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Barbara Keegan

Actress | Second Unit or Assistant Director | Miscellaneous Crew
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Caddyshack (1980) | The Handy Ma'am (1979) | NCIS: Los Angeles (2011)
5' 6" (1.68m)
Performs ages 39-102
Red (Chin Length)
115 lbs
Contralto | Mezzo-Soprano | Soprano | Three octave vocal range | Tenor | Alto  Less
Southern | Scottish | Irish | British | Middle Eastern | Midwest | German | Chinese | West Indian | Spanish | French | Italian | Australian | Russian | Jamaican  Less
Ig-Pay Atin-Lay | Yiddish | Spanish | Vulcan, Klingon, some Cardassian  Less
Drums | Piano
Irish Dance | Line | Hula | Modern | but, thank goodness, no twerking | Club/Freestyle  Less
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (13 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for PORNO: The SeriesPORNO: The Series (TV Series) Sheryl (6 episodes, 2012–2016)  Less 2012–2016 6
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  • Primary photo for Petals on the WindPetals on the Wind (TV Movie) Garden Party Guest / Christmas Party Guest (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Nuclear FamilyNuclear Family (TV Movie) Motorhome Woman with Shotgun  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Los AngelesNCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) Mrs. Jones (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Party DownParty Down (TV Series) Party Guest (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Arli$$Arli$$ (TV Series) Product Rep (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Mr. BelvedereMr. Belvedere (TV Series) Paula Manning (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for It's a LivingIt's a Living (TV Series) Marie (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for RiptideRiptide (TV Series) Tina (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for HotelHotel (TV Series) Kiosk Clerk (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Hardcastle and McCormickHardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) Waitress (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Cover UpCover Up (TV Series) The Newscaster (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for The Handy Ma'amThe Handy Ma'am (TV Series) Series host  Less 1979– 
  • Primary photo for Are You Normal, America?Are You Normal, America? (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for True BeautyTrue Beauty (TV Series) Drunken Red Carpet Guest with Wardrobe Malfunction (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • Red Carpet Mamas (Feb 16, 2009) Drunken Red Carpet Guest with Wardrobe Malfunction (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Starting OverStarting Over (TV Series) Herself - Home Gardening Expert (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Saving Mr. Banks * – Flight Attendant Disney/John Lee Hancock

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Emmy Awards * – Best Actress - Outstanding Achievement: Commercial Announcement 1981
  • South Florida Film & Tape Producers Association * – Best Actress 1979
  • Miami Beach Tourist Development Authority * – Miss Miami Beach 1981

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • * Emmy Award winner and most recently introduced in the pleaseGodrecurring role of “Nell’s Mom, Mrs. Jones” on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Barbara Keegan made her Chicago stage debut at age 3, in a duet with her comedy godfather, first mentor and jester spirit-guide for all time — Danny Kaye. Since that storybook start, she’s been entertaining distinguished, discerning, and quite possibly disturbed audiences from Miami to Montreal, from Los Angeles to New York, from San Diego to Singapore. (She’s still jet-lagged from that last one…) Her screen appearances include films from CADDYSHACK to THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, her own PBS series THE HANDY MA’AM, scores of gueststarring gigs, and festival-winning indies such as Deborah Geffner’s GUITAR LESSONS, Minh Collins’ BOTTOM FEEDERS, Marmo/Modzlinski’s STAGE 4, and seven roles in Robert Romeo’s full-length psychological thriller BOILERPLATE.

    Regional, dinner theatre (yeah, remember THOSE?) and Off- (sometimes way WAY Off-) Broadway stage turns have included playing daughters (and sometimes sons) of luminaries from Maureen O’Sullivan (BAREFOOT IN THE PARK) to Abe Vigoda (NEVER TOO LATE), as well as original cast credit in four or five Samuel French-published scripts. Los Angeles theater audiences have seen Keegan in ten roles in the Pasadena Playhouse’s award-winning JOINED AT THE HEAD, five roles in the five year run of BILL W. AND DR. BOB at Theatre 68, well-known as well as original musicals from THE FANTASTICKS to the country-western TANGLIN’ HEARTS to the politically-themed CAMPAIGN to the borscht-belt MAMALEH!, and the occasional beloved classic such as the blarney-speaking Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET for Merry War Theatre Group. She’s thrilled beyond words to be working once again with her favorite living playwright, Jon Courie, having first had that pleasure a couple of years ago on his CARAPACE ISLE in its West coast premiere, as well as last year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival favorite JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE, which, she is more than honored to note, Mr. Courie wrote specifically with her in mind.

