|Birthname||Walter Stacy Keach, Jr.|
|born on||2 June 1941 at 19:15 (= 7:15 PM )|
|Place||Savannah, Georgia (US), 32n05, 81w06|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°02' 13°15 Asc. 10°37'|
American actor noted for a number of TV series and movies, including the 1982 TV mini-series, "The Blue and the Gray," which centered around America's Civil War. His other TV work included the short-lived "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer," which ran 1984-1985. Born with a harelip, he bears a scar from reconstructive surgery. As a young man, he made his way to the New York stage in the late '60s and early '70s as Hamlet, Falstaff and Peer Gunt. He received an Obie award (one of three) for "McBird" in 1967, and a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut as Buffalo Bill in "Indians" in 1969. His film debut was in 1968 in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." A brilliantly talented actor, he has had extreme swings in the opportunities and popularity of his career.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was six months old when the family moved to Los Angeles. There, his father, actor Stacy Keach Sr., became a director at the Pasadena Playhouse. The young Keach played football in high school, but switched to drama at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1963.
After studying at the Yale School of Drama, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Following his Broadway successes, and a fast start in films such as "The New Centurions" and "Fat City," his career froze in 1972. He was doing "Hamlet" in New York's Central Park, and had high hopes for his role as Doc Holliday in the 1971 film, "Doc," but it flopped.
He starred in the TV series "Caribe,"1975 and returned to the stage in 1978 in a Long Beach production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." His ascent began again, and he returned to Broadway in "Deathtrap," toured the country in "Barnum," and in 1981, starred with younger brother James in "The Long Riders," a cult Western.
A steady drug user from 1973, Keach was arrested in Britain on 4/3/1984 for carrying drugs through a London airport. His sentencing was the following year of a six-month term for smuggling cocaine. CBS canceled his Mike Hammer series after the arrest. He began an anti-drug crusade following his release from prison.
Keach lived with singer Judy Collins in the early '70s, and was married twice, once right after college and "briefly" in 1974. He married Swedish-born actress Jill Donohue in 1981. In 1985, he married Polish-born actress Malgosia Tomassi, whom he met in October 1983 while she was working as an extra. They have two children, Shannon, born in(1988 and Karolina in 1991.
In recent years, Keach has been in touring productions, such as "An Inspector Calls." He also moved into production, combining a love of history and acting for plans such as a maxi-series on John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln's assassin. An accomplished keyboard musician, he plays the electronic synthesizer.
- Social : End a program of study 1963 at 12:00 midnight in Berkeley, CA (Graduated from UC Berkeley)
- Work : Prize 1967 (Obie Award)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1968 (Film debut, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Broadway debut, "Indians")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1971 (Film, "Doc")
- Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1973 (Began using drugs steadily)
- Relationship : Marriage 1974 (Second marriage, brief)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1975 (TV series, "Caribe")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 at 12:00 midnight in Long Beach, CA (Play, "Cerano de Bergerac")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Film, "The Long Riders")
- Relationship : Marriage 1981 (Third marriage, Jill Donahue)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1982 (TV mini-series, "The Blue and the Gray")
- Relationship : Meet a significant person October 1983 (Future wife, Malgosia Tomassi)
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- Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1984 (Went to prison for nine months)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1984 (TV series, "Mike Hammer")
- Crime : Arrest 3 April 1984 at 12:00 noon in London, England (Arrested for possession of cocaine)
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- Mental Health : End Addiction 1985 (After prison, anti-drug activist)
- Relationship : Marriage 1985 (Fourth marriage, Malgosia Tomassi)
- Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 7 June 1985 (Released from nine months prison)
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- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1988 (Daughter born)
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1991 (Daughter born)
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- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Fulbright Scholar, Yale School of Drama)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Cocaine)
- Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Lived with Judy Collins)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Three)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Touring productions)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Extreme ups and downs in opportunities)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Football in school)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Drug business (Caught smuggling drugs through airport)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Six months)
- Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Harelip)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, Broadway)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Caribe," "Mike Hammer")
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Electronic synthesizer)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Anti-drug activist)
- Notable : Awards : Tony (Nomination)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three Obie Awards)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession