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      Steven Keats

      Steven Keats

      Highest Rated: 98% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Turk 182! (1985)

      Birthday: Feb 6, 1945

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      Steven Keats took great pride in the diversity of his lengthy acting career, which saw him portray him everyone from real-life American inventor Thomas Edison in the TV series "Voyagers!" to fictional New York City immigrant Jake Putovsky in the critically acclaimed feature film "Hester Street." Keats turned to acting after serving in the Vietnam War and started performing on Broadway by the early '70s. He made his film debut as charismatic gun runner Jackie Brown in the influential crime drama "The Friends of Eddie Coyle"; the film's success led to Keats' increased visibility in films like "Death Wish," where he portrayed vigilante Charles Bronson's grieving son-in-law, and "Hester Street," where his role as happily assimilated Russian immigrant Jake Putovsky explored the fragile relationship between the Old and New World. In 1977, Keats had a very successful year--he landed a major role as a Mossad intelligence agent in "Black Sunday," about a psychologically damaged Vietnam vet who attempts to bomb the Superbowl, and he later won critical praise for his portrayal of Jay Blackman, a ruthless Depression-era entrepreneur, in the TV mini-series "Seventh Avenue," which chronicled the legendarily brutal New York City garment industry. Though his career waned through the '80s, Keats landed guest roles on several high-profile series, including the small-town mystery serial "Murder, She Wrote" and the award-winning procedural drama "Law & Order."

      Highest rated movies

      The Friends of Eddie Coyle
      The Gambler
      Hester Street
      Black Sunday
      Silent Rage
      Death Wish Hangar 18
      The Gumball Rally

      Photos

      THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, Steven Keats, 1973 BLACK SUNDAY, Steven Keats, Marthe Keller, 1977 HESTER STREET, Steven Keats, Carol Kane, 1975 THE GAMBLER, Steven Keats, James Caan, 1974 THE AMERICAN SUCCESS COMPANY, Steven Keats, Jeff Bridges, 1980, (c) Columbia SILENT RAGE, from left: Steven Keats, Ron Silver, 1982, © Columbia

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg Peter Orville (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 71% Eternity Tax Collector/Harold (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Hunting Party Lee Kramer (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spring Mark (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Dangerous Company Raymond Ryerson (Character) - 1988
      20% 57% Turk 182! Jockamo (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 40% Badge of the Assassin Harold Skelton, Defense Attorney (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 74% The Executioner's Song Larry Samuels (Character) - 1982
      67% 39% Silent Rage Dr. Philip Spires (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Ladies Only Mark Brashler (Character) - 1981
      40% 29% Hangar 18 Paul Bannister (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ivory Ape Baxter Mapes (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Success Company Rick Duprez (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 40% Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women Mike Stapleton (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 38% Zuma Beach Jerry McCabe (Character) - 1978
      75% 65% Black Sunday Moshevsky (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 50% The Last Dinosaur Chuck Wade (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seventh Avenue Jay Blackman (Character) - 1977
      29% 65% The Gumball Rally Kandinsky (Character) - 1976
      79% 68% Hester Street Jake (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dream Makers Barry (Character) - 1975
      82% 77% The Gambler Howie (Character) - 1974
      66% 69% Death Wish Jack Toby (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Eddie Richetti (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise Him Anything Chuck (Character) - 1974
      98% 87% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Jackie Brown (Character) - 1973

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1993
      No Score Yet 73% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      71% 85% Miami Vice Jack Rivers (Guest Star) 1987
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Penzickis (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Clayton (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet T.J. Hooker Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Stefan Conrad (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Conklin (Guest Star) 1983-1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 67% The A-Team Ramon (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Duane Bailey (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Johnny Fogarty (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Bobby Nelson (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Danny Zucco (Guest Star) 1974