Stacy Keach
American actor
Stacy Keach
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.
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When A More-than-due Golden Globe To William Peter Blatty Outraged Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 1 month
By Dick Guttman (excerpted from his memoir, Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age of Hollywood) One question which is chatted up in Hollywood at this crucial waiting-for-the-Oscar-noms time of the year is "do the Golden Globes awarding influence, foretell or in any other way impact the names and films which will decorate the nominations list? (to be read out on January 24 this year) There are usually some overlaps and also some Hollywood Foreign Press Association winners who don't make the Oscar countdown at all. In 1980 one Globe awardee came in from such deep left field, an achievement not vaguely on the minds or tongues of Oscar electors, that there was instant scandal when it was announced. It drew such wrath that there was question if the award show would be telecast the following year. The recent passing of super-best-selling "Exorcist" and Oscar-winning screenwriter (for the adaptation of his book) William Peter Blatty brings that all-but-forgotten Golden Globe cont ...
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A Good Year for Stacy Keach, A Tribute to Juanita Moore
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Jupiter enters Leo for a year -- a boon for theatrical types of all persuasions!" writes our smart astrologist friend Shelley Ackerman. So, you take heart, my friends in show business. • SPEAKING OF this possibly being a very good year, the great actor Stacy Keach certainly thinks it might be! In June, Stacy will play Falstaff in both parts of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC. The kicker to this is Stacy played the same role 46 years ago. He says, "I might be wrong, but I think I may be a candidate for the Guinness Book of Records. When I played it back in 1968 in Central Park, I was 27. I received some very good reviews. Now I'm 72--reverse the numbers, but the role remains the same!" (Newsweek referred to Keach as a "Grand Young Man" in its review.) Stacy Keach is grand. I had a wonderful interview with him about a year ago. He is most famous for tough guy roles, but in real life he is adorably gentle, funny and smart. He's had ...
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Lunch with a Legend: Bruce Dern
Huffington Post - about 3 years
After a best actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, there's no stopping Bruce Dern. As Woody in Alexander Payne's masterpiece "Nebraska," featured in Toronto, New York, and the Hamptons Film Festivals, he's a doddering but endearing old fool who takes seriously one of those announcements that he's a sweepstakes winner, and convinces his son to drive him from Billings to Omaha to pick up his millions. With old school modesty, Dern says that the obstacle to making this film which took a long time--he received the script 10 years ago this week--was not about casting him, a quasi-bankable character actor in the lead role, but that it's shot in black and white. At lunch at Il Gattopardo this week, he applauded Paramount for letting Payne make his film the way he wanted to make it. And now, there's no question that Dern will join a line-up that includes Robert Redford for "All is Lost," contenders for the Best Actor Oscar. A fount of film history, with stories galore, Dern will te ...
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Stacy Keach Recalls His Own Favorite Death Scenes
NYTimes - over 3 years
The veteran actor Stacy Keach recalls the death scenes he’s most fond of from his career on film, stage and television.     
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Stacy Keach: Getting arrested for cocaine possession was the 'best thing that ever happened to me'
Fox News - over 3 years
In his memoir, “All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage,” the 72-year-old actor opens up about his arrest in London for cocaine possession and his overwhelming passion for the theater. Keach, who can be seen in “Nebraska,” spoke to FOX411 about it all.
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'Nebraska' review: Road trip to the soul of despair
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Payne and screenwriter Bob Nelson keep the movie afloat, despite a story that, in its broad outlines, sounds like "Waiting for Godot" on quaaludes: Woody (Dern), an old man in the middle stages of dementia, becomes convinced that he has won a million dollars from something like Publishers Clearing House, and he sets out on foot from his home in Montana to collect the money from the home office in Lincoln, Neb. Otherwise, Woody is not unlike the earlier Dern reimagined as an aging hero: still angry, but no longer dangerous; resentful of his own weakness, and hovering between reality and delusion. Because Woody can no longer drive, and because this idee fixe is beyond the reach of reason, his younger son, David (Will Forte), decides to drive him to Nebraska. Forte is a revelation as a dramatic actor, full of feeling, with expressive eyes and an aura that radiates niceness. Conveniently for the story, we discover that Woody and his wife (June Squibb) spent most of their early married ...
