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Douglas, Michael John (Keaton, Michael)

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Born: 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1951 - Born on September 9th in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

1970 - Michael Keaton dropped out of Kent State University to try stand-up, but before comedy could pay the bills he worked as a stage hand episodes Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

1975 - He performed as part of the Flying Zucchini Brothers comedy troupe, and joined Chicago's Second City improvisational group.

1977 - One of his earliest acting jobs came a episode of Maude. But before he could join the Screen Actors Guild, he needed to change his name, as both "Mike Douglas" and "Michael Douglas" were already taken. Diane Keaton was starring in Annie Hall at the time, and he liked the sound of her last name, so he became Michael Keaton.

1978 - Between sitcoms, Keaton starred in A Different Approach, a public service announcement for hiring the handicapped, which was Oscar-nominated as Best Short Film.

1982 - Married the actress, Caroline McWilliams.

1983-1996 - He starred in movies "Night Shift" (as Bill Blazejowski), "Mr. Mom" (as Jack), "Johnny Dangerously" (as Johnny Dangerously), "Touch and Go" (as Bobby Barbato), "Gung Ho" (as Hunt Stevenson), "Beetlejuice" (as Betelgeuse), "Batman" (as Batman), "One Good Cop" (as Artie Lewis), "Batman Returns" (as Batman), "Much Ado About Nothing" (as Dogberry), "Speechless" (as Kevin), "The Paper" (as Henry Hackett), "Multiplicity" (as Doug Kinney).

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