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Michael Keaton
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Keaton at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
Michael John Douglas

September 5, 1951 (1951-09-05) (age 68)
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)
Children Sean Maxwell (b. 1983)

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.

Early life

Keaton was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.[1] 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.[2][3][4][5] 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.


  1. "Michael Keaton Biography". A&E Television Networks. Retrieved January 10, 2014. "Actor, director. Born Michael Douglas on September 9, 1951, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania."
  2. "Michael Keaton Biography (1950–)". Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  3. A Leading Man Without Pause. The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
  4. Vancheri, Barbara (November 13, 2002). "Obituary: Leona Douglas / Actor Michael Keaton's mother doted on her seven children". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  5. "Actor Michael Keaton is another who insists he is half-Scottish". Sunday Express. September 25, 2005. Retrieved January 10, 2014.

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