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STACY KEACH (voice of Skipper) has played to grand success in classic and contemporary theater's greatest roles, and he is considered a pre-eminent American interpreter of Shakespeare. His SRO run as King Lear at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., received rave reviews. Keach has accepted three Helen Hayes Awards for leading actor. Last fall, he and Stockard Channing took their critically acclaimed roles in the Jon Robin Baitz play "Other Desert Cities" to the Booth Theater on Broadway. Keach received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for his performance in the Lincoln Center presentation. He also won the 2011 Audie Award for best original work for the Mike Hammer radio novel "The Little Death," in which he reprises his role as Mike Hammer and also composed the musical score.

Perhaps best known around the world for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer, Keach is also known for his portrayal of Ken Titus in the Fox sitcom "Titus," Warden Henry Pope in the hit series "Prison Break," and Robert "Pops" Leary in the FX series "Lights Out." Keach was seen on the CBS hit show "Two and a Half Men." In 2012, he appeared in the HBO hit comedy series "Bored to Death."

This year includes key film and television roles, including "Nebraska" (Christmas 2013), directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne and starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. Keach makes a cameo appearance in Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (Christmas 2013), directed by Robert Rodriguez. He's also made recent guest appearances on "30 Rock," "1600 Penn," "The Neighbors" and "Anger Management," and continues to be the voice of CNBC's "American Greed," now in its seventh season. His original song "Anything for Money" is featured on the show.

Keach began his professional career with the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1964, doubling as Marcellus and the Player King in "Hamlet," directed by Joseph Papp with Julie Harris as Ophelia. Keach rose to prominence in 1967 in the off-Broadway political satire "MacBird," for which he received the first of his three Obie awards. He played the title roles in "Henry 5," "Hamlet" (three times), "Coriolanus," "Richard 3," "Macbeth" and "King Lear" in Robert Falls' modern adaptation at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In 2014, Keach will return to the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., as Falstaff in both parts of "Henry IV," directed by Michael Kahn. He is spending five weeks at Australia's Sydney Opera House, reprising his role as Lyman Wyeth in the Broadway hit "Other Desert Cities," written by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Joe Mantello and costarring Rachel Griffiths, Judith Light and Tom Sadowski.

Keach was a Fulbright scholar to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and attended the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale Drama School. He was recently appointed Heritage Professor by George Mason University, where he teaches acting via Skype.

Keach has been married to interior designer and Yoga instructor Malgosia for 26 years. They have two children, son Shannon, 24, a graduate student at NYU, and daughter Karolina, 21, currently studying at Pepperdine University.

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