Keene Curtis

Keene Curtis

Highest Rated: 88% Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Lowest Rated: 11% Sliver (1993)

Birthday: Feb 15, 1923

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Keene Curtis was an award-winning character actor, best known for his work on the stage, but he also starred in numerous television programs in bit parts and did a sprinkling of big-screen work. Known for his urbane sense of style and sometimes haughty vocal delivery, the charismatic actor shined in several Broadway productions, including "The School for Scandal," "The Cherry Orchard," and "The Rothschilds," for which he performed four roles and won a Tony Award. Two of the actor's most notable stage roles, though, were playing Daddy Warbucks in "Annie" and Albin in "La Cage aux Folles." Although his non-stage work is not as notable, his imperious persona frequently served him well and easily made him stand out. He was discovered by Orson Welles in 1947 and cast as Lennox in the director's heavily expressionistic version of "Macbeth," released a year later. Curtis spent the following years working first as a stage manager and actor before returning to the screen in 1970 for an episode of the gothic daytime soap "Dark Shadows." He is probably most familiar to television viewers for his role as dandyish John Allen Hill, a neighboring restaurant owner, on the sitcom "Cheers." Some of his other notable work for television and film include playing Max Pomeroy on the short-lived Bill Bixby series "The Magician," "One in a Million," and the made-for-television movie "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish."

Highest rated movies

Heaven Can Wait
Macbeth
Sliver

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 9% Legalese Judge Handley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 32% Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Herbert Cadbury (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 80% Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor Father Van Exem (Character) - 1997
11% 28% Sliver Gus Hale (Character) $35.5M 1993
No Score Yet 41% Lambada Principal Singleton (Character) $3.5M 1990
No Score Yet 52% The Buddy System Dr. Knitz (Character) - 1984
88% 68% Heaven Can Wait Oppenheim (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa Mr. Undershaft (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royal Family Herbert Dean (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 12% Strange New World Dr. William Scott (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon Tom Estes (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician Max Pomeroy (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blade Steiner (Character) - 1973
86% 76% Macbeth Lennox (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
86% 86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% No Score Yet Brotherly Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Old Man 2 (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 83% ER Gilbert McCabe (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 80% Full House Lou Bond (Guest Star) 1994
87% 93% Cheers John Allen HIll (Guest Star) 1990-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
89% No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Auctioneer (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amanda's Clifford Mundy (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Judge John Markell (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dr. Sam Tree (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Colonel Wortman (Guest Star) 1974

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