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DAVID KEITH (Marine Major Coonan), a native of Tennessee, first rose to prominence when he appeared in The Rose, opposite Bette Midler. When he was cast as the suicidal Naval officer in An Officer And A Gentleman, Keith earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal and became well-known to audiences around the world.

With an extensive repertoire of films to his credit, other starring roles for the talented Southerner include The Great Santini, Lords of Discipline, Firestarter, Brubaker, Back Roads, Heartbreak Hotel, Major League 2 and The Two Jakes, to name a few. More recently, he starred in The Indian In the Cupboard and Golddiggers.

Keith's television work is equally impressive. He played Oliver North in Guts And Glory: The Oliver North Story, starred in James Michener's television mini-series adaptation of his novel Texas and Sidney Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes. He also starred in the cable feature Gulag, as well as the two television series Flesh 'N Blood and Local Heroes, for which he also co-wrote and performed the theme songs. More recently he completed two seasons on Steven Spielberg's critically-acclaimed High Incident.

By stepping behind the camera, The Curse marked Keith's directorial debut. He went on to direct and star in The Further Adventures Of Tennessee Buck, shot in Sri Lanka.

Despite his busy acting schedule, Keith finds time for his other passions: music, the Tennessee Volunteers and his mother's fried chicken.

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