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 first started performing during his years at the HB Studio and appeared in several Off-Broadway productions.
He made his big screen debut in drama romance movie Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) in role as J.R., directed by Martin Scorsese.
He got his television debut in CBS sitcom Hogan's Heroes (1966) in episode "The Great Impersonation", in role as German Soldier.
Harvey's breakthrough performance came as Charlie Cappa in drama thriller movie Mean Streets (1973).
Just Noise (2020) drama in role as Meyer Lansky, opposite Malcolm McDowell and Tom Prior
The Painted Bird (2020) war drama in role as Priest, with Stellan Skarsgård and Barry Pepper
Fatima (2020) drama in role as Professor Nichols, opposite Goran Visnjic and Sônia Braga
The Irishman (2019) epic crime in role as Angelo Bruno, directed by Martin Scorsese
See You Soon (2019) romance in role as Billy
Esau (2019) drama in role as Abraham
The Last Man (2019) science fiction in role as Noe
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mickey Cohen in biographical crime drama film Bugsy (1991) opposite Warren Beatty.
He was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jacob Fuller in vampire crime thriller movie From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).
He was nominated for a National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Charles "Sport" Rain / "Matthew" in neo-noir psychological thriller film Taxi Driver (1976).
He was nominated for a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as The Lieutenant in neo-noir crime drama movie Bad Lieutenant (1992).
He won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as George Baines in drama film The Piano (1993).
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
Reservoir Dogs (1992) heist directed by Quentin Tarantino
Dangerous Game (1993) drama with Madonna
Pulp Fiction (1994) drama crime directed by Quentin Tarantino
Smoke (1995) drama with William Hurt and Forest Whitaker
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 was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Lieutenant Gene Hunt in ABC science fiction crime drama television series Life on Mars (U.S.) (2008-2009).
He portrayed John O'Neill in ABC two-part miniseries The Path to 9/11 (2006).
He played Tommy Thomas in television movie Fatal Honeymoon (2012).
Attended Abraham Lincoln High School.
Studied with Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg at the HB Studio, in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has a sister, Renee and a brother, Jerry.
He worked as a court reporter for several years in New York City.
Close friends with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.
Was a U.S. Marine.
He voiced Gondo in stop-motion-animated science-fiction adventure film Isle of Dogs (2018).
Featured in music video for Beyoncé "Pretty Hurts" (2013).
Lives in New York City.
He was in a relationships with:
Lorraine Bracco (1981-1993), they have one daughter, Stella
Lisa Karmazin (2000-2001), they have one son, Hudson
Andie MacDowell (1999)
Embeth Davidtz (1994-1995)
He married actress Daphna Kastner in 2001, they have one son, Roman.
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.