David Keith - biography

Actor from United States of America

David Keith David Lemuel Keith (born May 8, 1954) is an American actor and director. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year – Actor for his performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. Keith had an early supporting role in the prison film Brubaker. He had supporting roles in The Rose, starring Bette Midler, and An Officer and a Gentleman, with Richard Gere. Keith played a local thug in The Great Santini, starred in The Lords of Discipline and White of the Eye, and held a prominent supporting role in U-571 opposite Matthew McConaughey. He played opposite child-star Drew Barrymore in the 1984 hit Firestarter and Brooke Shields in 1992's Running Wild. Keith played Elvis Presley in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. He directed The Curse and The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (in which he also starred). He appeared in the 1995 film The Indian in the Cupboard as the cowboy "Boo-Hoo" Boone. He played the leading role of Nate Springfield in the 2003 film Hangman's Curse. He also co-starred in The Class, an American sitcom, as Yonk Allen, a retired professional football player. Other roles include parts in Daredevil and the 2002 television film Carrie.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
The Deek,David Lemuel Keith
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Hilda Earle
Nancy Clark
Film Director, Actor


Institution From To
University of Tennessee


Year Performance Character
2008 Boys of Summerville
2006 Succubus: Hell-Bent
2005 All Souls Day
2003 Deep Shock
2002 The Stickup
2002 World Traveler Richard
2002 Mother Ghost
2000 Men of Honor Captain Hartigan
1998 Poodle Springs
1998 Secret of the Andes
1995 Deadly Sins
1994 Major League II
1991 Off and Running
1990 The Two Jakes
1983 The Lords of Discipline

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