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Charles Keating was an English actor of stage, screen, and television, and a narrator of audiobooks.


Keating was born in London to Roman Catholic parents who had emigrated from Ireland, Charles James Keating and Margaret (née Shevlin) Keating.


Keating moved the United States via Canada with his family as a teenager. He was working as a hair dresser in Buffalo, New York when a customer suggested he try out for a local play, making his stage debut in 1959 with the Buffalo Studio. The two were married in 1964 while Keating was serving in the US Army and directing plays for its entertainment division at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

Keating later acted at the Charles Playhouse in Boston before eventually joining the Guthrie in Minneapolis. In 1971, he was asked by Tyrone Guthrie in 1971 to move back to England and open the Crucible in Shefield. He appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon before turning to television (he was in the pilot episode of the long-running ITV series Crown Court in 1972), winning the roles of Ernest Simpson in Edward & Mrs.

Simpson and Rex Mottram in ITV's Brideshead Revisited. Television/soap operas Among other soap roles, he is best known for his role as Carl Hutchins on the American soap opera Another World from 1983–85, and again from 1991-98 with a final appearance in 1999. During this period, he played also Charles in the satirical miniseries Fresno in 1986, which parodied the prime-time soaps of the day such as Dynasty and Dallas.

After Another World ended its run, he returned to stage acting and to Shakespeare, most notably in a two-person show with former Another World co-star Victoria Wyndham. In between stints on Another World, he played Dr. Damon Lazarre on All My Children, and Niles Mason on As the World Turns. He also had a role as a professor at a Caribbean medical school that catered to Americans in the short-lived ABC sitcom Going to Extremes as well as a guest role on Sex and the City.

Keating died of lung cancer at the age of 72 on 8 August 2014 in Weston, Connecticut.


  • At the 23rd Daytime Emmy , Keating won the 1995 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the role of Carl Hutchins on Another World.



  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, painting.


Married; children: Sean, Jamie.

Sean Keating

Jamie Keating