Steven Keats

Actor
Steven Keats took great pride in the diversity of his lengthy acting career, which saw him portray him everyone from real-life American inventor Thomas Edison in the TV series "Voyagers!" to fictional New York City ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1945 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

New York Undercover 1984 - 1986, 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1986, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Eternity 1990 (Movie)

Harold/Tax Collector (Actor)

The Spring 1989 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

In Dangerous Company 1988 (Movie)

Ryerson (Actor)

Silent Whisper 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Crazy Dan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

Jockamo (Actor)

The Yellow Rose 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Silent Rage 1982 (Movie)

Dr Philip Spires (Actor)

Ghost of a Chance 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Hangar 18 1980 (Movie)

Paul Bannister (Actor)

Where's Poppa? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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American Success Company 1978 (Movie)

Rick Duprez (Actor)

Black Sunday 1977 (Movie)

Robert Moshevsky (Actor)

Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Sky Riders 1976 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

The Gumball Rally 1976 (Movie)

Kandinsky (Actor)

Hester Street 1975 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Supercops 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Death Wish 1974 (Movie)

Jack Toby (Actor)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

Jackie Brown (Actor)

The Gambler 1973 (Movie)

Howie (Actor)

A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Show)

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Badge of the Assassin (TV Show)

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For Ladies Only (TV Show)

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Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

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The Awakening Land (TV Show)

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The Dream Makers (TV Show)

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The Executioner's Song (TV Show)

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The Ivory Ape (TV Show)

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The Last Dinosaur (TV Show)

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Zuma Beach (TV Show)

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Biography

Steven Keats took great pride in the diversity of his lengthy acting career, which saw him portray him everyone from real-life American inventor Thomas Edison in the TV series "Voyagers!" to fictional New York City immigrant Jake Putovsky in the critically acclaimed feature film "Hester Street. " Keats turned to acting after serving in the Vietnam War and started performing on Broadway by the early '70s. He made his film debut as charismatic gun runner Jackie Brown in the influential crime drama "The Friends of Eddie Coyle"; the film's success led to Keats' increased visibility in films like "Death Wish," where he portrayed vigilante Charles Bronson's grieving son-in-law, and "Hester Street," where his role as happily assimilated Russian immigrant Jake Putovsky explored the fragile relationship between the Old and New World. In 1977, Keats had a very successful year--he landed a major role as a Mossad intelligence agent in "Black Sunday," about a psychologically damaged Vietnam vet who attempts to bomb the Superbowl, and he later won critical praise for his portrayal of Jay Blackman, a ruthless Depression-era entrepreneur, in the TV mini-series "Seventh Avenue," which chronicled the legendarily brutal New York City garment industry. Though his career waned through the '80s, Keats landed guest roles on several high-profile series, including the small-town mystery serial "Murder, She Wrote" and the award-winning procedural drama "Law & Order."

Relationships

Daughter
had two

Son
had two

Sister
survived him

EDUCATION

The School of Performing Arts

New York, New York

Montclair State College

Montclair, New Jersey

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

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