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Stacy Keach

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Photos Stacy Keach Birth name: Walter Stacy Keach Jr
Birth date: 1941/06/02 (81 years old)
Birth place : Savannah (Georgia, USA)

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Biography for Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator. He was born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. in Savannah, Georgia. He is most familiar for acting in dramatic roles, although his voice is well-known to watchers of educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, but he has ventured into comedy as well. Early in his career, he was credited as Stacy Keach, Jr. to distinguish himself from his father Stacy Keach, Sr. He has a brother, James Keach. He has been married three times: to Marilyn Aiken in 1975, to Jill Donahue in 1981, and to Malgosia Tomassi around 1986. He has two daughters from his second marriage and two children from his third marriage.

Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959 and went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley. He continued at Yale University's School of Drama and was a Fulbright Scholar student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Keach first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Bill in Indians by Arthur Kopit. He has won numerous awards including Obies, Drama Desk Awards, and Vernon Rice Awards. He portrayed film noir-style private detective Mike Hammer in the CBS television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer from 1984 to 1987.

He is most familiar to younger television viewers for narrating episodes of Nova, National Geographic, and various other informational series, and he performed in the role of Ken Titus, the father in the title family of Fox's Titus, and as Barabbas in Jesus of Nazareth (movie).

In 1984 he was convicted of smuggling cocaine into the United Kingdom and spent 6 months in a British prison.

He is the honorary chairman of the Cleft Palate Foundation.

Stacy Keach was born on June 2, 1941 in Savannah, Georgia. His parents say that the night he came to the world, there was fire in their little house, due to a problem with their fireplace. Stacy's parents sees this moment as "a sign announcing the coming to the world of a special person". The question then arises: was it a good or a bad sign? The entourage of Stacy will answer you that it was a good omen, except the fact that his father had to go into a disaster to take care of his mother who was going to give birth, so that the firefighters could do their job, and later learned that insurance did not cover the damage ...

He began his acting career in the theater from an early age. He became popular on the boards in the 60s, began playing in films in 1968, and won his first major role in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter". He then appeared in counter-current films, in the 70s, like "End of the Road", "Brewster McCloud", "Doc and John Huston's Fat City". He caricatures a police officer from Los Angeles in "The New Centurions". Another of his most popular roles was his role in "Luther", by John Osborne, then follow various films and TV movies.

In 1983, Célêbre Jay Bernstein in Columbia Me Convoca to tell me that I was in the ranks for the role of Mike Hammer, for a 2 -hour TV movie, "Murder Me, Murder you". Jay had already produced a film on Mike Hammer with Kevin Dobson in the title role, a few years before, and had been a great success, it is for this reason that the production wanted a suite, but Kevin Dobson was not available for resume the role. A chance for me. The meeting with Bernstein went very well.

Some time later, I therefore won the role, and Jay put me in contact with Mickey Spillane by phone. What moment ! One of the idols of my youth talking to me on the phone! WOW! I asked him what he wanted me to do for the role, and the only thing he answered me is "wears a hat, young!". I went home, and I devoured all the books on Mike Hammer that I was able to find.

Stacy Keach is an American actor known for his roles in films, television series and plays. He has played in many famous films, such as the adventurers of the Lost Ark, Fat City and American History X. He also played in popular television series, such as Titus, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Keach has also done a lot of theatrical work, playing in Broadway and regional theater productions. In addition to his many roles in cinema and television, Keach is also a prolific narrator, having lent his voice to numerous documentaries and history programs. He has won numerous prizes for his performances, including a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in the Mike Hammer television series. Keach was born in 1941 in Savannah, Georgia, and studied theater at the University of California, in Berkeley. He started his acting career in the 1960s and remained active until today, continuing to play in cinematographic and theatrical productions.


