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Eliott Keener (1949–1999)

Trained for the theater at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (BA) and University of New Orleans (MFA). He studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Royal Shakespear Company in England, UK. He studied Juggling and Clown Makeup at Ringlilng Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He owned The Rose Dinner Theater in Gretna, LA. Taught ... See full bio »
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 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Medicine Man
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Medicine Man
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Medicine Man
 1998 Rag and Bone (TV Movie)
Mr. O'Fannon
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
- Unfinished Symphony (1998) ... (as Elliott Keener)
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Sheriff McMillan
 1996 Dark Angel (TV Movie)
 1996 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Louis Laygere
- Pilot (1996) ... Louis Laygere
 1995 Born Wild
 1995 The Dangerous
Stankowski (as Elliott Keener)
 1995 Body Count
Captain Hendricks
 1995 Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (TV Movie)
Dr. Watkins
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Det. Jake Van Owen
- The Confession (1994) ... Det. Jake Van Owen
 1993 Undercover Blues
The Drunk
 1993 Hard Target
Randal Poe
 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
L.Q. Hill
- A Time to Trust (1992) ... L.Q. Hill
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
 1991 Zandalee
Richard Norvo
 1991 This Gun for Hire (TV Movie)
 1990 Blue Bayou (TV Movie)
 1989 False Witness (TV Movie)
Reggie Morris
 1989 Margaret Bourke-White (TV Movie)
Caldwell's Father
 1989 The Outside Woman (TV Movie)
La Verne Mecom
 1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin (TV Movie)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Herman (as Elliott Keener)
 1987 Angel Heart
Det. Sterne
 1986 The Big Easy
George Joel
 1986 French Quarter Undercover
 1986 Down by Law
Guard #3 (as Elliot Keener)
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 Tightrope
 1981 Back Roads
 1978 Sparrow (TV Movie)
 1976 The Savage Bees (TV Movie)
Freighter Boatswain
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Alternate Names:

Elliott Keener | Elliot Keener

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He was a founding faculty member of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (a magnet public high school) where he taught acting, Shakespeare, voice & speech, theatre history and more from 1975 until his death in 1999.

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