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Brian Keith is a Actor American born on 14 november 1921 at Bayonne (USA)

Brian Keith

Brian Keith
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Birth name Robert Keith Richey Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 14 november 1921 at Bayonne (USA)
Death 24 june 1997 (at 75 years) at Malibu (USA)

Brian Keith (November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American film, television, and stage actor who in his six decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the 1961 Disney family film The Parent Trap, the 1966 comedy The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and the 1975 adventure saga The Wind and the Lion, in which he portrayed President Theodore Roosevelt.

On television, two of his best-known roles were that of bachelor-uncle-turned-reluctant-parent Bill Davis in the 1960s sitcom Family Affair, and a tough judge in the 1980s drama Hardcastle and McCormick. He also starred in the The Brian Keith Show, which aired on NBC from 1972 to 1974, where he portrayed a pediatrician who operated a free clinic on Oahu, as well as in the CBS comedy series Heartland.


Keith married three times, first to Frances Helm; then, in 1954, to actress Judy Landon (who made a guest appearance on Family Affair); and finally, in 1970, to Hawaiian actress Victoria Young (née Leialoha), who later appeared on The Brian Keith Show as Nurse Puni.

Keith fathered two children with Judy Landon (Michael and Mimi) and together they adopted three others (Barbra, Betty, and Rory). He had two children with Victoria Young (David and Daisy). Daisy became an actress and appeared with her father in the short-lived series Heartland in 1989.

Best films

Sharky's Machine (1981)
Nevada Smith (1966)
Portrait of Jennie (1948)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian Keith (69 films)

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The Second Civil War, 1h37
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Political films
Actors Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Joanna Cassidy, Dan Hedaya
Roles Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
Rating66% 3.346543.346543.346543.346543.34654
The 1997 film is set in a United States in which foreign immigration has skyrocketed: The mayor of Los Angeles speaks only in Spanish, Rhode Island is populated mostly by Chinese-Americans, and Alabama has a congressman from India. Politics is openly reduced to a matter of catering to various ethnic groups for their votes - the Alabama congressman will only support the president if his state receives more money for Hindu temples. When an atomic weapon is used in Pakistan, an international organization makes plans to bring orphans to Idaho.
Rough Riders
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Noth
Roles President William McKinley
Rating74% 3.710623.710623.710623.710623.71062
In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry regiment. The regiment, later known as the Rough Riders, brings together volunteers from all corners of the nation and all walks of life. When Roosevelt and his men finally land on Cuba, they face ambush, intense enemy fire, and a desperate, outnumbered charge up a defended hill.
Walking Thunder
Directed by Craig Clyde
Actors John Denver, James Read, Irene Miracle, Brian Keith, Don Shanks, Christopher Neame
Roles The Narrator\ Old Jacob McKay

