James Keach

Children's book author, Factory worker, Fishing boat worker
Leaner, and often cast as meaner, than his older brother Stacy Keach, James Keach has moved from playing usually supporting, often adversarial or villainous, roles to producing and directing for TV and the big screen ... Read more »
Born: 12/07/1947 in Flushing, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Perfectly Prudence 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Jane Seymour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Johnny Cash: The Man in Black 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Marry Me! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spotlight With Phyllis George (05/28/96) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dance Goes On... 1991 (Movie)

James Smith (Actor)

Experts 1989 (Movie)

Captain Yuri Kuznets (Actor)

Options 1989 (Movie)

Ed Sloan (Actor)

Evil Town 1986 (Movie)

Chris Fuller (Actor)

Wildcats 1986 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Moving Violations 1985 (Movie)

Deputy Halik (Actor)

Stand Alone 1985 (Movie)

Detective Isgrow (Actor)

Love Letters 1984 (Movie)

Oliver Andrews (Actor)

The Razor's Edge 1984 (Movie)

Gray Maturin (Actor)

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop (Actor)

Wishman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bend Country 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant Strang (Actor)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

Jesse James (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

Emil Kroegh (Actor)

FM 1978 (Movie)

Lieutenant Reach (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Wolf Messer (Actor)

Death Play 1975 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Sunburst 1974 (Movie)

Levon (Actor)

Kill Me If You Can (TV Show)

Actor

Like Normal People (TV Show)

Actor

Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in High Places (TV Show)

Actor
Director (19)

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Waiting for Forever 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Blind Dating 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Blackout 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

Submerged 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

Camouflage 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Covington Cross 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Director

Jack's Place 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Director

The Stars Fell on Henrietta 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Praying Mantis 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

False Identity 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Forgotten 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director

A Marriage of Convenience (TV Show)

Director

Moms on Strike (TV Show)

Director

Sunstroke (TV Show)

Director

The Absolute Truth (TV Show)

Director

murder in the mirror (TV Show)

Director
Producer (11)

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waiting for Forever 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Blind Dating 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Young Riders 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

False Identity 1990 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Experts 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Armed and Dangerous 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Memory in My Heart (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Winner Never Quits (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (2)

Armed and Dangerous 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Leaner, and often cast as meaner, than his older brother Stacy Keach, James Keach has moved from playing usually supporting, often adversarial or villainous, roles to producing and directing for TV and the big screen. Tall, with a "blue collar" air, he sported a mustache for most of his twenty year acting career (1971-91). Keach began on stage in various roles at the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival before segueing to the small screen as Orville in an acclaimed PBS biography of the Wright Brothers in 1972. He made his feature debut in a small role in "Sunburst" (1975) and went on to appear in supporting roles in "Death Play" (1976), Alan J. Pakula's "Comes a Horseman" (1978) and Jon Troell's remake of "Hurricane" (1979).

Relationships

Walter Stacy Keach Sr

Father
died in 2003

Holly Keach

Wife
divorced

Stacy Keach Actor

Brother
Born June 2, 1941 Co-starred with brother in "The Long Riders" (1980)

John Keach

Son
twin, born November 1995 mother Jane Seymour

Kalen Keach

Son
mother, Holly Keach

Kristoffer Keach

Son
twin, born November 1995 mother Jane Seymour

Stacy Keach

Brother
born 1941

Mimi Maynard

Wife
divorced

Jane Seymour Actor

Wife
Met on the set of TV movie "Sunstroke" married May 15, 1993

EDUCATION

School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

2007

Directed and co-produced "Blind Dating" with wife Jane Seymour who also starred

2005

Produced the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," also had a memorable cameo as the Folsom Prison warden

2002

Helmed "Disease of the Wind," a documentary shot in partnership with the American Red Cross

2001

Directed Leslie Nielsen in the independent feature "Camouflage"

1999

Produced and directed the CBS TV-movie, "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie" starring his wife

1997

Directed wife in the CBS made-for-TV movie, "The Absolute Truth"

1995

Directed second feature "The Stars Fell on Henrietta"

1992

Directed several episodes of the popular CBS series, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" starring his wife, actress, Jane Seymour

1992

Met future wife Jane Seymour, while directing her in the USA movie, "Sunstroke"

1990

Feature directing debut, "False Identity"

1989

Helmed the USA movie, "The Forgotten" starring his brother Stacy

1989

Directed the ABC series "The Young Riders," which he also produced

1986

Played Goldie Hawn's ex-husband in "Wildcats"

1986

Produced "A Winner Never Quits" for TV and "Armed and Dangerous" for the big screen

1983

Played a motorcycle cop in Harold Ramis' "National Lampoon's Vacation"

1980

Co-starred (as Jesse James), executive produced and co-wrote (with brother Stacy and others), "The Long Riders"

1976

Had supporting roles in "Death Play" and "Cannonball"

1975

Feature debut in a small role in "Sunburst"

1973

Broadway debut, "Felice" in "The Outcry"

1972

TV debut as Orville Wright in the acclaimed PBS biography "Orville & Wilbur"

1969

New York stage debut, various productions, New York Shakespeare Festival

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