In 1972, Stacy Keach received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston’s Fat City. Some four decades later, the actor’s career seems to have come full circle. The actor stars as “Pops” Leary, a far-from-retired boxing trainer and father of two boxers, on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.
Ring return aside, Keach’s career always seems to be in déjà vu mode. The roles are always different, but the actor has enjoyed six decades of doing what he does best: performing no matter what medium it is. In 1964, he began his stage career with the New York Shakespeare Festival and he’s been a staple in the theatre world ever since. He’s currently starring alongside Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin and Elizabeth Marvel in Other Desert Cities at Lincoln Center. Similarly, “Lights Out” marks a return to the small screen for Keach, who has made guest appearances on Two And A Half Men, Prison Break, and is arguably best known as 1980s private dick Mike Hammer. Continue reading