Michael Keaton

Actor, Floor crew member, Cab driver
Though he began his career in stand-up comedy, intense actor Michael Keaton blossomed into a multi-talented performer comfortable in comedies, gritty dramas and big budget action movies. At first, he used his manic ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

Countdown to the Globes 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Inside Comedy 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Minions 2015 (Movie)

Walter Nelson (Voice)

Saturday Night Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Walter "Robby" Robinson (Actor)

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Birdman 2014 (Movie)

Riggan (Actor)

Blindsided 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Need for Speed 2014 (Movie)

Monarch (Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Raymond Sellars (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Blindsided 2013 (Movie)

Hollander (Actor)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

Captain Gene Mauch (Actor)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Ken (Voice)

Post Grad 2009 (Movie)

Walter Malby (Actor)

The Merry Gentleman 2009 (Movie)

Frank Logan (Actor)

The Company (TNT) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Chick Hicks (Actor)

Game 6 2006 (Movie)

Nicky Rogan (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

Ray Peyton, Sr. (Actor)

White Noise 2005 (Movie)

Jonathan Rivers (Actor)

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

President Mackenzie (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

A Shot at Glory 2002 (Movie)

Peter Cameron (Actor)

Quicksand 2001 (Movie)

Martin Raikes (Actor)

The Simpsons 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tim Burton: Trick or Treat 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Andie MacDowell 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mariel Hemingway 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Measures 1998 (Movie)

Peter McCabe (Actor)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

Jack Frost (Actor)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

Ray Nicolet (Actor)

Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jackie Brown 1997 (Movie)

Ray Nicolette (Actor)

The 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Michael Keaton 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Multiplicity 1996 (Movie)

Doug Kinney (Actor)

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Heroes & Legends 1992 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

Kevin Vallick (Actor)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Henry Hackett (Actor)

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Dogberry--Constable of the Watch (Actor)

My Life 1993 (Movie)

Bob Jones (Actor)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

Batman/Bruce Wayne (Actor)

Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Hotshots 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Porco Rosso 1992 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Bat, the Cat and the Penguin 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

Artie Lewis (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Carter Hayes (Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman 1989 (Movie)

Batman/Bruce Wayne (Actor)

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

Billy Caulfield (Actor)

Beetlejuice 1988 (Movie)

Betelgeuse (Actor)

Clean & Sober 1988 (Movie)

Daryl Poynter (Actor)

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

Harry Berg (Actor)

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Gung Ho 1986 (Movie)

Hunt Stevenson (Actor)

Late Night Film Festival 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Touch and Go 1986 (Movie)

Bobby Barbato (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Kelly/Johnny Dangerously (Actor)

Mr. Mom 1983 (Movie)

Jack Butler (Actor)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

Bill Blazejowski-- (Actor)

Report to Murphy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Working Stiffs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

All's Fair 1976 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Actor

Klein Time 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Roosevelt and Truman 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Clear History (TV Show)

Actor

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (2)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

("Don't Lose Your Faith" (with The Jack Frost Band)) (Song Performer)

Jack Frost 1998 (Movie)

(Song)
Director (1)

The Merry Gentleman 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Though he began his career in stand-up comedy, intense actor Michael Keaton blossomed into a multi-talented performer comfortable in comedies, gritty dramas and big budget action movies. At first, he used his manic onscreen persona to great effect in early hits like "Night Shift" (1982) and "Mr. Mom" (1983); the former of which put him on the map, while the latter turned him into a star. But it was his wild turn as a perverted ghost in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" (1988) and his compelling dramatic performance as a cocaine addict trying to get his life together in "Clean and Sober" (1988) that showcased his true talents. Keaton reached new heights when he won the title role in Burton's take on "Batman" (1989). His casting surprised many - and angered some - though when the finished film was released, most were in agreement that Keaton's brooding performance was inspired. After the inevitable sequel, "Batman Returns" (1992), Keaton went into a bit of a slide, appearing in misguided films like "Jack Frost" (1998), or little-seen indies like "Quicksand" (2001) that barely saw the light of day. He emerged onto the small screen with a stunning turn in "Live from Bagdad" (HBO, 2002), arguably the best performance of his career and a reminder that, despite appearances, Keaton was capable of handling any role in any genre or medium.

Relationships

Leona Douglas

Mother

Courteney Cox Actor

Companion
Began dating in 1989 Relationship ended in July 1995

Sean Keaton

Son
Born c. 1983 mother, Caroline McWilliams

Caroline McWilliams

Wife
Married from c. 1982 until 1990 best remembered for her work on the TV soap operas "Guiding Light" (CBS) and "Another World" (NBC) and on the primetime series "Benson" (ABC)

EDUCATION

Montour High School

McKees Rocks , Pennsylvania 1969
Member of the golf team

Kent State University

Kent , Ohio
Attended for three years

Milestones

2010

Cast opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in the action comedy "The Other Guys"

2010

Voiced the character of Ken, the iconic male doll in Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3"

2009

Played Alexis Bledel's eccentric father in "Post Grad"

2008

Made film directorial debut with "The Merry Gentleman"

2007

Portrayed real-life CIA counter-intelligence specialist Jesus Angelton in the TNT miniseries "The Company"; earned a SAG nomination for Outstanding Male Actor in a Miniseries

2006

Voiced Chick Hicks in Pixar animated feature "Cars"

2005

Starred as a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game from the historic 1986 World Series in "Game 6"

2005

Played Lindsay Lohan's father in the Disney feature "Herbie: Fully Loaded"

2005

Starred in the supernatural thriller "White Noise"

2004

Played the U.S. President and father to Katie Holmes in "First Daughter"

2002

Portrayed CNN on-location producer Robert Wiener in the HBO film "Live from Baghdad"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

1998

Appeared as Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend in Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight"

1997

Portrayed Agent Ray Nicolete in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"

1996

Played many different versions of himself in the comedy feature "Multiplicity"

1994

Starred in the Ron Howard comedy "The Paper"

1994

Announced his exit from the Batman series; replaced by Val Kilmer

1992

Reprised role of the Caped Crusader in "Batman Returns," again directed by Tim Burton

1989

Cast by Burton as billionaire playboy and crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in the big budget film "Batman"

1988

Played the title character in the Tim Burton horror-comedy "Beetlejuice"

1984

Played an honest, goodhearted man who is forced to turn to a life of crime in the comedy spoof "Johnny Dangerously"

1983

Co-starred with Teri Garr in the comedy hit "Mr. Mom"

1982

Feature film debut, "Night Shift"

1976

Wrote material and appeared on the CBS series "All's Fair" (1976-77), "Working Stiffs" (1979), and "Report to Murphy" (1982)

1975

First appeared on TV in several episodes of the Pittsburgh-based public television program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" as a member of the Flying Zucchini Brothers comedy troupe

1975

Joined Jerry Vale improvisation troupe

Acted in regional theater while supporting himself driving a cab and working in production

Raised in Robinson Township, PA

Began acting and writing comedy material during university study

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