Dennis Keith Bowen (September 9, 1950 – March 9, 2012) was an American character actor. His filmography included numerous films, more than one hundred television shows, and over one thousand television commercials during his career. Bowen’s film credits included Record City, Van Nuys Blvd., Gas Pump Girls and Caddyshack II. His best-known television roles included the 1970s ABC television series, Welcome Back, Kotter, in which he had a recurring role as Todd Ludlow.
Bowen was born in Gainesville, Florida, on September 9, 1950. He served in the United States Navy before pursuing an acting career. Outside of acting, Bowen was a recipient of the Medal of Valor from the California State Fireman’s Association.
Bowen died on March 9, 2012, at the age of 61. He was survived by his partner, Judy Holliday, and his daughter. Bowen was a resident of Toluca Lake, California.