Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.

Upcoming Projects
Film: HBO'S Fahrenheit 451
playing The Historian
Status: Post-Production
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Film: Valley of the Gods
playing Ulim
Status: Pre-Production
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Film: The Path
playing Stephen Meyer
Status: Return 25 January 2017
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Film: April Flowers
playing Mr. X
Year: 2015
Status: Completed
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Keir Dullea Appearances

Dallas April 5-7, 2018

Chiller in NJ April 27-29, 2018

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M.I.A. – Missing in Action, Not Mia Dillon
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Like the title says I’m sorry I’ve been MIA-Missing in Action, and not Mia Dillon, but there has been a lot going on in my life of late. Too many personal issues going on for my liking. I want to say thanks to Emily for pointing out the Keir Dullea Wikia has been officially spammed. I’m investigating how to keep the site spam free. Sorry for that guys. I also know the header looks a little wonky. For some reason when I add audio files the thumbnailer in the header that displays the last uploads to the gallery isn’t displaying the MP3 icon in the box. I’m trying to find out why. I’ll have that remedied soon. I’m also trying to get some of the things Frank and Emily have provided me, but the process is taking longer than I’d hoped, the aforementioned personal issues plus I’m trying to get going on my novel OUBLIETTE in which I’ve created a character that is to be a composite of Keir. Emily has provided some of Keir’s films for screencapping but the issue is the caps will end up a little on the small size and I’m trying to find out how to convert the films into a Bluray format or at least an HD version that will result in larger caps but not blow the frames all out of proportion. I’ve been struggling with this since I began capping Keir’s film DAVID AND LISA. Most of the videos I have won’t allow for resizing of the images due to the frame sizes, thusly blowing the pixels out so the images are severely distorted. The only way to fix this is to have a frame size in the same size as I want the screencaps. This process takes a little time to complete. So please be patient. I’m hoping to have some other things of Keir’s up tonight so I can fix the last uploads box in the header. Thanks for understanding.

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, David & Lisa, David Clemmons, FILM, FILMS, KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon, SITE

“Isn’t It Delicious” Review from Broadway World
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A really good review of Keir’s newest film ISN’T IT DELICIOUS from Broadway World. Read on.

Kathleen Chalfant, Keir Dullea and Alice Ripley Star in ISN’T IT DELICIOUS, Screening at Manhattan Film Festival 6/23 & 25

The ultra-low budget film Isn’t It Delicious, which can be seen in the upcoming Manhattan Film Festival, stars award-winning theater actors, Kathleen Chalfant, Keir Dullea and Alice Ripley, who skillfully demonstrate that all the world is indeed a stage as they play out their drama and antics across Connecticut and New York City. “Isn’t It Delicious” will screen twice at the Quad Theatre on June 23rd and 25th respectively. The 1st screening is already sold out.

The film, directed by Michael PatRick Kelly, is delighting multi-generational audiences, having won Best Feature Film at the Rainier Independent Film Festival and taking 2nd place at the Tupelo Film Festival in May.

Don’t expect the film to bring you through the traditional dying process. The story is a mad dash through messy and often humorous attempts by Joan Weldon, played by Chalfant, to set her children on the right course before she dies. The course also includes seeing her reliable, but rather absent husband, played by Keir Dullea, for the first time in their 50-plus-year marriage. The chemistry between Dullea and Chalfant, who previously had never worked together, is so charged that they seem as if they really have been married for decades. Dullea, who broke into Hollywood in the 1960s, is best known for his portrayal of Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001 A Space Odyssey”, while Chalfant has garnered critical acclaim for her performances both on and off-Broadway.

The news of Joan’s illness brings together their children. There’s the eldest, Caroline, a successful ad executive working her way through the tail end of her drinking and failed relationships with women, who is played by Alice Ripley. Ms. Ripley won the Tony award for Best Actress in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal”, and is a perfect fit for this crazy family. Ripley is able to show us that despite all their flaws, it’s the showing up that really counts. It’s in the final showing up where real love emerges.

Then there’s Bobby, a money-making machine on Wall Street, played by Nick Stevenson, who can be seen in the upcoming Netflick’s series “Orange is the New Black”. Bobby turns out to be a great resource for the family as he uses his drug connections to get pain killers and pot for his mother, while her doctor, a life-long friend, won’t loosen his grip on his prescription pad for fear she may try to take her own life.

This wonderful cast is rounded out with Tony nominated actress Mia Dillon playing Molly, Joan’s former best friend, and sister-in-law, who certainly has an ax to grind as we discover Joan once had an affair with Molly’s husband. Malachy McCourt plays Father Bob, an Irish-Catholic priest who serves as a lighting rod for questions about faith and God, throws up his hands in the end when dealing with Joan and the Weldon family. Robert LuPone plays Sam, a friend from Joan’s past, will be key in helping Joan leave this world in a dignified and rather glorious way.

The production team was able to assemble this marvelous cast, and shoot the film in 25 days. So committed, both Chalfant and Ripley worked during an East coast hurricane. Director Kelly says: “Shooting a film with little money and resources forces people to do great things, and many crew members came aboard because they felt that with a cast this special, who were willing to work for so little, that we would succeed, the cast and crew rallied, working late hours under incredible conditions because they believed in the script and these wonderful actors.”

According to a recent article in Variety, the ultra-low budget feature film is no longer a method used only by independent filmmakers. Hollywood now sees it as a way to make great films with a smaller budget.

Read more about Kathleen Chalfant, Keir Dullea and Alice Ripley Star in ISN’T IT DELICIOUS, Screening at Manhattan Film Festival 6/23 & 25 – BWWMoviesWorld by


  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Bill Weldon, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILM, FILMS, Isn't It Delicious, KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon

Happy 77th Birthday Keir – With Love
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I’d like to wish Keir a Happy 77th Birthday. Here’s hoping he spends his day with Mia, good friends and a good bottle of wine. Here’s to 77 more dear man.

  Filed Under: KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon, ODYSSEY

Keir To Be in “Infinitely Polar Bear” With Mark Ruffalo
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Mia Dillon, Keir’s wife, just posted to the Keir Dullea Appreciation Society, Keir has booked a new film playing actor Mark Ruffalo’s father in INFINITELY POLAR BEAR. I love Ruffalo an it’s going to be a pleasure watching these two together. Thanks Mia for letting us know.

  Filed Under: FILMS, Infinitely Polar Bear, KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon

Jim Parrack On Playing Keir Dullea
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I don’t know what it is about this guy, but he just makes me hate him every single time I find he’s opened his mouth about playing Keir in the new biopic Sal based on the life of actor Sal Mineo. Who is Jim Parrack? He’s well known for playing the part of loser Hoyt Fortenberry on the HBO blood sucking series True Blood. Why do I hate him? Because I think he’s one of the most narcissistic human beings I’ve ever had the chance to see. According to him he didn’t want to contact Keir about playing him because he felt he didn’t need to. More below the cut.

Actor on Sex Scene with Ryan Kwanten and Sal Mineo Biopic

Actor Jim Parrack, who plays vampire-smitten Hoyt Fortenberry on the HBO hit True Blood, talks about a sex scene he recently filmed with costar Ryan Kwanten as well as his role in James Franco’s upcoming film about murdered gay actor Sal Mineo in an interview with New York magazine.

Parrack is asked about the sex scene, which happened during a dream had by Jason Stackhouse (Kwanten’s character). “I still haven’t seen that, but to play the cowgirl straddling my buddy?” he says with a laugh. “That was a very interesting scene to shoot, to say the least.”

Parrack also appears in close friend James Franco’s upcoming film, Sal, as actor Keir Dullea. The film, which chronicles the last days of actor Mineo as he was appearing in the play P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month.

“There’s some great material,” Parrack says of the screenplay, adapted from Michael Gregg Michaud’s highly regarded biography. “It’s amazing to me that Sal Mineo was getting nominated for Oscars [for 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and 1960’s Exodus] but then when he came out as a homosexual, he lost everything.”

He also gives a shout-out to actor Val Lauren, who plays Mineo. “He is going to fucking blow people’s minds,” Parrack says. “He is going to break your heart and make you fall in love with Sal — how he kept his dream alive, how he wasn’t bitter, how he wasn’t blaming anyone, up to that last tragic moment.”

Asked if he sought advice from Dullea, who starred in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and costarred in Mineo’s last play, Parrack says no. “Look, if I do that, he might tell me things that could go against my instinct. I don’t know if he was bisexual, but I sensed that about him, so I took that idea to James, and we incorporated that. Not in an obvious way, not that I’m flirting with boys, but just suggesting that it’s possible.”


Keir Dullea (left) starred as Lewis in the film 'Welcome to Blood City' in 1977. Jim Parrack (right) plays Dullea in the biopic 'Sal' directed by James Franco.
Keir Dullea (left) starred as Lewis in the film ‘Welcome to Blood City’ in 1977. Jim Parrack (right) plays Dullea in the biopic ‘Sal’ directed by James Franco.

Okay Parrack is a whack nutter. First of all saying that to consult with Keir would “go against my instinct” is plainly stupid. If the person you’re playing is still alive, as an actor he should have at least had the courtesy to seek Keir out to ask him what he was feeling, thinking, being at the time the film’s events take place. Secondly, Parrack claims he felt a ‘homosexual’ vibe from Keir is just plainly idiotic. If he’d at least taken the time to IMDB Keir, he’d have found out Keir had been married rour times, including his current wife, Mia Dillon. Not to mention at the time of Mineo’s death, Keir had been married to Susie, a marriage that lasted 27 years till her death in 1997. Thirdly, I have no idea where Franco got the idea that Parrack even looked like Keir. When IMDBing Parrack, I found out he is at least 6’4″ which places him at least three inches taller than Keir at 6’1′. Parrack also is bigger physically than Keir. He also just doesn’t have that gentility Keir possesses. The photo above shows what Keir looked like circa 1977, about the time the Franco film takes place.

Personally I think Parrack is a jerk. Certainly the play Keir was perparing at the time of Mineo’s death was P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD, a play Keir originated on Broadway with actor Tony Musante. The theme of the play involves homosexual undertones, but for Parrack to state he ‘feels that homosexual vibe’ means he does not understand the nature of acting. Part of that is to research your topic or character. If a doctor, you read books on being a doctor. If a firefighter, hang out for a time with firefighters. Lots of actors do it. When Angela Bassett played rock icon Tina Turner in the film What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Bassett consulted Turner and received some insight from the singer. Same when Tom Hanks played Jim Lovell in the film “Apollo 13,” he met with the astronaut many times to discuss what happened on that ill-fated flight. It just galls me that Parrack is being so conceited to think he doesn’t have to meet with Keir, a real person, about playing him. For that reason alone I can say I hate Parrack with a passion. Thank goodness he’s off of True Blood because I really didn’t care for his character.

  Filed Under: KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon, P..S. Your Cat Is Dead, THEATRE, THEATRE

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