Michael Keaton

Highest Rated: 98% Toy Story 3 (2010)
Lowest Rated: 7% White Noise (2005)
Birthday: Sep 5, 1951
Birthplace: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA
Equally adept at sober drama and over-the-top comedy, Michael Keaton has a knack for giving ordinary guys an unexpected twist. This trait ultimately made him an ideal casting choice for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, and it has allowed him to play characters ranging from Mr. Mom's discontented stay-at-home dad to Pacific Heights's raging psychopath.The youngest of seven children, Keaton was born Michael Douglas on September 5th, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1951. After two years of studying speech at Kent State University, he dropped out and moved to Pittsburgh. While working a number of odd jobs--including a stint as an ice cream truck driver--Keaton attempted to build a career as a stand-up comedian, which proved less than successful. He ended up working as a cameraman for the Pittsburgh PBS station, a job that led him to realize he wanted to be in front of the camera, rather than behind it. Following this realization, Keaton duly moved out to Los Angeles, where he joined the L.A. Branch of Second City and began auditioning. When he started getting work he changed his last name to avoid being confused with the better-known actor of the same name, taking the name "Keaton" after seeing a newspaper article about Diane Keaton. He began acting on and writing for a number of television series, and he got his first big break co-starring with old friend Jim Belushi on the sitcom Working Stiffs (1979). Three years later, he made an auspicious film debut as the relentlessly cheerful owner of a morgue/brothel in Night Shift. The raves he won for his performance carried over to his work the following year in Mr. Mom, and it appeared as though Keaton was on a winning streak. Unfortunately, a series of such mediocre films as Johnny Dangerously (1984) and Gung Ho (1985) followed, and by the time Tim Burton cast him as the titular Beetlejuice in 1988, Keaton's career seemed to have betrayed its early promise. Beetlejuice proved Keaton's comeback: one of the year's most popular films, it allowed him to do some of his best work in years as the ghoulish, revolting title character. His all-out comic performance contrasted with his work in that same year's Clean and Sober, in which he played a recovering drug addict. The combined impact of these performances put Keaton back in the Hollywood spotlight, a position solidified in 1989 when he starred in Burton's Batman. Initially thought to be a risky casting choice for the title role, Keaton was ultimately embraced by audiences and critics alike, many of whom felt that his slightly skewed everyman appearance and capacity for dark humor made him perfect for the part. He reprised the role with similar success for the film's 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. Despite the acclaim and commercial profit surrounding Keaton's work in the Batman films, many of his subsequent films during the 1990s proved to be disappointments. My Life (1993), Speechless (1994), and The Paper (1994) were relative failures, despite star casting and name directors, while Multiplicity, a 1996 comedy featuring no less than four clones of the actor, further demonstrated that his name alone couldn't sell a movie. Some of Keaton's most successful work of the 1990s could be found in his roles in two Elmore Leonard adaptations, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997) and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight (1998). An ATF agent in the former and Jennifer Lopez's morally questionable boyfriend in the latter, he turned in solid performances as part of a strong ensemble cast in both critically acclaimed films. In 1999, Keaton went back to his behind-the-camera roots, serving as the executive producer for Body Shots. Keaton continued to act throughout the early 2000s, and starred in Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) alongside Lindsay Lohan. the actor took on another vehicle-oriented role when he agreed to voice the character of Chris Hicks in Pixar's Cars (2006). In 2010, Keaton voiced the Ken doll in Toy Story 3. Keaton enjoyed an unexpe


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dumbo V.A. Vandevere 2019
No Score Yet Bitelchus Beetlejuice 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Actor 2018
35% American Assassin Stan Hurley $34.5M 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming Adrian Toomes / Vulture $334.2M 2017
82% The Founder Ray Kroc $12.8M 2017
97% Spotlight Walter "Robby" Robinson 2015
56% Minions Walter Nelson $278M 2015
91% Birdman Riggan 2014
23% Need For Speed Monarch $40.2M 2014
49% RoboCop Raymond Sellars $50.7M 2014
61% Clear History Joe Stumpo 2013
No Score Yet Penthouse North Robert Hollander Producer Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Ken 2011
78% The Other Guys Capt. Gene Mauch $119.3M 2010
98% Toy Story 3 Ken $415M 2010
8% Post Grad Walter Malby $6.3M 2009
64% The Merry Gentleman Director Frank Logan $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet The Company James Jesus Angleton 2007
35% The Last Time Executive Producer Ted Riker 2007
74% Cars Chick Hicks $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn Actor 2005
41% Herbie: Fully Loaded Ray Peyton Sr. $66M 2005
60% Game 6 Nicky Rogan 2005
7% White Noise Jonathan Rivers $55.9M 2005
8% First Daughter President Mackenzie $9.1M 2004
No Score Yet Fred Rogers - America's Favorite Neighbor Host 2004
No Score Yet Quicksand Martin Raikes 2003
88% Live from Baghdad Robert Wiener 2002
67% A Shot at Glory Peter Cameron 2001
11% Body Shots Executive Producer 1999
19% Jack Frost Jack Frost 1998
93% Out of Sight Ray 1998
87% Jackie Brown Ray Nicolette 1997
17% Desperate Measures Peter McCabe 1997
31% Inventing the Abbotts Narrator 1997
No Score Yet The Directors Actor 1997
43% Multiplicity Doug Kinney 1996
11% Speechless Kevin 1994
88% The Paper Henry Hackett 1994
42% My Life Bob Jones 1993
90% Much Ado About Nothing Dogberry 1993
80% Batman Returns Batman 1992
94% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Porco Rosso [English version] 1992
15% One Good Cop Artie Lewis 1991
46% Pacific Heights Carter Hayes 1990
71% Batman Batman/Bruce Wayne 1989
54% The Dream Team Billy Caulfield 1989
58% Clean and Sober Daryl Poynter 1988
84% Beetlejuice Beetlejuice 1988
38% She's Having a Baby Actor 1988
17% The Squeeze Harry Berg 1987
No Score Yet Touch and Go Bobby Barbato 1986
33% Gung Ho Hunt Stevenson 1986
44% Johnny Dangerously Johnny Kelly/Johnny Dangerously 1984
81% Mr. Mom Jack 1983
92% Night Shift Bill Blazejowski 1982


No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2019
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40% Norm Macdonald Has a Show
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • 2017
  • 2015
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No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
  • 2016
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No Score Yet Inside Comedy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Host
  • 2015
  • 1992
  • 1982
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
  • 2014
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2004
No Score Yet King of the Hill
  • 2003
94% Frasier
Blaine Sternin
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
  • 2001
No Score Yet Maude
Chip Morgan
  • 1977