Keith Carradine

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Like his brothers David, Robert and Bruce and half-brother Michael Bowen, Keith Carradine followed in the footsteps of his father, John Carradine, and became an actor in the early 1970s. He enjoyed considerable success ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1949 in San Mateo, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (146)

After the Fall 2014 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Altman 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Driving Lessons 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fargo 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madam Secretary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Californians 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Following 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Winter of Frozen Dreams 2014 (Movie)

Detective Lulling (Actor)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 (Movie)

Skerritt (Actor)

Missing 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cowboys & Aliens 2011 (Movie)

Sheriff John Taggart (Actor)

The Family Tree 2011 (Movie)

Reverend Diggs (Actor)

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crash 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dexter 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dollhouse 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elvis and Anabelle 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Hat 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bobby Z 2007 (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Novel Reflections on the American Dream 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

9th Annual Prism Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Deadwood 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Jojo (Actor)

Where There's a Will 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Complete Savages 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Our Very Own 2004 (Movie)

Billy Whitfield (Actor)

Wooly Boys 2004 (Movie)

Sheriff Hank Dawson (Actor)

Enterprise 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Arli$$ 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Public Enemy No. 1 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Street Time 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcons 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cahoots 2000 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Sirens 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Out of the Cold 1999 (Movie)

Dan Scott (Actor)

Fast Track 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

StandOff 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hunter's Moon 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

Ty Smith (Actor)

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

Detective Creighton (Actor)

A Capitol Fourth (1996) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Trial By Fire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Heroes & Legends 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Rediscovering Will Rogers 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newsweek American Achievement Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tie That Binds 1995 (Movie)

John Netherwood (Actor)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

Buffalo Bill Cody (Actor)

Andre 1994 (Movie)

Harry Whitney (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Will Rogers (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untold West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Crisscross 1992 (Movie)

John Cross (Actor)

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bachelor 1992 (Movie)

Doctor Emil Grasler (Actor)

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 (Movie)

Marvin Macy (Actor)

Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? 1990 (Movie)

Clarence (Actor)

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

Monte (Actor)

Street of No Return 1989 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Forgotten 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Backfire 1988 (Movie)

Reed (Actor)

Eye on the Sparrow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

Nick Hart (Actor)

Half a Lifetime 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

L' Inchiesta 1986 (Movie)

Tauro (Actor)

Blackout 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Half a Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

J J (Actor)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

Clarence Butts (Actor)

Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

Coop (Actor)

Chiefs 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Choose Me 1984 (Movie)

Mickey Bolton (Actor)

Southern Comfort 1981 (Movie)

Rifleman Lee Spencer (Actor)

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

Wayne Vantil (Actor)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

Jim Younger (Actor)

An Almost Perfect Affair 1978 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Pretty Baby 1978 (Movie)

Bellocq (Actor)

The Duellists 1978 (Movie)

Armand d'Hubert (Actor)

Lumiere 1976 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Welcome to L.A. 1976 (Movie)

Carroll Barber (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Tom Frank (Actor)

You and Me 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thieves Like Us 1974 (Movie)

Bowie (Actor)

Idaho Transfer 1973 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Antoine et Sebastien 1972 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Kung Fu 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on a String 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Cigaret (Actor)

Hex 1971 (Movie)

Whizzer (Actor)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

A Gunfight 1970 (Movie)

Young Gunfighter (Actor)

A Rumor of War (TV Show)

Actor

A Song From the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

A Winner Never Quits (TV Show)

Actor

Blackout (Movie)

Ed Vinson (Actor)

Confessional (TV Show)

Actor

Coyote Waits (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Is There Life Out There? (TV Show)

Actor

Judgment (TV Show)

Actor

Keeping the Promise (TV Show)

Actor

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Ordained (TV Show)

Actor

My Father, My Son (TV Show)

Actor

Night Ride Home (TV Show)

Actor

Payoff (TV Show)

Actor

Scorned and Swindled (TV Show)

Actor

Stones For Ibarra (TV Show)

Actor

The Godchild (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsider (TV Show)

Actor

The Pay Off (Movie)

(Actor)

Trial by Fire (Movie)

(Actor)

Where There's a Will (Movie)

Sherriff Clifford Laws (Actor)
Music (12)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

("I'm Easy") (Song Performer)

Halloween 2 2009 (Movie)

("I'm Easy") (Song)

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

("Come With Me") (Song Performer)

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

("Come With Me") (Song)

Cahoots 2000 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Ronin 1998 (Movie)

("Our Favorite Son") (Song Performer)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Maria's Lovers 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Welcome to L.A. 1976 (Movie)

("Welcome to LA" "The Best Temptation of All" "City of the One Night Stands") (Song Performer)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

("Honey") (Music)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

("Honey") (Lyrics)

Willa (TV Show)

Song

Biography

Like his brothers David, Robert and Bruce and half-brother Michael Bowen, Keith Carradine followed in the footsteps of his father, John Carradine, and became an actor in the early 1970s. He enjoyed considerable success in that decade thanks to performances in independent-minded films like "Nashville" (1975), "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "Pretty Baby" (1978). Carradine branched into Hollywood features in the 1980s, but found more success on Broadway in the following decade, most notably with his Tony-nominated turn as American humorist Will Rogers in "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991). Carradine later divided his time between features and television, often in Western roles which benefited from his laconic presence, particularly as Wild Bill Hickok on David Milch's brilliant revisionist series, "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-07). By the time he played a formidable FBI agent hunting down the titular serial killer in "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), Carradine had proven himself to be a highly-sought and versatile actor comfortable in both leading and supporting roles.

