Fast Facts

  • First name translates to "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian.
  • Was invited to try out for the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires before he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
  • Adapted the stage name K.C. Reeves for 1986’s Young Again but abandoned it soon afterward.
  • Followed up his success in the 1994 blockbuster Speed by appearing in a Canadian stage production of Hamlet (in lieu of reprising his role in the ill-fated sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control).
  • Deferred his salary for The Replacements (2000) so that Gene Hackman would appear in the film.
  • Presented members of The Matrix Reloaded (2003) stunt crew with Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
  • Plays bass and was a founding member of the grunge rock band Dogstar.
  • In 2010, the Internet circulation of a photo of a sad-looking Reeves led to the inception of June 15 as "Cheer Up Keanu" day.
  • Surfs and rides motorcycles and horses in his spare time.


  • Jennifer Syme — Ex-significant Other
  • Patricia Taylor — Mother
  • Kim Reeves — Sister
  • Samuel Nowlin Reeves — Father
  • Karina Miller — Half Sister