Ken Goldstein, also known as Kene G, born June, 1969, is an American film and television writer, producer and director. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Planet illogica along with former Von Dutch Originals CEO Tonny Sorensen.
Goldstein grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, the town formally called, Shermerville, Illinois, which is the setting for several of the classic films of the late director, John Hughes, who attended Northbrook's, Glenbrook North High School (formerly, Shermeville High (the name and setting of the town and High School in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club). Goldstein can be briefly seen in the film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles, as all of the classic Hughes films were shot during the years he attended Glenbrook North High School and utilized students as featured extras. A chance encounter with John Hughes in 1987, during which Ken and John performed the song, Good Love, in front of an gymnasium filled with students, foreshadowed his employment as Hughes personal and creative assistant during the pre-production of Home Alone 2 and throughout the production of the film.
As a teen he attended the London School of Dramatic Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago before graduating from Syracuse University in 1990.
He is the grandson of Cecilia Dubin, the Russian concert pianist.