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James Keach

James Keach was born on December 7, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as James Peckham Keach. He is an actor and director, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Walk the Line (2005) and The Long Riders (1980). See full bio »

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Known For

National Lampoon's Vacation
Walk the Line
Walk the Line Warden
The Long Riders
The Long Riders Jesse James
Waiting for Forever


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 2017 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
- Shelley Duvall (2017) ... Tom
- Shabbos Goy (2017) ... Tom
- Sold (2017) ... Tom
- Abby (2017) ... Tom
 2012 This One 'n That One (TV Series)
Big Jim
 2011 Perfectly Prudence (TV Movie)
 2005 Walk the Line
 2000 Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (TV Movie)
Dr. Huston
 1998 The New Swiss Family Robinson
Jack Robinson
 1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Brent Currier
- Hostage (1997) ... Brent Currier
 1992 The Dance Goes On
James Smith
 1991 Murder in High Places (TV Movie)
 1990 Good Cops, Bad Cops (TV Movie)
Frank Moran
 1989 Options
Ed Sloan
 1989 The Experts
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Father Vincent Godfrey Burns
 1986 Wildcats
Frank Needham
 1985 Stand Alone
Detective Isgrow
 1985 Moving Violations
Deputy Halik
 1984 The Razor's Edge
Gray Maturin
 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
Motorcycle Cop
 1983 Wishman (TV Movie)
Galen Reed
 1983/II Love Letters
Oliver Andrews
 1983 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
- ...By Its Cover (1983) ... Killer (uncredited)
 1982 Till Death Do Us Part (TV Movie)
Robert Craig
 1982 Thou Shalt Not Kill (TV Movie)
Jeff Tompkins
 1981 Big Bend Country (TV Movie)
Ian McGregor
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger / John Reid (voice, uncredited)
 1980 The Long Riders
Jesse James
 1980 The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (TV Movie)
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie)
Robert Meyers Jr.
 1979 Hurricane
Sgt. Strang
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Gary Harlan
- A Small Circle of Friends (1979) ... Gary Harlan
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
Chris Stabler
- The Haunted Inn ... Chris Stabler
 1978 Comes a Horseman
Emil Kroegh
 1978 Lacy and the Mississippi Queen (TV Movie)
 1978 FM
Lt. Reach
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie)
 1977 The Blue Hotel (TV Movie)
 1977 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series)
- Bobby vs. Michael (1977) ... Bastian
 1975-1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Ed Chambers / James March Wrightwood
- I Love You, Rosey Malone (1977) ... Ed Chambers
- Lady Blue (1975) ... James March Wrightwood
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Officer #1
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Captain Ted Gerslinger
- Trouble at Fort Apache (1977) ... Captain Ted Gerslinger
 1977 Evil Town
Christopher Fuller
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
- Day of Outrage (1976) ... Blue
 1976 Six Characters in Search of an Author (TV Movie)
The Son
 1976 Death Play
 1976 Cannonball!
Wolfe Messer
 1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
 1974-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Pete Wallace / Johnny Cabe
- Cry Wolf (1976) ... Pete Wallace
- The Man Who Couldn't Forget (1974) ... Johnny Cabe
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Dean 'Skip' Crowe
- The Body at the Bottom (1975) ... Dean 'Skip' Crowe
 1975 Sunburst
 1975 The Noah (voice)
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Arlie Warren
- A Coven of Killers (1975) ... Arlie Warren
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Del Franklin / Cliff Hummel
- Ice (1975) ... Del Franklin / Cliff Hummel
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- Man in a Cage (1975) ... Reichart
 1975 The Hatfields and the McCoys (TV Movie)
Jim McCoy
 1975 Miles to Go Before I Sleep (TV Movie)
Man in Bar
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series)
- The Trick Is to Stay Alive (1974) ... Ron
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Stoney Putnam
- Legacy of Death (1974) ... Stoney Putnam
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Walter Portman
- The Taste of Ashes (1974) ... Walter Portman
 1973 Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly
Orville Wright
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Ted Strong
- Girl in the River (1973) ... Ted Strong
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Abe Jones
- The Assassin (1973) ... Abe Jones
 1973 Deadly Visitor (TV Movie)
 1971 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Orville Wright
- The Wright Brothers (1971) ... Orville Wright
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Along with his wife Jane Seymour, hosted the private wake for David Carradine at their home, which was attended by Steve Railsback, Sally Kirkland, James Cromwell, Vicki Roberts, Rob Schneider, Daryl Hannah, and other luminaries. See more »

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