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David Lemuel Keith was born on May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Lemuel Grady Keith Jr. and Hilda Earle. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater. Keith had a supporting role in The Rose (1979) starring Bette Midler, had a supporting role in Brubaker (1980), and co-starred with ... See full bio »

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An Officer and a Gentleman
Behind Enemy Lines
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 2017 All Saints (completed)
 2016 Real Good People (TV Movie)
 2016 Heritage Falls
Coach Charlie Fitzpatrick
 2015 Awaken
 2014 Christian Mingle
Bill Wood
 2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (TV Movie)
Gary Engels
 2011 Nikita (TV Series)
Richard Ellison
- 343 Walnut Lane (2011) ... Richard Ellison
 2010 Chase (TV Series)
Alan Matthews
- Crazy Love (2010) ... Alan Matthews
 2010 Lone Star (TV Series)
John Allen / John
- Pilot (2010) ... John Allen
- Reverse ... John
 2010 Unrequited
Nate Grissom
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Evan Caldwell
 2008 Boys of Summerville
 2008 Clown Hunt
 2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent (Video)
 2006 Bottoms Up (Video)
Uncle Earl
 2006 Expiration Date
Wild William
 2006 In Her Line of Fire
Vice President Walker
 2006 Miracle Dogs Too (Video)
Mr. Mulvaney
 2005/II Judy (Short)
Nick (credit only)
 2005 Locusts: The 8th Plague (TV Movie)
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Detective Mark Virgini
- Unchained (2005) ... Detective Mark Virgini
 2005 Path of Destruction (TV Movie)
Roy Stark
 2005 Come Away Home
Sheriff Steve Jantz
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Captain Mike Watson
- See No Evil (2004) ... Captain Mike Watson
 2004 The Kings of Brooklyn
 2003-2004 Still Life (TV Series)
Ben Morgan / Ben
- Not Fade Away (2004) ... Ben Morgan
- Pilot (2003) ... Ben
 2003 Waterville
Blake Robison
 2003 Epoch: Evolution (TV Movie)
Mason Rand
 2003 Hangman's Curse
Nate Springfield
 2002 Carrie (TV Movie)
Detective John Mulchaey
 2002 Sabretooth (TV Movie)
Bob Thatcher
 2002 Mother Ghost
 2002 The Stickup
Ray DeCarlo
 2002 Clover Bend
 2002 In the Echo (TV Movie)
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective John 'Hawk' Hawkins
- Redemption (2001) ... Detective John 'Hawk' Hawkins
 2001 Anthrax
Adam Stewart
 2001 World Traveler
 2001 Epoch (TV Movie)
Mason Rand
 2001 Constant Payne (TV Short)
Alexander 'Doc' Payne (voice)
 2001 Love and Treason (TV Movie)
Eli Dixon
 2001 Burning Down the House
 2001 Cahoots
 2001 Last Dance (TV Movie)
 2000 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Archie Michaels
- You Can Pick Your Friends... (2000) ... Archie Michaels
 1999 Question of Privilege
Carter Roberts
 1999 A Memory in My Heart (TV Movie)
 1998 Secret of the Andes
Brooks Willings
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie)
Larry Victor
 1998 Perfect Prey (TV Movie)
Dwayne Alan Clay
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Major Jason Mercer
- Lithia (1998) ... Major Jason Mercer
 1998 Ambushed
Deputy Lawrence
 1997 Red-Blooded American Girl II
Mr. Colbert
 1996 Judge and Jury
Joseph Meeker
 1996 Invasion of Privacy
Sgt. Rutherford
 1996 OverBlood (Video Game)
Raz (English version, voice)
 1996 A Family Thing
 1996 If Looks Could Kill (TV Movie)
Det. Peter Stanford
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
- Crash (1996) ... Richard
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... (voice)
- Collapse (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Local Heroes (TV Series)
 1995 Deadly Sins
Jack Gales
 1995 Till the End of the Night
Garrett Hill
 1995 Running Wild
Jack Hutton
 1994 Texas (TV Movie)
Jim Bowie
 1994/I Temptation
Bone Babancourt
 1994 XXX's & OOO's (TV Movie)
Bullet Dobbs
 1994 Raw Justice
 1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (TV Movie)
Dan Schmidt
 1992 Liar's Edge
Gary Kirkpatrick
 1991 Off and Running
Jack Cornett
 1991 Caged Fear
 1987 White of the Eye
Paul White
 1986 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Cooper
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Daniel Cooper
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Daniel Cooper
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Daniel Cooper
 1985 Gulag (TV Movie)
Mickey Almon
 1983 Independence Day
Jack Parker
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It
Harry Meade
 1981 Back Roads
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Wayne Robinson
 1979 The Rose
 1979 The Great Santini
Red Petus
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series)
- Throwaway Child (1979)
 1979 Friendly Fire (TV Movie)
Leroy Hamilton
 1979 Co-ed Fever (TV Series)
- Battle of the Sexes (1979) ... Tuck
- Mousie's Turn (1979) ... Tuck
- Pilot (1979) ... Tuck
- Mid-Term Panic (1979) ... Tuck
- Goodbye, Mrs. Selby (1979) ... Tuck
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
Fred Owens
- Richie Gets Framed (1978) ... Fred Owens
 1978 Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie)
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He has portrayed a sailor in the US Navy as a midshipman/naval aviation officer candidate, an enlisted man, and a commissioned officer. See more »


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