Steven Keats

About Steven Keats

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: February 06, 1945
Birth Place:  The Bronx, New York, United States
Cause of death: Suicide
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1970–1994
Children: 2

Steven Keats

Steven Keats was born on February 06, 1945 in  The Bronx, New York, United States, is Actor. Excellent, prolific, and versatile film, stage, and television actor Steven Keats was born on February 6, 1945 in The Bronx, New York City, to a Danish-born father from Copenhagen and an NY-born mother, both of Polish Jewish descent. Keats grew up in Canarsie, The Bronx and graduated from the High School for Performing Arts in Manhattan. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War in 1965 and 1966. Following his tour of duty, Steven returned to the United States and attended both the Yale School of Drama and Montclair State College. Keat made his Broadway stage debut in 1970 as part of the second cast for "Oh! Calcutta." His most memorable movie roles include spaced-out punk hood Jackie Brown in "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," Charles Bronson's son-in-law Jack Toby in "Death Wish," Carol Kane's Americanized Jewish immigrant husband Jake Putkovsky in "Hester Street," Robert Shaw's Israeli sidekick Moshevsky in "Black Sunday," and obsessive mad scientist Dr. Philip Spires in "Silent Rage." Steven was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his exceptional portrayal of ruthless Depression-era rag trade tycoon Jay Blackman in the mini-series "Seventh Avenue." Among the many shows Keats made guest appearances on are "Kojak," "The Streets of San Francisco," "The Rockford Files," "Starsky and Hutch," "Barnaby Jones," "Cagney & Lacey," "The Love Boat," "The A-Team," "Hunter," "T.J. Hooker," "Hill Street Blues," "Miami Vice," "Matlock," and "MacGyver." Moreover, he played Thomas Edison on an episode of "Voyagers!". He was the father of sons Shane and Thatcher. Steven was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on May 8, 1994; the cause of death was ruled an apparent suicide. Keats was only 49 years old.
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As per our current Database, Steven Keats has been died on May 8, 1994(1994-05-08) (aged 49)\nManhattan, New York City, New York, U.S..

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When Steven Keats die, Steven Keats was 49 years old.

Popular As Steven Keats
Occupation Actor
Age 49 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 06, 1945 ( The Bronx, New York, United States)
Birthday February 06
Town/City  The Bronx, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Steven Keats’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Steven Keats was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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He grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York, graduated from the New York School for the Performing Arts (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts). After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Air Force from 1965–66, Keats attended the prestigious Yale School of Drama in 1969-70. He is the father of Photographer and actor Thatcher Keats and of Shane Keats.


Keats was born in the Bronx as Steven Paul Keitz, to Francis (née Rebold) and Daniel David Keitz. His father was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Polish Jewish parents from Warsaw. His mother was born in New York, also to a Polish Jewish family. Keats was a popular and prolific actor of the 1970s.


His film career included roles in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Death Wish (1974), The Gambler (1974), The Gumball Rally (1976), The Last Dinosaur (1977), Black Sunday (1977), The Ivory Ape (1980), Hangar 18 (1980), Silent Rage (1982), Turk 182 (1985), Badge of the Assassin (1985), and the 1982 TV-movie of the Norman Mailer book The Executioner's Song.


Keats' appeared in the 1975 film Hester Street. Set on New York City's Lower East Side of the 1890s, Keats played Jake Podkovnik (late of Russia), an assimilated "Amerikaner". He guest-starred on an episode of The A-Team, "Harder Than It Looks". He played Ed McClain on Another World and guest-starred as Nicholas Davis II on All My Children.


Keats debuted on Broadway in the second cast of Oh! Calcutta! and appeared in over 80 films and TV shows. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1977 for his role as the ruthless, Great Depression-era Entrepreneur Jay Blackman, who clawed his way to the top of the "rag trade", or clothing Business, in the 1977 miniseries Seventh Avenue. He also portrayed Thomas Edison on the brink of inventing the electric light bulb in the science fiction TV series, Voyagers!.


On May 8, 1994, Keats was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan. His son said that he committed suicide.

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