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Brian Keith (I) (1921–1997)


Son of character actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman. He grew up on the road with his parents while they toured in plays. First appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone (1924) with his father. Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II. Joined the Marines and served as a machine gunner. Returned to Broadway ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 75) in Malibu, California, USA

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1997 Walking Thunder
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Duckman's Father
- Kidney, Popsicle, and Nuts (1997) ... Duckman's Father (voice)
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Maj. Gen. Charles Buford
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Leonard Pound
- The Sky Is Falling (1996) ... Leonard Pound
 1996 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Del Forman
- Ghost Rider (1996) ... Del Forman
 1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Mac MacNamara
- First Shoot (1996) ... Mac MacNamara
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
Arthur Minnow
- A Who's Who for What's His Name (1996) ... Arthur Minnow
 1995 Favorite Deadly Sins (TV Movie)
'Noble Hart' / Himself
 1995 Picture Windows (TV Series)
Tappan
- Lightning (1995) ... Tappan
 1995 The Monroes (TV Series)
Henry
- Rites of Passage ... Henry
 1995 The Marshal (TV Series)
Chief Skoblow
- The Bounty Hunter (1995) ... Chief Skoblow
 1995 The Return of Hunter (TV Movie)
Pete Morgan
 1994 Under a Killing Moon (Video Game)
The Colonel
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Phil 'Iceman' Greene / Lou Parslow
- The Iceman Cometh (1994) ... Phil 'Iceman' Greene / Lou Parslow
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Norman Hope
- Who Killed the Romance? (1994) ... Norman Hope
 1993 Wind Dancer
Truman Richards
 1993 The Secrets of Lake Success (TV Mini-Series)
P. Stuart Atkins III
 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Mullibok
- Progress (1993) ... Mullibok
 1992 T.V. (TV Movie)
Detective
 1992 Major Dad (TV Series)
Jake MacGillis
- The People's Choice: Part 2 (1992) ... Jake MacGillis
- The People's Choice: Part 1 (1992) ... Jake MacGillis
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Brick Stiles
- Chip Off the Old Brick (1991) ... Brick Stiles
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Cyrus 'Hap' Happy
- Star Light, Star Bright (1990) ... Cyrus 'Hap' Happy
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
David Henderson
 1989 Welcome Home
Harry Robins
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie)
Frank Wellman Sr.
 1987-1988 Pursuit of Happiness (TV Series)
Prof. Roland G. Duncan
- That Pair of Eyes (1988) ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan
- Uphill Skiing (1988) ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan
- Together Again (1987) ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan
- A History Lesson (1987) ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan
- The Defiant Ones (1987) ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan
 1987 Death Before Dishonor
Col. Halloran
 1959-1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mose Carson / Lue Swank / Sergeant Gabe Trotter / ...
- The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) ... Gen. Newmeyer
- Bristle Face: Part 2 (1964) ... Lue Swank
 1982 Cry for the Strangers (TV Movie)
Chief Whalen
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
Secretary General Gorny
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Papa
 1980 The Mountain Men
Henry Frapp
 1980 The Silent Lovers (TV Movie)
Mauritz Stiller
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Charles Kandell
 1979 Meteor
Dr. Dubov
 1979 The Seekers (TV Movie)
Elijah Weatherby
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
- Chapter IV (1979)
- Chapter III (1979)
- Chapter II (1979)
- Chapter I (1979)
 1978 Hooper
Jocko
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Stonecipher
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Gen. Stonecipher
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Gen. Stonecipher
- Pilot (1978) ... Gen. Stonecipher
 1977 The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (TV Movie)
Defense Attorney
 1976 Nickelodeon
H.H. Cobb
 1976 The Loneliest Runner (TV Movie)
Arnold Curtis
 1976 Joe Panther
Capt. Harper
 1976 The Quest (TV Movie)
Tank Logan
 1974 The Yakuza
George Tanner
 1972-1974 The Brian Keith Show (TV Series)
Dr. Sean Jamison
- Classmates (1974) ... Dr. Sean Jamison
- A Star Is Sean (1974) ... Dr. Sean Jamison
- No Man Is an Atoll (1974) ... Dr. Sean Jamison
- The Titanic Sails Again (1974) ... Dr. Sean Jamison
- Sean-Do, the Magician (1974) ... Dr. Sean Jamison
 1972 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Geoff Smith
 1971 Something Big
Col. Morgan
 1971 Scandalous John
John McCanless
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Capt. Jack Connor
 1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
Officer Michael M. Nace
 1969 Gaily, Gaily
Francis Sullivan
 1969 Krakatoa: East of Java
Connerly
 1960-1968 Insight (TV Series)
Ken Stratton / Jerry / Lew / ...
- The Sandalmaker (1968) ... Ken Stratton
- The Dog That Bit You (1967) ... Jerry
- Don't Elbow Me Off the Earth (1966) ... Lew
- The Fire Within (1965) ... Larry
- Cross of Russia (1964)
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Lt. Col. Morris Langdon
 1966 Way... Way Out
Gen. 'Howling Bull' Hallenby
 1966 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
Police Chief Link Mattocks
 1966 The Rare Breed
Alexander Bowen
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Paul Barton
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Thomas Hart Benton / Sen. Thomas Hart Benton
- Thomas Hart Benton (1964) ... Thomas Hart Benton
- Oscar W. Underwood (1964) ... Sen. Thomas Hart Benton
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Henry Bergh
- The Henry Bergh Story (1964) ... Henry Bergh
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Andy Bastian
- A Cause of Anger (1964) ... Andy Bastian
 1963 The Raiders
John G. McElroy / Narrator
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
First Sgt. Gault / Tom Tuesday
- The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963) ... First Sgt. Gault
- The Tom Tuesday Story (1963) ... Tom Tuesday
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Edward Welles
