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Also Known As: Keith Ian Carradine Died:
Born: August 8, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, USA Profession: actor, songwriter, singer, producer, painter

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Like his brothers David, Robert and Bruce and half-brother Michael Bowen, Keith Carradine followed in the footsteps of his father, John Carradine, and became an actor in the early 1970s. He enjoyed considerable success in that decade thanks to performances in independent-minded films like "Nashville" (1975), "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "Pretty Baby" (1978). Carradine branched into Hollywood features in the 1980s, but found more success on Broadway in the following decade, most notably with his Tony-nominated turn as American humorist Will Rogers in "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991). Carradine later divided his time between features and television, often in Western roles which benefited from his laconic presence, particularly as Wild Bill Hickok on David Milch's brilliant revisionist series, "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-07). By the time he played a formidable FBI agent hunting down the titular serial killer in "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), Carradine had proven himself to be a highly-sought and versatile actor comfortable in both leading and supporting roles.

Like his brothers David, Robert and Bruce and half-brother Michael Bowen, Keith Carradine followed in the footsteps of his father, John Carradine, and became an actor in the early 1970s. He enjoyed considerable success in that decade thanks to performances in independent-minded films like "Nashville" (1975), "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "Pretty Baby" (1978). Carradine branched into Hollywood features in the 1980s, but found more success on Broadway in the following decade, most notably with his Tony-nominated turn as American humorist Will Rogers in "The Will Rogers Follies" (1991). Carradine later divided his time between features and television, often in Western roles which benefited from his laconic presence, particularly as Wild Bill Hickok on David Milch's brilliant revisionist series, "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-07). By the time he played a formidable FBI agent hunting down the titular serial killer in "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), Carradine had proven himself to be a highly-sought and versatile actor comfortable in both leading and supporting roles.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
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 Lake City (2008)
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 All Hat (2007)
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 Bobby Z (2007)
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 Our Very Own (2005)
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 Hair High (2004) Voice Of Jojo
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 Monte Walsh (2003) Chet Rollins
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1968:
Moved to Los Angeles to live with half-brother David Carradine
1969:
Made Broadway debut in the controversial musical "Hair"; accompanied brother David to the audition who brought him along to play the piano and Keith landed the role instead
1971:
Made screen debut in "A Gunfight"
1971:
First notable film appearance was in director Robert Altman's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"
1971:
Made TV debut on the NBC western "Bonanza"
1972:
Played a teenage Kwai Chang Caine (portrayed by brother David Carradine as an adult) in the ABC series "Kung Fu"
1974:
Once again collaborated with Altman for "Thieves Like Us"
1975:
Played a callow, womanizing folk singer in Altman's critically acclaimed "Nashville"; also wrote and performed the song "I'm Easy," which won Carradine an Oscar for Best Original Song
1975:
Acted in the film "You and Me"; helmed by brother David Carradine
1976:
First film with director Alan Rudolph, "Welcome to L.A." (produced by Altman); also contributed music
1978:
Starred with Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby"
1980:
Joined brothers David and Robert in Walter Hill's "The Long Riders"
1980:
Portrayed Lt. Murph McCoy in the CBS miniseries "A Rumor of War"
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Appeared on Broadway with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in "Foxfire"
1986:
Played one-armed major leaguer Pete Gray in the ABC TV-movie "A Winner Never Quits"; co-starred with Mare Winningham
1987:
Re-teamed with Mare Winningham for the NBC TV-movie "Eye on the Sparrow"
1988:
One of several canvases he created for "The Moderns" became the film's poster; fourth film with director Rudolph
1989:
Executive produced (also acted) the TV-movie "The Forgotten" (USA Network)
1991:
Nominated for a Tony Award for his starring role in the musical "The Will Rogers Follies"
1993:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1994:
Last film to date with director Alan Rudolph, "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"
1996:
Played Bigfoot Wallace in Larry McMurtry's "Dead Man's Walk" (ABC)
1997:
Played Michelle Pfeiffer's husband in "A Thousand Acres"
1997:
Made rgular TV series debut on Showtime's "Fast Track"
2002:
Appeared in the independent Icelandic film "Falcons"; also composed and recorded the title song "Northern Light"
2002:
Starred in the independent film "The Adventures of Ociee Nash"
2003:
Voiced editor J. Jonah Jameson on MTV's animated series "Spiderman"
2003:
Hosted The History Channel¿s "Wild West Tech"
2004:
Played the recurring role of Wild Bill Hickok on the HBO series "Deadwood"
2005:
Co-starred in the indie feature "The Californians"
2005:
Portrayed Captain William H. Pratt in the TNT miniseries "Into the West"
2006:
Joined Brian d'Arcy James in the Broadway production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
2007:
Had a recurring role on the second and fourth seasons of the Showtime series "Dexter" playing FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy
2008:
Returned to the New York stage in the New York premiere of Anthony Horowitz's "Mindgame"
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Education

Colorado State University: Fort Collins , Colorado - 1967

Notes

To prepare for his part in Showtime's "Fast Track", Carradine completed Bob Bondurant's School of High Performance Driving, a Sports Car Club of America-sanctioned course that certifies him to compete in amateur racing events. For the final exam, Carradine competed in his first race in Phoenix--and won.

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companion:
Shelley Plimpton. Actor. Met when they appeared on Broadway in "Hair" (1969); mother of Carradine's daughter Martha Plimpton.
companion:
Christina Raines. Actor. Broke off long-term relationship in 1981.
wife:
Sandra Will. Married on February 6, 1982; separated; filed for divorce in 1999.
companion:
Dee Hoty. Actor. Co-starred with Carradine in "The Will Rogers Follies"; reportedly engaged in 1996.
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father:
John Carradine. Actor. Born on February 5, 1906; died on November 27, 1988.
mother:
Sonia Sorel. Actor, artist. Married John Carradine in 1945; divorced in 1955; waged a three-year custody battle for their three children; John Carradine won.
half-brother:
Bruce Carradine. Actor. Mother, Ardanelle McCool Cosner.
half-brother:
David Carradine. Actor, singer, songwriter. Born on December 8, 1936; mother, Ardanelle McCool Cosner.
brother:
Christopher John Carradine. Architect. Born c. 1947; mother, Sonia Sorel.
brother:
Robert Reed Carradine. Actor. Born on March 24, 1954; mother, Sonia Sorel.
daughter:
Martha Plimpton. Actor. Born on November 16, 1970; mother, Shelley Plimpton; Carradine didn't meet his daughter until she was four years old.
son:
Cade Richmond Carradine. Born on July 19, 1982; mother, Sandra Will.
daughter:
Sorel Johannah Carradine. Born on June 18, 1985; mother, Sandra Will.
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