David Keith Biography (1954-)

Full name, David Lemuel Keith; born May 8, 1954, in Knoxville, TN; son of Lemuel Grady, Jr. (a personnel division worker for the Tennessee Valley Authority) and Hilda Earle (a worker for the Knoxville County Board of Addresses: Office: Peluce Accts., 449 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Agent: Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90211.

Actor, director, composer
Birth Details
May 8, 1954
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Red Petus, The Great Santini (also known as The Ace), Warner Bros., 1979
  • Private Malcolm Harris, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Larry Lee Bullen, Brubaker, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Mason, Back Roads, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Harry Meade, Take This Job and Shove It, Avco Embassy, 1981
  • Sid Worley, An Officer and a Gentleman, Paramount, 1982
  • Jack Parker, Independence Day (also known as Follow Your Dreams), Warner Bros., 1982
  • Will McClean, The Lords of Discipline, Paramount, 1983
  • Andrew McGee, Firestarter, Universal, 1984
  • Peddler, The Whoopee Boys, Paramount, 1986
  • Paul White, White of the Eye, Cinema Group, 1987
  • Sacrifice, Trans World Entertainment, 1988
  • Elvis Presley, Heartbreak Hotel, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Buck Malone, The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck, Trans WorldEntertainment, 1988
  • Detective Lieutenant Loach, The Two Jakes, Paramount, 1990
  • Jack Cornett, Off and Running (also known as Moon over Miami), HBO Home Video, 1991
  • Tommy Lane, Caged Fear (also known as Hotel Oklahoma), AssoFilm, 1992
  • Harry Young, Distant Cousins (also known as Desperate Motive), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Garrett Hill, Till the End of the Night, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1994
  • Bone Babancourt, Temptation, Live Home Video, 1994
  • Mace, Raw Justice (also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop and Skip-Tracer), Republic Pictures, 1994
  • Jack Parkman, Major League II, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Squint Westwood, Ernest Goes to School, Emshell Home Video, 1994
  • Narrator, Lions of Darkness, 1994
  • Jack Hutton, Born Wild (also known as Running Wild), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994
  • Mr. Colbert, Red Blooded American Girl II (also known as Hit & Run, Red Blooded 2, and Hotblooded), F.C.P. Media Ventures, 1995
  • Boone, The Indian in the Cupboard, Paramount, 1995
  • Ray Karnisak, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Universal, 1995
  • Joseph Meeker, Judge & Jury, A-pix Entertainment, 1996
  • Sonny, A Family Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996
  • Mr. Wilins, Secret of the Andes (also known as El secreto de los Andes), 1998
  • Running with Scissors, Maple Park Productions, 1998
  • Deputy Lawrence, Ambushed, New City Releasing, 1998
  • Parole officer Gilmore, If ... Dog ... Rabbit, Rabbit Productions,1998
  • Carter Roberts, Question of Privilege, Illusions Entertainment, 1999
  • Marine Major Matthew Coonan, Office of Naval Intelligence, U-571,Universal, 2000
  • Harley, Cahoots, Chewing School, 2000
  • Captain Harigan, USS Hoist, Men of Honor (also known as Men ofHonour), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Richard, World Traveler, ThinkFilm, 2001
  • Anthrax, Eagle, 2001
  • O'Malley, Behind Enemy Lines, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Ray, The Stickup, Stick up Productions, 2001
  • Scoggins, License to Steal, 2001
  • Mcgrary, Clover Bend, 2001
  • Bob Thatcher, Sabretooth, 2002
  • Andy, Deep Shock, Unified Film Organization LLC, 2002
  • Jack "The Devil" Murdock, Daredevil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • White of the Eye, Cinema Group, 1987
  • The Curse (also known as The Farm), Trans World Entertainment, 1987
  • Sacrifice, Trans World Entertainment, 1988
  • The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck, Trans World Entertainment, 1988
  • Other
  • Stunt performer, Nightmare Circus (also known as Barn of the Naked Dead and Terror Circus), 1973
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Tuck, Co-Ed Fever, CBS, 1979
  • Arlo Weed, Flesh 'n' Blood, NBC, 1991
  • Sergeant Jim Marsh, High Incident, ABC, 1996-1997
  • Local Heroes, Fox, 1996
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Fred Collins, "Richie Gets Framed," Happy Days,ABC, 1978
  • Richard, "Crash," Strangers, HBO, 1996
  • Jason, "Lithia," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • Cliff Eagleton, "Honor among Strangers," Martial Law, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Cliff Eagleton, "The Day of Cleansing: Part 2," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2000
  • Archie Michaels, "The Truth Shall Set You Free," Arli$$, HBO, 2000
  • Detective John Hawk, "Redemption," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC and USA Network, 2001
  • Also appeared in an episode of The Runaways, NBC.
  • Movies
  • Are You in the House Alone?, CBS, 1978
  • Leroy Hamilton, Friendly Fire, ABC, 1978
  • Wayne Robinson, The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story, NBC, 1980
  • Mickey Almon, Gulag, HBO, 1985
  • Gary Kirkpatrick, Liar's Edge, Showtime, 1992
  • Dan Schmidt, Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica, ABC, 1993
  • Glenn "Bullet" Dobbs, XXX's and OOO's, CBS, 1994
  • Detective Peter Stanford, If Looks Could Kill (also known as IfLooks Could Kill: From the Files of "America's Most Wanted," America's Most Wanted: The John Hawkins, and America's Most Wanted: If Looks Could Kill), Fox, 1996
  • Sergeant Rutherford, Invasion of Privacy (also known as Head Games), HBO, 1996
  • Jack Gales, Deadly Sins (also known as The Sisterhood), HBO, 1996
  • L'accident, 1997
  • Dwayne Alan Clay, Perfect Prey (also known as When the Bough Breaks II), HBO, 1998
  • Larry Victor, Poodle Springs, HBO, 1998
  • Matt, A Memory in My Heart, CBS, 1999
  • Mason Rand, Epoch, 2000
  • Eli Dixon, Love and Treason, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Daniel Cooper, If Tomorrow Comes, CBS, 1986
  • Title role, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North, CBS, 1989
  • Jim Bowie, James A. Michener's Texas, ABC, 1994
  • Voices of Harry S. Truman and Leslie Davis, The Great War (also known as The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century), PBS, 1996
  • Specials
  • Host, What on Earth, TNN, 1990
  • Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Scotty, Red Bluegrass Western Flyer Show, GoodspeedOpera House, East Haddam, CT, 1977
  • Duane Wilson, Harvey, Elitch Garden Theater, Denver, CO, then Westport, CT, 1985
  • Multiple roles, Great Tuna, Down Home Theatre, Johnson City, TN, 1986
  • Bo, Bus Stop, Clarence Brown Theatre, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1986
  • Appeared in Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles.
  • Albums
  • Singer of three songs, Raw Justice (soundtrack; also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop and Skip-Tracer), Republic Pictures, 1994
  • Appeared on the soundtrack to The Curse (also known as The Farm).
  • Music Videos
  • Director, Patty Loveless' "Blame It on Your Heart," 1992
  • Appeared in Ricky Scaggs' "I'm Just a Country Boy" and in a video for Reba McEntire.
  • Film Music
  • Theme only, The Curse (also known as The Farm), Trans WorldEntertainment, 1987
  • Additional music, Raw Justice (also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop and Skip-Tracer), Republic Pictures, 1994
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • (With Leon Russell; theme) Flesh 'n' Blood, NBC, 1991
  • (Theme) Local Heroes, Fox, 1996

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