STACY KEACH (Ed Pegram) 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 the 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.
TThis life of acclaimed accomplishment in theatre, film, television and
spoken-word recordings and the artist's dramatic personal story are the
compelling subject of "All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage," Keach's memoir will be published by Lyons Press a division of Globepequot on
October 15, 2013.
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."
TThis year includes key film and television roles, including "Nebraska,"
directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne and starring Bruce Dern and
Will Forte (Christmas 2013). He also has a starring voice role in the Disney
animated feature, "Planes." Keach undertakes a crucial role in Frank Miller's
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," directed by Robert Rodriguez and Miller (August
2014). 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
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
Keach was a Fulbright scholar to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic
Art, attended the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale Drama
School. He was recently appointed Heritage Professor by George Mason
University, where he taught acting via Skype.
Keach has been married to actress, singer, Yoga instructor Malgosia for 27
years. They have two children, son Shannon, 25, a graduate student at NYU, and
daughter Karolina, 23, currently studying at Pepperdine University.
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