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Michael John Douglas

September 5, 1951 (1951-09-05) (age 70)
Citizenship American
Education Montour High School
Alma mater Kent State University
Occupation Actor, comedian, dancer, singer
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Caroline McWilliams (1982–1990)
Partner(s) Courteney Cox (1989–1995)
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Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the artistic name Michael Keaton, is an American actor who became popular for his early comedic film roles, most notably his performance as the title character of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, and later gained international fame for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. He won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015 for his role in Birdman. In 2016, he played Ray Kroc in The Founder.

Early life

Keaton was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. He lived in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His father, George A. Douglas, worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, and his mother, Leona Elizabeth (nee Loftus), a homemaker, came from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Keaton was raised in a Catholic family. He is of Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry. He attended Montour High School in Pennsylvania. Douglas studied speech for two years at Kent State, before dropping out and moving to Pittsburgh.


Keaton supported Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Animated Roles

  • Gary the Rat - Jerry Andrews
  • King of the Hill - Trip Larson
  • The Simpsons - Jack Crowley

Film Roles

  • Cars - Chick Hicks
  • Minions - Walter Nelson
  • Porco Rosso - Porco Rosso
  • Toy Story 3 - Ken
  • Toy Story 4 - Ken
  • Woody's Roundup: The Movie - Ken
  • Spotlight (movie) - Walter “Robby” Robinson

Video Game Roles

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Jason Hudson
  • Cars - Chick Hicks
  • Cars Race-O-Rama - Chick Hicks

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