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James Keach is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 7 december 1947 at Savannah (USA)

James Keach

James Keach
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1947 (76 years) at Savannah (USA)

James Keach (born December 7, 1947) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the younger brother of actor Stacy Keach, Jr., and son of actor Stacy Keach, Sr.


Keach was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Mary Cain (née Peckham), an actress, and Walter Stacy Keach, Sr., a drama coach, actor, writer, and producer. His brother, Stacy Keach, is an American actor and narrator. Keach received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama, and is also a classically trained Shakespearean actor.

He is a patron of Meningitis UK.

Best films

Walk the Line (2005)

Usually with

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour
(7 films)
Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
(2 films)
Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
(1 films)
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Filmography of James Keach (28 films)

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Walk the Line, 2h16
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Hailey Anne Nelson, Dallas Roberts
Roles Warden
Rating77% 3.8983753.8983753.8983753.8983753.898375
The film opens in 1968, as an audience of inmates at Folsom State Prison cheer for Johnny Cash's band as he waits backstage near a table saw, reminding him of his early life.
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble, 1h55
Directed by James Keach
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jane Seymour, Keith Carradine, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Janet-Laine Green, James Keach, Colin Fox
Roles Dr. Huston
Rating63% 3.1939353.1939353.1939353.1939353.193935
Set in the nineteenth-century, the film depicts the real-life story of British actress and abolitionist Fanny Kemble. When Kemble leaves her successful acting career to marry American lawyer and slave owner Pierce Butler, she becomes horrified by the treatment of the enslaved people. Her efforts to improve the lives of her husband's slaves result in their eventual divorce and the loss of access to her two daughters. Fanny later publishes her journals and their first-hand accounts of slavery, helping influence the British government's decision to withhold support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
The New Swiss Family Robinson, 1h30
Directed by Stewart Raffill
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on Robinson Crusoe
Actors Jane Seymour, James Keach, Blake Bashoff, David Carradine, John Mallory Asher, Jamie Renée Smith
Roles Jack Robinson
Rating49% 2.461912.461912.461912.461912.46191
When Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his wife Ann, sons Shane and Todd and daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Sydney. The gun he gets thrown in by Sheldon Blake proves disabled, and for a sinister reason: near Borneo, Blake's men turn up to capture them. The family escapes but loses the yacht on a reef. They build a camp on an island. But the pirates keep coming back, and the boys discover why: he hid a treasure in the yacht. Shane is also discovered and captured in more than one way by French plane wreck survivor Françoise, a French-speaking Asian girl and airplane crash survivor who has been surviving on the island since her airplane crashed. Upon the Robinsons being formally introduced to Françoise, she later teams up with the family.
The Experts, 1h34
Directed by Dave Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Political films
Actors John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston, James Keach, Deborah Foreman, Jan Rubes
Roles Yuri
Rating49% 2.450352.450352.450352.450352.45035
Two hip nightclub owners from New York City, Travis (John Travolta) and Wendell (Arye Gross) are drugged and kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith (Charles Martin Smith) takes them to the Soviet Union, as "experts" on the "American lifestyle" with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans - and under the influence of drugs they think they have arrived in "Nebraska" to open the nightclub. Travis and Wendell are relocated to the phony burg of "Indian Springs", Nebraska which is actually located in the southeastern edge of the USSR near the Sea of Japan populated by Russians who "speak and act American", and where KGB trainees go to practice, but is mired in the 1950s. The KGB spy Smith is in charge of the "typical American town" constructed in the middle of the Soviet Union for espionage-training purposes and hopes that his fellow agents will learn real US culture. But things get out of control when Travis and Wendell immediately begin indoctrinating their fellow "American" neighbors in all the guilty pleasures of Yankee hedonism, turn a tiki lounge into a rock club, teach the townsfolk to dance, and introduce current pop culture. Both also flirt with local beauties. Things get dangerous when the townsfolk taste freedom, and the KGB decides to stop the experiment and get rid of the American "guests".
Evil Town
Evil Town (1987)
, 1h28
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors James Keach, Dean Jagger, Robert Walker Jr., Hope Summers, Doria Cook-Nelson, Dabbs Greer
Roles Christopher Fuller
Rating38% 1.9431751.9431751.9431751.9431751.943175
The film depicts an evil scientist's (Dean Jagger) campaign to achieve eternal youth, through synthesizing a drug derived from human pituitary fluid. In extracting the fluid, he creates mindless zombies from the donors. Because the local town residents are in on the plot, to achieve immortality, they help the scientist, by abducting visitors who come through town.
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, 1h55
Directed by Daniel Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Val Kilmer, Charles Durning, Paul Benjamin, Sônia Braga, Kyra Sedgwick, James Keach
Roles Father Vincent Godfrey Burns
Rating70% 3.5394953.5394953.5394953.5394953.539495
Robert Burns, un vétéran de la Première Guerre mondiale retourne aux États-Unis mais n'arrive pas à trouver sa place dans la société. Parti chercher fortune dans le Sud, il est condamné pour vol à dix ans de travaux forcés dans un bagne de Géorgie : Chain Gang. Après son évasion il refait sa vie à Chicago jusqu’à ce que son passé le rattrape...
Wildcats (1986)
, 1h46
