Michael Keaton

Methodical actor who crafted characters.

Michael Keaton
Full NameMichael John Douglas


Royalty could not be more apt to describe Michael Keaton, the renowned, inventive and handsome American actor. Born Michael John Douglas on September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to Leona Elizabeth and George A. Douglas, Michael is of Irish, English, Scottish and German descent. After two years of studying speech at Kent State, he began his illustrious career with a breakout performance as Bill Blazejowski in Night Shift (1982). He later went on to star in a variety of genres including comedy, drama, romantic comedy, thriller and action, most notably as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). His natural talent, charisma and chameleon-like ability to take on a variety of roles have earned him critical acclaim, making him one of the most beloved actors of our time.

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  • Primetime Emmy2022
    DopesickOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Golden Globe2022
    DopesickBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Golden Globe2015
    Birdman orBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection
  • Dopesick
  • David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival
  • Toy Story 3
  • Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks 2
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
  • Spotlight
  • Documentary Now!
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Report to Murphy
  • Saturday Night Live 25
  • The Company
  • Studs Lonigan
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Birdman or
  • Beetlejuice
  • Batman
  • Jackie Brown
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Comic Relief
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Live from Baghdad
  • Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation
  • The Founder
  • Cars
  • Cars
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler
  • All's Fair
  • Batman Returns
  • Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
  • Out of Sight
  • The Tony Randall Show
  • Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
  • 73rd Golden Globe Awards
  • Worth
  • My Life
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards
  • The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Clean and Sober
  • 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Mr. Mom
  • The Other Guys
  • Working Stiffs
  • Gary the Rat

Family Tree

Royalty of the entertainment world, Michael Keaton and Caroline McWilliams were an iconic power couple. Keaton first achieved fame with his performance in Night Shift (1982), and went on to star in Mr. Mom (1983), Johnny Dangerously (1984), and Beetlejuice (1988). His dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) earned him further acclaim. McWilliams was an actress and director, best known for Mermaids (1990), Benson (1979) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). The couple was later joined by Sean Douglas, their son and composer of films such as The Fate of the Furious (2017), Goosebumps (2015) and Dolittle (2020). Coupled with their creative minds and endless talent, the McWilliams-Keaton-Douglas family continues to be a source of inspiration.

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