Brian Keith

Brian Keith

Highest Rated: 83% Fourteen Hours (1951)

Lowest Rated: 0% Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1921

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

A handsome, burly character actor with a distinctive, gruff voice, Brian Keith established a reputation early in his career with tough guy roles. He was so effective at playing various shady types in Westerns and crime thrillers, it was to his credit as a performer that he was also able to portray characters of warmth and humor with equal aplomb. After some stage work, Keith earned secondary assignments in genre pictures as either he-men or villains, but leading roles would come mostly later in his career when he was hired by the Walt Disney Company. After the huge success of "The Parent Trap" (1961) helped to give him a softer image, Keith was cast on "Family Affair" (CBS, 1966-71) as a bachelor forced by circumstance to take care of a teenager and a pair of young children. While it generally did not offer him many challenges, Keith projected warmth and approachability on the series and "Uncle Bill" was one of his best loved characters. The actor claimed that he did not have any particular goal in mind for his career and accepted what was available to him. Nonetheless, Keith was offered a good variety of parts over his career and made an impression whether he was playing a loving parental figure or essaying colorful characters in fare like "The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" (1966) and "The Wind and the Lion" (1975).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Your Heart Roddy Thompson (Character) - 1998
50% 69% Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story Cardinal (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. Pete Morgan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Wind Dancer Truman Richards (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 39% National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins 'Noble Hart' / Himself (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Frank Wellman Sr. (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in a Corner David Henderson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 62% Welcome Home Harry Robins (Character) $830.7K 1989
41% 76% Young Guns Buckshot Roberts (Character) $43.4M 1988
No Score Yet 35% Death Before Dishonor Col. Halloran (Character) $3.8M 1987
No Score Yet 64% The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory Col. Davy Crockett (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 90% The B.R.A.T. Patrol Gen. Newmeyer (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardcastle & McCormick Judge Milton C. Hardcastle (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 75% World War III Secretary General Gorny (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 33% Cry for the Strangers Chief Whalen (Character) - 1982
86% 62% Sharky's Machine Papa (Character) - 1981
33% 32% Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Police Chief Baxter (Character) - 1981
43% 64% The Mountain Men Henry Frapp (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Charles Kandell (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Lovers Mauritz Stiller (Character) - 1980
5% 12% Meteor Dr. Dubov (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seekers Elijah Weatherby (Character) - 1979
69% 60% Hooper Jocko (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer Defense Attorney (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan Joe Quinlan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% Joe Panther Capt. Harper (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner Arnold Curtis (Character) - 1976
9% 47% Nickelodeon H.H. Cobb (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 25% The Quest Tank Logan (Character) - 1976
63% 70% The Wind and the Lion Theodore Roosevelt (Character) - 1975
59% 72% The Yakuza George Tanner (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 50% The Bull of the West Johnny Wade (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Chance Geoff Smith (Character) - 1972
20% No Score Yet Scandalous John John McCanless (Character) - 1971
0% No Score Yet Something Big Col. Morgan (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 27% Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Officer Michael M. Nace (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% The McKenzie Break Capt. Jack Connor (Character) - 1970
0% 27% Krakatoa, East of Java Harry Connerly (Character) - 1969
50% No Score Yet Gaily, Gaily Sullivan (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 66% With Six You Get Eggroll Jake Iverson (Character) - 1968
55% 59% Reflections in a Golden Eye Lt. Col. Morris Langdon (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Gen. "Howling Bull" Hallenby (Character) - 1966
29% 57% The Rare Breed Alexander Bowen (Character) - 1966
50% 65% Nevada Smith Jonas Cord (Character) - 1966
86% 75% The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Police Chief Link Mattocks (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenderfoot Mose Carson (Character) - 1966
40% 65% The Hallelujah Trail Frank Wallingham (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bristle Face Lue Swank (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 54% A Tiger Walks Sheriff Pete Williams (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 24% The Pleasure Seekers Paul Barton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raiders John G. McElroy/Narrator (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Cam Calloway (Character) - 1964
50% 47% Savage Sam Uncle Beck Coates (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Shiloh Sergeant Gabe Trotter (Character) - 1963
83% 32% The Deadly Companions Yellowleg (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% Moon Pilot Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman (Character) - 1962
90% 75% The Parent Trap Mitch Evers (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 25% Ten Who Dared William "Bill" Dunn (Character) - 1960
71% 80% The Young Philadelphians Mike Flanagan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Appointment With a Shadow Lt. Spencer (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Hell Capt. Robert Edwards (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Villa Bill Harmon (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sierra Baron Jack McCracken (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Fort Dobbs Clett (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road Mitch Barton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Confidential Dist. Atty. Jim Fremont (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dino Larry Sheridan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Canyon Outlaws Unknown (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 60% Run of the Arrow Capt. Clark (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 39% Storm Center Paul Duncan (Character) - 1956
100% 75% Nightfall John (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 22% 5 Against the House Brick (Character) - 1955
67% 59% Tight Spot Vince Striker (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% The Bamboo Prison Cpl. Brady (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 70% The Violent Men Cole Wilkison (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jivaro Tony (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Seas Jim Kimmerly (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Capt. Bill North (Character) - 1953
83% 74% Fourteen Hours Extra (uncredited) (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
29% No Score Yet The Monroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Phil "Iceman" Greene/Lou Parslow (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Norman Hope (Guest Star) 1994
90% 86% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Mullibok (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pursuit of Happiness Prof. Roland G. Duncan (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardcastle & McCormick Judge Milton "Hardcase" Hardcastle (Character) 1983-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Centennial Sheriff Axel Dumire (Character) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Bill Davis (Character) 1966-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Sgt. Patrick Cohan (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Edward Welles (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westerner Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Whit Malone (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Bonnell (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1952

QUOTES FROM Brian Keith CHARACTERS

Link Mattocks says: Emergency Emergency, Everyone is to get from street.

Capt. Clark says: IT's always the fault of the other guy

Capt. Clark says: It's always the fault of the other guy.

Theodore Roosevelt says: You know as well as I do that we can't have Arab desperadoes running around kidnapping American citizens. If I had my way, I'd go in there with a couple of Winchesters, a batallion of Marines - but, I can't do that, can I?

John Hay says: No.