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, American football films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Jan Hooks, Swoosie Kurtz, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Robyn Lively
Roles Frank Needham
Rating60% 3.0015753.0015753.0015753.0015753.001575
Molly McGrath is the daughter of a famed football coach who is dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls' track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)--the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.
Moving Violations, 1h30
Directed by Neal Israel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, Brian Backer, James Keach, Sally Kellerman, Nedra Volz
Roles Deputy Halik
Rating56% 2.8496652.8496652.8496652.8496652.849665
The film follows a group of people in Birch County, California, a fictionalized city/county which is very similar to real-life Los Angeles, who after being ticketed for numerous traffic violations and as a result lose their licenses and driving privileges (and their vehicles impounded), are ordered by Judge Nedra Henderson (Sally Kellerman) to attend a driving course program in order to get their licenses and their vehicles back. However, the assigned teacher for this course, Deputy Henry "Hank" Halik (James Keach), is also conspiring with the judge in a plan to make sure these offenders fail miserably, and at any cost, making one of the offended individuals, landscaper Dana Cannon (John Murray), very suspicious of their scheme and enlisting his fellow students to expose their plot to sell their impounded vehicles.
The Razor's Edge, 2h8
Directed by John Byrum
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Denholm Elliott, Catherine Hicks, James Keach, Peter Vaughan
Roles Gray Maturin
Rating63% 3.1989653.1989653.1989653.1989653.198965
The film opens in 1917 Illinois at a fair planned to raise money to support Gray Maturin and Larry Darrell, who are joining World War I as ambulance drivers in the period before America joins the war. Larry looks forward to returning home to marry his longtime sweetheart Isabel. Larry shares a final night with Isabel watching the fireworks along with Gray, their close friend Sophie, and her husband Bob. At the front, commanding officer Piedmont schools his new men on the harsh reality of war. For example, he has both armed, because in spite of it being an ambulance unit and America's neutrality, the enemy can and will kill those helping the Allies. He also destroys the headlights and windows of a fellow ambulance truck because the lights will signal enemies to their unit. Larry adapts quickly, shooting the headlights and windows of his own truck.
Love Letters
Directed by Amy Holden Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark, James Keach, Amy Madigan, Sally Kirkland
Roles Oliver Andrews
Rating58% 2.900912.900912.900912.900912.90091
Anna Winter is a young woman who discovers her mother had an affair with a married man for 15 years, so she starts her own affair with a married man.
National Lampoon's Vacation, 1h38
Directed by Harold Ramis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca
Roles Motorcycle Cop
Rating72% 3.6488353.6488353.6488353.6488353.648835
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), wanting to spend more time with his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and children Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron), decides to lead the family on a cross-country expedition from the Chicago area to the Los Angeles amusement park Walley World, billed as "America's Favorite Family Fun Park." Ellen wants to fly, but Clark insists on driving, so he can bond with his family. He has ordered a new car in preparation for the trip, but the dealer (Eugene Levy) claims that it will not be ready for six weeks. Clark is forced to accept a Wagon Queen Family Truckster, an ugly, out-sized station wagon, as the car he brought to trade in has already been hauled away and crushed.
The Long Riders, 1h39
Directed by Walter Hill, Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Gangster films
Actors James Keach, Stacy Keach, David Carradine, James Withmore Jr., Robert Carradine, Keith Carradine
Roles Jesse James
Rating68% 3.447623.447623.447623.447623.44762
During the years following the Civil War, banks and trains become the targets of the James-Younger gang, outlaws who terrorize the Midwestern United States. The band of robbers is led by Jesse James and Cole Younger, along with several of their brothers.
Hurricane (1979)
, 2h
Directed by Jan Troell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Timothy Bottoms, Mia Farrow, Jason Robards, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, James Keach
Roles Sgt. Strang
Rating47% 2.3653852.3653852.3653852.3653852.365385
Set in the 1920s in Pago Pago, Eastern Samoa, Charlotte, an American painter, arrives from Boston on the island of Alaya to visit her father, U. S. Navy Captain Bruckner, whom she hasn't seen in quite some time. Bruckner is the U.S. Congress-sanctioned Governor of the island, and he rules it with a stern, patrician, and thoroughly patronizing attitude towards the natives. Charlotte is somewhat taken aback by her father's rigid adherence to the law, particularly when she tries to intervene on behalf of Bruckner's charge/houseboy Matangi, who has involved Charlotte in a scheme to get Bruckner to toss out a harsh penalty issued to a native man who stole a boat "for love." Bruckner refuses, pish-poshing all this talk of love over the law, and severely reprimands Matangi, much to Charlotte's dismay.
Comes a Horseman, 1h58
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jason Robards, Richard Farnsworth, George Grizzard, Jim Davis
Roles Emil Kroegh
Rating62% 3.1470353.1470353.1470353.1470353.147035
Ella Connors est une rancher qui a un troupeau de vaches et quelques chevaux, avec son homme de main le vieux Dodger.
FM (1978)
, 1h44
Directed by John A. Alonzo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras, Cleavon Little, Martin Mull, Linda Ronstadt
Roles Lt. Reach
Rating63% 3.150333.150333.150333.150333.15033
QSKY radio station manager/program director Jeff Dugan (Michael Brandon) builds a large fan base by assembling a group of charismatic DJ personalities playing popular rock and roll. He soon finds that corporate management expects Jeff to use the station's position atop the ratings to sell more advertising time. (Jeff Dugan is based loosely on Mike Herrington, the program director of Los Angeles radio station KMET while writer Sacks was working there.)