Charles Keating Biography (1941-)

Born October 22, 1941, in London, England; immigrated to the United States; son of Charles James and Margaret (maiden name, Shevlin) Keating; married MaryEllen Chobody; children: Sean, Jamie.

Actor, director, teacher
Birth Details
October 22, 1941
London, England

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Valentine, Love for Love, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1967
  • Laertes, Hamlet, Charles Playhouse, 1967
  • Eilif, Mother Courage, Charles Playhouse, 1967
  • (Broadway debut) Pylades, The House of Atreus, Billy Rose Theatre,1968
  • Antony, Julius Caesar, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, between 1968-1970
  • Caliban, The Tempest, Guthrie Theatre, between 1968-1970
  • Hurst, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, Guthrie Theatre, between 1968-1970
  • Title role, Baal, Guthrie Theatre, between 1968-1970
  • Giri, Arturo Ui, Guthrie Theatre, between 1968-1970
  • Pylades, The House of Atreus, Guthrie Theatre, between 1968-1970
  • Ralph, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, 1972
  • Cromwell, A Man for All Seasons, Bankside Globe Playhouse, England, 1972
  • Ross, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1973
  • Oliver, As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, Memorial Theatre, 1973
  • Lord, The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company, MemorialTheatre, 1973
  • King, Escurial, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, 1974
  • Ross, Richard II, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1974
  • Cloten, Cymbeline, Memorial Theatre, 1974
  • (London debut) Consul Casimir, The Marquis of Keith, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1975
  • Edmund, King Lear, Other Place Theatre, The Place, London, both 1974, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1975
  • Cloten, Cymbeline, Aldwych Theatre, 1975
  • Orsino, Twelfth Night, Chichester Festival, Chichester, England, 1976
  • Ham, Noah, Chichester Festival, 1976
  • Title role, Macbeth, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 1977
  • Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Chichester Festival, 1977
  • American ambassador, The Applecart, Chichester Festival, 1977
  • Jerry, The Zoo Story, Chichester Festival, 1977
  • Murder in the Cathedral, Chichester Festival, 1977
  • Ergun, An Ounce of Prevention, Hartley House, New York City, 1985
  • McLeavy, Loot, Manhattan Theatre Club, then Music Box Theatre, both New York City, 1986
  • Romeo and Juliet, Playhouse 91, New York City, 1990
  • Ridgeon, Doctor's Dilemma, Roundabout Theatre, New York City,1990
  • Carlton, Light Up the Sky, Roundabout Theatre, 1990
  • Doolittle, Pygmalion, Roundabout Theatre, 1991
  • Waiter, You Never Can Tell, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura PelsTheatre, New York City, 1998
  • Appeared as Giri, Arturo Ui, Broadway production; and as the common man, A Man for All Seasons, Roundabout Theatre; also performed at Provincetown Playhouse, Cape Cod, MA, 1959-60.
  • Major Tours
  • When I Was a Boy with Never a Crack in My Heart (solo show), Guthrie Theatre, Midwest cities, 1968
  • What Is Past, Passing or to Come (solo show), Guthrie Theatre, Midwest cities, 1968
  • The Hollow Crown, Royal Shakespeare Company, U.S. universities, 1976
  • Shall I Compare Thee, Royal Shakespeare Company, U.S. universities, 1976
  • Groupings, Royal Shakespeare Company, U.S. universities, 1976
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • The Madness of Lady Bright, Guthrie Theatre, 1969
  • Macbeth, Crawford Livingston Theatre, St. Paul, MN, 1970
  • The Scarecrow, American College Theatre Festival, 1971
  • Codirector, Murder in the Cathedral, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, 1976
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Carl Hutchins, Another World (also known as Another World: BayCity), 1983-85 and 1991-98
  • Dr. Damon Lazarre, All My Children, 1987-88
  • Niles Mason, As the World Turns, 1989-90
  • Dr. Jack Van DeWeghe, Going to Extremes, ABC, 1992
  • Miniseries
  • Ernest Simpson, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, 1980
  • Rex Mottram, Brideshead Revisited, 1982
  • Charles, Fresno, 1986
  • Specials
  • Duke of Aumerle, King Richard the Second (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Richard II), BBC, 1978
  • John John J. Stuart, Infiltrator, CBS, 1987
  • Cable Crossings: The Early Months, 1994
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards, 1995
  • Also appeared in Dream of Living.
  • Episodic
  • Sammy, "Everest Was Also Conquered," The Professionals, 1978
  • Kenneth Whitten, "Hand and Glove," The Equalizer, 1987
  • "Last Call," The Equalizer, 1988
  • Neville, "The Power of Female Sex," Sex and the City, HBO, 1998
  • Zeus, "Full Circle," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated,1999
  • Zeus, "God Fearing Child," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 2000
  • Peter, "Paradise Inn," Providence, 2000
  • Also appeared in an episode of Miami Vice.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Dr. Delane, Meriel, the Ghost Girl (also known as BBC2 Playhouse--The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl), BBC2, 1976
  • Secretary of State Keys, Charlie Muffin (movie), 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • Ferguson, Funny Money, 1982
  • Mr. Kean, Awakenings, 1990
  • Klingman, The Bodyguard, 1992
  • Friedrich Golchan, The Thomas Crown Affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Professor, Harlem Aria, 1999
  • Audio Books
  • The Red-Headed League, 1996
  • Listen and Read James Joyce's Dubliners, 1997
  • The Night Lives On, HarperAudio, 1998
  • Kit's Wilderness, Listening Library, 2000
  • Taped Readings
  • With Victoria Wyndham, recorded Couplets (poetry), Shanachie Records.

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