Birth Name: David Keith
Birth Place: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Registering strongly in his feature debut as a bodyguard to Bette Midler's rock star in "The Rose" and in his follow-up as a bigoted redneck in "The Great Santini" (both 1979), Keith went on to play a prisoner who trusts too much in the system in "Brubaker" (1980), a childhood friend of Robert Hays in the witless "Take This Job and Shove It" (1981) and a mechanic romancing Kathleen Quinlan in "Independence Day" (1982). His breakout performance came that year as Richard Gere's seemingly stalwart buddy Sid Whorley in Taylor Hackford's "An Officer and a Gentleman", after which he starred as the nice guy cadet who wants to end the hate at a South Carolina military academy in "The Lords of Discip...
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