Stacy Keach

Born Jun 2, 1941

Walter Stacy Keach Jr. is an American actor and narrator. He is most famous for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy (particularly his role in the Fox sitcom Titus as Ken, the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, womanizing father of comedian Christopher Titus) and musical roles.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on June 2, 1941.


1958 17 Years Old One of Keach's early television roles was in 1958 on the syndicated romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire, with Barbara Eden and Merry Anders.
1959 18 Years Old …  Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959, where he was class president, then earned two BA degrees at the University of California, Berkeley (1963), one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. … Read More


1964 23 Years Old Keach has been married four times: to Kathryn Baker in 1964, to Marilyn Aiken in 1975, to Jill Donahue in 1981, and to Malgosia Tomassi around 1986. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old Keach played the title role in MacBird!, an Off-Broadway anti-war satire by Barbara Garson staged at the Village Gate in 1966.
1967 26 Years Old In 1967, he was cast, again Off Broadway, in George Tabori's The Niggerlovers with Morgan Freeman in his acting debut. … Read More
1969 28 Years Old Keach first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Bill in Indians by Arthur Kopit. … Read More


1973 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was the first choice for the role of Damien Karras in the 1973 movie The Exorcist, but he did not accept the role. … Read More
1975 34 Years Old His first-ever experience as a series regular on a television program was playing the lead role of Lieutenant Ben Logan in Caribe in 1975.
1977 36 Years Old He played Barabbas in the 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries), and portrayed Jonas Steele, a psychic and Scout of the United States Army in the 1982 CBS miniseries, The Blue and the Gray.


1984 43 Years Old He later portrayed and is best known as Mike Hammer in the CBS television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer from 1984 to 1987. … Read More
1988 47 Years Old In 1988, he starred as Ernest Hemingway in the made-for-TV movie Hemingway. … Read More
1989 48 Years Old Stacy Keach narrated several episodes of Nova, National Geographic, and various other informational series. From 1989-1992, he was host of the syndicated informational reenactment show, Missing Reward, which had a similar format to the popular Unsolved Mysteries at the time.


1992 51 Years Old From 1992 - 1995, he became the voice-over narrator for the paranormal series Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories.
1999 58 Years Old Beginning in 1999, he served as the narrator for the home video clip show World's Most Amazing Videos, which is now seen on Spike TV. … Read More


2008 67 Years Old In 2008 Keach once again reprised his famous role as Mike Hammer in a series of full-cast radio dramatisations for Blackstone Audio. (He also arranged and performed the music for the audio dramas. … Read More
2009 68 Years Old He had a mild stroke in March 2009, from which he has made a full recovery.
2010 69 Years Old On December 16, 2010, Keach began performances as patriarch Lyman Wyeth in the off-Broadway premiere of Jon Robin Baitz' acclaimed new play Other Desert Cities. … Read More
2012 71 Years Old In 2012 Keach had a significant supporting role in The Bourne Legacy, and in the 2013 Alexander Payne film Nebraska.
2013 72 Years Old In November 2013, Keach appeared on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in the episode "Old School".
2014 73 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 6, 2014, Keach became the official voice of The Opie and Anthony Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Sirius Channel 206, XM Channel 103). … Read More
2015 74 Years Old In February 2015, Keach started guest appearing in NCIS: New Orleans as Cassius Pride, father of NCIS Agent Dwayne Pride. … Read More
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