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Keith Carradine is an American actor who portrayed John Dorie Sr. in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.[1]


Carradine was born in San Mateo, California. He is the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel (née Henius), and actor John Carradine. His full brothers are Christopher and Robert Carradine, all of whom are actors. His paternal half-brothers are Bruce Carradine and David Carradine. His maternal half-brother is Michael Bowen. His maternal great-grandfather was biochemist Max Henius, and his maternal great-grandmother was the sister of historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg.

Carradine attended the Ojai Valley School, where he was active in the school's theater department, performing in productions of Aria da Capo and The Madwoman of Chaillot. After high school, Carradine entertained the thought of becoming a forest ranger, and enrolled at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He changed his major to drama after enrolling, but dropped out after one semester and returned to California, moving in with his older half-brother, David, who encouraged him to pursue an acting career, paid for his acting and vocal lessons, and helped him get an agent.

Other Works

  • Emperor of the North Pole
  • Nashville
  • The Death and Life of Bobby Z
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • Dakota's Summer
  • A Quiet Passion
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • Fast Track
  • Deadwood
  • Complete Savages
  • Criminal Minds
  • Dexter
  • Fargo
  • Madam Secretary
  • Hitman: Absolution


  • In the HBO series Deadwood, Keith Carradine portrayed Wild Bill Hickok, who was killed by Jack McCall. The character of Jack McCall was portrayed by Garret Dillahunt.
  • Keith's daughter, Martha Plimpton portrayed Virginia Slims Chance, the wife of Garret Dillahunt's character, Jebbidiah "Burt" Chance in Raising Hope.


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