Keith Chadwick

played by Michael McKean


Divorced from Tom and Bea's mother for many years, Keith is now remarried and retired from his job as a Yeoman Warder ("Don't call us Beefeaters!") at the Tower of London. He spends his time following his beloved Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club, watching dvds of 1970's sitcoms, and trying to come up with an invention that will help change the world. Keith definitely doesn't share Tom's interest in his family's history and thinks that genealogy "like every other ology, is best left to the scientists."


Recent New York theatre credits include Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man,' 'King Lear,' 'Our Town,' 'Superior Donuts,' 'The Homecoming,' 'The Pajama Game,' 'A Second Hand Memory,' and 'Hairspray.' Elsewhere, he has appeared in Randy Newman's 'Harps and Angels,' 'On the Razzle,' and 'Love Song.'

Film: 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Clue,' 'Best in Show,' 'A Mighty Wind,' 'Whatever Works,' 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles,' 'The Brady Bunch Movie,' and 'The Words.'

TV: 'Homeland,' 'Law & Order SVU,' 'Castle,' 'Happy Endings,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Sesame Street,' 'Laverne & Shirley,' 'The X-Files,' and 'Smallville.'

McKean's awards and nominations include the Theatre World Award for Rupert Holmes's 'Accomplice;' a Grammy for the title song "A Mighty Wind," written with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy; and an Oscar nomination for Best Song for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," written with Annette O'Toole. He is also the first million dollar Celebrity Jeopardy champion.

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