Relationships

Michael Bowen Actor

Half-Brother
Born June 21, 1953 to Sonia Sorel and the famous Beat painter Michael Bowen Jr. son of Sonia Sorel and the famous Beat painter Michael Bowen Jr

Sorel Carradine

Daughter
Born June 18, 1985; mother, Sandra Will

Cade Carradine

Son
Born July 19, 1982; mother, Sandra Will

Christopher Carradine

Brother
Born in 1947

Ever Carradine Actor

Niece

John Carradine Actor

Father
Born Feb. 5, 1906; starred in "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) Died Nov. 27, 1988

David Carradine Actor

Half-Brother
Born Dec. 8, 1936 to John Carradine and Ardanelle McCool Cosner; starred in the 1970s television series "Kung Fu" (ABC) and in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" (2003) Died June 3, 2009

Robert Carradine Actor

Brother
Born March 24, 1954; starred in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984) and its sequels

Bruce Carradine Actor

Half-Brother
Born April 10, 1933; mother, Ardanelle McCool; adopted by John Carradine

Hayley DuMond Actor

Wife
Met when they co-starred in "The Hunter's Moon" (1999) Married Nov. 18, 2006 in Torino, Italy

Dee Hoty Actor

Companion
Became involved when they co-starred in the Tony Award winning musical "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991) No longer together

Martha Plimpton Actor

Daughter
Born Nov. 16, 1970; mother, Shelley Plimpton Conceived when her parents appeared together in the Broadway musical "Hair" (1969); did not meet father until she was four years old

Shelley Plimpton Actor

Companion
Met when they appeared on Broadway in "Hair" (1969) Mother of his daughter Martha Plimpton

Cristina Raines Actor

Companion
Broke off long-term relationship in 1981

Sonia Sorel Actor

Mother
Born May 18, 1921; married to John Carradine from 1945-55; waged a three-year custody battle for their children that John won Died on Sept. 24, 2004

Sandra Will Actor

Wife
Married on Feb. 6, 1982 Divorced in 2000; Will later became involved with private investigator Anthony Pellicano

EDUCATION

Colorado State University

Fort Collins , Colorado 1967
Left after three months

Milestones

2008

Returned to the New York stage in the New York premiere of Anthony Horowitz's "Mindgame"

2007

Had a recurring role on the second and fourth seasons of the Showtime series "Dexter" playing FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy

2006

Joined Brian d'Arcy James in the Broadway production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

2005

Co-starred in the indie feature "The Californians"

2005

Portrayed Captain William H. Pratt in the TNT miniseries "Into the West"

2004

Played the recurring role of Wild Bill Hickok on the HBO series "Deadwood"

2003

Voiced editor J. Jonah Jameson on MTV's animated series "Spiderman"

2003

Hosted The History Channel’s "Wild West Tech"

2002

Starred in the independent film "The Adventures of Ociee Nash"

2002

Appeared in the independent Icelandic film "Falcons"; also composed and recorded the title song "Northern Light"

1997

Played Michelle Pfeiffer's husband in "A Thousand Acres"

1997

Made rgular TV series debut on Showtime's "Fast Track"

1996

Played Bigfoot Wallace in Larry McMurtry's "Dead Man's Walk" (ABC)

1994

Last film to date with director Alan Rudolph, "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

1993

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1991

Nominated for a Tony Award for his starring role in the musical "The Will Rogers Follies"

1989

Executive produced (also acted) the TV-movie "The Forgotten" (USA Network)

1988

One of several canvases he created for "The Moderns" became the film's poster; fourth film with director Rudolph

1987

Re-teamed with Mare Winningham for the NBC TV-movie "Eye on the Sparrow"

1986

Played one-armed major leaguer Pete Gray in the ABC TV-movie "A Winner Never Quits"; co-starred with Mare Winningham

1980

Joined brothers David and Robert in Walter Hill's "The Long Riders"

1980

Portrayed Lt. Murph McCoy in the CBS miniseries "A Rumor of War"

1978

Starred with Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby"

1976

First film with director Alan Rudolph, "Welcome to L.A." (produced by Altman); also contributed music

1975

Played a callow, womanizing folk singer in Altman's critically acclaimed "Nashville"; also wrote and performed the song "I'm Easy," which won Carradine an Oscar for Best Original Song

1975

Acted in the film "You and Me"; helmed by brother David Carradine

1974

Once again collaborated with Altman for "Thieves Like Us"

1972

Played a teenage Kwai Chang Caine (portrayed by brother David Carradine as an adult) in the ABC series "Kung Fu"

1970

Made TV debut on the NBC western "Bonanza"

1970

Made screen debut in "A Gunfight"

1970

First notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"

1968

Made Broadway debut in the controversial musical "Hair"; accompanied brother David to the audition who brought him along to play the piano and Keith landed the role instead

1968

Moved to Los Angeles to live with half-brother David Carradine

Appeared on Broadway with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in "Foxfire"

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