Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. on June 2, 1941 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American actor and narrator. He is most famous for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy and musical roles.
Early in his career, he was credited as Stacy Keach, Jr. to distinguish himself from his father Stacy Keach, Sr. His brother, James Keach is known most notably for being the director of the 1993 TV series and 1999 movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Stacy has been married three times: to Marilyn Aiken in 1975, to Jill Donahue in 1981, and to Malgosia Tomassi around 1986. He has two children from his third marriage. He was also romantically linked to singer Judy Collins in the early 1970s.
Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959 and went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, earning two BA degrees in 1963, one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. He received his M...
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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America is an ABC two-hour TV movie which first aired May 9 2006 in which an American "businessman visiting China is infected and carries the deadly virus back via jetliner to the USA. Before the movie ends, riots erupt, armed mobs try to hijack vaccines and authorities predict that up to 350 million people will die worldwide.""As panic spreads, the governor of Virginia quarantines neighborhoods where cases have cropped up, and federal officials confess they have no vaccine and scant supplies of antiviral drugs. Major socioeconomic disruption sets in, with shortages of food and medical supplies, power outages, and riots in the streets of New York. A civil war even erupts among the US. Eventually, the pandemic begins to subside. But in the final scene, the discovery that the entire population of an Angolan village has died heralds a new mutation of the virus and a second wave of cases."The editorial staff at CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and...
Man with the Screaming Brain is a 2005 science fiction/slapstick film directed by, co-written by, and starring Bruce Campbell. It is Campbell's feature film directorial debut. The film was co-written by David Goodman and co-stars Ted Raimi.
Man with the Screaming Brain was shot in Bulgaria. The film was financed in part by the Sci Fi Channel, where it was aired for the first time on television on September 25, 2005. It premiered on April 3, 2005 at the IHouse in Philadelphia, PA. It was supposed to premiere that same night at the Broadway Theater in Pitman, NJ, however that theater went bankrupt earlier in the week and a new venue (the IHouse) was found. Bruce then took the film with him on his book tour and it was shown at a limited number of theaters throughout the summer of 2005.
Dark Horse Comics published a four-issue comic book series based on the film.
The story has existed in various forms since the mid 1980s. It was originally supposed to take place in East L.A.,...,
American History X is a 1998 film directed by Tony Kaye. It features Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach, and Guy Torry. It is currently ranked 41st on the Internet Movie Database's Top 250 with a rating of 8.5 out of 10. Norton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Reformed jewish neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard is released from prison after serving three years for killing two young black men he caught breaking into his car. Upon being released, he finds that his younger brother, Danny (the narrator), has embraced his old ways in his absence and has become an active white supremacist in the group Derek led before his arrest. The film centers on Derek's decision to sever ties with his racist past whilst trying to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. The film also centers on events that lead him to change his views about other "races". It also...,
Escape From L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.) is a 1996 film directed by John Carpenter. The sequel to the action film Escape from New York, the film follows war hero Snake Plissken, played by Kurt Russell. It co-stars Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Bruce Campbell and Pam Grier.
In the year 2000, an earthquake reaching 9.6 magnitude hits the city of Los Angeles, causing it to be separated from the continental mainland by flooding the San Fernando Valley (now called the "San Fernando Sea") and turning it into an island from Malibu to Anaheim. Just prior to this, an American presidential candidate (played by Cliff Robertson), who is also an out-spoken Christian militant, had made a doomsday prediction of the disaster during his campaign, saying L.A. was a "city of sin", and that; "Like the mighty hand of God, waters will rise up and separate this sinful, sinful city, from our country."
In the chaos that followed, the candidate is elected as the new President and a...,
Amanda and the Alien (or Alien Love in the UK) is a 1995 made-for-cable sci-fi comedy movie directed by Jon Kroll and starring Nicole Eggert as Amanda Patterson.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is an animated film first released on December 25, 1993. Although released in the Tim Burton era, it is completely unrelated to the Live action movies. It was created by the same cast and crew as Batman: The Animated Series, having been originally intended as a direct-to-video spin-off from the series.
