Harvey Keitel young
May 13, 1939
Salt and Pepper
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
70 kg | 154 pounds
Harvey Keitel was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, on May 13, 1939, is an American actor. Young Harvey Keitel made his big screen debut in drama romance film Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) in role as J.R., directed by Martin Scorsese. Harvey's breakthrough performance came as Charlie Cappa in crime film Mean Streets (1973) opposite Robert De Niro.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for his role as Mickey Cohen in biographical crime drama film Bugsy (1991) opposite Warren Beatty.
Taxi Driver (1976) neo-noir psychological thriller with Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd
The Border (1982) drama action opposite Jack Nicholson
Thelma & Louise (1991) road drama opposite Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Brad Pitt
Mortal Thoughts (1991) mystery thriller with Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
Bad Lieutenant (1992) neo-noir crime drama in role as The Lieutenant
Reservoir Dogs (1992) heist director Quentin Tarantino
Dangerous Game (1993) drama with Madonna
The Piano (1993) drama with Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin
Pulp Fiction (1994) drama crime directed by Quentin Tarantino
Smoke (1995) drama with William Hurt and Forest Whitaker
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) vampire crime thriller directed by Robert Rodriguez
Cop Land (1997) crime drama with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta
Little Fockers (2010) comedy with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Owen Wilson
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) comedy drama directed by Wes Anderson
Youth (2015) comedy drama opposite Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda
He studied with Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg.
Close friends with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.
Was a U.S. Marine.
He was in a relationship with actress Lorraine Bracco, they had a daughter.
He was in relationship with Lisa Karmazin, they had a son.
He married actress Daphna Kastner in 2001, they have a son.
He voiced Gondo in film Isle of Dogs (2018).
He featured in a music video for "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé in 2013.
Lives in New York City.
My characters aren't nasty; they're troubled. I don't see these these guys as bad guys at all. There's no difficulty for me in keeping them human.
To create characters, one must build background. And one of the tools we use is improvisation.
So there's no such thing as one too many this, one too many that. I remember, you're reminding me of early in my career, somebody said to me: why are you taking so many roles as a policeman.
Fear is a marker I need to rise above, otherwise I would drown in my fear of myself.
I don't want people to think that awards amount to the value of an actor.
I've always found it not only easy, but enjoyable. It's necessary for us to reach out and I'm speaking for myself here. I certainly have a sense of responsibility to reach out to these people in the theatre who might look to someone like me for some guidance.