Michael Keaton - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 27, 2022

Michael Keaton
Nick Name: Michael Douglas, Keats, Dougie
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
Best Known For: Batman, Beetlejuice, Jack Frost (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $40 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 5, 1951 (age 71)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Michael John Douglas
Birth Place: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: George A. Douglas
Mother's Name: Leona Elizabeth Loftus
Siblings: 6

Diane M. Douglas (sister)
Pamela M. Douglas (sister)
George A. Douglas Jr. (brother)
Joyce A. Douglas (sister)
Robert J. Douglas (brother)
Paul J. Douglas (brother)

High School: Montour High School
University: Kent State University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, German, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Marni Turner

Caroline McWilliams  
(5 June 1982- 29 Jan 1990)

Children: 1

Sean Douglas (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 73 kg (160.94 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown/ Grey
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Michael Keaton?

Michael Keaton is an actor well known for starring in Batman films.

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Michael Keaton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Michael Keaton was born on September 5, 1951, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, the United States. His birth name/full name is Michael John Douglas. His father George A. Douglas, worked as a civil engineer and surveyor while his mother Leona Elizabeth Loftus was a homemaker. He has 6 older siblings, three brothers George A. Douglas Jr., Robert J. Douglas, Paul J. Douglas, and sisters Diane M. Douglas, Pamela M. Douglas, and Joyce A. Douglas.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Keaton attended Montour High School. After graduation, he attended Kent State University. There he studied speech for two years before dropping out. His ethnicity includes English, German, Scottish, and Irish.

Michael Keaton – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Michael Keaton dated Caroline McWilliams and married her on 5 June 1982. He had a son born on born May 27, 1983, with his wife. They named him Sean Douglas. The marriage hit rock bottom and they divorced on 29 January 1990.

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He then went on to date actress Courteney Cox in 1989. Keaton and girlfriend Cox were in a relationship until their break up in 1995.

Keaton has been dating his girlfriend Marni Turner since 2016. They attended the 2022 Emmys together although the couple did not walk the red carpet together. 

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Michael Keaton – Career

Early Days

While at the University, Michael Keaton appeared in plays. While struggling to find work as an actor, he also performed stand-up comedy. He landed roles in Where the Heart Is followed by a role in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1975). 

But due to a lack of work, he moved from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, pursuing a career as a TV actor. As there was already an actor with the name Mike Douglas (daytime Host), he changed his name to Michael Keaton.

Keaton then landed roles in Maude, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, Rabbit Test, Working Stiffs, Night Shift, Beetlejuice (1988), Jack Frost (1998), and Clean and Sober. In 1989, Michael Keaton was chosen as Batman/ Bruce Wayne in the movie Batman, a boost in his career. 

The fans were not satisfied that Keaton was chosen to play the lead role but changed their minds after watching the movie. He reprised the role in 1992’s Batman Returns.

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Films, Series

Since then he starred in movies Pacific Heights, One Good Cop, My Life, Much Ado About Nothing, The Paper, Multiplicity, Jackie Brown, Out of Sight, and Speechless, among others. 

Other movies he has appeared in are- Live From Baghdad,  First Daughter, White Noise, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Cars (2006), Mr. Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor, Game 6, Lost, The Company (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010),  The Other Guys, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Spotlight (2015), The Founder (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), American Assassin (2017).

Michael Keaton has also worked in the movies Dumbo alongside Colin Farrell and Eva Green, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Toy Story 4 (2019).

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On the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Keaton has worked with Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Martin Starr, and Angourie Rice.

Source: Sky News (Michael Keaton in Spiderman)

Michael Keaton – Awards, Nominations

Michael Keaton has been nominated for 81 awards among which he has won 56. Among all the award winnings, some are Golden Globe Awards (2014), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014, 2015), Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2014, 2015), etc.

Michael Keaton – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Keaton is estimated at around $40 million but his figure for his annual salary is unclear.

Michael Keaton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Facebook, Michael Keaton is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting but is absent from Facebook. 

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