School of Drama, Yale University
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Van Nuys High School
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Berkeley
Was cast in the mobster drama "The Life and Death of John Gotti"
Appeared alongside Matthew McConaughey in the dramatic thriller "Gold"
Joined the cast of the NBC sitcom "Crowded"
Appeared alongside Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack in the horror film "Cell"
Nabbed a supporting part in Neil LaBute's "Full Circle"
Voiced the role of Skipper in "Planes"
Landed a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated drama "Nebraska"
Co-starred on the FX boxing drama "Lights Out"
Landed recurring guest role on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)
Played Merlyn in "Live from Lincoln Center" presentation of "Camelot" (PBS)
Played the president's pastor in Oliver Stone's "W."
Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut "Come Early Morning"
Acted on Fox drama "Prison Break" as Warden Henry Pope
Featured in the Lifetime original movie presentation "The Courage to Love," a romantic period piece set in pre-Civil War New Orleans
Enjoyed a hit as the alcoholic father on the Fox sitcom "Titus"
Headlined the cast of the L.A. stage premiere of "Another Time"
Co-starred with George Wendt and David Dukes in "Art" in London
Played supporting role in "American History X"
Played a villainous archaeologist in the mystery adventure "Legend of the Lost Tomb"; premiered on Showtime
Reprised titular detective on syndicated series "Mike Hammer, Private Eye"
Starred in the Los Angeles production of "An Inspector Calls"
Co-starred in the adventure "The Pathfinder" (Showtime)
Acted in "John Carpenter's Escape From L.A."
Played title role in "Macbeth" at the Folger Shakespeare Festival in Washington, DC
Featured in Showtime sci-fi film "Amanda & the Alien"
Co-starred in the ABC TV-movie "Against Their Will: Women in Prison"
Hosted USA network series "Case Closed"
Acted in the TV-movie "Rio Diablo" (CBS)
Featured in the NBC TV-movie thriller "Revenge on the Highway"
Starred in the seafaring adventure "Mission of the Shark" (CBS)
Hosted syndicated series "Missing: Reward"
Reprised character of Mike Hammer in CBS TV-movie "The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer"
Released from prison; returned to the U.S.
Starred in "The New Mike Hammer" (CBS)
Arrested on drug charges in England and sentenced to nine months in prison
Starred as gritty, crime-fighting detective Mike Hammer in a series of TV-movies and the subsequent CBS series
Featured in the film version of "That Championship Season"
Toured the U.S. in the title role of the musical "Barnum"
First feature as co-executive producer and co-screenwriter, "The Long Riders"; also co-starred with brother James, who played Jesse James
Played leading role in "Deathtrap" on Broadway
Narrated "The Duellists"
Starred in short-lived TV series "Caribe" (ABC)
Essayed the title role of Martin Luther in the American Film Theatre production of "Luther"
Reteamed with Dunaway in "Oklahoma Crude"
Portrayed Wilbur Wright in "Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly" (PBS)
Essayed leading role of a pugilist in "Fat City," directed by John Huston
Portrayed Doc Holiday in "Doc" opposite Faye Dunaway
Played title role of "Hamlet" at the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; reprised role in 1974 in L.A.
Wrote, produced, directed and starred in the short film "The Repeater"
Made Broadway debut as Buffalo Bill Cody in "Indians" by Arthur Kopit; earned Tony nomination
Film acting debut, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
Made off-Broadway acting debut in "Macbird!"; won OBIE award playing a character modeled on Lyndon Baines Johnson
Stage directing debut, "Pullman Car Hiawatha"
Made professional acting debut in "Hamlet" in Central Park; played Marcellus and First Player
Worked as associate professor of drama at Yale
Since 1986, Keach has served as a charter member of The Yale Theatre Circle.
Keach was a spokesperson for the American Cleft Palate Association.
He was a spokesman for the United Indian Development Association.
Keach served as a member to the Entertainment Industries Council before the House Select Committee on Drug Abuse (1985).
Acting teacher and Universal Studios dialogue coach Stacy Keach Sr. on his son: "Stacy's had a lot of success, but he's never gotten a big head. My wife and I wouldn't allow that. Working as a dialogue director, I met a lot of stars who had more ego than talent. I used to tell Stacy if he starts to believe his own publicity, he should get out of the business." – to the Daily News, Oct. 22, 1995
"One of the things that’s great about being an actor, I feel privileged not only to be able to explore the history of the character, the personal biography of the character, but also the times that they were living in. That’s always fascinating to me." - from www.avclub.com, March 11, 2013
"Well in the old days we used to all go to dailies but I didn’t like to go. I didn’t like seeing myself so I wouldn’t go, and sometimes that would get me into trouble because certain directors really enjoyed having everyone come and watch the dailies at the end of day’s shoot, it was ritual, especially with someone like Robert Altman. John Huston was the same and I always felt very uneasy because I would see myself in one take that I liked and then when I saw the final cut that take was not used and it would make me sad. Now I just do the work and forget about everything else." - from www.thefilmstage.com, November 20, 2015