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David Lemuel Keith (born May 8, 1954) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough role was that of aspiring Navy pilot Sid Worley in An Officer and a Gentleman
An Officer and a Gentleman
(1982), for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The positive reception for this role led to leading parts in the films The Lords of Discipline (1983), Firestarter (1984) and White of the Eye (1987). Keith had notable supporting roles in features including The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), U-571 (2000), Men of Honor
Men of Honor
(2000) and Daredevil (2003).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 As actor 4.2 As director

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Keith was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Hilda Earle, a worker for the Knox County Board of Education, and Lemuel Grady Keith, Jr., a personnel division worker for the Tennessee Valley Authority.[1][2] His cousin is Mike Keith, play by play announcer for the Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
NFL football team. Career[edit] Keith had an early supporting role in the prison film Brubaker. He had supporting roles in The Rose, starring Bette Midler, and An Officer and a Gentleman, with Richard Gere. Keith played a local thug in The Great Santini, starred in The Lords of Discipline and White of the Eye, and held a prominent supporting role in U-571 opposite Matthew McConaughey. He played opposite child-star Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
in the 1984 hit Firestarter and Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields
in 1992's Running Wild. He is also well known for his role as Jack Parkman in Major League II
Major League II
starring Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
and Tom Berenger. Keith played Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel. He directed The Curse and The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (in which he also starred). He appeared in Ernest Goes to School
Ernest Goes to School
as Squint Westwood (a spoof of Clint Eastwood) and in The Indian in the Cupboard as the cowboy "Boo-Hoo" Boone. He played the leading role of Nate Springfield in the 2003 film Hangman's Curse. He also co-starred in The Class, an American sitcom, as Yonk Allen, a retired professional football player. Other roles include parts in Daredevil and the 2002 television film Carrie. He appeared in the 2004 film Raise Your Voice starring Hilary Duff, and the 2006 film Expiration Date. He has appeared on many television series, including NCIS, Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, High Incident
High Incident
and Hawaii Five-0. In 2010, Keith co-starred as John Allen, father of Robert Allen (James Wolk) in the short-lived television drama Lone Star. Personal life[edit] Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater.[3] Keith married Nancy Clark, a realtor, in 2000 and the couple resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. They have two children, Presley and Coulter. He is an avid University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee
Volunteers fan and is present on the sidelines for Volunteer football games when his schedule allows. [4] Keith was a National Advisory Board member and spokesperson for PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children.[citation needed] Keith was present during the sentencing phase for John Couey, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering Jessica Lunsford.[citation needed] Keith said that he was planning on going to Washington, D.C. with Mark Lunsford
Mark Lunsford
after the sentencing, to lobby Congress for more support of sex offender laws. Keith gave an interview with Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay
ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, and was quoted as saying:

One of the great things I said about Mark (Lunsford) is he wants justice and he wants closure in this, he wants justice for his daughter. But what he really wants is to protect children and if we can get child molesters in jail, that's the way you protect children![this quote needs a citation]

Filmography[edit] As actor[edit]

