Stacy Keach

  • Birth Name: Walter Stacy Keach Jr.
  • Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Fast Facts

  • Was born with a cleft lip and partial cleft palate and underwent several surgeries as a child. His trademark mustache hides the scars.
  • Received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
  • Was a member of the inaugural company of New York's Lincoln Center Repertory.
  • Won a 1969-1970 Obie Award (which recognizes off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions) for his performance in the dramatic play MacBird!
  • Incarcerated for six months in England's Reading Gaol in 1984 following a conviction for possession of cocaine.
  • Met his third wife, Malgosia, when she appeared alongside him in the 1986 TV movie The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.


  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1970, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee


  • Marilyn Aiken — Ex-wife
  • Walter Stacy Keach Sr. — Father
  • Malgosia Tomassi — Wife
  • Shannon Keach — Son
  • Jill Donahue — Ex-wife
  • Mary Cain Peckham Keach — Mother
  • James Keach — Brother
  • Karolina Keach — Daughter


  • University of California, Berkley, California, United States (BA in English and Drama, 1963); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA)