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Overview (2)

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christian Keiber was cast opposite Russell Crowe in the Sony Pictures film No Way Back (1995) and was recently featured on the Emmy Awards for his role in Orange Is the New Black (2013) with Emmy nominated Laverne Cox directed by Jodie Foster.

Christian Keiber began his acting career as a young boy in both theater and television productions throughout the New York area. After graduating from Tuxedo High School in New York, he decided to continue his training and received a theater scholarship to East Carolina University, where he was invited to study the four year intensive 'Meisner Technique' with famed professor Donald E. Biehn alongside Sandra Bullock and Kevin Williamson. Aside from winning the university's 'Best Actor Award', he also had the opportunity to add many summer stock and regional theater performances to his credit, including acting opposite his mentor, veteran character actor, Larry Gates, in the play 'Foxfire'. After graduating, Keiber returned to New York to pursue his acting.

In New York City, Keiber was immediately cast in several acclaimed theater productions and was invited to become the youngest member in history of the most prestigious actor's club in the world, 'The Players', whose members since 1888 include Mark Twain, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, 'Ethan Hawk' (q.v.), Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, and many others.

Keiber's acting then led him to Los Angeles for a theatrical production of 'Who's Afraid of Uta Hagen?'. After catching the attention of director/writer Frank A. Cappello, he was cast opposite Russell Crowe in the Sony Pictures film, No Way Back (1995). Other major film and television credits include, My Favorite Martian (1999), with Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd, Opposite Sex and the City (2002), For da Love of Money (2002), the CBS series, Michael Hayes (1997) with David Caruso, Without a Trace (2002), Dr. Vegas (2004) with Rob Lowe, Cold Case (2003), JAG (1995), Dinner (2000) for the Sci-Fi Channel, the Steven Bochco series Raising the Bar (2008) opposite Mark-Paul Gosselaar, General Hospital (1963), and a recurring role on the WB's hit show Charmed (1998). Keiber also wrote and starred in Bear to the Right (2000) with Clea DuVall, directed by Matthew F. Leonetti Jr., was hand picked by Joss Whedon to voice the Reavers characters in the blockbuster film Serenity (2005), a starring role, opposite Tim Meadows, Jason London, Antonio Sabato Jr., with a cameo by the late Anna Nicole Smith, in the major motion picture, Wasabi Tuna (2003), the NBC hit drama ER (1994) starring opposite Steve Buscemi & Stanley Tucci and the hit series on CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) opposite Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Netflix new series Orange Is the New Black (2013) directed by Oscar Winner Jodie Foster, CBS Blue Bloods (2010), recurring roles on A&E Those Who Kill (2014), HBO Show Me a Hero (2015), and Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard (2014), which Keiber was the star/screenwriter/executive producer that World Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Keiber also remains active in theater, where he received rave reviews for his performance as "McLaughlin" in Patrick Sheane Duncan 'Soul's On Fire', produced by Danny Glover he also played Ernest Hemingway in the original production of, 'Hem and Scott on the Road', at the NYAS-Professional Ensemble. Keiber is the co/founder of the Brazen Giant Ensemble in NYC alongside Bill Sorvino .

Currently, Keiber is fielding development deals for a number of screenplays he has written for his production company, Creative Alley Productions, was featured on National Public Radio (N.P.R.), three times, representing one of the 'Young Mavericks of Hollywood,'and was featured in 'Origin Magazine' as one of, 'The Nation's Top Creatives'.

Christian Keiber was featured on the 2014 Emmy Awards for Orange Is the New Black (2013) in his scene with Emmy nominated Laverne Cox directed by Jodie Foster.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Creative Alley Productions <info@creativealleyproductions.com>

Trivia (13)

Christian's younger brother Cameron Keiber fronts the rock band "The Beatings" and the other Clayton Keiber is a film director.
Singer, songwriter, & guitarist for the country/rock band "CBK & the Dead Coyotes."
Has been acting professionally since the age of nine, starting in commercials.
Member of the most prestigious actor's club in the world "The Players" of N.Y.C. since 1992.
Founding Actor/Member of "The Indies Lab" of New York City. But is no longer a member.
Founding Actor/Member of the "Robey Theatre Company" starring in their first play production of, 'Soul's On Fire', produced by 'Danny Glover' and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan.
Co/Founder & Member of "New York Actors School - Professional Ensemble".
Co/Founder & Instructor at "New York Actors School".
Christian Keiber produced the original play of "Autobiography of a Guy Who Knew Me Part 1", for the NYC International Fringe Festival, written by Antony Raymond & directed by Amy Wright through his theater company, NYAS-Professional Ensemble.
Christian Keiber was featured in, 'Origin Magazine', as one of, "The Nation's Top Creatives".
Christian Keiber's film, Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard (2014) which Keiber Starred/Wrote/Executive Produced made its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014.
Christian Keiber is the son of renowned Artist/Novelist/Actor Robert John Keiber who appear together in the film, Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard (2014).
Christian Keiber was featured on the 2014 Emmy Awards for "Orange Is The New Black" in his scene with Emmy nominated Laverne Cox directed by Jodie Foster.

Personal Quotes (5)

Life Is Too Short To Make Bad Movies
Life's a Negotiation!
I don't think outside the box, I don't think there is a box.
Luck is not what gets you the acting gigs, your talent does, but luck gets you the opportunity to audition for the acting gig. Once you get in that casting room your luck has run out and all that you're left with is your talent to rely on.
A true artist could and should create till the day they die. You don't ever fail as an artist until you quit being an artist.

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