Keith Carradine
American actor
Keith Carradine
Keith Ian Carradine is an American actor who has had success on stage, film and television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood and FBI agent Frank Lundy in Dexter. In addition, he is a Golden Globe and Academy Award winning songwriter. As a member of the Carradine family, he is part of an acting "dynasty" that began with his father, John Carradine.
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All-Righty Then, <i>Fargo</i> Won't Be Back Until 2017
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's going to be two long winters, Fargo fans, before we get back to the frozen north for another round of stark violence leavened by quirky humor. Fargo's TV creator/author Noah Hawley told TV writers Tuesday, a few hours after the acclaimed Season 2 ended, that Season 3 mostly likely won't start filming until next November, with a projected airdate of spring 2017. Plenty of time for ice fishing, eh? Hawley said the third season will be set in 2010 and will be "more contemporary" than the first season, which was set in 2006 -- and obviously more contemporary than the second season, which was set in 1979. "We're in the age of selfies now," he said. "People photograph the food they're eating and share it. We wanted to explore how antithetical that can be to the Lutheran predelictions of the region." He said the third season could "make some connections" to characters who survived the first season, including Alison Tolman's Molly Solverson and Keith Carradine's Lou ...
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Warren Littlefield On The 'Fargo' 'State Of Mind' And What's In Store For Season 2
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"We're making a 10-hour movie," executive producer Warren Littlefield tells The Huffington Post over the phone when describing the idea behind an anthology series ahead of the Season 2 premiere of "Fargo" on Monday night. It's an apt descriptor for the critically acclaimed FX show, whose first season followed the havoc wrought by Billy Bob Thornton's serial killer character upon the small-town lives of northern Minnesotans.  "Fargo" the TV series achieved the nigh impossible balancing act of paying homage to the 1996 Coen brothers film while showing television audiences the benefit of extrapolating a similar story from a one hour and 38 minute running time into an entire season of character development, gut-wrenching tension and the squirmy, dark thrill of seeing the splatter of bright red blood on untouched white snow. The result of that achievement? Emmys, Golden Globes, critical success and a devoted fan base ready to take the ride all over again. With a bang-up second season c ...
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Review: ‘Paint Your Wagon,’ Starring Keith Carradine, Opens at Encores!
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Lerner and Loewe’s 1951 musical about the California gold rush — which has never had a Broadway revival — arrives at City Center, directed by Marc Bruni.
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Two Songs That Led Keith Carradine From Screen To Broadway
NPR - over 3 years
One of Keith Carradine's most famous roles in recent years was as Wild Bill Hickok on the HBO TV show Deadwood. But Carradine is also a musician, and it was a song that jump-started his career — and another that drew him to his latest Broadway role. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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David Finkle: First Nighter: Soft ...Hardbody, Happy Happy Birthday and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Not Too Good
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Hands on a Hardbody follows -- with music -- a marathon where the contestant who keeps at least one hand on a truck the longest gets to drive the shiny new vehicle home. The tuner-loving pal I took, being heartily dismayed by the enterprise, joked that the enterprise should be renamed They Shoot Chevys, Don't They? If only librettist Doug Wright, lyricist Amanda Green and composers Green and Trey Anastasio had that kind of, uh, hands-on wit to spread around, they might had something at the Brooks Atkinson with their songing-up of an actual Longview, Texas incident as covered in the S. R. Bindler film . But although Wright has shown his skill on offerings like Quills. I Am My Own Wife and the book to Grey Gardens, although Green has written a clever song now and again as has Phish founder Anastasio, the trio don't come up with much of anything here in the transfer from the La Jolla Playhouse where it was commissioned and originally directed by Benjamin Millepied ( ...
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DVD review: 'The Duellists'
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
DVD review: 'The Duellists' The film was considered a low-budgeter of limited popularity by the releasing company, Paramount. [...] what made the movie for critics were its impeccable Napoleonic-era costumes and pastoral settings, and photography resembling paintings of the early 19th century. [...] outstanding were Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine as French army officers who hate each other and fight five duels during the film's 100 minutes.
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Michael Giltz: DVDs: "Downton Abbey" Fans Better Brace Themselves
Huffington Post - about 4 years
This week I cover the new season of Downton Abbey (without any spoilers), some new releases including Adam Sandler's biggest hit in years, another excellent Criterion release, a John Ford gem and a round-up of (mostly) British TV. Enjoy. DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON THREE ($54.99 BluRay; PBS) -- I won't spoil the new season of Downton Abbey for you; creator Julian Fellowes does that very nicely on his own, thank you very much. Those who can't bear to wait for the episodes to air on American TV can rush out now and see the entire season, including the holiday special finale. I'll discuss the show once it has ended in the US. But it's no spoiler to say there will be many twists and turns before the season ends. Brace yourselves: not since the season one finale of The Killing on AMC or the "it was all a dream" lunacy on Dallas has a show worked so hard to alienate its fans. I think the main problem is that Downton Abbey looks like a prestigious drama, has the trappings of a prestig ...
