Fast Facts

  • Played high-school football while growing up in California.
  • Appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival prior to his on-screen career. 
  • Made his screen debut in 1971, acting alongside his brother Stacy in a public-television drama about the Wright Brothers.
  • Again appeared with Stacy in the 1980 western The Long Riders, which the brothers also co-executive produced.
  • Close friends with Johnny Cash; one of his sons is named for the country singer and Keach co-produced Walk the Line, the 2005 biopic on Cash.
  • In 2010, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


  • Mary Keach — Mother
  • Stacy Keach — Brother
  • Kristopher Steven Keach — Son
  • Jane Seymour — Ex-wife
  • John Stacy Keach — Son
  • Kalen Keach — Son
  • Holly Collins — Ex-wife
  • Mimi Maynard — Ex-wife
  • Stacy Keach Sr. — Father


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (1970); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

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