Harvey Keitel Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Harvey Keitel Quick Info
Height5 ft 7½ in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthMay 13, 1939
Zodiac SignTaurus
OccupationActor, Producer

Harvey Keitel is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor and producer who started his career in the film industry 5 decades ago. He has appeared in more than 2 dozen films including The Irishman (2019), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Pulp Fiction (1994), Bad Lieutenant (1992), Reservoir Dogs (1992), and The Duellists (1977). On the other hand, he also noted for serving as co-president of the Actors Studio from 1995 to 2017.

Born Name

Harvey Johannes Keitel

Nick Name

Harvey

Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken in April at the Vanity Fair party to kick off the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken in April at the Vanity Fair party to kick off the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone / Flickr)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Keitel attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He attended HB Studio and studied under the careful guidance of Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg.

Occupation

Actor, Producer

Family

  • Father – Harry Keitel (Entrepreneur, Hat Maker)
  • Mother – Miriam Klein (Entrepreneur)
  • Siblings – Renee Keitel (Sister), Jerry Keitel (Brother)
  • Others – Abraham Keitel (Paternal Grandfather), Anna (Paternal Grandmother)

Manager

Harvey is represented by Saskia Mulder of The Artists Partnership.

Build

Average

During his younger days, he had a muscular physique.

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Harvey has dated –

  1. Lorraine Bracco (1982-1993) – They have a daughter named, Stella (b. 1985)
  2. Lisa Karmazin – They have a son named, Hudson (b. 2001)
  3. Daphna Kastner (2001) – They have a son named, Roman (b. 2004)
Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture with his wife Daphne Kastner taken in April at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture with his wife Daphne Kastner taken in April at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC-BY-3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep-voiced
  • Wears a pair of square spectacles
  • He has an intense emotional acting style

    Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
    Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC-BY-3.0)

Brand Endorsements

Harvey has appeared in commercials for various brands including Steinlager Pure.

Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken in the past
Harvey Keitel as seen in a picture taken in the past (Harvey Keitel / Instagram)

Harvey Keitel Facts

  1. He was raised in Brighton Beach alongside his sister Renee and brother Jerry.
  2. His mother was from Romania and father was from Poland. They were owners of a lunch counter. His father also made hats.
  3. Keitel was 16 when he joined the marines. During his service, he was sent off to fight at Operation Blue Bat in Lebanon in 1958. Upon his return, he joined the press and started working as a court reporter until he started acting in off-broadway productions.
  4. He once worked as a salesman in a woman’s shoe store.
  5. In 1995, he was placed at #95 on Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Stars in the history of film.
  6. Harvey started out in the film industry when he was 28 years old in 1967 in filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s and debut feature film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door.
  7. Throughout his career, Harvey has worked alongside various well-distinguished stars such as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert De Niro.
  8. In 1992, Harvey was nominated for Golden Globe award for his role in the film Bugsy (1991).
  9. He is Martin Scorsese’s favorite muse and has appeared in a number of his films.
  10. Keitel was given the Stanislavsky Award for “his outstanding achievement in the career of acting.”
  11. Harvey has appeared naked in more than one film including  Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Piano (1993).
  12. He was featured in singer Jay-z‘s music video “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” (2009) as well as Beyoncé‘s music video “Pretty Hurts” (2013).
  13. Keitel is actor Max Madsen’s godfather.
  14. Most of his character revolves around a violent but with a deep-seated moral center.
  15. His last name is pronounced as “ky-tel.”

Featured Image By David Shankbone / Flickr

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