Carradine, Keith 1949–

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CARRADINE, Keith 1949–


Full name, Keith Ian Carradine; born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, CA; son of John Richmond Reed (an actor) and Sonia Sorel (an actress and artist; maiden name, Henius) Carradine; brother of David (an actor) and Robert (an actor); married Sandra Will, February 6, 1982 (divorced); children: Cade Richmond, Sorel Johannah; (with Shelley Plimpton, an actress) Martha Campbell Plimpton. Education: Studied drama at Colorado State University, 1967; completed Bob Bondurant's School of High Performance Driving course. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Episcopalian. Avocational Interests: Competing in amateur car racing events.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, singer, songwriter, composer, director, and producer. Provided voiceovers for commercials for Pizza Hut, 1997, and Chevy Malibu, 1997. Also worked as a painter.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Greenpeace Foundation, Cousteau Society, Sierra Club.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award, best song, Golden Globe Award, best original song for a motion picture, 1975, Grammy Award nomination (with others), album of best original score written for a motion picture or television special, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1976, all for Nashville; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or special, 1983, for Chiefs; Outer Critics Circle award, outstanding debut, 1983, for Foxfire; CableACE Award nomination, actor in a theatrical or dramatic special, 1987, for Half a Lifetime; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actor in a musical, 1991, for The Will Rogers Follies; Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1993; Bronze Wrangler (with others), television feature film, Western Heritage Awards, 1998, for Last Stand at Saber River; Golden Boot Award, 1998; Edda Award nomination, best actor, 2002, for Falkar; Artistic Excellence Award, Great Lakes Film Festival, 2002; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a miniseries or a motion picture made for television, 2005, for Deadwood.


Film Appearances:

Young gunfighter/cowboy, A Gunfight (also known as Gunfight), Paramount, 1971.

Cowboy, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Warner Bros., 1971.

Cigaret, Emperor of the North Pole (also known as Emperor of the North), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1973.

Arthur, Idaho Transfer (also known as Deranged), Cinemation, 1973.

John, Antoine et Sebastien (also known as Antoine and Sebastian), 1973.

Whizzer, Hex (also known as The Shrieking), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1973.

Joe, Run, Run, Joe! (also known as Arrivano Joe e Margherito, Dyanmit in der Schnauze, Zwei tolle Hechte auf dem Weg zum Himmel, and Joe y Margherito), 1974.

Bowie, Thieves Like Us, United Artists, 1974.

Tom Frank, Nashville, Paramount, 1975.

You and Me (also known as Around), 1975.

David Foster, Lumiere (also known as Scene di un'amicizia tra donne), New World, 1976.

Carroll Barber, Welcome to L.A., United Artists, 1976.

Antoine d'Hubert, The Duelists, Paramount, 1977.

E. J. Bellocq, Pretty Baby, Paramount, 1978.

A guest at Heartland, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (also known as Banda de los corazones), Universal, 1978.

Hal Raymond, An Almost Perfect Affair, Paramount, 1979.

Wayne Vantil, Old Boyfriends, Avco–Embassy, 1979.

Himself, The Carradines Together, United Filmmakers, 1979.

Jim Younger, The Long Riders, United Artists, 1980.

Rifleman Lee Spencer, Southern Comfort, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.

Cameo, The Best of Sex and Violence (documentary), Wizard Video, 1981.

Mickey Bolton, Choose Me, Island Alive, 1984.

Clarence Butts, Maria's Lovers, Cannon, 1985.

Coop, Trouble in Mind, Alive, 1985.

Tito Valerio Tauro, L'inchiesta (also known as The Investigation and The Inquiry), Sacis, 1986.

Reed, Backfire, Vidmark, 1987.

Nick Hart, The Moderns, Alive, 1988.

Michael, Street of No Return (also known as Sans espoir de retour, Rua sem regresso, and Samuel Fueller's "Street of No Return"), President Films, 1988.

Monte Latham, Cold Feet, Avenue, 1989.

Clarence, Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will?, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Doctor Emil Grasler, The Bachelor (also known as Mio caro Dottor Graeslaer), Triboro Entertainment Group, 1990.

