Dominic Keating

 

Date Of Birth

July 1, 1962
 

Biography

Actor Dominic Keating was born on July 1, 1962 in Leicester, to an Irish father and an English mother. At an early age, he already expressed a passion for the stage when he played a cripple in The Ragged School during his primary school years. He then continued his education at Uppingham School, then graduated from the University College, London. There, he received First Class Honours with Distinction, in History. After a variety of jobs, he finally decided on becoming a professional actor. Much of Dominic Keating’s early success was in theatre, where he worked prior to appearing on film and television. He was known for originating the role of Cosmo in Philip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney, and for winning a Mobil Award for his performance as Bryan in Michael Wall’s Amongst Barbarians. Some of his other stage work includes the one-man play The Christian Brothers at King’s Cross, and The Best Years of Your Life at the Man in the Moon Theatre. He was also in the Edinburgh Playhouse Festival production called Screamers, as well as a production of Alfie at the Tiffany Theater. It was in 1989 that Dominic Keating got his television break. He received immense public attention in the UK when he got the part of Tony on the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond’s. At that time, he also received guest roles in The Paradise Club, Casualty, and Inspector Morse. He later took part in episodes of The Bill, Teenage Health Freak, Love Street and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He rose to fame in the United States for his role as Mallos in the short-lived series The Immortal. Despite his numerous projects, he garnered the most popularity from his portrayal of Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on the series Star Trek: Enterprise. His stint on the show ended in 2005, but he worked on other productions such as The Hollywood Sign, Chromiumblue.com, Las Vegas, and four episodes of NBC’s Heroes. In 2007, Keating got cast as Cain on the blockbuster adaptation of Beowulf, and later appeared on series like Prison Break and Holby City.
 

Place of Birth

Leicester
 

Birth Name

Dominic Keating
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Born on July 1, 1962 in Leicester, United Kingdom, Dominic Keating is a television, film, and stage actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on the sci-fi television series Star Trek: Enterprise. The son of an Irish father and an English mother, Keating’s grandfather is a brigadier and was awarded an Order of the British Empire from King George VI. His acting dates way back to his primary school, where he played a cripple in The Ragged School. He eventually attended Uppingham School, a public boarding school in Rutland, England. He went on to graduate from the University College in London with First Class Honours with Distinction in History. Before pursuing acting, he had his hand on several jobs before wanting to be a thespian. He even worked in a drag at called Feeling Mutual to obtain his British Actors’ Equity Association card. By 2005, he had homes in both London and Los Angeles, where he plays golf, swimming, music, boogie boarding, tennis, reading, and traveling. Prior to venturing in television and the movies, Keating had a successful stint as a stage actor. In fact, he originated the role of Cosmo in Philip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney as well as that of Bryan in Michael Wall’s Amongst Barbarians, where he earned a Mobil Award. Keating broke into mainstream popularity with a semi-regular role as Tony in the sitcom Desmond from 1989 to 1995. After moving to the US, he bagged the role of the demonic warrior Mallos on the short-lived series The Immortal in 2000. He has also made guest appearances on several big series, such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, G vs E, and Special Unit 2. He then landed a major role on the sci-fi series Star Trek: Enterprise. Meanwhile, on Heroes, he played an Irish mobster in a four-episode arc for the NBC series, plus a three-episode arc on Prison Break.
 

Awards

-He was awarded the Mobile Prize for his performance in "Amongst Barbarians" at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, which then transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London.

-He won an award for Best Actor on the Fringe for his role as Cosmo in "The Pitchfork Disney" at the Bush Theatre in London.
 

Filmography

1989-1993
Desmond's

1997
Jungle 2 Jungle

2000
The Immortal

2000-2004
Star Trek Enterprise

2007
Species IV: The Awakening
Beowulf
 

Height

5' 9"(1.75 m)
 

Quotes

-I'm disappointed. I would have done three more series probably - I would certainly have done two. We signed for seven, so we're three short of what we signed for. I loved going to work, to be honest, I really did. Lovely camaraderie and great crew and just regular employment with a nice cheque at the end of every 10 days. Can't beat it with a short stick.

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