Keith McDermott

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Keith McDermott
Born (1953-09-28) September 28, 1953 (age 66)
Houston, Texas, United States
Partner(s)Eric 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. 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.



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


  • Harold and Maude as Harold Feb 7, 1980 - Feb 9, 1980
  • A Meeting by the River as Tom Mar 28, 1979 - Mar 28, 1979
  • Equus as Alan Strang - opposite Richard Burton, and later, Anthony Perkins


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Reddish, David (5 August 2019). "Actor Keith McDermott spills on two of Hollywood's biggest gay icons". Queerty. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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