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'Nebraska' Review: Alexander Payne's Road Trip Comedy Scores
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson's Midwest-set dramedy, "Nebraska," is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics. With performances cunningly delivered by Bruce Dern, Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live") and June Squibb ("About Schmidt"), the endearing tale follows a father and son who set out on a road trip to collect a $1 million prize. The aging Woody Grant, played by a pitch-perfect Dern, is convinced he's hit it rich after receiving a sweepstakes scam designed to bait people into purchasing magazine subscriptions. He's determined to get to Lincoln, Neb., where he plans to collect his cash from the sweepstakes headquarters — even if it means hitting the road on-foot (his wife refuses to drive him) for the 750-mile trip from his home in Billings, Mont. Unfortunately, Woody is always a bit off-balance. His stride has been reduced to a shuffle and his cognizance is often hazy due to his old age and ...
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'Nebraska's' Stacy Keach is busy in any genre
LATimes - over 3 years
Veteran actor Stacy Keach has been working on sitcoms, has a role in the upcoming 'Nebraska' movie and an autobiography out, 'All in All.' Stacy Keach's dance card is quite full these days.
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James Ponsoldt: The 25 Best Coming-Of-Age Films Ever
Huffington Post - over 3 years
25. BIG WEDNESDAY: Good friends, giant Malibu waves, and Vietnam. Perfect movie combination. John Milius wrote and directed this beautiful 1978 film, and -- for whatever reason -- it doesn't seem to get nearly enough recognition (it's far more grounded and realistic than his '80s offerings, which include "Red Dawn"). The film is a real stunner, and Gary Busey gives one of his finest performances (for me, it's up there with "The Buddy Holly Story"). 24. APARAJITO: The second in Satyajit Ray's stunning "Apu Trilogy," which has always felt like a Bengali cousin to Truffaut's Antoine Doinel films. Made in 1956 (years before Truffaut's first film), "Aparajito" is one of the most timeless and pure coming-of-age films I know, and one of the most painful -- it deals unflinchingly with grief over the loss of a parent, and manages to gracefully depict a child's loss of innocence and awareness of mortality. Apu is a different person at the end of "Aparajito" -- alive, but scarred by l ...
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Pie in the Sky
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Disney's Planes embodies our high hopes for spiritual rebirth. by Denis C. Theriault PLANES IS MORE than Disney's craven attempt at a Cars knockoff—another underdog tale about another anthropomorphic vehicle caught up in the easy-to-simplify, winners-and-losers world of "racing." Did you know it's also the finest Dane Cook film ever made? In a courageous, star-making turn, the reliably hilarious Cook exudes profound depth and heart when voicing Dusty Crophopper, a shit-stinking crop-duster plane who yearns to break free from the caste of his construction (because, like Frank Zappa sang, "you are what you is") and win glory as a world-famous racing plane who tangles with the best in a voyage around the globe. Strategically deployed caricatures of foreign nationals and charming small-town denizens (played by other famous Hollywood actors and actresses! Like Stacy Keach! And Sinbad! And Teri Hatcher!) help brighten what is, at ti ...
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Evan Bleier: Easy On The Ears: A Q&A With Voice Actor Roger Craig Smith of Planes
Huffington Post - over 3 years
They probably wouldn't be able to identify him if they saw him on the street, but fans of video games, Cartoon Network, Disney and TLC might be able to recognize Roger Craig Smith if he stopped to ask for directions. Smith voices some of the top characters in video games and animation and he also does his fair share of voiceover work as well. Building off his success playing Captain America on Disney XD's "Avengers Assemble," voicing Thomas the Intern on Cartoon Network's "Regular Show" and lending his vocal talents to popular video games like Assassin's Creed (as Ezio Auidtore da Firenze) Resident Evil (as Chris Redfield) and the soon-to-be released Batman: Arkham Origins (as Batman), Smith took on one of his biggest roles to date -- Ripslinger in Disney's brand animated feature film Planes which cruises into theaters on Friday, August 9. His character, nicknamed "Rip," is the lead villain in the film and his goal is to stop Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) from winning the W ...