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Title Role
Keep Your Distance (2005) (post-production) Brooks Voight
Caught in the Headlights (2004) Mr. Jones
Man with the Screaming Brain (2004) (TV) Dr. Ivan Ivanov
Padrino, El (2004) Gov. Lancaster
The Hollow (2004) Claus Van Ripper
Galaxy Hunter (2004)
Jesus, Mary and Joey (2003) Jack O'Callahan
Miracle Dogs (2003) (TV) C.W. Aldrich
When Eagles Strike (2003) General Thurmond
Stupid Behavior: Caught On Tape (2003) TV Series Narrator
Wie tauscht man seine Eltern um? (2003) (TV) Richard Hendersen
Frozen Impact (2003) (TV) Pete Crane
Mike Hammer: Song Bird (2003) (V) Mike Hammer
Rods! (2002) TV Series
The Santa Trap (2002) (TV) Max Hurst
Sunstorm (2001) General John Parker
Lightning: Fire From the Sky (2001) (TV) Bart Poindexter
Birds of Passage (2001/I) Captain Savienko
Unshackled (2000) Warden Kelso
Mercy Streets (2000) Tom
Militia (2000) Montgomery
Titus (2000) TV Series Ken Titus
The Courage to Love (2000) (TV) Jean Baptiste
Fear Runs Silent (1999) (V) Mr. Hill
Icebreaker (1999) Bill Foster
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999) (V) Dr. Michaels
American History X (1998) Cameron Alexander
Savage Earth (1998) (mini) TV Series Narrator
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997) TV Series Mike Hammer (1997-1998)
Future Fear (1997) General Wallace
Legend of the Lost Tomb (1997) (TV) Dr. Bent
The Sea Wolf (1997)
Murder in My Mind (1997) (TV) Cargill
Gang, Die (1997) TV Series Bosco
The Pathfinder (1996) (TV) Compte du Leon
Prey of the Jaguar (1996) The Commander
Escape from L.A. (1996) Malloy
The Orphan Trains (1995) Narrator
The World's Most Dangerous Animals III (1995) (TV) Narrator
Young Ivanhoe (1995) (TV) Pembrooke
Amanda and the Alien (1995) (TV) Emmitt Mallory
New Crime City (1994) Wynorski
Texas (1994) (V) Sam Houston
Trust in Me (1994) The Reverend
Against Their Will: Women in Prison (1994) (TV) Jack Devlin
Raw Justice (1994) Deputy Mayor Bob Jenkins
Irresistible Force (1993) (TV) Harris Stone
Sunset Grill (1993) Harrison Shelgrove
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) (voice) Carl Beaumont, Voice of The Phantasm
Case Closed (1993) TV Series Host
Body Bags (1993) (TV) Richard Coberts (segment Hair)
Rio Diablo (1993) (TV) Kansas (bounty hunter)
Lincoln & Seward (1992) (TV)
Revenge on the Highway (1992) (TV) Claude Sams
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991) (TV) Capt. Charles McVay
Milena (1991) Jesenski
False Identity (1990) Ben Driscoll/Harlan Errickson
Misteri della giungla nera, I (1990) (mini) TV Series
Class of 1999 (1990) Dr. Bob Forrest
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989) (TV) Mike Hammer
The Forgotten (1989) (TV) Adam Roth
Hemingway (1988) (mini) TV Series Ernest Hemingway
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1986) (TV) Mike Hammer
Intimate Strangers (1986) (TV) Dr. Jeff Bierson
Mistral's Daughter (1984) (mini) TV Series Julien Mistral
Mike Hammer (1984) TV Series Mike Hammer
More Than Murder (1983) (TV) Mike Hammer
Princess Daisy (1983) (TV) Count Stash Valenski
Murder Me, Murder You (1983) (TV) Mike Hammer
That Championship Season (1982) James Daley
Wait Until Dark (1982) (TV) Roat/Roat, Sr./Roat, Jr.
The Blue and the Gray (1982) (mini) TV Series Jonas Steele
Butterfly (1982) Jess Tyler
Roadgames (1981) Patrick 'Pat' Quid
Nice Dreams (1981) The Sarge Stedanko
A Rumor of War (1980) (TV) Maj. Ball
The Ninth Configuration (1980) Col. Vincent Kane
The Long Riders (1980) Frank James
Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger (1980) (TV) Judge Murdock
Two Solitudes (1978) Huntley McQueen
Up in Smoke (1978) Sgt. Stedenko (Narc)
Montagna del dio cannibale, La (1978) Professor Edward Foster
Gray Lady Down (1978) Capt. Bennett
Grande attacco, Il (1978) Major Mannfred Roland
Diary of a Young Comic (1977) (TV)
The Squeeze (1977) Jim Naboth
The Duellists (1977) (voice) Narrator
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) (mini) TV Series Barabbas
The Killer Inside Me (1976) Lou Ford
Esecutori, Gli (1976) Charlie Hanson
Dynasty (1976/I) (TV) Matt Blackwood
Hamburger Hamlet (1975)
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) Capt. Harper
Caribe (1975) TV Series Lt. Ben Logan
All the Kind Strangers (1974) (TV) Jimmy Wheeler
Watched! (1974) Mike Mandell/Sonny
The Gravy Train (1974) Calvin
Antigone (1974/I) (TV) Chorus
Luther (1973) Martin Luther
Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly (1973) Wilbur Wright
The Man of Destiny (1973) (TV) Napoleon Bonaparte
Oklahoma Crude (1973)
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) Original Bad Bob the Albino
The New Centurions (1972) Roy Fehler
Fat City (1972) Tully
Particular Men (1972) (TV)
Doc (1971) Doc Holliday
Brewster McCloud (1970) Abraham Wright
The Traveling Executioner (1970) Jonas Candide
End of the Road (1970) Jacob Horner
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) (as Stacy Keach Jr.) Blount
Island of Love (1963)


In 1984 he was jailed in England for nine months for smuggling cocaine.

Born at 7:15pm-EST

Keach studied drama at the University of Berkeley, Yale, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Acted in a number of plays at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC.

He won an Obie in 1967 for his performance in the title role of "MacBird!".

Performed the role of the King of Siam in a touring rendition of "The King and I".

Stacy Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June, 1959.

Brother-in-law of actress Jane Seymour

Provided the narration for the Submarine ride at Disneyland (in Anaheim, California) - but the ride no longer exists.

Former Fulbright scholar.

Along with Louis Gossett Jr., he was one of two actors considered for the role of the SGC's new commanding officer, General Hank Landry, on "Stargate SG-1" (1997). The role instead went to Beau Bridges.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1970 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for playing William F. Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, in Arthur L. Kopit's "Indians."


Spouse : Malgosia Tomassi (22 June 1986 - present) 2 children, Jill Donahue (1981 - 1986) (divorced) 2 children, Marilyn Aiken (1975 - ?) (divorced).

Children: son - Shannon, daughter - Karolina

Son of Stacy Keach Sr., brother of James Keach

Stacy's father started as a community college drama teacher. He then became the director of the Pasadena Playhouse. His mother was Mary Kain Keach.

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by dana

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