David Keith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
David Keith
David Keith (cropped).jpg
David Keith in 2002
BornDavid Lemuel Keith
(1954-05-08) May 8, 1954 (age 64)
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActor, director
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Nancy Clark (2000–2016)
Children2

David Lemuel Keith (born May 8, 1954) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough role was that of aspiring Navy pilot Sid Worley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The positive reception for this role led to leading parts in the films The Lords of Discipline (1983), Firestarter (1984) and White of the Eye (1987). Keith had notable supporting roles in features including The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), U-571 (2000), Men of Honor (2000) and Daredevil (2003).

Early life[edit]

Keith was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Hilda Earle, a worker for the Knox County Board of Education, and Lemuel Grady Keith, Jr., a personnel division worker for the Tennessee Valley Authority.[1][2] His cousin is Mike Keith, play-by-play announcer for the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.

Career[edit]

Keith had an early supporting role in the prison film Brubaker. He had supporting roles in The Rose, starring Bette Midler, and An Officer and a Gentleman, with Richard Gere. Keith played a local thug in The Great Santini, starred in The Lords of Discipline and White of the Eye, and held a prominent supporting role in U-571 opposite Matthew McConaughey. He played opposite child-star Drew Barrymore in the 1984 hit Firestarter and Brooke Shields in 1992's Running Wild. He is also well known for his role as Jack Parkman in Major League II starring Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger.

Keith played Elvis Presley in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. He directed The Curse and The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (in which he also starred). He appeared in Ernest Goes to School as Squint Westwood (a spoof of Clint Eastwood) and in The Indian in the Cupboard as the cowboy "Boo-Hoo" Boone. He played the leading role of Nate Springfield in the 2003 film Hangman's Curse. He also co-starred in The Class, an American sitcom, as Yonk Allen, a retired professional football player. Other roles include parts in Daredevil and the 2002 television film Carrie. He appeared in the 2004 film Raise Your Voice starring Hilary Duff, and the 2006 film Expiration Date.

He has appeared on many television series, including NCIS, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, High Incident and Hawaii Five-0. In 2010, Keith co-starred as John Allen, father of Robert Allen (James Wolk) in the short-lived television drama Lone Star.

Personal life[edit]

Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater.[3]

Keith married Nancy Clark, a realtor, in 2000 and the couple resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. They have two children, Presley and Coulter. He is an avid University of Tennessee Volunteers fan and is present on the sidelines for Volunteer football games when his schedule allows. [4]

Keith was a National Advisory Board member and spokesperson for PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children.[citation needed] Keith was present during the sentencing phase for John Couey, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering Jessica Lunsford.[citation needed] Keith said that he was planning on going to Washington, D.C. with Mark Lunsford after the sentencing, to lobby Congress for more support of sex offender laws. Keith gave an interview with Tampa Bay ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, and was quoted as saying:

One of the great things I said about Mark (Lunsford) is he wants justice and he wants closure in this; he wants justice for his daughter. But what he really wants is to protect children and if we can get child molesters in jail, that's the way you protect children![This quote needs a citation]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Great Santini Red Petus
1979 The Rose Pfc. Mal
1980 Brubaker Larry Lee Bullen
1981 Back Roads Mason
1981 Take This Job and Shove It Harry Meade
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman Sid Worley
1983 The Lords of Discipline Will McLean
1983 Independence Day Jack Parker
1984 Firestarter Andrew 'Andy' McGee
1987 White of the Eye Paul White
1987 The Curse N/A Director
1987 The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck[5] Buck Malone Also director
1988 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
1990 The Two Jakes Det. Lt. Loach
1991 Caged Fear[6] Tommy Lane
1991 Off and Running Jack Cornett
1992 Running Wild Jack Hutton
1992 Liar's Edge[7] Gary Kirkpatrick
1993 Desperate Motive[8] Harry Young
1994 Major League II Jack Parkman
1994 Ernest Goes to School Squint Westwood
1994 Raw Justice Mace
1994 Temptation[9] Bone Babancourt
1995 Till the End of the Night[10] Garrett Hill
1995 The Indian in the Cupboard Boone
1995 Deadly Sins Jack Gales
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Ray Karnisak
1996 A Family Thing Sonny
1996 Invasion of Privacy Sgt. Rutherford
1996 Judge and Jury[11] Joseph Meeker
1997 Red-Blooded American Girl II[12] Mr. Colbert
1998 Ambushed Deputy Lawrence
1999 Question of Privilege[13] Carter Roberts
1999 Secret of the Andes Brooks Willings
1999 If... Dog... Rabbit... Parole Officer Gilmore
2000 U-571 Maj. Matthew Coonan
2000 Men of Honor Captain Hartigan
2001 Cahoots[14] Harley
2001 Burning Down the House Carolina
2001 World Traveler Richard
2001 Anthrax[15] Adam Stewart
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Master Chief Tom O'Malley
2002 The Stickup Ray DeCarlo
2002 Clover Blend[16] McGary
2002 Mother Ghost[17] Carey
2003 Daredevil Jack Murdock
2003 Hangman's Curse Nate Springfield
2003 Waterville[18] Blake Robison Also director
2004 The Kings of Brooklyn[19] Scoggins
2004 Raise Your Voice Simon Fletcher
2005 All Souls Day Sheriff Blanco
2005 Come Away Home Sheriff Jantz
2006 Miracle Dogs Too[20] Mr. Mulvaney
2006 In Her Line of Fire Vice President Walker
2006 Expiration Date Wild William
2006 Bottoms Up Uncle Earl
2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent[21] Wallace
2008 Clown Hunt[22] B.J.
2008 Boys of Summerville[23] Joe
2010 Beneath the Blue Hawk
2010 Unrequited[24] Nate Grissom
2014 Christian Mingle[25] Bill Wood
2015 Awaken[26] Dr. Walsh
2016 Heritage Falls Coach Charlie Fitzpatrick
2017 All Saints Boyd

