54 Facts About Stacy Keach


Stacy Keach is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, four Drama Desk Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, and nominations for a Primetime Emmy and a Tony Award.


Stacy Keach made his film debut in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, and critical acclaim for his portrayal of a washed-up boxer in the John Huston film Fat City.


Stacy Keach was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Arthur Kopit's Indians.


Stacy Keach is known to television audiences for his portrayal of fictional private detective Mike Hammer on the 1980s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and several revivals and spinoffs, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe nomination in 1984.


Stacy Keach won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award for playing Ernest Hemingway on the television miniseries Hemingway.


Stacy Keach is the son of theatre director Stacy Keach Sr.


Stacy Keach is the honorary chairman of the Cleft Palate Foundation and advocates for insurance coverage for surgeries.


Stacy Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959, where he was class president, then earned two BA degrees at the University of California, Berkeley : one in English, the other in Dramatic Art.


Stacy Keach earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama in 1966 and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


In 1967, Stacy Keach starred in We Bombed in New Haven, a play by Joseph Heller that premiered in New Haven at the Yale Repertory Theatre and later was produced on Broadway.


Stacy Keach first appeared on Broadway in 1969 as Buffalo Bill in Indians by Arthur Kopit.


Stacy Keach played the lead actor in The Nude Paper Sermon, an avant-garde musical theatre piece for media presentation, commissioned by Nonesuch Records by composer Eric Salzman.


Stacy Keach has won numerous awards, including Obie Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Vernon Rice Awards.


In 2006, Stacy Keach performed the lead role in Shakespeare's King Lear at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.


Stacy Keach has played the title role in two separate productions of Hamlet.


On December 16,2010, Stacy Keach began performances as patriarch Lyman Wyeth in the off-Broadway premiere of Jon Robin Baitz' acclaimed new play Other Desert Cities.


Stacy Keach has performed leads in many productions with the company, including 'Willy Loman' in Death of a Salesman and 'John Proctor' in The Crucible.


Stacy Keach was scheduled to return to Broadway in December 2014 in the revival of Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre alongside Diana Rigg, but the production closed before Keach and Rigg began their runs.


Stacy Keach was scheduled to play Ernest Hemingway in Jim McGrath's one-man play Pamplona at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago from May 30 to June 25,2017.


On opening night, he suffered a mild heart attack on stage and the next day, Stacy Keach had bypass surgery.


Stacy Keach returned to the role at The Goodman one year later, July 10 through August 18,2018.


Stacy Keach said it would fulfill an obligation "to the play, to the city and to myself".


Stacy Keach was the first choice for the role of Damien Karras in the 1973 movie The Exorcist, but he did not accept the role.


Stacy Keach went on to play Kane in the 1980 movie The Ninth Configuration, written and directed by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty; this role was itself intended for Nicol Williamson.


Stacy Keach was narrator of the 1973 Formula One racing documentary Champions Forever, The Quick and the Dead by Claude du Boc.


Stacy Keach starred in the 1981 Australian thriller Roadgames alongside Jamie Lee Curtis.


In 1982, Stacy Keach starred in Butterfly with Pia Zadora and Orson Welles.


Stacy Keach portrayed a white supremacist in American History X, alongside Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.


Stacy Keach starred in the TV film Ring of Death playing a sadistic prison warden who runs an underground fight club where prisoners compete for their lives.


Stacy Keach had starred in the movie Planes as Skipper Riley, main character Dusty Crophopper's flight instructor.


In 2012, Stacy Keach had a supporting role in The Bourne Legacy, and in the 2013 Alexander Payne film Nebraska.


Stacy Keach played Barabbas in 1977's Jesus of Nazareth, and portrayed Jonas Steele, a psychic and Scout of the United States Army in the 1982 CBS miniseries, The Blue and the Gray.


Stacy Keach later portrayed and is best known as Mike Hammer in the CBS television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer from 1984 to 1987.


Stacy Keach returned to the role of Hammer in Mike Hammer, Private Eye, a new syndicated series that aired from 1997 to 1998.


Stacy Keach hosted segments for the Encore Mystery premium cable network in the late 1990s and 2000s.


In 2011, Stacy Keach co-starred as "Pops", the father of the main character in the short lived boxing drama series Lights Out.


In November 2013, Stacy Keach appeared on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in the episode "Old School".


In February 2015, Stacy Keach started guest appearing in NCIS: New Orleans as Cassius Pride, father of NCIS Agent Dwayne Pride.


Stacy Keach played the elderly father Bob on the 2016 sitcom Crowded.


In 2017, Stacy Keach started guest appearing in Man with a Plan as Joe Burns, father of Adam Burns and was later promoted to series regular status for season three.


Stacy Keach narrated several episodes of Nova, National Geographic, and various other informational series.


Stacy Keach can be heard narrating the CNBC series American Greed.


In 2008, Stacy Keach reprised his famous role as Mike Hammer in a series of full-cast radio dramatizations for Blackstone Audio.


Stacy Keach voiced both Job and Paul the Apostle in The Word of Promise, a 2007 dramatic audio presentation based on the New King James Version.


On January 6,2014, Stacy Keach became the official voice of The Opie and Anthony Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.


Stacy Keach is the voice of CNBC's American Greed, now on their thirteenth season.


Stacy Keach sang backing vocals on the Judy Collins hit song "Amazing Grace".


Stacy Keach is credited with co-writing a song, "Easy Times", on the Judy Collins live album Living.


Stacy Keach provided music for the film Imbued, directed by Rob Nilssen.


Stacy Keach has completed composing the music for the Mike Hammer audio radio series, "Encore For Murder", written by Max Collins, directed by Carl Amari, and produced by Blackstone Audio.


Stacy Keach's brother James is an actor and television director.


Stacy Keach pleaded guilty, and served six months at Reading Prison.


Stacy Keach stated that his time in prison, which he described as the lowest point of his life, and the friendship he formed with a priest during that time led to his conversion to Catholicism.


In 2015, Stacy Keach was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.