The film's story divides into two parts: one in the film's "present", and one, told through flashbacks, in the early days of Bruce Wayne's crimefighting career.
Bruce Wayne's fledgling career faces two major obstacles: first, he is having trouble getting criminals to take him seriously at first sight (having not yet become the Batman); second, he has fallen in love. The recipient of his affections is Andrea Beaumont, red-haired and blue-eyed, not only beautiful but seemingly his equal in every way. Realizing that an ongoing relationship with Andrea would massively complicate his crusade against crime, Bruce decides that one of them has to go. After a long...
John Carpenter Presents Body Bags is a 1993 horror / thriller TV movie directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper. The film is an anthology, feature three unconnected stories, with bookend segments featuring Carpenter and Hooper as deranged morgue attendees.The first story, "The Gas Station", features Robert Carradine as a serial killer, with a cameo by Sam Raimi as one of his victims. The trademark of his serial killings were to cut off all toes and fingers of his victims, and freeze dry them to make into "trophy necklaces." "Hair" follows Stacy Keach as he gets a botched hair transplant from Rogain that inevitably infests him with an alien parasite, and "Eye" is another transplant story, this time featuring Mark Hamill as baseball player who loses an eye in a car accident and receives a transplant, only to be overtaken with the personality of the eye's previous owner — a murderous misogynist.The MorgueThe Gas StationHairEyeFeature films:Dark Star •Assault on Precinct 13 •Halloween,
That Championship Season is Jason Miller's screen version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. For a number of years Miller attempted to bring the play to the big screen and, finally in 1982, he succeeded. As both writer and director, Miller utilized headline talent of the time and insisted on filming the exteriors on-location in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the story takes place. His vision had the likes of Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Paul Sorvino walking down West Side Scranton streets.Scranton, as other major cities in the 1980s, was suffering from a high degree of downtown urban blight. Miller was raised and educated there and his intent was to showcase the city and its people. The first quarter of the film does just that as the characters and situations unfold. Scranton locations used included Nay Aug Park (featuring a political rally using the townspeople as extras), the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad...
Nice Dreams was Cheech & Chong's third feature-length film, released in 1981 by Columbia Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Paul Reubens, Stacy Keach, Evelyn Guerrero and Timothy Leary. Chong also directed the film.
Having stolen a large amount of experimental marijuana, Cheech & Chong decide to make a fortune by selling dope-infused ice cream from their truck, which they name Happy Herb's Nice Dreams.
Business is good and introduces them to a variety of freaks and weirdos. Sgt. Stedanko (Keach reprising his role from Up in Smoke) slowly turns into a lizard (a side effect of smoking the secret recipe dope). Cheech & Chong encounter Cheech's ex-girlfriend (Guerrero reprising her role of Donna from Cheech & Chong's Next Movie) and a coke-snorting mental patient (Paul Reubens) in a restaurant and head back to Donna's place. After an attempted threesome, the pair end up in a mental asylum looking for the Paul Reuben character. They meet the redheaded Chicken...