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Female directors make gains at Sundance
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Female directors make gains at Sundance Los Angeles Times Copyright 2012 Los Angeles Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 3:49 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 The odds of getting into the Sundance Film Festival have been astronomical for years, but the statistic that jumps out from the dramatic competition lineup for January's festival might be even more remarkable: Culled from 1,227 submissions, the 16 dramas playing in the 2013 festival announced Wednesday cover an array of subjects and are populated by well-known actors (Casey Affleck, Daniel Radcliffe, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Biel) and complete unknowns. According to San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, just 5 percent of the 250 highest-grossing films last year were directed by women. The 2012 festival launched "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Ses ...
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Eric Weissmann Forms His Own Law Firm in Encino, CA
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Legendary Hollywood attorney, Eric Weissmann, formerly one of the founders and principals of the Beverly Hills law firm of Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin &amp; Evall, today announced formation of his own Eric Weissmann law firm in Encino, California. He has taken with him more than 50 of his personal clients including directors, musicians and actors Paul Mazursky, Keith Carradine, Michael Cimino, Gene Wilder, Jonathan Kaplan, Wen Jiang, Maxim Shostakovich and Andrei Konchalovsky plus a substantial number of other U.S. ...
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Norman Lear: Born Again as an American
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
This is an attempt to make a long story short. My love for and devotion to our country goes back to incidents in my childhood, events in my teens, my service in World War II, so much of my work in television and films, and my involvement since 1980, through People For The American Way, in fighting those who would have us believe that people are good Christians or bad ones depending on their political points of view. Many among those who think that way call themselves Born Again Christians. I would fight another war, if they let me, to defend that Born Again Christian's constitutional right to express that point of view. But I believe that the view itself hasn't an ounce of constitutional credibility, and I am correct in thinking it totally un-American. Each time this has occurred to me, such is the power of good phrasing, I've thought of myself as having a Born Again American moment. In 1980, hearing a TV preacher ask his TV congregation to pray for the "removal" of a Supr ...
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Directors say ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ is unparalleled in American Theater today
La Jolla Light - almost 5 years
By Diana Saenger The La Jolla Playhouse’s April 27 season opener is based on the 1997 documentary film, “Hands on a Hardbody,” about contestants who compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest to win a brand new hardbody truck. After seeing a short preview of the musical it’s apparent this production hits the high notes in every way — solid story, amazing songs and terrific actors. “Hands on a Hardbody” is a world-premiere musical commissioned by The Playhouse for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (“I Am My Own Wife,” “Creditors”). Wright said he got the idea after seeing the documentary. “It’s a wonderful, sly piece of filmmaking because once you start watching, you think, ‘what a ridiculous premise,’” he said. “But then you see these profound truths emerging about where we are, our loss of identity and sense of squandered opportunity. Yet, we also see our spirit, resourcefulness and tenacity, so I felt like it was a stunning portrait of our country in this mom ...
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Thursday’s Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC
LATimes - almost 5 years
Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 15 - 21 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 15 - 21 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies BUDGET CUTS LOOM on a new episode of “Parks and Recreation” at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. With Amy Poehler and Bradley Whitford. SERIES Community: Annie (Alison Brie) hangs out with Abed (Danny Pudi) in their Dreamatorium in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). The Vampire Diaries:  Elena and Damon (Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder) discover that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) has fallen in with the wrong crowd in Denver in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Missing: As Becca (Ashley Judd) comes up with a dangerous new plan to get Michael (Nick Eversman) back, she must stay one step ahead of those who want to take her into custody in a new episode set in Moscow. Keith Carradine guest stars (8 p.m. ABC). American Idol:  LMFAO and Kris Allen perform in this results episode (8 p.m. Fox). The Office: Andy (Ed H ...