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David Finkle: Easy Reader: Tote That Book and All the Other BookExpo America Giveaways
Huffington Post - over 3 years
New York City--The most interesting piece of anecdotal information I picked up at this year's BookExpo America was from Paul Oliver in the Soho Press booth. Director of marketing and publicity Oliver was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, where he eventually ran an independent bookstore that closed in 2010. He'd left in 2009 but remained interested in an enterprise he'd co-founded. When I heard his brief bio, I figured he'd cry the blues over the fate of the indies. Quite the opposite. Now in publishing--"the second best thing" after owning a book shop, he said--he happily reported that indies seem to be doing better. Orders from them have been up at his pubbery in the past year. Good news, indeed, if that's widely the case. But let me admit straight off that I don't attend the annual Javits Center blow-out strictly from a desire to nail hard and fast industry stories. I go--well, yes, to get some sense of where books and publishing have been, are ...
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'Exorcist' Director's Memories
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir" (Harper), by William Friedkin A self-made, scrappy professional reaches the top only to be brought down by conflicting desires and his own hubris. Amid the wreckage, he reconsiders what's important to him and begins anew, success attainable once again but not at all certain. That sounds like the outline of a movie directed by William Friedkin, the Oscar winner behind "The French Connection" (1971), "The Exorcist" (1973) and more than a dozen other films plus plays and even operas. It's also the theme of a page-turning memoir in which Friedkin revisits his victories and defeats while taking the blame for dropping the brass ring. If measured by ticket sales alone, Friedkin's filmmaking career peaked in the early 1970s. His first nondocumentary, the Sonny and Cher oddity "Good Times," was released in 1967. His most recent movie was 2011's love-it-or-hate-it shocker "Killer Joe." That's four years to reach the heights and nearly ...
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Award-Winning Radio Personality Sheena Metal Celebrates Four Years at LA Talk Radio
California News Wire - about 4 years
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Countering the rapid turnover of 21st century radio personalities, a four-year on-air run is a milestone, especially when it keeps on running. Veteran radio host and personality Sheena Metal recently celebrated her 1,000th broadcast by interviewing LA Talk Radio station owner/founder Sam Hasson. The celebration was a ramp-up to the anniversary of her daily program “The Sheena Metal Experience” which turned four on January 7th. The show is one of the station’s top-rated programs. “We are delighted to be celebrating Sheena’s four-year-anniversary with LA Talk Radio,” says Hasson. “Since she launched her daily radio show ‘The Sheena Metal Experience’ in January 2009, Sheena has grown tremendously in every way and built a respectable audience that is loyal and devoted. We anticipate more great entertainment and intriguing guests in the coming year. LA Talk Radio is proud to call Sheena Metal one of our own.” The admiration is returned by lis ...
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Searching For The Real Martin Luther
Huffington Post - over 4 years
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Protestants have traditionally celebrated Oct. 31 as the anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, a movement that divided Western Christendom and gave birth to such diverse religious groups as Lutherans, Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Mennonites. On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian friar named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses for debate on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and so sparked a religious reform even he could not control. But Luther's public life actually began five years earlier, 500 years ago this week, on Oct. 19, 1512, when he finished his formal theological education and was installed as a professor of Bible at a relatively new and still unprestigious Catholic university in Saxony. No one, least of all his patrons, expected this soft-spoken young man with a tenor voice and a bubbling sense of humor to turn into a religious bomb thrower, whose theological convictions would alter the religious and political ...
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Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach Will Road Trip to ‘Nebraska’
Film School Rejects - over 4 years
As if the news that The Descendants director Alexander Payne was going back to his filmmaking roots and making a low-key road trip movie set in Nebraska wasn’t exciting enough, when the news broke that he had cast Bruce Dern and Will Forte as his main characters, a curmudgeonly old man and his estranged son, suddenly Nebraska really started to get interesting. Which is probably the first time anyone has ever expressed that sentiment, ever. And now that some further casting news regarding the film has come out, suddenly Payne’s home state has just started to look even more glamorous. According to local reports covering Payne and his production arriving to shoot in a town called Norfolk, the director has added Breaking Bad and Mr. Show vet Bob Odenkirk to the cast as the Dern character’s eldest son, and Mike Hammer, Private Eye himself, Stacy Keach, as one of Dern’s old colleagues. Reportedly he’s also trying to recruit an actress he’s already worked with before, June Squib ...
