Keanu Reeves Biography (1964-)

First name is pronounced Key-ah-noo; full name, Keanu Charles Reeves; born September 2 (other sources cite September 4 or August 2), 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon; son of Samuel Nowlin Reeves (a geologist) and Patricia Bond (a costume designer and performer). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Seventh Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
Canadian, American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 2, 1964
Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • One Step Away, 1985
  • Heaver, Youngblood, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • Tommy, Flying (also known as Dream to Believe and Teenage Dream), Golden Communications, 1986
  • Matt, River's Edge, Island, 1987
  • Chevelier Danceny, Dangerous Liaisons, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Chris Townsend, Permanent Record, Paramount, 1988
  • Rupert Marshetta, The Prince of Pennsylvania, New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Winston Connelly, The Night Before, Kings Road, 1988
  • 18 Again, New World, 1988
  • Ted "Theodore" Logan, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Orion, 1989
  • Tod Hawkes, Parenthood, Universal, 1989
  • Marlon James, I Love You to Death, TriStar, 1990
  • Martin Loader, Tune in Tomorrow ... (also known as Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), Cinecom/TriStar, 1990
  • Eric, Providence, 1991
  • FBI special agent Johnny Utah, Point Break, Twentieth Century-Fox,1991
  • Scott Favor, My Own Private Idaho, Fine Line, 1991
  • Theodore "Ted" Logan and "Evil Ted," Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey,Orion, 1991
  • Jonathan Harker, Bram Stoker's Dracula (also known as Dracula), Columbia, 1992
  • Don John, Much Ado about Nothing, Samuel Goldwyn, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Juan Ortiz (the dog boy), Freaked (also known as Hideous Mutant Freekz), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Julian Gitche, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Fine Line, 1994
  • Officer Jack Traven, Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Prince Siddhartha, Little Buddha, Miramax, 1994
  • Street thug, The Prodigal (short film), 1994
  • Title role, Johnny Mnemonic (also known as JM and JohnnyMnemonique), TriStar, 1995
  • Paul Sutton, A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Eddie Kasalivich, Chain Reaction (also known as Dead Drop and Pursuit), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Jjaks Clayton, Feeling Minnesota, Jersey Films, 1996
  • Harry, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, 1997
  • Kevin Lomax, The Devil's Advocate (also known as Diabolos and Im Auftrag des Teufels), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Thomas A. Anderson/Neo, The Matrix, Warner Bros., 1999
  • David Allen Griffin, The Watcher (also known as Driven), MCA/Universal, 2000
  • Donnie Barksdale, The Gift, Paramount, 2000
  • Shane "Footsteps" Falco, The Replacements, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Conor O'Neill, Hard Ball (also known as Hardball), Paramount, 2001
  • Himself, The Gift: A Look Inside (documentary short film), WarnerHome Video, 2001
  • Himself and Neo, The Matrix Revisited (documentary), 2001
  • Nelson Moss, Sweet November, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Julian Mercer, Something's Gotta Give, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Keanu Reeves: Journey to Success, Koch Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, Mayor of the Sunset Strip (documentary), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2003
  • Neo, The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros., 2003, released in an IMAXversion as The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience, IMAX, 2003
  • Neo, The Matrix Revolutions, Warner Bros., 2003, released in an IMAX version as The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience, IMAX, 2003
  • Voice of Neo, "Kid's Story," The Animatrix (animated short film; also known as The Animatrix: Kid's Story), Warner Home Video, 2003
  • Dr. Perry Lyman, Thumbsucker, 2004
  • John Constantine, Constantine, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Cohost, Going Great, c. 1985
  • Voice of Theodore "Ted" Logan, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures(animated), CBS, 1990-1991 then Fox, 1991-1992
  • Movies
  • Teenager, Letting Go, ABC, 1985
  • Alex/Jack Be Nimble, Babes in Toyland, NBC, 1986
  • Buddy Martin, Act of Vengeance, HBO, 1986
  • Derek, Brotherhood of Justice, ABC, 1986