- Fear in a Desert City (1963) ... Edward Welles
 1963 Savage Sam
Uncle Beck Coates
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Alfred Freely
- The Gift of the Koodjanuk (1963) ... Alfred Freely
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Mitch Dawit
- Run Softly, Oh Softly (1963) ... Mitch Dawit
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Johnny Wade
- Duel at Shiloh (1963) ... Johnny Wade
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Jim Mallory
- Night of the Owl (1962) ... Jim Mallory
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
George Vaclavic
- The Organizers: Part 2 (1962) ... George Vaclavic
- The Organizers: Part 1 (1962) ... George Vaclavic
 1959-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Vernon Wedge / Herbert Morrison / Dave Rainey / ...
- The Test (1962) ... Vernon Wedge
- Cell 227 (1960) ... Herbert Morrison
- No Pain (1959) ... Dave Rainey
- Your Witness (1959) ... Arnold Shawn
 1962 Moon Pilot
Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Earl Patton
- The Dumbest Blonde (1962) ... Earl Patton
 1961-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sven Johannsen / Whip
- The Bitter Swede (1962) ... Sven Johannsen
- My Friend, the Horse Thief (1961) ... Whip
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Sergeant Dave Temple
- The Breaking Point (1961) ... Sergeant Dave Temple
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Dan Osborne
- The Smallest Target (1961) ... Dan Osborne
 1961 The Deadly Companions
Yellowleg
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Owen
- The Sentry (1961) ... Owen
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Jim Martinson
- The Jamaica Ginger Story (1961) ... Jim Martinson
 1960 Ten Who Dared
William 'Bill' Dunn
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Whit Malone
- The General Must Die (1959) ... Whit Malone
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Tod Macauley
- Incident in No Man's Land (1959) ... Tod Macauley
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Mike Flanagan
 1958 Villa!!
Bill Harmon
 1958 Sierra Baron
Jack McCracken
 1958 Desert Hell
Capt. Robert Edwards
 1958 Violent Road
Mitch Barton
 1958 Fort Dobbs
Clett
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Sam Pryce
- Hurricane Diane (1957) ... Sam Pryce
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws
Happy Waters
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Mike Barnes
- Escape to Freedom (1957) ... Mike Barnes
 1957 Appointment with a Shadow
Lt. Spencer
 1957 Chicago Confidential
Dist. Atty. Jim Fremont
 1957 Dino
Larry Sheridan
 1957 Run of the Arrow
Capt. Clark
 1955-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Crawford / Mano
- Adventure for Hire (1957) ... Dan Crawford
- Sunday Mourn (1955) ... Mano
 1957 The Brothers (TV Series)
Fred
- The Runaways (1957) ... Fred
 1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
David Sutton / Choya / Intermission Guest / ...
- Possessed (1957) ... David Sutton
- Branded (1955) ... Choya
- My Name Is Julia Ross (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- The Inn of Eagles (1953) ... Happy (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1957 Nightfall
John
 1956 Storm Center
Paul Duncan
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jim
- As Long as I Live (1955) ... Jim
 1954-1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dan / Denis Burke / Dr. Glenn Haver
- My Son Is Gone (1955) ... Dan
- Rescue (1955) ... Denis Burke
- The Haver Technique (1955) ... Dr. Glenn Haver
- The Duel (1954) ... (unconfirmed)
 1955 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series)
Rails
- Mission for Murder (1955) ... Rails
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Corporal Snow
- Combat Medics (1955) ... Corporal Snow
 1955 5 Against the House
Brick
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Clark Dodson / Joe Kelly
- Passage Home (1955) ... Clark Dodson
- Pals to the End (1955) ... Joe Kelly
 1955 Tight Spot
Vince Striker
 1955 The Violent Men
Cole Wilkison
 1954 The Bamboo Prison
Cpl. Brady
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
Blake
- Marked for Murder (1954) ... Blake
- Framed for Murder (1954) ... Blake
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Journey to Java (1954)
 1954 Jivaro
Tony
 1954 Alaska Seas
Jim Kimmerly
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- Westward the Sun (1953)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Harry
- Week-End Pass (1953) ... Harry
 1953 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Bonnell
- P.O.W. (1953) ... Bonnell
 1953 Arrowhead
Capt. Bill North
 1953 Eye Witness (TV Series)
- Apartment 4-D (1953) ... (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Kip Caley / Idaho / Lt. Jim Connor / ...
- Set-Up for Death (1952) ... Kip Caley (as Robert Keith Jr.)
- Death Cargo (1952) ... (as Robert Keith Jr.)
- Fifty Beautiful Girls (1952) ... (as Robert Keith Jr.)
- The Debt (1952) ... Idaho (as Robert Keith Jr.)
- The Corsage (1952) ... Lt. Jim Connor (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1952 Police Story (TV Series)
- The California Case (1952) ... (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Peters / Jack
- Appointment on Mars (1952) ... Jack (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1951 Shadow of the Cloak (TV Series)
- Plan for Plague (1951) ... (as Robert Keith Jr.)
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Extra (uncredited)
 1948 Portrait of Jennie
Ice-Skating Extra (uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang!
Extra (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Student at Train Station (uncredited)
 1924 The Other Kind of Love
Child (uncredited)
 1924 Pied Piper Malone
Little boy
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Co-starred (w/Pat O'Brien) in a pilot for a proposed series, "Plane for Hire". The series wasn't picked up but the pilot aired as The Ford Television Theatre: Adventure for Hire (1957). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Keith Jr.

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In other words...you can't be a misogynist and expect women to appreciate you. See more »

Trivia:

Before he was a successful actor, he began acting in stock productions and on radio. See more »

Trademark:

His gruff voice See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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