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'Hands on a Hardbody:' It’s Not What You Think
La Jolla - almost 5 years
From the title of this La Jolla Playhouse musical, you might imagine one very sexy piece of theater. But the "hardbody" in question is actually a truck. And the hands all over it belong to contestants in a bid to win the vehicle by hanging on for as long as possible; the pickup goes to the last one standing. It was a real event, an actual endurance contest, staged at a Nissan dealership in Longview, Texas in 1995, and detailed in a 1997 documentary, from which the provocative title is taken. “I saw the film years ago, and I was absolutely gob-smacked,” says playwright Doug Wright, who was commissioned to write the stage version of Hands on a Hardbody for the La Jolla Playhouse. We talked during a Sneak Peek for the press last week, which included a few songs from the new musical. “I grew up about 60 miles from Longview,” the warm, affable Wright says, with no trace of a twang (he attended Yale and NYU). “I thought the documentary would be a kitschy piece of Americana at first, ...
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‘Missing,’ Season 1, Episode 4, ‘Tell Me No Lies’
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
ABC A series of flashbacks in this episode fills in some of the history of Becca Winstone, played by Ashley Judd. Becca is a former CIA operative who has spent the past 10 years raising her son in suburban America after her husband, also with the CIA, was killed when his car blew up in Vienna, where he had been vacationing with the boy. Her son, Michael (Nick Eversman), now 18, was studying architecture in Italy when he was kidnapped in the first episode. At the end of the third episode, Becca was told that the man who killed her husband has taken Michael. Now, Becca, assisted by Dax Miller (Cliff Curtis), chief of the CIA’s Paris office, discovers a man with a burn mark on his arm in a video of Michael right before the car exploded in Vienna. The CIA identifies the man as a former Israeli agent-turned-assassin for hire who would not have worked for the Russians because his parents died in the gulag. That contradicts what Martin Newman (Keith Carradine), Becca’s mentor ...
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“Missing” on ABC Tonight is About “Tell Me No Lies” As Becca Seeks Truth!
Current Movie News - almost 5 years
When someone you love goes "Missing" you go hunting! “Missing” is one of ABC’s newest crime drama about a retired CIA agent who is reactivated, not an an agent but as a mother, bent on finding her son who has been kidnapped and it is beginning to look like it has something to do with the reason behind the death of her husband, Paul Winstone (Sean Bean). Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) has gone rogue with the help of some CIA connections like Dax Miller (Cliff Curtis) and old friends like Giancarlo Rossi (Adriano Giannini) as she tries to find out why her son, Michael (Nick Eversman), was mysteriously abducted and by whom? This week, the episode is called “Tell Me No Lies” and has Keith Carradine in a guest appearance as Becca’s former CIA mentor as they try to unravel clues to discover who killed Paul on the way to figuring out who took Michael. Meanwhile, Michael has been given explicit warnings about what could happen should he try to escape. His new found “friend” has similar wound ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keith Carradine
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 64
    Also, in 2014, he had a recurring role as Lou Solverson in the FX series Fargo, followed by a recurring role as President Conrad Dalton on Madam Secretary.
    More Details Hide Details He was promoted to series regular, starting with the show's second season. He was also a guest on raising hope "anniversary ball" aired 2/07/2014
  • 2013
    Age 63
    Carradine filed a civil lawsuit against Will and Pellicano which was settled in 2013 before it went to trial.
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    In 2013, he starred in Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which won the 2013 Sundance Film Festival award for cinematography.
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    In March and April 2013, he starred in the Broadway production of Hands on a Hardbody.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated for the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for his work. Carradine's first notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). His next film, Emperor of the North Pole (1973), was re-released with a shorter title Emperor of the North. Carradine played a young aspiring hobo. The film was directed by Robert Aldrich and also starred Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine. Carradine then starred in Altman's film Thieves Like Us (1974), then played a principal character, a callow, womanizing folk singer, Tom Frank, in Altman's critically acclaimed film Nashville (1975; see "Music and song writing"). He had difficulty shaking the image of Tom Frank following the popularity of the film. He felt the role gave him the reputation of being "a cad."
  • 2012
    Age 62
    In 2012, Carradine lent his voice to the video game Hitman: Absolution, voicing the primary antagonist Blake Dexter.
    More Details Hide Details Keith Carradine met Shelley Plimpton in the Broadway musical Hair. She was married to actor Steve Curry, albeit separated, and she and Carradine became romantically involved. After Carradine left the show and was in California he learned that Shelley was pregnant and had reunited with Curry. He met his daughter, Martha Plimpton, when she was four years old, after Shelley and Steve Curry had divorced. He said of Shelley, "She did a hell of a job raising Martha. I was not there. I was a very young man, absolutely terrified. She just took that in, and then she welcomed me into Martha’s life when I was ready.”
