Ken Holmes was born in Teaneck, New Jersey in the United States, and his family moved to Vermont when he was three. Ken always had a passion for performing. In first grade, he would act out in front of his classmates pretending to be several characters, including a fundamentalist preacher who warned the kids of an impending apocalypse. He would later be home-schooled, but his love of acting continued. He spent long hours as a child in his room taping pseudo-radio programs on his tape recorder, where countless characters (all of whom he would do the voices for) dropped by to be interviewed. He also acted in a couple of home-school plays. When he was twelve, Ken landed a role as Robin in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in Vermont. It was this experience that made him realize that performance and a career in the arts was what he wanted to do with his life.
In 2006, he spent a semester abroad in London where he went to a play nearly every