Roadgames is a 1981 Australian film directed by Richard Franklin. The film stars Stacy Keach as a truck driver, and Jamie Lee Curtis as a hitchhiker. Patrick Quid (Stacy Keach) is a truck driver, assigned with delivering a shipment of meat across the Nullarbor Plain to Perth. He begins to notice the suspicious behavior of a green van, which he spots along at various places along his journey. When he learns of a serial killer at large in the area, he begins to suspect the driver of the van. Quid picks up a hitchhiker, Pamela Rushworth (Jamie Lee Curtis), and the two discuss their theories on the killer. When they spot the van parked near the restrooms of a service station, Quid investigates. Spotting a pair of feet beneath the cubicle door, he assumes the killer is inside. Meanwhile, Pamela investigates the van, only to discover the killer inside, who kidnaps her. The man in the restroom turns out to be an innocent traveller. Quid takes pursuit of the van, and notices that the driver...,
The Long Riders is a 1980 Western directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the Best Music award in 1980 from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for this soundtrack.The Long Riders depicts the lives of the James-Younger gang. While the film is (for the most part) historically accurate, it omits their early career as guerilla fighters against the Union Army during the latter stages of the American Civil War.The film shows, in graphic detail, the fateful shootout in Northfield, Minnesota in which several of the gang were killed trying to rob the bank.The Long Riders is a notable film in part due to Hill's decision to cast four sets of actor brothers as the real-life sets of brothers:It also features an uncredited appearance by Ever Carradine, daughter of Robert Carradine and niece to David and Keith Carradine....,
The Ninth Configuration, (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane) is an American-made film, released in 1980, directed by William Peter Blatty (most famous as the author of The Exorcist). It is often considered a cult film and it won the Best Screenplay award at the 1981 Golden Globes. The film is based on Blatty's novel, The Ninth Configuration (1978) which was itself a reworking of an earlier version of the novel, first published in 1966 as Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane.
Colonel Kane (Stacy Keach), an army psychiatrist suffering from nightmares, arrives at a castle in the American Pacific Northwest where shell-shocked and insane soldiers from the Vietnam war are being treated. The castle's staff has been unable to control the patients, many of whom are suspected of faking their illness to get out of combat. The permissive Kane opens himself up to listen to anything the soldiers have to say to him in an effort to heal them, while at the same time suffering from his own...,
Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech and Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin and Stacy Keach. Grossing $41,590,893, it was the 12th highest-grossing film of 1978.
Cheech and Chong had been a comedy team for about ten years before they started reworking some of their material for their first film. Much of the film was shot in Los Angeles, California, including scenes set in Mexico. Scenes set on the Mexican border were actually filmed at the border in Yuma, Arizona.
The team found it difficult to persuade traditional advertising outlets to promote the film, so they came up with the novel (and ultimately successful) idea of advertising it through comic strips, which they left on bus benches. This gave the film a certain "street" feel, helping it to become a cult hit.
Tommy Chong plays Anthony Stoner (though in the final credits the character is merely referenced as 'Man' as at...
Gray Lady Down is a 1978 disaster film by Universal Studios which starred Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and featured the first film role for a young Christopher Reeve.An aging, respected commander (Charlton Heston) is on his final submarine tour before his retirement. Returning to port, the submarine, USS Neptune (possibly a Skate-class or Nautilus-class attack submarine), is struck by a Norwegian freighter and sinks to the ocean floor. A US Navy rescue force commanded by Stacy Keach arrives on scene, but Neptune is perched on the edge of a precipice, at an angle that does not allow the Navy's Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) rescue submarine to complete its work.A small experimental submersible, "Snark," is brought in to assist with the rescue. Snark is very capable, but run by a nonconformist navy misfit (David Carradine). The submersible is the only hope for a rescue and pulls off a miraculous rescue.Ronny Cox plays Neptune's executive...,
Fat City is an American boxing drama film released in 1972 and directed by John Huston.The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell.The movie, one of John Huston's later triumphs, is based on the boxing novel Fat City by Leonard Gardner, who also wrote the screenplay.Tyrell received an Oscar nomination as the world weary Oma.The film tells of alcoholic farm laborer Tully (Stacy Keach) who lives with Oma (Susan Tyrrell) and is trying to make a boxing comeback. Yet, his personal problems overpower him.Fellow Stockton resident and fighter Ernie (Jeff Bridges) takes Tully's advice to join Ruben's (Nicholas Colasanto) gym and make something of himself.Learning the lesson that "winning is not as easy as it sounds," Ernie is determined to get what he can out of boxing and, unlike Tully, not let set-backs get the best of him.The film premiered in the United States on July 26, 1972.The film was screened at various film festivals, including: the Cannes Film Festival, France,...,
Stacy Keach was born in Savannah, Georgia, Chatham County