Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: June 2
Stacy Keach has delivered a vibrant series of performances over the course of his lengthy career in films and television while continuing to add to his achievements on the stage.
Keach’s most prominent role was as Mickey Spillane’s fictional detective Mike Hammer, which he played in numerous stand-alone television movies and three different television series throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Keach’s extensive television credits include “Titus,” “Prison Break,” “Lights Out,” “The New Centurions” and a recurring role on BLUE BLOODS, on the Network. His guest-starring roles include “Hot in Cleveland,” “Anger Management,” “Brooklyn 99,” “The Simpsons,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Two and a Half Men” and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, on the Network. Additionally, he starred as Ernest Hemingway in the mini-series “Hemingway,” for which he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Keach’s long list of feature film credits include John Huston’s “Fat City,” in which he starred with Jeff Bridges; Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-nominated “Nebraska”; “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”; “End of the Road”; “Doc”; “Luther”; “The Long Riders”; “The Ninth Configuration”; “Up In Smoke”; “Nice Dreams”; “Judge Roy Bean”; “Escape From L.A.”; “American History X”; “The Bourne Legacy”; and “The Long Riders.” Additional credits include “Gotti” alongside John Travolta, “Truth” with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, “Gold” starring Matthew McConaughy, and the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Cell” with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Keach has been the voice of “American Greed” for 12 seasons and performs the series’ theme song, “Anything for Money,” which he also composed.
Keach began his career on the stage with the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1964. He rose to prominence in the off-Broadway political satire “MacBird,” for which he received the first of his three Obie Awards. His Broadway credits include “Other Desert Cities,” “Indians,” “Deathtrap,” “Solitary Confinement” and “The Kentucky Cycle.” His credits at the New York Shakespeare Festival include “Henry IV,” and the title roles in “Richard III,” “Coriolanus,” “Henry V,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “King Lear.” Keach was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in November 2015.
Keach’s memoir, All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, received the Prism Literary Award for work addressing overcoming addictive behavior.
Keach was a Fulbright scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, attended the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale Drama School and was appointed Heritage Professor by George Mason University.
Keach has been married to actress, singer and yoga instructor Malgosia for over 30 years. They have two children and live in Los Angeles. His birthday is June 2.