Happy Days
Happy Days
(TV series) (1978) - Fred Collins Co-ed Fever
Co-ed Fever
(TV series) (1979) - Tuck Friendly Fire (television film) (1979) - Leroy Hamilton The Great Santini
The Great Santini
(1979) - Red Petus The Rose (1979) - Pfc. Mal The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (television film) (1980) - Wayne Robinson Brubaker
Brubaker
(1980) - Larry Lee Bullen Back Roads (1981) - Mason Take This Job and Shove It (1981) - Harry Meade An Officer and a Gentleman
An Officer and a Gentleman
(1982) - Sid Worley The Lords of Discipline (1983) - Will McLean Independence Day (1983) - Jack Parker Firestarter (1984) - Andrew 'Andy' McGee Gulag (1985) - Mickey Almon If Tomorrow Comes (1986) - Daniel Cooper White of the Eye (1987) - Paul White The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (1988) - Buck Malone Heartbreak Hotel (1988) - Elvis Presley Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (television film) (1989) - Lt. Col. Oliver North The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes
(1990) - Det. Lt. Loach Off and Running
Off and Running
(1991) - Jack Cornett Flesh 'n' Blood (TV series)
Flesh 'n' Blood (TV series)
(1991) - Arlo Weed Running Wild (1992) - Jack Hutton Caged Fear (1992) - Tommy Lane Liar's Edge (1992) - Gary Kirkpatrick Distant Cousins (1993) - Harry Young Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (television film) (1993) - Dan Schmidt Major League II
Major League II
(1994) - Jack Parkman XXX's & OOO's (television film) (1994) - Bullet Dobbs Raw Justice
Raw Justice
(1994) - Mace Temptation (1994) - Bone Babancourt Texas (1994) - Jim Bowie Ernest Goes to School
Ernest Goes to School
(1994) - Squint Westwood Till the End of the Night (1995) - Garrett Hill Deadly Sins (1995) - Jack Gales The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) - Boo-hoo Boone Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995) - Ray Karnisak If Looks Could Kill (television film) (1996) - Det. Peter Stanford A Family Thing (1996) - Sonny Judge and Jury (1996) - Joseph Meeker Overblood
Overblood
(Video game) (1996) - Raz (voice only) Invasion of Privacy (1996) - Sgt. Rutherford High Incident
High Incident
(TV series) (1996–1997) - Jim Marsh Red-Blooded American Girl II (1997) - Mr. Colbert Ambushed (1998) - Deputy Lawrence The Outer Limits (TV series) (1998) - Major Jason Mercer (episode - "Lithia") Perfect Prey (television film) (1998) - Dwayne Alan Clay Poodle Springs (television film) (1998) - Larry Victor/Charles Nichols A Memory in My Heart (television film) (1999) - Matt Question of Privilege (1999) - Carter Roberts Secret of the Andes (1999) - Brooks Willings One Last Score (1999) - Parole Officer Gilmore Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
(TV series) (2000) - Cliff Eagleton Martial Law (TV series)
Martial Law (TV series)
(2000) - Cliff Eagleton U-571 (2000) - Maj. Matthew Coonan Arli$$
Arli$$
(TV series) (2000) - Archie Michaels Men of Honor
Men of Honor
(2000) - Captain Hartigan Clover Bend (2001) - Mcgrary Cahoots (2001) - Harley Burning Down the House (2001) - Carolina Love and Treason (television film) (2001) - Eli Dixon Epoch
Epoch
(television film) (2001) - Mason Rand World Traveler (2001) - Richard Anthrax (2001) - Adam Stewart Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit (TV series) (2001) - Detective John 'Hawk' Hawkins Behind Enemy Lines (2001) - Master Chief Tom O'Malley Constant Payne (unaired TV pilot) (2001) - Alexander "Doc" Payne The Stickup (2002) - Ray DeCarlo Mother Ghost (2002) - Carey Carrie (television film) (2002) - Detective John Mulcahey Sabretooth (television film) (2002) - Bob Thatcher Daredevil (2003) - Jack Murdock Hangman's Curse (2003) - Nate Springfield Deep Shock
Deep Shock
(television film) (2003) - Capt. Andy Raines Epoch: Evolution (television film) (2003) - Mason Rand NCIS (TV series)
NCIS (TV series)
(2004) - Capt. Mike Watson Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice
(2004) - Simon Fletcher All Souls Day (2005) - Sheriff Blanco Come Away Home (2005) - Sheriff Jantz Path of Destruction (television film) (2005) - Roy Stark Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) (2005) - Detective Mark Virgini Locusts: The 8th Plague (television film) (2005) - Gary Wolf Miracle Dogs Too (2006) - Mr. Mulvaney In Her Line of Fire
In Her Line of Fire
(2006) - Vice President Walker Expiration Date (2006) - Wild William Bottoms Up (2006) - Uncle Earl The Class (TV series)
The Class (TV series)
(2006–2007) - Yonk Allen Succubus: Hell Bent (2007) - Wallace Boys of Summerville (2008) - Joe CSI: Miami (TV series) (2008) - Evan Caldwell Beneath the Blue (2010) - Hawk Unrequited (2010) - Nate Grissom Lone Star (TV series)
Lone Star (TV series)
(2010) - John Allen Hawaii Five-0 (TV series) (2011) - Navy SEAL Team Nine Commanding Officer Wade Gutches; Season 2 episode "The hero" Nikita (TV series)
Nikita (TV series)
(2011) - Richard Ellison Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (TV Series) (2014) - Gary Engels Reckless (TV series)
Reckless (TV series)
(2014) - Pat McCandless Heritage Falls (2016) - Charlie Fitzpatrick

As director[edit]

The Curse (1987)

References[edit]

^ David Keith
David Keith
Biography (1954-) ^ David Keith
David Keith
Biography – Yahoo! Movies ^ David Keith
David Keith
on IMDb ^ yankeefanintenn (23 Nov 1991). "1991 Tennessee 16 Kentucky 7 (Video 1)". YouTube.com. Google. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to David Keith.

Biography at CBS's The Class David Keith
David Keith
on IMDb David Keith
David Keith
at the TCM Movie Database David Keith
David Keith
at AllMovie

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