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James Keach Biography

Updated On 19 Feb, 2020 Published On 19 Feb, 2020
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Facts of James Keach

Date of Birth :
Age : 75 years old
Family Name : Keach
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Sagittarius
Height : 5 Feet 6 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of James Keach

What is James Keach marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does James Keach have ? (name): 3 Children
Is James Keach having any relationship affair ?: No
Is James Keach Gay ? No

James Keach is a Academy award-winning documentary maker and actor. He is also well-known as the brother of American actor Stacy Keach and ex-husband of actress Jane Seymour.

Did James Keach Divorced Jane Seymour Because of A New Girlfriend?

Many love stories in Hollywood have formed on the sets. James Keach and ex-wife Jane Seymour's is one of them.

The love blossomed between Keach and Seymour on the sets of TV Series "Sunstroke." James was the director, and Jane was the actress.

James Keach first met ex-wife Jane Seymour on a set. SOURCE: Dr.Quinn Times

Keach was head over heels about his then-girlfriend, so just after a few months, he proposed to her. However, Seymour was not yet ready. 

She was recovering from a bad marriage with her third husband, David Flynn. Also, she was still in the process of making herself financially stable after her ex-husband lost all her money in lousy business investment.

Nonetheless, Seymour's kids from her previous marriage, Katherine Flynn and Sean Flynn were already very close with Keach, so they insisted her to accept his proposal.

James Keach and Jane Seymour on their wedding day. SOURCE: Pinterest

Upon the wishes of her children, Seymour tied the Knot with James on May 15, 1993. The wedding was attended by more than 500 friends and family members, including actors Johnny Cash and Orson Bean.

Though in the beginning, Seymour had few doubts about her fourth marriage, however, after a while, they were all gone. After two years, on November 30, 1995, the pair became parents to twins John Stacy Keach and Kristopher Steven Keach. The newborns were named after family friends Johnny Cash and Christopher Reeve, and James's brother, actor Stacy Keach.

With the addition of the kids, the bond between them became even deeper. Soon, they were counted as the ideal couple in Hollywood for long-lasting scandal-free marriage.

Sadly, it turns out things were not so good behind the scene. On April 12, 2013, after twenty-years of marriage, the pair announced that they were separating. Two years later, On December 2015, the divorce was finalized.

At the time of the divorce, the pair remained silent about the reasons. However, later Jane opened about her break-up with James. She stated:

"I thought we were going to be married for ever, but James made a choice that I wasn’t privy to. He found someone else. I felt horrible, devastated."

The "Live and Let Die" actress also said that she found about James' affair accidentally, and his new girlfriend was someone she knew, so she felt very betrayed.

Though Jane's relationship with James ended in bad terms, currently, she maintains a cordial relationship with her ex-husband because of her children. 

James Keach with third wife Jane Seymour and their twin kids. SOURCE: Getty Images

Nonetheless, Jane has moved on from her fourth marriage and is currently dating producer David Green. But what about James? Is he dating?

Keach is a private person and does not reveal much about his personal life in public. Furthermore, he is not available on any social media accounts. Thus, it is difficult to say whether he is still in a relationship or single.

First Two Marriages Also Ended in Divorce

Keach's first wife is actress Holly Collins, sister of singer-songwriter Judy Collins. The pair walked down the aisle in 1976 and welcomed the son Kalen Keach a year later on June 28, 1977. Sadly a child was not enough to save the marriage as the couple divorced in 1982. 

James Keach became a parent to Kalen Keach from his first marriage. SOURCE: Getty Images

A year later, James again tied the knot. This time with actress Mimi Maynard. This relationship also did not last long, and the couple divorced in 1993. He has no kids from his second marriage.

Family of Actors and Directors

James' father was Stacy Keach Sr, who was a actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for work in movies such as "Pretty Woman" and "The Du Pont Story." Similarly, his mother, Mary Cain, was also a actress.

James Keach's brother Stacy Keach is also an actor. SOURCE: Getty Images

Furthermore, his brother Stacy Keach is also a actor and narrator. He became popular playing the character of Mike Hammer in the TV series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer."

James Keach Is Wealthy

Keach's overall net-worth is estimated to be around $20 million. He amassed this fortune by being active in the entertainment industry for nearly five decades in various positions. He has worked as a actor, producer, and director.

James Keach is famous for potraying the character of Jesse James in The Long Riders. SOURCE: Pinterest

On the acting front, the 72-year-old is most famous for potraying the role of Jesse James in the film "The Long Riders." Besides that, he is also well-known for playing supporting roles in popular movies such as "National lampoon's Vacation" and "The Razor's Edge."

As a director, he is most known for directing TV series "Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman" and award-winning documentary series "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me." The documentary shows "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me." shows Glen Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Quick Facts: James Keach

  • James was born in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
  • He gained a Bachelor in Arts degree from Northwestern University.
  • Keach completed his MFA from Yale University.
  • He regularly donates to Meningitis UK.
  • In 2010, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
  • Keach was a founding member of the Body Politic Theater in Chicago.
  • He received classical training as an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival
  • He is also a good friend of Glen Campbell.

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James Keach Married

First Marriage with Holly Collins

Holly Collins is a actress. She and James Keach remained married for six years. They share a son together.

Second Marriage with Mimi Maynard

Mimi Maynard is a producer, Casting and Voice Director. She and James Keach were married for a few years.

Third Marriage with Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour is an actress who is most famous for working in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die. He and Jane share two children together.

James Keach Children

SON : Kalen Keach

Mother: Holly Collins

Kalen Keach is the first child of actor James Keach. He is also a actor simi lar to his parents.

SON : John Stacy Keach

Mother: Jane Seymour

John Stacy Keach is the son of James Keach with his third wife. He has a twin brother.

SON : Kristopher Steven Keach.

Mother: Jane Seymour

Kristopher Steven Keach is the twin brother of John Stacy Keach. He was born to James Keach and Jane Seymour.

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