Why is Harvey Keitel popular?

Harvey Keitel is a professional and successful actor from the United States who is known for his performance in hit films like Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Bad Lieutenant, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Irishman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and so on. His performance has also earned him an Oscar award nomination and Golden Globe Awards nomination.

Quick Info 
Full NameHarvey Keitel
Date of BirthMay 13, 1939
Birth PlaceNew York, United States
ParentsHarry Keitel
Miriam Keitel
Profession Actor
SpouseLorraine Bracco (1982-1993)
Daphna Kastner
PartnerLisa Karmazin
Age81 years
ChildrenStella Keitel
Roman Keitel
Hudson Karmazin Keitel
Net Worth45 million dollars

Bio, Family, and Young

Harvey Keitel was born on 13th May of 1939 in New York City in the United States. He was born to Miriam, a Jewish immigrant from Romania and German-Jewish father, Harry Keitel. He also has a brother named Jerry and a sister named Renee. His father was a hat maker while they owned a small restaurant in Brooklyn. Keitel finished his schooling at Abraham Lincoln High School. When he was 16, he served as marines.


Nationality, Age, Weight, and Height

Harvey Keitel will be turning 82 years old in 2021 but he has shown no sign of stopping yet. He is handsome as he was in his younger days. Back in the days, he had a muscular body now he possesses an average body build having a height of 5 feet and 7 inches with a bodyweight of about 78 kg. He possesses hazel eyes and salt and pepper hair color. His distinctive features include his deep voice and emotional acting styles.

Keitel belongs to white ethnicity and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. His nationality is American and he has Taurus as his sun sign. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Personal Life, Partners, Wife, and Kids

When it comes to love and marriage, Keitel sure had trouble finding a suitable partner. His first known relationship was with actress Lorraine Bracco which lasted for 11 years. She gave birth to their first daughter, Stella in 1985 and after their separation in 1993, they had battled over their daughter as well. In 2001, Keitel tied his knot with a Canadian actress named Daphna Kastner. The same year of his marriage, he had a relationship with his girlfriend, Lisa Karmazin and she gave birth to his second child- a son named Hudson. His wife gave birth to his third child, Roman in 2004.


Social Media

Keitel is not a social media user. He has the citizenship of both Roman and America.


Movies Career:

Harvey Keitel made his film debut in 1967 with the small role in the film Reflections in a Golden Eye as a soldier. The same year, he made his appearance in the American independent drama film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door as J.R. he continued on playing small roles in the film, Brewster McCloud in 1970. He landed a major role in the American crime film, Mean Streets as Charlie, and the following year, he appeared in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore as Ben.

In 1976, Harvey Keitel made his breakthrough with the film, Taxi Driver by portraying the character of Charles Rain. He received the National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award nomination for his performance. In 1988, he was nominated for his performance in The Last Temptation of Christ-following other hit films like Mortal Thoughts, Thelma & Louise, Bugsy, Bad Lieutenant, Dangerous Game, U-571, The Grand Budapest Hotel, etc. 

Harvey Keitel will next star in the American biographical crime drama film, Lansky where he will be portraying the character of Meyer Lansky. The film is scheduled to be released in the coming years.


Television Shows:

Harvey Keitel also played numerous small roles in tv series like Hogan’s Heroes, Dark Shadows, Great performances, Kojak, The F.B.I., Amazing Stories, The Ellen Burstyn Show, The Play on One, The Path to 9/11, and Inside Amy Schumer. He also appeared in a number of tv films like A Memory of Two Mondays as Jerry, La Bella Otero as Ernest Jurgens, This Ain’t Bebop. He also starred in a televised broadcast play called Fail-Safe as Brigadier General warren A. Black in 2000.

In 2008, he played a recurring role in the Uk based science fiction tv series, Life on Mars as Lieutenant Gene Hunt. He made his total appearance in 17 episodes and his performance earned him Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor- Series, Miniseries, or Television Film in 2008. In 2012, he appeared in another tv film named Fatal Honeymoon as Thomas.


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Throughout his career, Harvey Keitel has earned numerous awards and nominations among which he has been nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role after his performance in the film Bugsy in 1992. That very year, he also earned a Golden Globe Awards nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. He further earned the Saturn Award nomination in 1996 after his performance in From Dusk Till Dawn.

He won his first Awards Circuit Community Awards from the film, Pulp Fiction in 1994. He then earned the Lifetime Success Award in the 2016 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. He has earned multiple other awards like Silver Berlin Bear Awards, Film Excellence Award, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, and countless other nominations.


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Net Worth

As of 2021, Harvey Keitel’s net worth is estimated to be 45 million dollars. His sole earnings come from the entertainment industry mainly from his acting apart from that he earns fortune producing films. He has also endorsed a number of brands among which Steinlager Pure is one them. He has played numerous hit films so it is only legit for him to earn such a massive amount at this age. He is still thriving to perform more and only time will tell how much more millions he will be making in coming years.