Marvin Macy, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Angelika Films, 1991.

Dr. Emil Grasler, Mio caro dottor Graesler (also known as The Bachelor), 1991.

John Cross, CrissCross (also known as Alone Together), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1992.

Storyteller, Rabbit Ears: Annie Oakley, 1992.

Will Rogers, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line, 1994.

Harry Whitney, Andre (also known as Andre the Seal), Paramount, 1994.

Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill (also known as Wild Bill Hickok and Deadwood), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1995.

John Netherwood, The Tie That Binds, Buena Vista, 1995.

Detective Creighton, 2 Days in the Valley, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Ty Smith, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997.

Zeke Clayton, Standoff, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Turner, The Hunter's Moon, Entertainment Around the World, 1999.

Dan Scott, Out of the Cold, Dream Rock, 1999.

Matt, Cahoots, 2000.

Sheriff Hank Dawson, Wooly Boys, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Simon, Falkar (also known as Falcons and Islandfalken), 2002.

Papa George Nash, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, Flying Zebra Films, 2002.

Adult Jerry Barlow, The Angel Doll, Monarch Home Video, 2002.

Russell Chambers, Mending Fences, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "Street of No Return" (documentary short film), Fantoma, 2002.

Narrator, Gettysburg and Stories of Valor: Civil War Minutes III (documentary), Inecome Entertainment Company, 2004.

Voice of JoJo, Hair High (animated), E.D. Distribution, 2004.

Voice of Duke, Balto III: Wings of Change (animated), Universal, 2004.

Elton Tripp, The Californians, Outrider Pictures, 2004.

Billy Whitfield, Our Very Own, 2005.

Film Work:

Artist, The Moderns, Alive Films, 1988.

Director and producer, A Shade of Gray, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice, The West (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Dr. Richard Beckett, Fast Track, 1997.

Voice of J. Jonah Jameson, Spider–Man, MTV, 2003.

Host, Wild West Tech, History Channel, 2003–2004.

Nick Savage, Complete Savages, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lieutenant Murph McCoy, A Rumor of War, CBS, 1980.

Foxy Funderburke, Chiefs, CBS, 1983.

Trooper John Rule, Murder Ordained (also known as Broken Commandments and Kansas Gothic), CBS, 1987.

Agent Michael Rourke, The Revenge of Al Capone (also known as Capone), NBC, 1989.

Tom Leary, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994.

Voiceover, Baseball (documentary), 1994.

Bigfoot Wallace, Larry McMurtry's "Dead Man's Walk" (also known as Dead Man's Walk), ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Middle Caine, Kung Fu, ABC, 1972.

Danny Brown, Man on a String, CBS, 1972.

Lieutenant Lewis, The Godchild, ABC, 1974.

John Boslett, Scorned and Swindled, CBS, 1984.

Allen Devlin/Ed Vinson, Blackout, HBO, 1985.

Pete Gray, A Winner Never Quits, ABC, 1986.

J. J., Half a Lifetime, HBO, 1986.

Jim Lee, Eye on the Sparrow, NBC, 1987.

Richard Everton, Stones for Ibarra, CBS, 1988.

Elmo R. Zumwalt III, My Father, My Son, CBS, 1988.

Captain Tom Watkins, The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989.

Pierre Guitry, Judgment (also known as Sacraments and Vermilion Parish), HBO, 1990.

Liam Devlin, Confessional, syndicated, 1990.

Peter "Mac" MacAllister, Payoff, Showtime, 1991.

Brad, Is There Life Out There?, CBS, 1994.

Owen Turner, Trial By Fire, ABC, 1995.

Captain Eugene T. Slader, Special Report: Journey to Mars, CBS, 1996.

Vern Kidston, Last Stand at Saber River, TNT, 1997.

Will Hallowell, Keeping the Promise (also known as The Oath), CBS, 1997.

Neal Mahler, Night Ride Home, CBS, 1999.

Oliver Comstock, A Song from the Heart (also known as Music from the Heart and Les yeux du coeur), CBS, 1999.

Officer Wexler, Sirens, Showtime, 1999.

