- Stacy Keach
name = Stacy Keach
birthname=Walter Stacy Keach Jr.
birthdate = birth date and age|1941|6|2
Savannah, Georgia, United States
spouse=Malgosia Tomassi (1986-present)
Jill Donahue (1981-1986: div)
Marilyn Aiken (1975-?: div.)
Kathryn Baker (1964-?:div.)
website = http://www.stacykeach.com/
Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. on
June 2, 1941in Savannah, Georgia) is an American actorand 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 comedyand musical roles. He is the son of actor Walter Stacy Keach(born Stacy Keach). His brother James Keachis an actor and television director.
Keach graduated from
Van Nuys High Schoolin June 1959 and went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, earning two BA degrees in 1963, one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. He received his M.F.A.from the Yale School of Dramaand was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In 1966 Keach played the title role, (with his take on
Lyndon Johnsonbeing MacBeth) in " MacBird!" an off-Broadway spoofat the Village Gate. Then in 1967, he was cast, again off-Broadway, in George Tabori's "The Niggerlovers" with Morgan Freeman(in his first ever acting job). To this day, Freeman credits Keach with teaching him the most about acting. ["James Lipton Takes on Three"." Million Dollar Baby", DVD, directed by Clint Eastwood] . Keach first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Billin "Indians" by Arthur Kopit. Early in his career, he was credited as Stacy Keach, Jr. to distinguish himself from his father Stacy Keach, Sr.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 2006, he performed the lead role in Shakespeare's " King Lear" at the Goodman Theatrein Chicagoin 2006.
He has played the title role in three separate productions of "
He played a rookie cop in "
The New Centurions" (1972), opposite George C. Scott. That year he also starred in "Fat City", a boxing film directed by John Huston. He was the first choice for the role of father Damien Karras in the 1973 movie "The Exorcist", but he did not accept the role. 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.
Cheech and Chong's Police Department arch-nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in " Up In Smoke" and " Nice Dreams". He also appeared as Barabbasin "Jesus of Nazareth". In 1978 he played a role of explorer and scientist in " The Mountain of the Cannibal God", co-starring by former Bond girl Ursula Andress. [ [http://www.monstermarketplace.com/Entertainment/Landing2515a776.html] ] 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). Keach excelled in this role, portraying a character who shows maturity and perspective during the outlaws’ doomed career, but who is ultimately imprisoned by fraternal ties.
He portrayed a white supremacist in "
American History X", alongside Edward Nortonand Edward Furlong.
One of his television roles was the portrayal of Jonas Steele, a
psychicand member of John Brown's Army in the 1982 CBS miniseries" The Blue and the Gray". He later portrayed Mike Hammerin the CBS television series" Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" and " The New Mike Hammer" from 1984 to 1987. He returned to the role of Hammer in " Mike Hammer, Private Eye", a new syndicated series that aired from 1997 to 1998.
In 2000, he played the cantankerous father Ken Titus in the title family of Fox's short-lived
sitcom"Titus". Cast members of "Titus" have commented they enjoyed working with Keach because, even with the dryest line the writers could invent, Keach would find a way to make the line funny.Fact|date=April 2008
He has a recurring role as Warden Henry Pope in the Fox drama "
Prison Break." In 1984, he was convicted of smuggling cocaineinto the United Kingdomand spent six months in Reading prison. The governor of that prison would serve as the basis for his character. [ [http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/?cmsGuid=%7B31EB8407-C917-4724-9661-93C8F09A4A82%7D Stacy Keach Battles Flu, Prison Fugitives] " TV Guide". May 8, 2006. Retrieved on May 13, 2006.]
Stacy Keach is perhaps most familiar to younger
televisionviewers for narrating episodes of "Nova", " National Geographic", and various other informational series. 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. He currently hosts "The Twilight Zone" radio series. Keach can also be heard narrating the CNBCseries " American Greed".
Keach was born with a
cleft lipand a partial cleft of the hard palate and underwent numerous operations as a child. He is now the honorary chairman of the Cleft PalateFoundation, and advocates for insurance coverage for such surgeries. [ [http://www.stacykeach.com/links.htm] "stacykeach.com". Retrieved on April 19,2007.]
In 1984, Keach was arrested by
Londonpolice at Heathrow Airportfor carrying cocaine. Mr. Keach pled guilty, and served a 9 month sentence at Reading Prison. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEFD61338F93AA25751C1A962948260] "nytimes.com" ] He has been married four times: to Kathryn Baker in 1964, to Marilyn Aiken in 1975, to Jill Donahue in 1981, and to Malgosia Tomassiaround 1986. He has two children from his third marriage. He was also romantically linked to singer Judy Collinsin the early 1970s.
* [http://www.stacykeach.com/ Stacy Keach] - official website
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* [http://www.tvdads.com/tvdkeach.shtml Interview with Stacy Keach at TVDads.com]
* [http://www.cleftline.org Cleft Palate Foundation]
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Keach, Walter Stacy, Jr. (birth name)
DATE OF BIRTH=June 2, 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH=Savannah, Georgia
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