Stacy Keach has managed the difficult task of maintaining a vibrant series of performances in top motion picture and television projects while continuing to add to his remarkable achievement on the stage, both classical and Broadway. His most recently filmed motion picture is Truth, teamed with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, which was filmed in Australia. On television, he is one of the stars of NBC’s promising pilot, “The Untitled Suzanne Martin Project.” He was an important part of Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning big screen drama, Nebraska. Other recent performances include Frank Miller’s and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and key roles in the soon to be released film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Cell, with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. He also starred in Damian Chapa’s true Holocaust drama Father Rupert Mayer.
Keach’s spectacular leading role filmography involves such significant works as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, End of the Road, The New Centurions, Doc, Fat City, Luther, The Long Riders, The Ninth Configuration, Up In Smoke, Nice Dreams, Judge Roy Bean, Escape From L.A., American History X, W. Imbued (he also composed the score), and The Bourne Legacy.
Perhaps best known around the world for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer, Keach is also known for his performance as 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.” His frequent television guest appearances include “Mistral’s Daughter,” “The Blue and the Gray,” “Jennifer Falls,” “The Exes,” “Two And A Half Men,” “Hot In Cleveland,” “Anger Management,” “Brooklyn 99,” “Enlisted,” “Law And Order: Special Victims Unit,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and guest voice on “The Simpsons” as Don Bookner and HK Duff.
He enjoys prominence as one of the chief voice actors in animated features, with the starring character Skipper in Disney’s Planes and its sequel, Planes, Fire And Rescue, both noted boxoffice hits. Keach is currently starring in the second season of “Full Circle” on DirecTV and continues to be the voice of CNBC’s “American Greed,” now in its ninth season.
Keach 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, as did his recent performances there as Falstaff in both “Henry IV” parts 1 and 2. Keach has accepted three Helen Hayes Awards for leading actor. Most recently on Broadway, he and Stockard Channing took their critically acclaimed roles in the Jon Robin Baitz play, “Other Desert Cities” to the Booth Theater. 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.
This 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 published by Lyons Press a division of Globe Pequot in late 2013.