  • Eddie Talbot, Under the Influence, NBC, 1986
  • (As K. C. Reeves) Michael "Mick" Riley at the age of seventeen, "Young Again," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1986
  • Member of the band Dogstar, Me and Will, Sundance Channel, 1998
  • Specials
  • Kip, "Life under Water," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989
  • Save the Planet (also known as Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard RockCafe Special), CBS, 1990
  • Himself, The Making of "Speed" (documentary), 1994
  • Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars, syndicated, 1994
  • "In the Footsteps of the Buddha," Legendary Trails, PBS, 1994
  • Host, "Children Remember the Holocaust" (documentary; also known as "Nothing but Sun" and "Through Their Eyes: Children Remember the Holocaust"), CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1995
  • Himself, Making "The Matrix" (documentary), 1999
  • Himself, Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute, American Movie Classics, 2003
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Trier, Kidman og Cannes, TV2 Danmark [Denmark], 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Presenter, The 1993 MTV Movie Awards, MTV and syndicated, 1993
  • Himself, The 1995 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1995
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • The Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003
  • Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • The 2003 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Hanging In, CBC, 1979
  • Thug, "Necessary Force," Night Heat, CBS, 1985
  • Joey, "Moving Day," Trying Times, PBS, 1987
  • Jesse Walker, "Two Lost Souls," The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox, 1989
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994, 1996, 2001, and 2003
  • Himself, Hi-Octane, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997 and 2001
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Himself (number fourteen), "25 Toughest Stars," E! Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001 (two episodes) and 2003
  • Movie House, MTV, 2002
  • Himself, "Enter the Playtrix," Player$, 2003
  • Himself, Filmland, Danmarks Radio [Denmark], 2003
  • Himself, God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, Matthew's Best Hit TV, TV Asahi [Japan], 2003
  • Himself, Rove Live, Ten Network, 2003
  • Himself and bass guitarist for the band Becky, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2003
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2003
  • Himself in archive footage, "Keanu Reeves," Biography (also knownas A&E Biography), Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself in archive footage, "Star Tracks," One Hit Wonders (also known as VH1's One Hit Wonders Presents: Star Tracks), VH1, 2003
  • Pilots
  • Crackers, "Fast Food," The Comedy Factory, ABC, 1985
  • Himself, Action, syndicated, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Wolfboy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1984
  • Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1985
  • Trinculo, The Tempest, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA, 1989
  • Title role, Hamlet, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1995
  • Also appeared in other productions, including For Adults Only.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Neo, Enter the Matrix, Infogames Entertainment, 2003
  • Albums with Dogstar
  • Quattro Formaggi, Dogstar Zoo/Volcano Records, 1996
  • Our Little Visionary, Dogstar Freeworld, 1997
  • Happy Ending, Dogstar Ultimate Music, 2000
  • Music Videos
  • "Rush Rush," by Paula Abdul, 1991
  • Videos
  • Captivated '92: The Video Collection, by Paula Abdul, 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    • Keanu Reeves: Tear Out Photo Book, Oliver Books, 1994
    • Kohler, Michael, Keanu Reeves, Bertz Verlag, 2003
    Periodicals
    • Biography, September, 2000, pp. 50-54, 116
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 9, 1999, p. 26; November 7, 2003, pp.24-28
    • Maclean's, January 23, 1995
    • Newsweek, June 13, 1994
    • People Weekly, June 5, 1995, p. 70; June 5, 2000, p. 18; April 23,2001, pp. 58-59; June 2, 2003, pp. 63-64
    • Premiere, March, 1996, p. 58
    • Rolling Stone, March 9, 1989
    • Sport, November, 1997, p. 76
    • Sun-Times (Chicago), March 28, 1999
    • Times (London), January 11, 1998
    • Us, March, 1995; February, 1999
    • USA Weekend, August 4, 2000, pp. 6-8
    • Vanity Fair, August, 1995; February, 2001, pp. 60-65, 110-12

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