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      James Keane

      James Keane

      Highest Rated: 92% 48 HRS. (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 47% Assassination Tango (2002)

      Birthday: Sep 26, 1952

      Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

      Steadily working since the '70s in both film and television, James Keane has earned a reputation as a reliable character actor. Early in his career he landed a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War masterpiece, "Apocalypse Now." He could not have known that his one line would be a key part of what is the film's most iconic sequence, as the gunner on Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore's (Robert Duvall) helicopter just before Kilgore carries out a magnificent assault on a village to secure a section of beach ideal for surfing, all set to the rousing soundtrack of Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries." Keane's only other significant role was on the law school drama "The Paper Chase," a CBS (and later Showtime) television series based on a novel and film of the same title. He portrayed Willis Bell, a slovenly member of the lead character's study group, and appeared in nearly every episode of the show's four-season run. Fans of the series will remember him as the guy who regularly wore Buffalo, New York, T-shirts, Keane's personal homage to his home town.

      Highest rated movies

      48 HRS.
      Crazy Heart
      The Rose
      Assassination Tango



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barista Original Music - 2015
      90% 76% Crazy Heart Manager (Character) $39.5M 2009
      No Score Yet 57% Hidden Places Mr. Jennings (Character) - 2006
      47% 33% Assassination Tango Whitey (Character) $970.2K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Let Go Wes (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 26% Let's Get Harry Al King (Character) $141.0K 1986
      92% 69% 48 HRS. Vanzant (Character) - 1982
      73% 81% The Rose Sam (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Cries Charlie (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Strangers Unknown (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Christmas Hugh Bob (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 60% Richard III Director - 1912


      8% 67% Betrayal Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
      96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      11% No Score Yet October Road Sully (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      94% 96% Mad Men Night Manager (Guest Star) 2007
      86% 94% Boston Legal Joe Gordon (Guest Star) 2007
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      96% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Boss (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Noel Thomas (Guest Star) 2002
      81% 95% The West Wing Hartsfield's Landing Registrar of Voters (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 94% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1996-2000
      No Score Yet 96% Todd McFarlane's Spawn Sam Burke (Voice) 1997-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      0% No Score Yet Timecop Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues James Sanders (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Willis Bell (Character) 1978-1979 1983-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 87% M*A*S*H Cpl. Shaw (Guest Star) 1979