PROFILE
Name:
Dominic Keating
Birth Date:
July 1, 1962
Birth Place:
Leicester, England, UK
Nationality:
British
BIOGRAPHY
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Enterprise

Background:

British stage, television and film actor Dominic Keating first came to the attention of public in his native country when he joined the cast of the well-liked sitcom “Desmond’s” (1989-1993). Having relocated to the Unites States, the Leicester boy established himself in several television shows like “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (1999), the short-lived “The Immortal” (2000-2001) and “ChromiumBlue.com” (2002) before scoring a major role as Lt. Malcolm Reed in the Star Trek series “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2001-2005). Commenting about the show, he said, “It’s the end of an era for the franchise, that’s for sure. It’s the end of producer Rick Berman’s stint.” On feature front, Keating is known for playing roles films like Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), What I Did for Love (1998), The Auteur Theory (1999), Hollywood Sign (2001), and the forthcoming movies Hollywood Kills (2006), Beowulf (2007) and Species IV (2007).

An award-winning stage performer, Keating has performed in a number of productions since making his debut while still in primary school. His theatre credits include “The Pitchfork Disney” (won an award for Best Actor on the Fringe), “The Christian Brothers,” “The Best Years of Your Life,” “Amongst Barbarians” (took home a Mobile Award) and “Alfie.”


Boogie Boarding

Childhood and Family:

Dominic Keating was born on July 1, 1962, in Leicester, England. He is the only child of an Irish father and an English mother. His grandfather, a brigadier, received an OBE from King George VI. Dominic was educated in Uppingham School and, after graduation, attended the University of London, where he graduated with a B.A in History, with honors.

The 1.75 meters tall actor enjoys such sports as swimming, golfing, tennis and boogie boarding. Additionally, he likes traveling, reading and music. As of 2005, he retains homes in both London and Los Angeles.


From England to Hollywood

Career:

A successful stage actor before segueing to television and film, Dominic Keating had his first taste of theater production in primary school when he appeared as a cripple in “The Ragged School.” His early stage performances led his tutors to single him out as a “bright, young hope,” but when it was time to attend college, he opted to major in history rather than theater arts. Fortunately, he kept the acting flame alive through the academic years by partaking in a number of college productions such as “Life Class” and “Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead.” Finally making the leap into the professional theater, Keating’s significant achievements include a Mobile award for his role as Bryan in Michael Wall’s “Amongst Barbarians” at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, which later transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London, and a Best Actor award on the Fringe after originating the role of Cosmo in “The Pitchfork Disney” at the Bush Theatre in London. Other theater credits include the one-man play “The Christian Brothers,” “The Best Years of Your Life,” “Screamers” and “Alfie.”

Keating landed his first television role in 1989 when he was hired to play the regular role of Tony in the British popular sitcom “Desmond’s,” a gig he held until 1993. During the same periods, he made television commercials and became popular with his appearance for Vidal Sassoon. Keating’s strange pronunciation of the word “salon” in these commercials was finally spoofed in a skit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Guest spots on such shows as the British long-running crime/drama “Inspector Morse” (1992) followed before Keating made his American television film debut with Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994), starring the Texas beauty Renée Zellweger. Three years later, he made his film debut in the Disney comedy Jungle 2 Jungle, which starred Tim Allen and Martin Short. This was followed by bit parts in the comedy What I Did for Love (1998, opposite Raquel Welch), the independent The Auteur Theory (1999), directed and written by Evan Oppenheimer, and the low-budgeted The Hollywood Sign (2001), starring three great actors: Rod Steiger, Tom Berenger and Burt Reynolds.

Keating appeared as Blair in a 1999 episode of the hit television series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and went on to guest starred in “G vs E” (2000) and in “Special Unit 2” (2001). He starred as the demonic warrior Mallos on the Lorenzo Lamas action series “The Immortal” (2000-2001) and was cast as Owen, opposite Summer Altice and Erica Prior, in the drama series “ChromiumBlue.com” (2002). However, it was Keating’s role as the NX-01 Enterprise’s armory officer, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, on the latest Star Trek television series “Enterprise” (2001-2005) that made him a popular-face among TV audiences.

After the show departed the airways, Keating recently could be seen making a guest appearance in an episode of the crime series “Las Vegas” (2006). He will star as Francis Fenway in the horror/thriller Hollywood Kills (2006), along side Happy Mahaney and Angela DiMarco, and play the role of Old Cain in Robert Zemeckis’ animated version of Beowulf, due for 2007 release. Keating is also set to portray an Australian scientist in the upcoming sci-fi film Species IV (2007).


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