More Stacy Keach Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Stacy Keach was most recently seen opposite Kurt Russell as Malloy in John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. A veteran of stage, screen and television for almost 30 years, Keach graduated from U.C. Berkeley, attended the Yale School of Drama and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
He made his film debut in The Heart is A Lonely Hunter (1968), then co-starred in Robert Altman's Brewster McCloud (1970), George Roy Hill's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) and John Huston's Fat City (1972). He co-wrote, as well as starred (with brother James) in The Long Riders (1980). Other film credits include That Championship Season, Sunset Grill, Gray Lady Down, as well as Up In Smoke and Nice Dreams with Cheech and Chong.
Following his television debut in 1965 on the comedy series Get Smart, Keach became a familiar face to television viewers in 1983 when he began his role as Mike Hammer in a series of television movies based on the best-selling Mickey Spillane novels. He starred in the mini-series The Blue and the Gray, Mistral's Daughter and the title role in Hemingway (1988), which earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination. He received a Cable Ace nomination in John Carpenter's Body Bags(1993).
On stage, he received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in 1969 in Indians and received three Obie Awards for his work in Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hamlet and MacBird at the New York Shakespeare festival.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)