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Harvey Keitel

Came to prominence in the early films of Martin Scorsese after working in theatre for around a decade, particularly Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976). Faded into anonymity in the 1980s even though he turned in some impressive performances in films by some of America's leading directors. He reemergered into star status with his role as Mr.... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Lies We Tell (filming)
 2016 Rio Heat (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
 2015 Chosen (post-production)
 2015 Gandhi of the Month (post-production)
Edward Baker
 2015 Outlaws (Short)
The Director
 2015/I Youth
Mick Boyle
 2014 By the Gun
Salvatore Vitaglia
 2014 Rio, I Love You
O Ator (segment "O Milagre")
 2013 Beyoncé: Pretty Hurts (Video short)
 2013 The Power Inside (TV Mini-Series short)
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... O'Mansky
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... O'Mansky
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... O'Mansky
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... O'Mansky
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... O'Mansky
 2013 The Congress
 2013 A Farewell to Fools
Father Johanis
 2012 Fatal Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Tommy Thomas
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom
Commander Pierce
 2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings
Duke White
 2009 Wrong Turn at Tahoe
 2009 The Ministers
Joseph Bruno
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
OSS Commander Who Agrees to Deal (voice, uncredited)
 2007 My Sexiest Year
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
Miro (English version, voice)
 2006 The Stone Merchant
The Merchant
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
John O'Neill
 2006 A Crime
Roger Culkin
 2006 One Last Dance
 2005 Shadows in the Sun
 2004 Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
Walter McGrane
 2003 Chasing the Elephant (Short)
The Mystery Man
 2003 Cuban Blood
 2003 The Galíndez File
Edward Robards
 2003 Who Killed the Idea? (Short)
Private Investigator
 2002 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- Robert De Niro/Norah Jones (2002) ... Siegfried (uncredited)
 2002 Beeper
 2002 Ginostra
Matt Benson
 2002 Nowhere
 2001 Nailed
Tony Romano
 2000 Little Nicky
 2000 Viper
 2000 Prince of Central Park
The Guardian
 1999 Three Seasons
James Hager
 1998 Il mio West
Johnny Lowen
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Izzy Maurer
 1998 Shadrach
 1997 City of Industry
Roy Egan
 1995 Ulysses' Gaze
 1994 Monkey Trouble
 1993 The Young Americans
John Harris
 1993 Dangerous Game
Eddie Israel
 1991 Mortal Thoughts
Det. John Woods
 1989 Imagining America (TV Movie) (segment "This Ain't Bebop")
 1989 This Ain't Bebop (TV Short)
 1989 The January Man
Police Commissioner Frank Starkey
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Down Where the Buffalo Go (1988) ... Carl
 1988 Grandi cacciatori
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
2nd Lt. Donald Jacques (voice)
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Alonzo Scolara
 1987 Blindside
Penfield Gruber
 1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series)
Frank Tanner
- Reading Between the Lines (1986) ... Frank Tanner
 1986 The American Bride
 1986 The Men's Club
Solly Berliner
 1986 Wise Guys
Bobby DiLea
 1986 Off Beat
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Byron Sullivan
- Vanessa in the Garden (1985) ... Byron Sullivan
 1985 El caballero del dragón
 1985 Baciami strega (TV Movie)
 1984 Nemo
Mr. Legend
 1984 La bella Otero (TV Movie)
Ernest Jurgens
 1983 A Stone in the Mouth
The fugitive
 1983 Exposed
 1983 Order of Death
Lt. Fred O'Connor
 1982 The Border
 1980 Bad Timing
Inspector Netusil
 1980 Saturn 3
 1979 Eagle's Wing
 1978 Blue Collar
 1976 Welcome to L.A.
Ken Hood
 1975 That's the Way of the World
Coleman Buckmaster
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
Bugsy Siegel
 1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- Deadly Ambition (1974) ... Ernie
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Jerry Talaba
- Siege of Terror (1973) ... Jerry Talaba
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
Seaman (uncredited)
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... Jerry
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Case of the Shady Lady (1968) ... Ramby
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Soldier (uncredited)
 1966 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Blue Whale customer
- Episode #1.34 (1966) ... Blue Whale customer (uncredited)
- Episode #1.33 (1966) ... Blue Whale customer (uncredited)
 1966 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
German Soldier
- The Great Impersonation (1966) ... German Soldier (uncredited)
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'Mayor' Harvey Keitel


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Everyone wants to learn something; maybe not everyone makes the effort, because they get discouraged. I certainly was like that as a teenager in Brooklyn, always trying to hide my ignorance. But you have to find the strength to acknowledge that ignorance within yourself, otherwise you are going to remain stagnant. I learnt a valuable lesson with Ridley Scott. My agent kept insisting that I go ... See more »


Worked as a salesman in a women's shoestore. See more »


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