Keith McDermott

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Keith McDermott
Born (1953-09-28) September 28, 1953 (age 69)
Houston, Texas, United States
PartnerEric Amouyal

Keith McDermott (born September 28, 1953) is an American actor, theater director, and writer.

Life and career[edit]

McDermott was born September 28, 1953, in Houston, Texas, the son of Betty Ray (Rees) and James E. McDermott.[1] McDermott graduated Ohio University Theatre School. In the 1970s, he lived with author Edmund White in New York City, and appeared as Alan Strang in Equus on Broadway opposite Richard Burton.[2] He directs theater productions, and is particularly known for his direction of Off-Off-Broadway comedies penned by avant garde playwright Jim Neu. McDermott appeared in the Hollywood movie Without a Trace, as well as in numerous independent films, including as half the title role in Ignatz & Lotte and a small but very important role in the cult horror Tourist Trap. His novel Acqua Calda was inspired by his long-term friendship and collaboration with director Robert Wilson, and his memoir of former long-time boyfriend Joe Brainard appeared in the anthology Loss Within Loss. His other memoir and fiction has appeared in periodicals, as well as in the anthology Boys Like Us


Television and Film
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Tourist Trap Woody (Film)
How the West Was Won Everett (TV Series), 1 episode: "The Rustler"
1983 Without a Trace Philippe (Film)
1995 Ignatz & Lotte Ignatz (Film)[3]
1999 A Slipping-Down Life Paul Ogle (Film)
2008 Birds of America Man in Street (Film)
2013 I Fell Into a Black Hole While Searching For My Double Keith (Film)
2013-2014 Off-Awful Rupert (TV Series), 2 episodes: "Acting Class" and "Cocktail Hour"
2014 Recourse Dr. Brown (Short Film)
2017 Human Resources Bill (Film)
2018 Bennifer Bennifer (Short)


Year Title Author Notes
1974 Equus Alan Strang At the Plymouth Theatre[4]
1979 A Meeting by the River Tom
1980 Harold and Maude Harold


  • Acqua Calda, Carroll & Graf Publishers
  • Lessons from Our Fathers, Durban House Publishing, due Oct 2006

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Keith McDermott Biography (1953-)".
  2. ^ Reddish, David (5 August 2019). "Actor Keith McDermott spills on two of Hollywood's biggest gay icons". Queerty. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ Levy, Emanuel (January 16, 2006). "Ignatz and Lotte: Dissatisfied Married Couple". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Equus - 7". Theatregold. Retrieved 26 June 2021.

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