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Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach Join Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA
Collider - over 4 years
With Bruce Dern and Will Forte set as the leads for his black-and-white road trip film Nebraska, director Alexander Payne is now filling out his supporting cast. The film centers on an aging alcoholic father who decides to take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to collect what he believes to be a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House prize. His estranged son reluctantly agrees to accompany his father in order to keep him out of trouble. (via The Film Stage) reports that Mr. Show alum and Breaking Bad standout Bob Odenkirk and veteran actor Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) have now joined the cast.  The site also notes that June Squibb (About Schmidt) is being eyed for a role. Odenkirk will play Forte’s older brother while Keach is set as one of Dern’s colleagues.  The most recent batch of Breaking Bad episodes was rather Saul Goodman-lite, so Odenkirk’s involvement in Nebraska is welcome news.  Production on Payne’s The Descendants follow-up is set to begin on Oc ...
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Stacy Keach: The Power of 'Greed'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For the past six years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of narrating the CNBC series American Greed. It's a job I enjoy doing, not only because I don't have to wear make-up, but also because I sincerely believe that our show performs a public service. These are cautionary tales. We document the stories of trusting people who unwittingly became victims of fraud, and whose lives have been forever affected by it. We also follow the journeys of the fraudsters themselves and of the people who were connected with them. As has often been said on our show, "Watch out! If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is." Our message: Before you write the check, double-check your sources. Due diligence. Caveat emptor! Our new spin-off show, American Greed: The Fugitives, gives our audience the chance to "get even" with these ruthless scumbags. Our shows document the stories of fraudsters at large, on the run, who, up to now have evaded the authorities. There is ...
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'The Bourne Legacy' review: DOA
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'The Bourne Legacy' review: DOA Oh, and back at headquarters, well, they're beside themselves because all this (whatever this is) means they just might have to call off Blackbriar - or is it Alcom? (I think that's how it's spelled - in any case, it's top secret.) Edward Norton and Stacy Keach, as intelligence officials, have terse, meaning-filled conversations in which they exchange lingo and talk in code, and if most of it goes over your head, fine, it's supposed to. [...] one thing is clear. What would an action movie be without one of those? A scientist working at a top-secret facility locks all his colleagues into the office and starts shooting them, one by one. Once Weisz, who plays a scientist, and Renner team up, the movie finally takes on a rooting interest, but on the most primitive level: There are also some nice shots of Renner and Weisz in close-up that tell us how highly Gilroy regards these actors and reminds us that this was the writer-director ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stacy Keach
  • 2015
    Age 73
    In February 2015, Keach started guest appearing in NCIS: New Orleans as Cassius Pride, father of NCIS Agent Dwayne Pride.
    More Details Hide Details Incarcerated for corruption, he is later instrumental in revealing a mole in the City of New Orleans, and is rewarded by his son testifying at his parole board hearing. It has not been revealed yet if he has made parole or not.
  • 2014
    Age 72
    He was scheduled to return to Broadway in December 2014 in the revival of Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre alongside Diana Rigg, but the play closed before Keach and Rigg were to begin their runs.
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    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).
    More Details Hide Details Keach was born with a cleft lip and a partial cleft of the hard palate, and he underwent numerous operations as a child. Throughout his adult life he has often worn a mustache to hide the scars. He is now the honorary chairman of the Cleft Palate Foundation, and advocates for insurance coverage for such surgeries. In the 1971 film Doc, Keach impersonated the title character, John "Doc" Holliday, who historians specializing in the American West believe might likewise have been born with a cleft palate. In 1984, London police arrested Keach at Heathrow Airport for possession of cocaine. Keach pleaded guilty, and served six months at Reading Prison. This was during the run of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, which Keach also narrated in character, and impressionist Rich Little had to fill in as the show's narrator during Keach's imprisonment.
  • 2013
    Age 71
    In November 2013, Keach appeared on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in the episode "Old School".
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  • 2012
    Age 70
    In 2012 Keach had a significant supporting role in The Bourne Legacy, and in the 2013 Alexander Payne film Nebraska.
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  • 2010
    Age 68
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The production transferred to Broadway's Booth Theatre, where it opened November 3, 2011. Keach is a founding member of L.A. Theatre Works and had held leads in many productions with them, including 'Willy Loman' in Death of a Salesman and 'John Proctor' in The Crucible.
  • 2009
    Age 67
    He had a mild stroke in March 2009, from which he has made a full recovery.
