Keith Jefferson

Biography

Keith Jefferson was born to Lovie and the late Reverend Edward Jefferson in Houston, Texas. He attended Eisenhower High School, where he was an exceptional athlete, competing in football, basketball and track. He received a BFA in musical theatre from US International University/Performing Arts in San Diego, then an MFA in Acting from The University of Arizona in Tucson. Keith recently acted in his second project with the remarkable Quentin Tarantino, as Charly in "The Hateful Eight". The 70mm (and digital) movie filmed in snowy Telluride, where Keith's cast-mates included luminaries Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell among a diverse, all-star cast. Keith previously had the honor to work with director Tarantino as shotgun-wielding freed chain gang member 'Pudgy Ralph' in the Academy Award winning "Django Unchained". Fellow Django cast members included Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz and Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson. Keith's touring and regional theatre credits include: Jim in "Big River", the title role in "Othello", Officer James Bailey in "Superior Donuts", and the Reverend Avery Johnson in the "Piano Lesson" just to name a few. Early in his career, Keith was able to land his first featured role in the Emmy-nominated film "Buffalo Soldiers" as Private Andrew Boyer alongside the amazing Danny Glover. Keith's baritone is a featured plot line within the film and he performs two solo operettas on the Buffalo Soldiers' soundtrack. In the television movie "The Last Free Man", Keith was Jeremiah Jessup, paired with legendary Angela Lansbury as his Murder-She-Wrote co-star. He had a reoccurring role, guest starring on the television series "The Jamie Foxx Show". Besides being an actor, singer and accomplished dancer, Keith offers workshops to aspiring entertainers and works as a voiceover artist and director. He resides in Los Angeles. Keith is a proud member of Actors' Equity and Screen Actors Guild of America.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Hateful Eight – free full movie download December 30, 2015