    A founder of the East-coast improv troupe THE PUBLIC TRUST, as well as its TYA arm THE LOLLIPOP THEATRE FOR CHILDREN, Barbara’s traded wit in live sketch comedy with Fred Willard, and raised money for worthy organizations co-starring in benefits with legends such as Shelley Berman, Robert Mandan, Bernie West, Sammy Shore, Marion Ross and Edward Asner, while making a decent living in her “day job” starring in hundreds of commercials and infomercials worldwide. A self-taught music prodigy, playing piano since eighteen months of age, Ms. Keegan was keyboardist/vocalist for femme rockers THE PICKUPS, and has worked numerous live gigs and recording sessions for THE NAKED APES, THIS SIDE UP, South American pop star SANTIAGO, and more recently THE VAN DYKE BROS BAND starring her husband Tom Van Dyke. For the record, she’s never actually performed as a mermaid in Weeki Wachee, but has worn the crown of Miss Miami Beach, and squeezed into that very snug Starfleet uniform as a half-human, half-Vulcan in J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK. She’s been immortalized as Cate Blanchett’s favorite photodouble “evil twin”, and has shared a soundstage “hotel room” with a Mr. B. Pitt (and, yes, that’s exactly who you think it is, and yes, he’s every bit as nice as he seems!). Just for fun, ask her to mimic anyone from Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont (SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN) to Patrick Stewart as Capt. Jean Luc Picard (STAR TREK TNG)…She also does a spot-on tribute to Davy Jones singing DAYDREAM BELIEVER. On stage, and come to think of it, off stage as well, Barbara’s been compared to Peter Sellers, Peter Tork, Pee Wee Herman, Eddie Izzard, Groucho AND Harpo Marx, Shirley MacLaine (yeah, we threw her in just to have a female in the mix)…and Hamlet. HAMLET. She’s decided to take it as a compliment.

    Related Keegan links:

    PORNO: The Series

    PORNO: The Series creator Robert Romeo


    BOILERPLATE trailer

    GUITAR LESSONS trailer


    Bio for ALMOST PERFECT at the Santa Monica Playhouse

    Barbara Keegan is a high-efficiency Irish/Scottish/Russian/Polish hybrid,
    hopefully making your ticket eligible for a nice rebate from DWP.
    Discovered as a two year old music prodigy by Mr. Danny Kaye, she's been
    singing for her supper ever since. Her film career began with shooting
    her death scene in her first role (considered quite a lucky omen in show
    business (go figure). Subsequent years have proven the superstition true,
    with major motion pictures from CADDYSHACK to THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN
    BUTTON, from Disneyland (SAVING MR. BANKS) to outer space (STAR TREK), as
    well as award-winning indies -- GUITAR LESSONS, STAGE 4, seven roles in Robert Romeo's BOILERPLATE. In television,
    Barbara's an Emmy-winning commercial spokesperson and comedienne, and has
    hosted her own series, THE HANDY MA'AM, on PBS. She's "Nell's Mom" on
    NCIS: Los Angeles (introduced in a Christmas episode, wearing antlers on
    her head), and has guest-starred in a wealth of classic TV from LOVE,
    AMERICAN STYLE opposite Charlie Callas, to MADAME'S PLACE opposite a wise-
    cracking but fabulously dressed puppet. Currently, the dignified Ms.
    Keegan stars online in PORNO: THE SERIES (it's not porn -- either good or
    bad news, depending on your point of view.) On local stages, Barbara
    recently headlined in the world premiere of JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE,
    taking "Best In Fringe" honors at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She's
    cherished five roles in the six-year run of BILL W. AND DR. BOB at Theatre
    68, ten roles in the award-winning JOINED AT THE HEAD at the Pasadena
    Playhouse, and six roles in the world premiere of Jerry Mayer's A LOVE
    AFFAIR nearly 25 years ago (wait, how can that be, she's only 24), right
    here at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Thrilled to be reuniting with Chris,
    Evelyn, Jerry, Emily, and her favorite commercial spouse, Dan Gilvezan.
    Menschen tracht und Gott lacht. For Bubbie, who taught me everything I
    know about life, love, and potato pancakes.

* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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