-Williams play "Dance on Widow's Row" at the Raleigh Little Theatre, January 31-February 16, 2003. Mr. Hinton was appointed to an advisory committee for the Burning Coal Theatre and at-large member of the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Little Theatre.
Mr. Hinton enjoyed a 20 year career as an educational television Producer/Director for the University of California and has won three national awards for is documentary videos in educational television. He has served an assistant director on several live sports telecast for ESPN in the early 90s as well as produced television programs for PBS and cable.
Mr. Hinton is a former member of the board of Trustees of the Martin Street Baptist Church and also serves on the Usher Board of the Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church and has recently start a production services business called The Ken Hinton Media Group specializing in Electronic Portfolios and Concert, Stage, Video Productions.
Mr. Hinton also is a registered, North Carolina High School Basketball official in the Northwestern Triangle Basketball Association. He has been officiating basketball games throughout the triangle for the last 9 years. He enjoys being a referee and officiating.
Kenneth Hinton has also enjoyed a 20-year career in radio and currently operate an Internet radio Station called The Lamb Anointed Radio, a 24 hour Gospel radio station and he has been a Radio Personality in the Triangle for several years. From March 2001 to November 2006 Mr. Hinton produced and hosted the Gospel Morning Joy Program heard every Sunday morning from 6am to noon on WSHA 88.9 FM in Raleigh. He has also produced and announced Jazz for WSHA for four years. He is a member of the Gospel Announcers Guild of America (GMGA) and actively attends workshops and conference given by the organization. This August he will attend the weeklong conference in Tampa.
1978 - 2006 Various FM Stations
WSHA 88.9FM Raleigh, NC
WNCU 90.7FM Durham, NC
KCLU 88.3FM Thousand Oaks, CA
KCSB 91.9FM Santa Barbara, CA
KSUL 90.1FM Long Beach, CA
Master of Ceremonies:
Pieces of a Dream Concert; September 14, 2002 Carolina Theatre; Durham, NC
Fourplay Concert; June 7, 2002 Meymandi Concert Hall; Raleigh, NC
BROAD Inc. Gala Benefit and Jazz Concert; May 26, 2001; Bunn, NC
Mrs. Loraine Kellman Retirement Salute/Gala; Nov. 19, 2000; Brownstone, Hotel, Raleigh, NC
African American Drama Awards; April 1999; African American Cultural Center, North Carolina State University