Dominic Keating

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Dominic Keating
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Dominic Keating
Born (1962-07-01) 1 July 1962 (age 52)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Years active 1989-present
Website
www.dominickeating.com

Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962) is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayal of Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Early life and education[edit]

Keating was born in Leicester to an Irish father; his grandfather, a brigadier, was awarded an OBE.[1] His first stage performance was in primary school, playing a character in The Ragged School. He then attended Uppingham School.

After graduating from the University College London with First Class Honours in History,[2] he tried various jobs before deciding to be a professional actor. To obtain his Equity card, Keating worked in a drag act called Feeling Mutual.[3]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2005, Keating maintains homes in both London and Los Angeles. He enjoys golf, swimming, music, boogie boarding, tennis, reading and travelling.

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Keating had success on the UK stage before working as a television and film actor. He originated the role of "Cosmo" in Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney,[4] as well as that of "Bryan" in Michael Wall's Amongst Barbarians, for which he won a Mobil Award. He has also done additional stage work in both the UK and in Los Angeles, including the one man play The Christian Brothers at King's Cross, in The Best Years of Your Life at the Man in the Moon Theatre, Screamers at the Edinburgh Playhouse Festival, and Alfie at the Tiffany Theater.[4]

Television[edit]

Keating first came to major public attention in the UK when he had a semi-regular role as Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's (1989–95).[3] He went on from this to a role in Inspector Morse, as well as other guest-starring roles.

Having moved to the United States, he gained the role of the demonic warrior Mallos on the short-lived 2000 series The Immortal.[5] He starred in the Zalman King series chromiumblue.com. He also made guest appearances on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, G vs E and Special Unit 2[5] as well as on several other series prior to a major role on the series Star Trek: Enterprise, where he played Lieutenant Malcolm Reed. Since then he has had guest roles on the series Las Vegas, Holby City and the CSI: NY episode Uncertainty Rules.

Keating joined the cast of hit show Heroes for its second season and played an Irish mobster in a four episode arc. He also held a guest-starring role for three episodes on the Fox TV series Prison Break. In 2010 Keating guest starred in the FX original series Sons of Anarchy.

Film[edit]

He has appeared in films, including The Hollywood Sign, Jungle 2 Jungle, The Auteur Theory and the upcoming films Certifiably Jonathan, Hollywood Kills and Robert Zemeckis' animated version of Beowulf. At a Star Trek convention in Sacramento, California on 9 September 2006, he announced that he had been cast as an Australian scientist in the Species sequel Species IV. He has also recently done work in several short films, including the latest by Tim Russ, called Plugged, a satire on modern advertising.

Dominic Keating also appears as Sherlock Holmes's brother in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by the Asylum.

Dominic Keating was also responsible for the voice-over in the Ricky Gervais film "The Invention of Lying" – 2009 release by WB.

Other work[edit]

Keating also does commercial and voiceover work, perhaps most famously on an early 1990s Vidal Sassoon commercial, where his British pronunciation of "salon" brought him some notice as well as a spoof on Saturday Night Live. He has also done voice work for various audio books, and also voiced (uncredited) the minor character 'Mouse' in Bioware's Dragon Age: Origins.[6] He has also recently appeared in commercials for Sprint/Nextel as fictitious British rock star Ian Westbury.

Keating has been confirmed as the voice of "Kormac the Templar" in the PC game Diablo 3 by Blizzard Entertainment.[7] He was also the voice of Gremlin Prescott in Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (having provided Prescott's vocal effects in the previous game).

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Film Role Notes
1989 The Paradise Club Jimmy episode Crack in the Mirror
1989-1992 The Bill Friend 2 / Patrick Litton / Andrew Jensen episodes You'll Be Back, Old Wounds and Party Politics
1989-1993 Desmond's Tony 36 episodes
1990 Casualty Ian Tilsley episode Remembrance
1992 Inspector Morse Murray Stone episode Dead on Time
1993 Teenage Health Freak Tony St. Michael episode Episode No.2.6
1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! Marc Uncredited
1995 Love Street Mark episode Second Chance
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Ian
1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Bryan / Jason Crenshaw episode Father to Son
Folle d'elle Chris
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Blair episode Helpless
The Auteur Theory Lewis Rugglesworth
1999-2000 G vs E Tomek Walenski / Sergei Draskovic episodes Orange Volvo and Immigrant Evil
2000 Starlancer Claymore - Doug McCleod Video game
2000-2001 The Immortal Mallos 6 episodes
2001 Special Unit 2 Dr. Harlan Edens episode The Wraps
The Hollywood Sign Steve
2001-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Malcolm Reed 98 episodes
2002 ChromiumBlue.com Owen 8 episodes
2006 Las Vegas Anthony Demby episode Bait and Switch
Hollywood Kills Francis Fenway
2007 Plugged Detective Pitchman Short
Certifiably Jonathan Nicholas DeBoor
The Attackmen Coach Short
Species - The Awakening Forbes McGuire Video
Heroes Will 4 episodes
Beowulf Cain
Prison Break Andrew Tyge episodes Interference and Photo Finish
2008 Holby City Ollie Lake episode Love Will Tear Us Apart
2009 Ninong Ninong
Dragon Age: Origins Mouse (Pride Demon) Video game - uncredited
2010 Sherlock Holmes Thorpe Holmes Video
CSI: NY Rufus Knox episode Uncertainty Rules
Sons of Anarchy Luther episodes Lochan Mor and Turas
Epic Mickey Gremlin Prescott Video game
2011 The One Warrior Merlin / Dragon's voice / Narrator
2012 Diablo III Kormac the Templar Video game
Breakout Kings Bob Dixon episode Double Down
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Prescott Video Game
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Kormac the Templar Video game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look Who's Stalking". SFX. September 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b James Ellis (4 February 2002). "Dominic Keating". Metro. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Marakay Rogers (Autumn 2003). "An Interview With Enterprise Star Dominic Keating". Union Jack. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Karen Bennett (7 July 2002). "Dominic Keating at Toronto Trek". Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1541718/fullcredits
  7. ^ "Blizzard Blues on the full Beta Start Date, the Red Target Outline, and more | Diablo: IncGamers". Diablo.incgamers.com. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 

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