Garrison Keillor

Despite being born into a Christian fundamentalist sect that looked down its nose on entertainment, satirical author and radio host Garrison Keillor developed into one of America's most beloved and misunderstood comic ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

GK (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Big One 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

F. Scott Fitzgerald 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wright Stuff 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

American Heroes & Legends 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

1994 Olympic Winter Games 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Music Hall of Fame 25 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Garrison Keillor's Hello Love 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Garrison Keillor's Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Garrison Keillor: America's Home Companion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Lake Wobegon Spring Weekend 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Congress 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Prairie Home Companion 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Civil War (TV Show)

Voice

The Dakota Conflict (TV Show)

Narrator
Writer (5)

Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes 2007 (Movie)

Monologues as Source Material (Source Material)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

(from radio show: "Prairie Home Companion") (Source Material)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

(Story By)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)
Music (4)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

("Tishomingo Blues") (Song Performer)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

("Slow Days Of Summer") (Song)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

("I Used To Live In Chicago") (Music)

A Prairie Home Companion 2006 (Movie)

("Go Tell Aunt Gladys") (Lyrics)

Biography

Despite being born into a Christian fundamentalist sect that looked down its nose on entertainment, satirical author and radio host Garrison Keillor developed into one of America's most beloved and misunderstood comic forces. His folksy, tongue-in-cheek demeanor barely masked a biting comic undertone, making him at once identifiable to regular Midwestern folks and a scourge to those his humor hit hardest - namely, conservative Republicans. Keillor was best known for his long-running radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," a Saturday evening program that featured an unusual array of sketches, p ms, live music and a 20-minute monologue with news from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, a place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." Thanks to his show, Keillor became a best-selling author, regular columnist and essayist for large newspapers and magazines. He was even given the opportunity by director Robert Altman to star in a film version of the radio show, starring some of Hollywood's most respected actors. Not bad for a Midwestern boy who grew up without so much as a television.

Relationships

Mary Guntzel

Wife

Jason Keillor Sound Engineer

Son
mother is Mary Guntzel

Maia Keillor

Daughter
mother is Jenny Lind Nilsson

Jenny Lind Nilsson Source Material (from novel)

Wife

Ulla Skaerved

Wife

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