A young boy, Danny McKay, stays with his grandmother while his parents are away. The grandmother gives him a journal written by his grandfather when the latter was a teenage boy. It relates how he, Jacob McKay, travelled with his parents and younger brother Toby in a covered wagon on the way to California to seek a better life. Somehow they become separated from the wagon train that they originally joined up with and become stranded in the Rocky Mountains. While they are sleeping, an enormous bear appears and rummages through the wagon, scaring off their mules and livestock and scatters their possessions. The axle of the wagon is broken in the process and the father, John McKay, decides to build a shelter where they presently are as it would take too long to fix the axle and winter is about to arrive. Also, the mother Emma is heavily pregnant with their third child. Jacob and Toby are sent to look for food and come across a lodge owned by an old Sioux medicine man Dark Wind. Having read about the Indians in books, Jacob and Toby fear for their lives when the old man appears but are quickly re-assured by the fortuitous arrival of mountain man Abner Murdock, who understands the Sioux language and acts as interpreter. Both Murdock and Dark Wind share a meal with the McKays, and Dark Wind regales them with the story of the great bear known by the Sioux nation as Walking Thunder, with whom he shares a kindred spirit, and who had dominion over the land in which they live.
Life with Mikey, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about children, Films about television
Actors Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper, David Krumholtz, David Huddleston
Rating55% 2.799892.799892.799892.799892.79989
Mikey Chapman (Michael J. Fox), a former child star and now a talent agent for child stars, discovers Angie Vega (Christina Vidal, in her first movie), a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister and her boyfriend. Together, they try to hit it big and earn her a role on a series of television commercials.
Welcome Home, 1h32
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston, Brian Keith, Kieu Chinh, Thomas Wilson Brown
Roles Harry Robins
Rating58% 2.9090452.9090452.9090452.9090452.909045
Jake Robbins went off to Vietnam, leaving his wife behind to mourn when he is reported missing, presumed dead. Seventeen years later, he unexpectedly returns.
Young Guns
Young Guns (1988)
, 1h42
Directed by Christopher Cain
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Western
Themes Buddy films, Children's films, Gangster films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko
Roles Buckshot Roberts
Rating68% 3.448923.448923.448923.448923.44892
John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), an educated Englishman and cattle rancher in Lincoln County, New Mexico, hires wayward young gunmen to live and work on his ranch. Tunstall is in heavy competition with a well-connected Irishman named Lawrence Murphy (Jack Palance), who owns a large ranch; their men clash on a regular basis. Tunstall recruits Billy (Emilio Estevez) and advises him to renounce violence saying that "He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind." Tensions escalate between the two camps, resulting in the murder of Tunstall. Billy, Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), Richard M. "Dick" Brewer (Charlie Sheen), "Dirty" Steve Stephens (Dermot Mulroney), and Charlie Bowdre (Casey Siemaszko), consult their lawyer friend Alexander McSween (Terry O'Quinn), who manages to get them deputized and given warrants for the arrest of Murphy's murderous henchmen.
Death Before Dishonor, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Documentary, Action
Themes Monde imaginaire, Films about terrorism, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Fred Dryer, Brian Keith, Joanna Pacuła, Mohammad Bakri, Joseph Giangrosso, Sasha Mitchell
Roles Col. Halloran
Rating49% 2.4630652.4630652.4630652.4630652.463065
Gunnery Sergeant Burns is in charge of the Marine Security Guard detachment at a United States embassy in the Middle East. When terrorists attack the compound, taking hostages, Burns becomes a one-man Marine Corps in an attempt to rescue the hostages and kill the terrorists.
The Parent Trap II
Directed by David Swift, Ronald F. Maxwell
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Bridgette Andersen, Una Merkel, Brian Keith, Carrie Heim Binas
Rating62% 3.147233.147233.147233.147233.14723
The film takes place twenty-five years after the original film. Sharon Ferris is unhappily divorced and living as a single, somewhat jaded mother in Tampa, Florida. Her daughter, Nikki, is not happy about their impending move to New York City. While in summer school, Nikki makes enemies with Jessica Dintruff (Judith Tannen), but befriends Mary Grand. Mary's father, Bill Grand, has been widowed for four years. To stop Nikki from moving to New York and to see their parents happily married, the girls scheme to set them up.
World War III
Directed by Boris Sagal, David Greene
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Arme nucléaire
Actors David Soul, Brian Keith, Cathy Lee Crosby, Jeroen Krabbé, Robert Prosky, Katherine Helmond
Roles Secretary General Gorny
Rating67% 3.3704653.3704653.3704653.3704653.370465
Ce téléfilm met en scène les prémices d'une guerre mondiale entre les États-Unis d'Amérique et l'URSS. L’action se passe en 1987. À la suite d'une mission de parachutistes de l'armée rouge envoyée en Alaska pour détruire l'oléoduc trans-Alaska et qui se trouve confrontée à une unité de la garde nationale des États-Unis en manœuvre, la situation dégénère en une guerre nucléaire.
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, 1h37
Directed by Clive Donner, Paul Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Peter Ustinov, Brian Keith, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Hatch, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson
Roles Police Chief Baxter
Rating41% 2.0699052.0699052.0699052.0699052.069905
Retired detective Charlie Chan is asked for his help by the San Francisco police to solve a new series of murders. But this time his usual sidekick, Number One Son, has been replaced by Lee's own son, Lee Chan, Jr.
Sharky's Machine, 2h2
Directed by Burt Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Burt Reynolds, Vittorio Gassman, Rachel Ward, Brian Keith, Bernie Casey, Charles Durning
Roles Papa
Rating63% 3.1988453.1988453.1988453.1988453.198845
Tagline: Some cops are good at opening cases. Sharky knows how to finish one.
The Mountain Men, 1h42
Directed by Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Seymour Cassel, Dr. Stephen Macht, David Ackroyd, John Glover
Roles Henry Frapp
Rating63% 3.196583.196583.196583.196583.19658
Bill Tyler (Heston) is an argumentative, curmudgeonly mountain man. Henry Frapp (Keith) is Tyler's good friend and fellow trapper. Together, they trap beaver, fight Native Amerians, and drink at a mountain man rendezvous while trying to sell their "plews", or beaver skins, to a cutthroat French trader named Fontenelle.
Moonraker (1979)
, 2h6
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Space opera, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, Corinne Cléry
Roles le capitaine de la navette spatiale américaine
Rating62% 3.148733.148733.148733.148733.14873
A Drax Industries Moonraker space shuttle on loan to the United Kingdom is hijacked in mid-air and MI6 operative, James Bond, agent 007, is assigned to investigate. En route to England in a small charter plane, Bond is attacked by the crew and pushed out of the plane by the mercenary assassin Jaws. He survives by stealing a parachute from the pilot, whilst Jaws lands on a circus tent.