Jimmy Keegan

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Jimmy Keegan
Birth name James E. Keegan
Born (1969-11-03) November 3, 1969 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California, US
Origin Los Angeles, CA
Genres Progressive Rock
Instruments Drums, vocals
Years active 1980-present
Notable instruments
Drums, vocals

Jimmy Keegan is a drummer. He has played with artists such as Santana, as the drummer on the song "Primavera" on Santana's hit album Supernatural and with John Waite, He was the drummer for the progressive rock band Spock's Beard, having replaced original drummer Nick D'Virgilio in November 2011. Before joining Spock's Beard, Keegan was their touring drummer since 2003, when D'Virgilio picked up the frontman and main singer role during live performances. Keegan was a member of Spock's Beard for five years, until he left in October 2016.

He was born November 3, 1969, and is the youngest of 8 children.

Acting/Voiceover career[edit]

According to an interview with Keegan, he did voiceover work as a child. His credits included G.I. Joe, The Littles (TV series) ,"Explorers" and Over The Top. While Keegan voiced various characters on G.I. Joe, his primary character on The Littles was Henry Bigg. Keegan said "the voice-over work is probably the most fun because I'm a huge cartoon fan." [1] He also had a very brief appearance on the long running CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless in 1983 as Phillip Chancellor III.


Jimmy endorses Yamaha Drums. He also uses Aquarian heads and Vater sticks, Paiste cymbals and Audio Technica microphones.


  1. ^ Interview with Jimmy Keegan (archived). Spock's Beard Dot Org.

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