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  • 2008
    Age 66
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His wife, Malgosia Tomassi also starred in the dramas playing Maya Ricci, a yoga instructor.) Keach has also read many of Mickey Spillane's original Mike Hammer novels as Audiobooks. Keach plays the role of John in The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible, a 22-hour audio version of the RSV-CE translation of the New Testament.
  • 1999
    Age 57
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He currently hosts The Twilight Zone radio series. Keach can also be heard narrating the CNBC series American Greed. For the PBS series American Experience, he narrated The Kennedys, among others.
  • 1992
    Age 50
    From 1992 - 1995, he became the voice-over narrator for the paranormal series Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories.
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  • 1989
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 46
    In 1988, he starred as Ernest Hemingway in the made-for-TV movie Hemingway.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, he played Ken Titus, the father of the title character in Fox's sitcom Titus. Cast members of Titus have commented they enjoyed working with Keach because he would find a way to make even the driest line funny. Keach lent his voice to the The Simpsons episodes "Hungry, Hungry Homer," "Old Yeller-Belly," "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play," and "Waiting for Duffman," portraying Duff Brewery President Howard K. Duff VIII, and the Batman Beyond episode "Lost Soul" as an artificial intelligence. He also guest starred in a 2005 episode of the sitcom Will & Grace, and had a recurring role as Warden Henry Pope in the Fox drama Prison Break.
  • 1984
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the role of Hammer in Mike Hammer, Private Eye, a new syndicated series that aired from 1997 to 1998.
  • 1977
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 31
    Stacy Keach's storytelling talent as narrator was given worldwide exposure in the 1973 Formula One racing documentary Champions Forever, The Quick and the Dead by Claude du Boc.
    More Details Hide Details Keach played Cheech and Chong's Police Department nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in Up In Smoke and Nice Dreams. He also appeared as Barabbas in Jesus of Nazareth. In 1978 he played a role of explorer and scientist in The Mountain of the Cannibal God, co-starring former Bond girl Ursula Andress. The film became a cult favorite as a "Video nasty". One of his most convincing screen performances was as Frank James (elder brother of Jesse) in The Long Riders (1980). His brother James played Jesse James. In 1982 Keach starred in Butterfly with Pia Zadora. He portrayed a white supremacist in American History X, alongside Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. In Oliver Stone's 2008 biopic W. Keach portrays a Texas preacher whose spiritual guidance begins with George W. Bush's AA experience, but extends long thereafter.
    He was the first choice for the role of Damien Karras in the 1973 movie The Exorcist, but he did not accept the role.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to play Kane in the 1980 movie The Ninth Configuration, written and directed by Blatty; this role was itself intended for Nicol Williamson.
  • 1969
    Age 27
    Keach first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Bill in Indians by Arthur Kopit.
    More Details Hide Details Early in his career, he was credited as Stacy Keach, Jr. to distinguish himself from his father. He played the lead actor in The Nude Paper Sermon an avant-garde musical theatre piece for media presentation, commissioned by Nonesuch Records by composer Eric Salzman. He has won numerous awards, including Obie Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Vernon Rice Awards. In the early 1980s, he starred in the title role of the national touring company of the musical Barnum composed by Cy Coleman. In 1991 and 1996 he won Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Actor for his work in Richard III and Macbeth with Shakespeare Theatre Company. In 1998, he was one of the three principals in a London production of Rent with George Wendt. In 2006, he performed the lead role in Shakespeare's King Lear at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 2008, he played Merlin in Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, done with the New York Philharmonic. In the summer of 2009, Shakespeare Theatre Company remounted the production of King Lear at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., which won him another Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actor.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    In 1967, he was cast, again Off Broadway, in George Tabori's The Niggerlovers with Morgan Freeman in his acting debut.
    More Details Hide Details To this day, Freeman credits Keach with teaching him the most about acting.
  • 1966
    Age 24
    Keach played the title role in MacBird!, an Off-Broadway anti-war satire by Barbara Garson staged at the Village Gate in 1966.
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  • 1964
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Keach stated that his time in prison (which he said was the lowest point of his life) and the friendship he formed with a priest who befriended him during that time, led to his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Subsequently, he and his wife were able to meet with Pope John Paul II to have their son blessed since his wife, Malgosia Tomassi, had gone to the same school that the Pope had attended in Warsaw.
  • 1959
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While studying in London Keach met his acting hero Laurence Olivier.
  • 1958
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1941
    Born on June 2, 1941.
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