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Joe Keaton (1867–1946)

Joe Keaton and wife Myra were grade-Z vaudeville performers in the early 1900s. Their son Buster joined the act when he was only a few months old. The act was a rough-and-tumble one, with Buster being thrown around on stage most of the time. As the years went by, Joe Keaton became an alcoholic, which forced Buster to quit the act by the time he ... See full bio »

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 1935 Palooka from Paducah (Short)
Pa Diltz
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1926 The General
Union General
 1925 Go West
Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
 1924 Sherlock Jr.
The Girl's Father / Man on Film Screen
 1923 Our Hospitality
The Engineer
 1922 Daydreams (Short)
The Girls Father (uncredited)
 1922 The Electric House (Short)
Buster's Father in Prologue (uncredited)
 1921 The Goat (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1920 Neighbors (Short)
His Father
 1920 The Scarecrow (Short)
Farmer (uncredited)
 1920 Convict 13 (Short)
 1918 Good Night, Nurse! (Short)
Man in Bandages (uncredited)
 1918 The Bell Boy (Short)
 1918 Out West (Short)
Man on train
 1917 A Country Hero (Short)
Cy Klone, Garage Owner

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Vaudeville and medicine shows with his wife and children, including "The Three Keatons" and "The Man With a Wife, Table, and Three Kids."

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Grandfather of Buster Keaton Jr. See more »

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