KEITH CARRADINE Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name:  Keith Ian Carradine                                                               
Born: 8 August 1949 San Mateo, California                                               
Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an actor and         
Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. His father is             
John Carradine, his paternal half-brothers are David Carradine and Bruce                 
Carradine, his maternal half-brother is Michael Bowen, his full brother is               
Robert Carradine. David , Robert and Keith appeared together as the Younger             
brothers in Walter Hill's 1980 film The Long Riders, with Keith playing Jim             
Younger. Carradine appeared again for Hill in 1981's Southern Comfort.                   
His daughter by actress Shelley Plimpton is Martha Plimpton, who was conceived           
when her parents appeared together in the Broadway musical Hair.                         
Carradine's first notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's McCabe         
& Mrs. Miller in 1971. He also portrayed the character Kwai Chang Caine as a             
teenager in the 1972 television series, Kung Fu (the adult Caine was portrayed           
by his half brother, David).                                                             
He went on to play one of the principal characters, a callow, womanizing folk           
singer, in Altman's critically acclaimed 1975 movie Nashville and his song from         
that movie, "I'm Easy", was a popular music hit in 1976. Carradine won an Oscar         
for Best Original Song for writing the tune.                                             
In 1977, Carradine starred opposite Harvey Keitel in Ridley Scott's The                 
He has worked several times in the offbeat films of Altman's protégé Alan             
Rudolph, playing a disarmingly candid madman in Choose Me (1984), an incompetent         
petty criminal in Trouble in Mind (1985) and an American artist in 1930s Paris           
in The Moderns (1988). He also had a cameo role as Will Rogers in Rudolph's 1994         
film about Dorothy Parker, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. Carradine co-starred     
with Daryl Hannah as homicidal sociopath John Netherwood in the 1995 thriller           
The Tie That Binds.                                                                     
Other works include Emperor of the North Pole (1973), Pretty Baby (1978), Chiefs,       
a television miniseries in 1983, and My Father My Son, a television movie in             
In 1984, he appeared in the video for Madonna's single Material Girl.                   
In the early 1990s he played the lead role in the Tony Award winning musical,           
the Will Rogers Follies. He was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as Best         
Actor (Musical) for this role.                                                           
More recently, Carradine starred in the ABC sitcom Complete Savages, and played         
Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood. He has also appeared as a host of           
the factual Wild West Tech show on the History Channel.                                 
In the 2005 miniseries Into the West, produced by Steven Spielberg and                   
Dreamworks, Carradine played Richard Henry Pratt.                                       
He has two children by his ex-wife Sandra Will Carradine (married 6 February             
1982, separated 1993): Cade Richmond Carradine, born on July 19, 1982, and Sorel         
Johannah Carradine, born on June 18, 1985. In 2006, Sandra Will Carradine was           
convicted on two counts of perjury for lying to a Grand Jury about her                   
involvement in the Anthony Pellicano wire tap scandal. Sandra Will Carradine             
hired and then became romantically involved with Anthony Pellicano, after her           
divorce from Keith Carradine. According to reports, Anthony Pellicano wire               
tapped the phone of Keith Carradine and companion Hayley DuMond at the request           
of girlfriend Sandra Will Carradine, who is now facing ten years prison time.           
On November 18, 2006, in Torino, Italy, he married actress and long-time                 
girlfriend Hayley DuMond. They met in 1997 when they co-starred in the Burt             
Reynolds film, "The Hunter's Moon".