James Keach Net Worth

James Keach Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Keach net worth is
$20 Million

James Keach Wiki Biography

James Keach is an American actor, producer, writer, and director, who was born on the 7th December 1947, in Savannah, Georgia, the son of prolific screen actor Stacey Keach, Sr. and brother of Stacey Keach, Jr.

With a lengthy and varied media career, how rich is James Keach? Sources estimate his net worth at $20 million as of early 2017, earned through his decades as an actor which began in the early 1970s.

James Keach Net Worth $20 million

James Keach came from an acting family, both his mother and father working in the business. He grew up mainly in California, and whilst at school also played on the football team. He graduated from Northwestern University at the Yale School of Drama in 1970, and after receiving classical training as a Shakespearean actor, appeared in the New York Shakespeare festival. His first on screen credit came in 1971, when he played in an episode of the “NET Playhouse”, as legendary aviator Orville Wright, alongside his real-life brother, Stacey; he would play Wright again two years later in “Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly”. His acting work has mainly been confined to television, though he branched into movies with higher frequency during the 1980s, with a few of his cinematic roles including “Evil Town” (1977), “The Razor’s Edge” (1984), and “Options” (1989), all adding to his net worth.

The role for which he is best known was in the 1980’s “The Long Riders” – the movie was notable for the fact that it cast four sets of real life siblings as brothers within the film. Keach featured as the brother of the outlaw Jesse James, Frank James, Jesse being played by his brother, Stacey. David Carradine featured along with three of his brothers, Dennis Quaid with his brother, and Christopher Guest with his. James Keach co-wrote the script and produced the movie.

Country and rock star Johnny Cash was a big fan of “The Long Riders”, and became acquainted with Keach as a result. They met again in 1993 on the set of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, which starred Keach’s wife, Jane Seymour. In 2005, Keach produced “Walk the Line”, a biopic on Cash, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and also cameoed as a Folsom Prison Warden. The film was a critical success, nominated for five Academy Awards, and reported a gross of $186 million at the box office, greatly contributing to Keach’s overall net worth too.

His directorial debut had come in 1989 with the made for TV movie, “The Forgotten”. He has continued his directing work consistently ever since, with a documentary, “Augie”, in post-production and scheduled for a release this year.

In his personal life, Keach has been married three times, firstly in 1976 to Holly Collins with whom he has a son, then to Mimi Maynard, and finally to Jane Seymour in 1993 – they have twin boys, but divorced in December of 2015. Amongst his celebrity friends are the late Christopher Reeves and Johnny Cash, who his twin sons are named for. Keach also hosted the wake for David Carradine at his own home. He is known for his close affiliation to the charity Meningitis UK. In 2010, he received the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, an award which recognises contributions made by immigrants and their children.

Full NameJames Keach
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1947
Place Of BirthSavannah, Georgia, USA
EducationNorthwestern University, Yale University
SpouseJane Seymour (m. 1993–2015), Mimi Maynard (m. ?–1993)
ChildrenKristopher Steven Keach, John Stacy Keach, Kalen Keach
ParentsWalter Stacy Keach, Mary Kain Keach
SiblingsStacy Keach
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
NominationsProducers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year
MoviesThe Long Riders, Waiting for Forever, Blind Dating, Walk the Line, The Razor's Edge, The New Swiss Family Robinson, National Lampoon's Vacation, Moving Violations, Love Letters, Wildcats, The Experts, Comes a Horseman, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Cannonball, Evi...
1Was up for the role of "Freddy Krueger" in the Wes Craven classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), before turning it down due to a scheduling conflict.
2Along with his wife Jane Seymour, hosted the private wake for David Carradine at their home, which was attended by Steve Railsback, Sally Kirkland, James Cromwell, Vicki Roberts, Rob Schneider, Daryl Hannah, and other luminaries.
3Johnny Cash was the godfather of his son John and Christopher Reeve was the godfather of his son Kris.
4Twin boys, John Stacy Keach and Kristopher Steven Keach (b. 1995), with Jane Seymour.
5Met Jane Seymour on the set of Sunstroke (1992).
6Father, with Holly Collins, of son Kalen Keach.
7Son of Stacy Keach Sr., younger brother of Stacy Keach.
8Ex-wife, Holly Collins, is Judy Collins' sister.


Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014Documentary
Waiting for Forever2010
Blind Dating2006
The District2003-2004TV Series 2 episodes
JAG2004TV Series 1 episode
Mom's on Strike2002TV Movie
Disease of the Wind2002Documentary
Submerged2001TV Movie
Blackout2001/ITV Movie
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble2000TV Movie
Murder in the Mirror2000TV Movie
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie1999TV Movie
A Marriage of Convenience1998TV Movie
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993-1998TV Series 26 episodes
The Absolute Truth1997TV Movie
The Stars Fell on Henrietta1995
A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story1994TV Movie
Praying Mantis1993TV Movie
Jack's Place1993TV Series 1 episode
Covington Cross1992TV Series 2 episodes
Sunstroke1992TV Movie
The Young Riders1990-1992TV Series 9 episodes
False Identity1990
Hull High1990TV Series 1 episode
The Forgotten1989TV Movie
Augie2017Documentary post-production
The Tipping Point2017Documentary filming
Steam Power2016Documentary directed by post-production