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Are You in the House Alone? Student Uncredited[27]
1978 Happy Days Fred Owens Episode: "Richie Gets Framed"
1979 Friendly Fire Leroy Hamilton Television movie
1979 Co-ed Fever Tuck Miniseries
1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story[28] Wayne Robinson Television movie
1985 Gulag Mickey Almon Television movie
1986 If Tomorrow Comes Daniel Cooper Miniseries
1989 Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Lt. Col. Oliver North Television movie
1991 Flesh 'n' Blood Arlo Weed 12 episodes
1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica[29] Dan Schmidt Television movie
1994 XXX's & OOO's[30] Bullet Dobbs Television movie
1994 Texas[31] Jim Bowie Television movie
1994 If Looks Could Kill[32] Det. Peter Stanford Television movie
1996 Strangers[33] Richard Episode: "Crash"
1996-1997 High Incident Jim Marsh 32 episodes
1998 The Outer Limits Major Jason Mercer Episode: "Lithia"
1998 Perfect Prey[34] Dwayne Alan Clay Television movie
1998 Poodle Springs Larry Victor/Charles Nichols Television movie
1999 A Memory in My Heart[35] Matt Television movie
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Cliff Eagleton Episode: "The Day of Cleansing"
2000 Martial Law Episode: "Honor Among Strangers"
2000 Arli$$ Archie Michaels Episode: "You Can Pick Your Friends..."
2001 Love and Treason[36] Eli Dixon Television movie
2001 Constant Payne[37] Alexander 'Doc' Payne Television short; voice
2001 Epoch Mason Rand Television movie
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective John 'Hawk' Hawkins Episode: "Redemption"
2002 Sabretooth Thatcher Television movie
2002 Carrie Detective John Mulchaey Television movie
2003 Deep Shock Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Raines, USN Television movie
2003 Epoch: Evolution Mason Rand Television movie
2003-2004 Still Life Ben Morgan Unaired; 5 episodes
2004 NCIS Captain Mike Watson Episode: "See No Evil"
2005 Path of Destruction Roy Stark Television movie
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Mark Virgini Episode: "Unchained"
2005 Locusts: The 8th Plague Gary Wolf Television movie
2006-2007 The Class Yonk Allen 11 episodes
2008 CSI: Miami Evan Caldwell 2 episodes
2010 Lone Star John Allen 5 episodes
2010 Chase Alan Matthews Episode: "Crazy Love"
2011 Nikita Richard Ellison Episode: "343 Walnut Lane"
2011-2013 Hawaii Five-0 Commander Wade Gutches 3 episodes
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs[38] Gary Engels Television movie
2014 Reckless Pat McCandless 4 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 OverBlood Raz[39] Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Keith Biography (1954-)
  2. ^ David Keith Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ David Keith on IMDb
  4. ^ yankeefanintenn (23 Nov 1991). "1991 Tennessee 16 Kentucky 7 (Video 1)". YouTube.com. Google. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. ^ "The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (1988) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Caged Fear (1991) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lair's Edge (1992) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Desperate Motive (1993) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Temptation (1994) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Till the End of the Night (1995) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Judge and Jury (1996) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Red-Blooded American Girl II (1997) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Question of Privilege (1999) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Cahoots (2001) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Anthrax (2001) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Clover Blend (2002) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  17. ^ "Mother Ghost (2002) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  18. ^ "Waterville (2003) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  19. ^ "The Kings of Brooklyn (2004) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  20. ^ "Miracle Dogs Too (Video 2006) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  21. ^ "Succubus: Hell-Bent (Video 2007) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  22. ^ "Clown Hunt (2008) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  23. ^ "Boys of Summerville (2008) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  24. ^ "Unrequited (2010) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  25. ^ "Christian Mingle (2014) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  26. ^ "Awaken (2015) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  27. ^ "Are You in the House Alone? (1978 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  28. ^ "The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  29. ^ "Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (1993 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  30. ^ "XXX's & OOO's (1994 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  31. ^ "Texas (TV Movie 1994) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  32. ^ "If Looks Could Kill (1996 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  33. ^ "Strangers (1996– ) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  34. ^ "Perfect Prey (1998 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  35. ^ "A Memory in My Heart (1999 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  36. ^ "Love and Treason (2001 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  37. ^ "Constant Payne (2001 TV Short) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  38. ^ "Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014 TV Movie) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  39. ^ "OverBlood (Video Game 1996) - Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved September 29, 2018.

External links[edit]