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Michael Keaton ACTOR




MICHAEL KEATON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Michael Keaton was born on September 5th, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania with the birth name Michael John Douglas.  After graduating from Montour High School he enrolled at Kent State and began to study speech, however after completing only two years he left early and moved to Pittsburg and tried to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.
 
Keaton was unsuccessful and instead found work as a camera man for a local television station.  It was while working this particular job that he realized he wanted to be on the other side of the camera and decided he was going to pursue a career as an actor.
 
He first worked as a stage hand on the children's television show, "Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood" (1968).  Keaton then relocated to California and began making small appearances on such series as, "Maude" (1972), "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" (1979), "All's Fair" (1976-1977) and "Working Stiffs" (1979).
 
He had now taken on the last name Keaton to avoid any confusion with the famous actor Michael Douglas.  With some experience on his resume he began auditioning for film roles and his break through role came in 1982 in the film, "Night Shift" starring Henry Winkler, Shelley Long, Shannen Doherty, Kevin Costner, Dawn Dunlap and Richard Belzer, which he followed by more successful roles such as, "Mr. Mom" (1983) co-starring Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd and Martin Mull, "Johnny Dangerously" (1984) with Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle, Griffin Dunne, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus and Alan Hale Jr., Ron Howard's "Gung Ho" (1986) co-starring Gedde Watanabe, Mimi Rogers, George Wendt and Johnny Turturro, "Beetlejuice" (1988) starring alongside Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Sylvia Sidney, and his biggest film role, "Batman" (1989) also starring Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams and Jack Palance, portraying Bruce Wayne.
 
Soon more successful roles followed such as, "Pacific Heights" (1990) co-starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Laurie Metcalf, Tippi Hedren and Dorian Harewood, "One Good Cop" (1991) starring with Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia and Benjamin Bratt, "Batman Returns" (1992) also starring Pat Hingle, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Michael Gough, Michelle Pfeiffer, "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993) starring with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Briers and Kate Beckinsale in her screen debut, "The Paper" (1994) with Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards and Robert Duvall, "Multiplicity" (1996) with Andie MacDowell, "Jackie Brown" (1997) starring alongside Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson and Bridget Fonda and "Desperate Measures" (1998) co-starring Andy GarcĂ­a, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Cox.
 
In addition to his many film roles, Keaton also continued to appear on television in such series as, "30 Rock" and "Frasier".  He has also done voice over work for such shows as, "The Simpson's", "King of the Hill" and the films, "Cars", "Toy Story", "Small Fry", "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning" and voice over work for a number of video games.
 
Michael Keaton has married only once to Caroline McWilliams in 1982 and they had one child before the marriage came to an end in 1990.  He has not re-married and resides in Pacific Palisades and also owns homes in Santa Barbara and Montana.  


Filmography

2013   Toy Story 4

2012   Penthouse North

2012   Noah's Ark: The New Beginning 

2011   Small Fry 

2011   30 Rock

2011   Hawaiian Vacation 

2010   Forget Me Not

2010   The Other Guys 

2010   Toy Story 3 

2009   Cars Race-O-Rama

2009   Post Grad

2008   The Merry Gentleman 

2007   The Company

2006   The Last Time

2006   Cars

2005   Herbie Fully Loaded

2005   White Noise

2005   Game 6 

2004   First Daughter 

2003   Gary the Rat

2003   King of the Hill

2003   Quicksand 

2002   Live from Baghdad 

2002   Frasier 

2001   The Simpsons 

2000   A Shot at Glory

1998   Jack Frost

1998   Out of Sight

1998   Desperate Measures 

1997   Jackie Brown

1997   Inventing the Abbotts 

1996   Multiplicity

1994   Speechless

1994   The Paper

1993   My Life

1993   Much Ado About Nothing

1992   Porco Rosso

1992   Batman Returns 

1991   One Good Cop

1990   Pacific Heights

1989   Batman

1989   The Dream Team

1988   Clean and Sober

1988   Beetlejuice

1987   The Squeeze

1986   Touch and Go 

1986   Gung Ho 

1984   Johnny Dangerously 

1983   Mr. Mom 

1982   Night Shift 

1982   Report to Murphy 

1979   Working Stiffs

1979   Studs Lonigan

1979   The Mary Tyler Moore Hour

1978   Family 

1978   Mary

1978   Rabbit Test

1978   The Tony Randall Show

1978   A Different Approach

1976-1977  All's Fair

1977   Maude 

1977   Klein Time







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