|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||February 06, 1945|
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York, United States|
|Age||75 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 8, 1994(1994-05-08) (aged 49)\nManhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
He grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York, graduated from the New York School for the Performing Arts (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts). After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Air Force from 1965–66, Keats attended the prestigious Yale School of Drama in 1969-70. He is the father of Photographer and actor Thatcher Keats and of Shane Keats.
His film career included roles in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), Death Wish (1974), The Gambler (1974), The Gumball Rally (1976), The Last Dinosaur (1977), Black Sunday (1977), The Ivory Ape (1980), Hangar 18 (1980), Silent Rage (1982), Turk 182 (1985), Badge of the Assassin (1985), and the 1982 TV-movie of the Norman Mailer book The Executioner's Song.
Keats' appeared in the 1975 film Hester Street. Set on New York City's Lower East Side of the 1890s, Keats played Jake Podkovnik (late of Russia), an assimilated "Amerikaner". He guest-starred on an episode of The A-Team, "Harder Than It Looks". He played Ed McClain on Another World and guest-starred as Nicholas Davis II on All My Children.
Keats debuted on Broadway in the second cast of Oh! Calcutta! and appeared in over 80 films and TV shows. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1977 for his role as the ruthless, Great Depression-era Entrepreneur Jay Blackman, who clawed his way to the top of the "rag trade", or clothing Business, in the 1977 miniseries Seventh Avenue. He also portrayed Thomas Edison on the brink of inventing the electric light bulb in the science fiction TV series, Voyagers!.
On May 8, 1994, Keats was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan. His son said that he committed suicide.