Arlin Flynn, Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (also known as Hostage Hotel), TNT, 1999.

Pierce Butler, Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, Showtime, 2000.

John Malone, Baby, TNT, 2000.

John Lacklan, The Diamond of Jeru (also known as Louis L'Amour's "The Diamond of Jeru"), USA Network, 2001.

Noah Weaver, The Outsider, Showtime, 2002.

Chester "Chet" Rollins, Monte Walsh, TNT, 2003.

John McGinnis, Coyote Waits, PBS, 2003.

Sheriff Clifford Laws, Love, Clyde, Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Truman Yates, Last Chance, CBS, 1995.

Dr. Vincent Shaw, Outreach, The WB, 1999.

Quincy, Metropolis, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Meaning of Life, CBS, 1991.

Song performer, The 14th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1991.

Star–athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Voice of William Herndon, Lincoln (documentary), ABC, 1992.

Narrator, "Hot on the Trail," The Untold West, TBS, 1993.

Host, "Rediscovering Will Rogers," American Masters, PBS, 1994.

Himself, Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (also known as Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II), PBS, 1995.

Host, A Capitol Fourth (1996), PBS, 1996.

Narrator, American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Himself, David Carradine: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Brooke Shields (documentary), Lifetime, 2001.

Himself, Making "Deadwood": The Show Behind the Show (documentary), HBO, 2004.

Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs (also known as AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies), CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, The 48th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1976.

The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991.

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1992.

Song performer, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994.

Presenter and song performer, The Newsweek American Achievement Awards, CBS, 1995.

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableAce Awards, TNT, 1996.

Host, Ultimate Toy Awards 2004, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) Ern, "Bushwacked," Bonanza, NBC, 1971.

Young Man Caine, "Dark Angel," Kung Fu, 1972.

"Love and the Anniversary," Love, American Style, 1973.

Cook, "October the 31st," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984.

An American Portrait, CBS, 1986.

Narrator, "Annie Oakley," American Heroes and Legends, 1992.

Arthur Bristol, "Dream of Doom," Perversions of Science, 1997.

Narrator, "Public Enemy Number 1," The American Experience, PBS, 2002.

Voice of Jomichero, "Returning Japanese," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002.

Lamar Scott, "What You See Is What You Get," Arli$$, HBO, 2002.

Frank Dugan, "Above Suspicion," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

Frank Dugan, "Respect," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

Frank Dugan, "Lesser Evils," Street Time, Showtime, 2002.

A. G. Robinson, "First Flight," Enterprise, UPN, 2003.

Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Wild Bill Hickok, "Deadwood," Deadwood, HBO, 2004.

Wild Bill Hickok, "Deep Water," Deadwood, HBO, 2004.

Wild Bill Hickok, "Reconnoitering the Rim," Deadwood, HBO, 2004.

Wild Bill Hickok, "Here Was a Man," Deadwood, HBO, 2004.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2004.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Forgotten, USA Network, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Claude, Hair, Los Angeles, 1969.

(Broadway debut) Understudy for the role of Woof, Hair, Biltmore Theatre, 1969–70.

Dude, Tobacco Road, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville, FL, 1970.

Orpheus, Wake Up, It's Time to Go to Bed, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Theater, New York City, 1979.

Benjamin Hubbard, Another Part of the Forest, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1981–82.

Dillard Nations, Foxfire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1982–83, later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985–86.

Charlie, Detective Story, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1983–84.

Will Rogers, The Will Rogers Follies, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1991–92.

American Appetites, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.

The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, Luckman Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.



I'm Easy, Asylum, 1977.

Lost and Found, Asylum, 1978.

Contributed music to the film Welcome to L.A.

Music Videos:

Appeared in Madonna's "Material Girl."


Film Scores:

Welcome to L.A., United Artists, 1976.

The Carradines Together, United Filmmakers, 1979.

Film Songs:

"I'm Easy," Nashville, Paramount, 1975.

"Our Favorite Son," Ronin, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1998.

Film Song Lyrics:

"Maria's Song," Maria's Lovers, Cannon, 1985.

Television Scores:

Willa, CBS, 1979.



New York Times, April 7, 1977.

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