Ken Pearce was an ex prisoner who came to Wentworth to set up a drama group. During rehearsals Ken becomes involved with Bea Smith. She agrees to show Ken's errant daughter Debbie Pearce that life in prison is hard on a voluntary 24-hour stay in Wentworth. Later Bea and Ken are discovered in the rec room store cupboard together when Sharon Gilmour lags on them. Erica Davidson bans Ken from the prison after this incident. Eventually, Bea gives up her relationship with Ken so that he can go back to his wife Marion for the sake of the family (191).

Ken was played by Tom Oliver