What is Stacy Keach Net Worth and Salary?
Stacy Keach is an American actor and voiceover artist who has a net worth of $8 million. Stacy Keach is best known for playing Detective Mike Hammer in various films and television series in the 80s and 90s. On the big screen, he starred in films such as “Fat City”, “The Ninth Configuration”, “Up in Smoke” and “Nebraska.” Keach’s many other credits include the films “American History X,” “Truth” and “Gotti” and the television series “Titus,” “Prison Break” and “Man with a Plan.” As the narrator, he voiced the CNBC show “American Greed” in 2008.
Youth and education
Stacy Keach was born Walter Stacy Keach Jr. on June 2, 1941 in Savannah, Georgia. Notably, he was born with a cleft lip and underwent a series of surgeries as a child. Keach’s father, Stacy Sr., was a theater director, actor and drama teacher, while his mother, Mary, was an actress. He has a younger brother named James who is also an actor. As a teenager, Keach attended Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles. After graduation, he earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Keach went on to earn his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 1966; he was also a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In 1964, Keach made his television debut in an episode of “Channing.” His first major acting role came in 1966 when he played the title role in the Broadway anti-war satire MacBird! The following year, Keach appeared in another off-Broadway play called “The Niggerlovers” and also starred in “We Bombed in New Haven” at the Yale Repertory Theatre. In addition, he starred in the television film “The Winter’s Tale”. In 1968, Keach played Banquo in a television adaptation of Macbeth and made his feature film debut in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The following year, he made his Broadway debut playing Buffalo Bill in Arthur Kopit’s Indians.
In the early 1970s, Keach regularly landed roles in films. He had a supporting role in Robert Altman’s “Brewster McCloud” and then starred in “End of the Road”, “The Traveling Executioner”, “Doc”, “The New Centurions” and John’s “Fat City” Houston. After appearing in a supporting role in Huston’s next film, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Keach played Martin Luther in the biographical drama Luther. He has also had leading roles in films such as ‘The Gravy Train’, ‘Street People’, ‘The Killer Inside Me’, ‘The Squeeze’, ‘The Greatest Battle’ and ‘Gray Lady Down’. Keach closed out the 70s with roles in ‘Two Solitudes’, ‘Mountain of the Cannibal God’
Keach acted in fewer films in the 80s; His credits were “The Ninth Configuration”, “The Long Riders”, “Roadgames”, “Nice Dreams”, “Butterfly” and “That Championship Season”. After an eight-year hiatus, he returned to the big screen in 1990 to direct and star in False Identity. At the same time, he appeared in “Class of 1999”. Keach later starred in ‘Milena’, ‘Sunset Grill’, ‘Raw Justice’, ‘Escape from LA’, ‘American History X’ and ‘Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return’. His early 2000s credits include “Icebreaker,” “Militia,” “Mercy Streets,” “When Eagles Strike” and “The Hollow.” Following these, Keach appeared in films such as “Man with the Screaming Brain,” “Come Early Morning,” “Honeydripper,” “W.” and “Chicago Overcoat.” In 2011, he starred in ‘Cellmates’ and ‘Jerusalem Countdown’, and in 2012 he had a supporting role in ‘The Bourne Legacy’. Other supporting roles came in “Nebraska,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “If I Stay,” “Truth,” “Cell,” “Gold” and “Gotti.” In addition, Keach lent his voice to the animated film “Planes” as well as its sequel “Planes: Fire & Rescue”.
On television, Keach had his first starring role in the short-lived drama series Caribbean in 1975. Two years later, he played Barabbas in the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth. In the 1980s, Keach mainly starred in television miniseries and movies. Earlier in the decade, he starred in the miniseries A Rumor of War, The Blue and the Grey, and Princess Daisy. In 1983, Keach debuted in what would become his most famous role: Detective Mike Hammer, a character originally created by crime writer Mickey Spillane. Keach made his first appearance as Hammer in the television movie “Murder Me, Murder You”; went on to reprise the role in the television films More Than Murder and Murder Takes All, as well as the television series Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer,
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Keach has had many other notable television roles beyond Ha. In 1988, he played the titular author in the miniseries “Hemingway” and won a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Later in the 90s, Keach appeared in TV movies such as “Body Bags, Texas”, “Young Ivanhoe”, “Amanda & the Alien” and “Murder in My Mind”. He had his next lead role in a series regular from 2000 to 2002 when he played the father of the title character in the Fox sitcom Titus. From 2005 to 2007, he had a recurring role as Warden Henry Pope on the series “Prison Break”. During and after this period, Keach starred in numerous television films, including “Desolation Canyon,” “Blackbeard,” “Lone Rider,” “Ring of Death” and “
In 1964, Keach married his first wife, Kathryn Baker. After their divorce, Keach married Marilyn Aiken in 1975; the pair divorced four years later. Then, in 1981, he married Jill Donahue, whom he later divorced in 1986. That year, Keach married his fourth wife, Polish model and actress Malgosia Tomassi. Together, the couple has a son named Shannon and a daughter named Karolina. Keach became a Polish citizen in 2015.
In 1984, Stacy was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London for possession of cocaine. He later served six months in a prison in Reading, Berkshire, England. While in prison, Stacy befriended a priest, which led to his conversion to Roman Catholicism.
For over 25 years, Stacy has owned an impressive Malibu hillside estate set on six gated acres. In 2003, he put the house up for sale in 2003 for $5.3 million. Interestingly, he ended up selling the house later to his brother James Keach and his wife, actress Jane Seymour, for $4 million. James and Jane spent around $5 million on a series of massive renovations on the given property. James and Jane put the house up for sale a little later for $16 million, but ultimately kept the property. James and Jane divorced in 2015 and she lives there today.