This One 'n That One2012TV SeriesBig Jim
Perfectly Prudence2011TV MovieMister
Walk the Line2005Warden
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble2000TV MovieDr. Huston
The New Swiss Family Robinson1998Jack Robinson
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1997TV SeriesBrent Currier
The Dance Goes On1992James Smith
Murder in High Places1991TV MovieLevering
Good Cops, Bad Cops1990TV MovieFrank Moran
Options1989Ed Sloan
The Experts1989Yuri
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987TV MovieFather Vincent Godfrey Burns
Wildcats1986Frank Needham
Stand Alone1985Detective Isgrow
Moving Violations1985Deputy Halik
The Razor's Edge1984Gray Maturin
National Lampoon's Vacation1983Motorcycle Cop
Wishman1983TV MovieGalen Reed
Love Letters1983/IIOliver Andrews
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesKiller
Till Death Do Us Part1982TV MovieRobert Craig
Thou Shalt Not Kill1982TV MovieJeff Tompkins
Big Bend Country1981TV MovieIan McGregor
The Legend of the Lone Ranger1981The Lone Ranger John Reid (voice, uncredited)
The Long Riders1980Jesse James
The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway1980TV MovieBondo
Smokey and the Hotwire Gang1979Joshua
Like Normal People1979TV MovieRobert Meyers Jr.
Hurricane1979Sgt. Strang
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesGary Harlan
The Next Step Beyond1978TV SeriesChris Stabler
Comes a Horseman1978Emil Kroegh
Lacy and the Mississippi Queen1978TV MovieParker
FM1978Lt. Reach
Nowhere to Run1978TV MovieMcEnerney
The Blue Hotel1977TV MovieJohnnie
The Tony Randall Show1977TV SeriesBastian
Starsky and Hutch1975-1977TV SeriesEd Chambers / James March Wrightwood
Kill Me If You Can1977TV MovieOfficer #1
Black Sheep Squadron1977TV SeriesCapt. Gerslinger
Evil Town1977Christopher Fuller
The Quest1976TV SeriesBlue
Six Characters in Search of an Author1976TV MovieThe Son
Death Play1976Steve
Cannonball!1976Wolfe Messer
Joe Forrester1976TV Series
Cannon1974-1976TV SeriesPete Wallace / Johnny Cabe
Switch1975TV SeriesDean 'Skip' Crowe
The Noah1975voice
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesArlie Warren
Police Woman1975TV SeriesDel Franklin / Cliff Hummel
The Manhunter1975TV SeriesReichart
The Hatfields and the McCoys1975TV MovieJim McCoy
Miles to Go Before I Sleep1975TV MovieMan in Bar
Movin' On1974TV SeriesRon
The Rookies1974TV SeriesStoney Putnam
Ironside1974TV SeriesWalter Portman
Deadly Visitor1973TV Movie
Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly1973Orville Wright
Kojak1973TV SeriesTed Strong
Kung Fu1973TV SeriesAbe Jones
NET Playhouse1971TV SeriesOrville Wright


Augie2017Documentary producer post-production
The Tipping Point2017Documentary producer filming
Steam Power2016Documentary producer post-production
Bereave2015executive producer
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me2014Documentary producer
This One 'n That One2012TV Series producer
Waiting for Forever2010producer
The Quitter Show2009TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Blind Dating2006producer
Walk the Line2005producer
Blackout2001/ITV Movie executive producer
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble2000TV Movie executive producer
Murder in the Mirror2000TV Movie executive producer
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie1999TV Movie executive producer
A Memory in My Heart1999TV Movie executive producer
A Marriage of Convenience1998TV Movie executive producer
The Absolute Truth1997TV Movie producer
A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story1994TV Movie executive producer
Praying Mantis1993TV Movie executive producer
The Young Riders1991-1992TV Series producer - 4 episodes
False Identity1990associate producer
The Forgotten1989TV Movie producer
The Experts1989producer
Armed and Dangerous1986producer
A Winner Never Quits1986TV Movie producer
The Long Riders1980executive producer


The Forgotten1989TV Movie teleplay
Armed and Dangerous1986story
The Long Riders1980written by


CinemAbility2013Documentary special thanks


Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2012TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: Live with Robert Patrick and James Keach2006TV MovieHimself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line'2005TV Short documentaryHimself - Producer
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesHimself
1993 Environmental Media Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2014Outstanding BiographyEdmonton International Film FestivalGlen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
2014Grand Jury PrizeNashville Film FestivalGibson Music Films/Music City CompetitionGlen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
2014Most Popular International Documentary FilmVancouver International Film FestivalGlen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
2010Festival AwardVail Film FestivalBest FilmWaiting for Forever (2010)
1993Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaThe Young Riders (1989)
1992Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaThe Young Riders (1989)

Nominated Awards

2010Panavision Spirit Award for Independent CinemaSanta Barbara International Film FestivalWaiting for Forever (2010)
2006PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesWalk the Line (2005)

Known for movies

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