    Carradine has also made two guest appearances on NCIS in 2012 and 2014.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    In 2008, he appeared as Dr. Farquhar Off-Broadway in Mindgame, a thriller by Antony Horowitz, directed by Ken Russell, who made his New York directorial debut with the production.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    On November 18, 2006, Keith Carradine married actress Hayley DuMond, in Turin, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details They met in 1997 when they co-starred in the Burt Reynolds film The Hunter's Moon.
  • 2005
    Age 55
    In the 2005 miniseries Into the West, produced by Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks, Carradine played Richard Henry Pratt.
    More Details Hide Details During the second and fourth seasons of the Showtime series Dexter, he appeared numerous times as FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy. Carradine is credited with guest starring twice on the suspense-drama Criminal Minds, as the psychopathic serial killer Frank Breitkopf. Other shows he appeared in include The Big Bang Theory (as Penny's father Wyatt), Star Trek: Enterprise ("First Flight" episode) and the Starz series Crash.
  • 2003
    Age 53
    Carradine hosted the documentary Wild West Tech series on the History Channel in the 2003–2004 season, before handing the job over to his brother, David.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 37
    In 1987, he starred in the highly rated CBS miniseries Murder Ordained with JoBeth Williams and Kathy Bates.
    More Details Hide Details Other TV appearances include My Father My Son (1988), a television film. In 1983, he appeared as Foxy Funderburke, a murderous pedophile, in the television miniseries Chiefs, based on the Stuart Woods novel of the same name. His performance in Chiefs earned him a nomination for an Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special" category. Carradine also starred in the ABC sitcom Complete Savages, and he played Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood.
  • 1984
    Age 34
    In 1984, he appeared in the music video for Madonna's single "Material Girl."
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1990s, he played the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical The Will Rogers Follies. In 1972, Carradine appeared briefly in the first season of the hit television series, Kung Fu, which starred his brother, David. Keith played a younger version of David's character, Kwai Chang Caine.
  • 1982
    Age 32
    Carradine married Sandra Will on February 6, 1982. They were separated in 1993, before Will filed for divorce in 1999. The couple had two children: Cade Richmond Carradine (born July 19, 1982) and Sorel Johannah Carradine (born June 18, 1985). In 2006, Will pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury for lying to a grand jury about her involvement in the Anthony Pellicano wire tap scandal.
    More Details Hide Details She hired, then became romantically involved with, Pellicano after her divorce from Carradine. According to FBI documents, Pellicano tapped Keith Carradine's telephone and recorded calls between him and girlfriend Hayley DuMond at Will's request, along with DuMond's parents.
  • 1981
    Age 31
    In 1981, he appeared again under Hill's direction in Southern Comfort.
    More Details Hide Details In 1994, he had a cameo role as Will Rogers in Rudolph's film about Dorothy Parker, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. He co-starred with Daryl Hannah as homicidal sociopath John Netherwood in the thriller The Tie That Binds (1995). In 2011, he starred in Cowboys and Aliens, an American science fiction western film directed by Jon Favreau also starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. Carradine traveled to Tuscany in 2012 to executive produce and star in John Charles Jopson's Edgar Allan Poe inspired film Terroir.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 27
    In 1977, Carradine starred opposite Harvey Keitel in Ridley Scott's The Duellists.
    More Details Hide Details Pretty Baby followed in 1978. He has acted in several offbeat films of Altman's protege Alan Rudolph, playing a disarmingly candid madman in Choose Me (1984), an incompetent petty criminal in Trouble in Mind (1985), and an American artist in 1930s Paris in The Moderns (1988). He appeared with brothers David and Robert as the Younger brothers in Walter Hill's film The Long Riders (1980). Keith played Jim Younger in that film.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 7
    Carradine's childhood was difficult. He said that his father drank and his mother “was a manic depressive paranoid schizophrenic catatonic—she had it all.” His parents were divorced in 1957, when he was eight years old.
    More Details Hide Details A bitter custody battle led to his father gaining custody of him and his brothers, Christopher and Robert, after the children had spent three months in a home for abused children as wards of the court. Keith said of the experience, "It was like being in jail. There were bars on the windows, and we were only allowed to see our parents through glass doors. It was very sad. We would stand there on either side of the glass door crying." He was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother, and he rarely saw either of his parents. His mother was not permitted to see him for eight years following the custody settlement. After high school, Carradine entertained the thought of becoming a forest ranger but opted to study drama at Colorado State University. He dropped out after one semester and drifted back to California, moving in with his older half-brother, David. David encouraged Keith to pursue an acting career, paid for his acting and vocal lessons, and helped him get an agent.
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on August 8, 1949.
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