BIO

The great-grandson of Russian vaudevillians, Keith grew up in Cleveland, OH, where as the only Jewish kid at Our Lady of Angels School, he would pass out matzoh in the cafeteria under the crucifix. Bespectacled and the smallest in his class, he would read the encyclopedia during recess while his classmates played kickball, until one day his insightful second grade teacher Mrs. Gibbons stood him on a milk crate and had him sing two songs his mother had taught him – “High Hopes” and “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight.” At that moment, he was hooked. That self-discovery led to performing throughout his childhood with the Singing Angels, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival and other theatres. He had found a purpose.

 

Keith went on to study acting while earning a Masters Degree in Architecture through Tulane University and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK, traveling extensively throughout Europe. Returning to Cleveland, he worked as a registered architect, eventually becoming a respected designer of performing arts centers and a contributing writer to two books and over a dozen magazine articles. He continued to perform regularly and was a co-founding member of a small resident professional theatre company in downtown Cleveland.

 

Moving to NYC in late 2003, Keith expanded his theatre background to include over 50 stage credits, from Motel the tailor opposite Paul Sorvino in Fiddler on the Roof to Marlin the father in Disney’s Finding Nemo the Musical, which found him singing high B-flats while doing aerial somersaults with a puppet in his hands. He studied improv and on-camera acting and began working in TV, film and commercials, including the Zac Efron feature The Derby Stallion and The Onion, which had the rare distinction of being included in the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh, a documentary on the history of comedy that found Keith sandwiched between Mae West and Family Guy.

 

He now lives in LA, where he works in TV, film, voiceover and commercials.