Dominic Keating

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Dominic Keating
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Dominic Keating
Born (1962-07-01) 1 July 1962 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity College London
Years active1989-present

Dominic Keating (born 1 July 1962) is an English television, film and theatre actor, known for his portrayals 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, he worked in a drag act called Feeling Mutual.[3]

Career[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Keating had success on the UK stage before working as a television and film actor. He originated the roles of Cosmo in Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney,[4] and Bryan in Michael Wall's Amongst Barbarians, for which he won a Mobil Award. He has also done stage work in the UK and Los Angeles, including the one-man play The Christian Brothers at King's Cross, 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 received major attention in the UK with a semi-regular role as Tony in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's (1989–95).[3] He went on to a role in Inspector Morse, and other guest-starring roles.

After moving to the US, he gained the role of the demonic warrior Mallos on the short-lived 2000 series The Immortal,[5] and 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] and several other series before landing a major television role as Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise, which ran for four seasons. 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 the hit show Heroes for its second season, playing an Irish mobster in a four-episode arc. He also guest-starred for three episodes on the Fox TV series Prison Break, and in 2010 guest-starred on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy.

Film[edit]

Keating has appeared in films including The Hollywood Sign, and The Auteur Theory, and will be seen in the upcoming Certifiably Jonathan and Hollywood Kills as well as Robert Zemeckis' animated version of Beowulf. At a Star Trek convention in Sacramento, California on 9 September 2006, he announced he had been cast as an Australian scientist in the Species sequel Species IV. He has also recently appeared in several short films, including Tim Russ's Plugged (2007), a satire on modern advertising. He also appears as Sherlock Holmes's brother in the film Sherlock Holmes (2010) by the Asylum, and provided a voice-over in the Ricky Gervais / Warner Brothers film "The Invention of Lying" (2009).

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 recorded audiobooks, and voiced (uncredited) the minor character 'Mouse' in BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins.[6] He 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 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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! Marc (uncredited) Television film
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Ian
1998 Folle d'elle Chris
1999 The Auteur Theory Lewis Rugglesworth
2001 The Hollywood Sign Steve
2006 Hollywood Kills Francis Fenway
2007 Plugged Detective Pitchman Short
Certifiably Jonathan Nicholas DeBoor
The Attackmen Coach Short
Species - The Awakening Forbes McGuire
Beowulf Cain
2009 Ninong Ninong
2010 Sherlock Holmes Thorpe Holmes
2011 The One Warrior Merlin / Dragon's voice / Narrator
2016 A Killer Walks Amongst Us Dobsyn
2018 Once Upon a Time in London Belgian Johnny
Unbelievable!!!!! Paramedic Hacky
2020 Greyhound Harry
The Host Benjamin

Television[edit]

Year Title 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
1995 Love Street Mark Episode: Second Chance
1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Bryan / Jason Crenshaw Episode: Father to Son
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Blair Episode: Helpless
1999-2000 G vs E Tomek Walenski / Sergei Draskovic Episodes: Orange Volvo and Immigrant Evil
2000-2001 The Immortal Mallos 6 episodes
2001 Special Unit 2 Dr. Harlan Edens Episode: The Wraps
2001-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Malcolm Reed 98 episodes
2002 ChromiumBlue.com Owen 8 episodes
2006 Las Vegas Anthony Demby Episode: Bait and Switch
2007 Heroes Will 4 episodes
2007 Prison Break Andrew Tyge Episodes: Interference and Photo Finish
2008 Holby City Ollie Lake Episode: Love Will Tear Us Apart
2010 CSI: NY Rufus Knox Episode: Uncertainty Rules
2010 Sons of Anarchy Luther Episodes: Lochan Mor and Turas
2012 Breakout Kings Bob Dixon Episode: Double Down

Voice work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Starlancer Claymore - Doug McCleod Video game
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Mouse (uncredited) Video game
2010 Epic Mickey Gremlin Prescott Video game
2012 Diablo III Kormac the Templar Video game
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Gremlin Prescott Video game
2013 One of the Family Narrator Audiobook published by Audible Studios
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Kormac the Templar Video game
2015 The General From America Narrator Audiobook published by L. A. Theatre Works
2014 Destiny Xander 99-40 / Arcite 99-40 / City Vendor Frame Video game[8]
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Tirathon Saltheril Video game
2016 The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander Narrator Audiobook published by HarperCollins
2017 Destiny 2 Male Frame / Arcite 99-40 Video game
2017 The Mermaid's Daughter Narrator Audiobook published by HarperCollins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look Who's Stalking". SFX. September 2005. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 30 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  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. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b Karen Bennett (7 July 2002). "Dominic Keating at Toronto Trek". Archived from the original on 3 January 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Dragon Age: Origins (Video Game 2009)".
  7. ^ "Blizzard Blues on the full Beta Start Date, the Red Target Outline, and more | Diablo: IncGamers". Diablo.incgamers.com. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  8. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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