Tall, slim, remote and boyishly handsome, one of Keir Dullea’s most arresting features are his pale blue eyes and, at one time, they were featured all over the screen in a number of watershed films of the 1960s. A major, up-and-coming, film star from the “Camelot” years straight through the turbulent Vietnam era, he never quite reached his peak. His shining star may have suffered a power outage into the next decade, but he persevered quite well on TV and (especially) the stage in a career now surpassing five decades.
Dullea, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, is the son of two bookstore owners, and he was raised in New York’s Greenwich Village section. He graduated from George School in Pennsylvania and attended both Rutgers and San Francisco State before deciding to pursue summer stock and regional theatre. Attending the Neighborhood Playhouse, he made his New York City acting debut in a production of Sticks and Bones in 1956. His first big break came with the pilot program… read more