James Keach

An Evening of BrightFocus | Mind Sight Cure | June 6, 2018

James Keach
Born in New York, James Keach has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer, and producer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama, he received classical training as an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival and was a founding member of the Body Politic Theater in Chicago.

Keach has appeared in over 50 feature films and has produced and directed hundreds of hours of television. His most recent success was the award-winning documentary ”Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me,” which showed the legendary singer’s unprecedented “Goodbye Tour” after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me” was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Grammy Awards.

Keach’s next documentary feature film, “Augie,” was released theatrically in 2017. “Augie” tells the story of Augie Nieto, the genius entrepreneur and LifeFitness founder who was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) over a decade ago, and how he continues to work every day to find the cure for the disease, with the love of his life by his side. Keach’s next documentary is “Turning Point,” scheduled for release in 2018. In “Turning Point,” Keach takes audiences inside the quest to discover the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease.

Recently, Keach has appeared in a several-episode arc on Showtime’s award-winning Ray Donovan series. Prior to that, he produced “Walk the Line,” for which the Producer’s Guild of America nominated him Motion Picture Producer of the Year. “Walk the Line,” a movie about country music artists Johnny and June Carter Cash, was also nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and garnering Reese Witherspoon her Academy Award for Best Actress. In association with Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions, Keach directed the Warner Bros. feature film “The Stars Fell on Henrietta,” starring Robert Duvall. He received the Cable Ace Award for the cable feature “The Forgotten,” which he co-wrote and directed and he also received the Western Heritage Award for the series “The Young Riders.”

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