Tony Nominee and Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at Age 72

Tony Nominee and Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at Age 72

The L.A. Times reports that Shakespearean and Broadway actor Charles Keating, perhaps best known for his role as villain Carl Hutchins on the daytime drama "Another World," has died at his home in Weston, Conn. at the age of 72. The news of the actor's death from cancer was confirmed by his son Sean on Friday, August 8th.

Keating appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon before turning to television, winning the role of Rex Mottram in ITV's celebrated adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. In 1986, the actor was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Broadway's Loot.

Among other soap opera roles, he is best known for his role as reformed villain Carl Hutchins on Another World from 1983 to 1985, and again from 1991 to 1998 with a final appearance in 1999. During this period Keating had a featured role as Charles, the hapless chauffeur to the Kensington family, in the cult 1986 satirical miniseries Fresno, which parodied the prime-time soaps of the day like Dynasty and Dallas. After the demise of Another World, he returned to stage acting and to Shakespeare, most notably in a two-person show with Another World actress Victoria Wyndham. In between stints on Another World, he played the evil psychiatrist Dr. Damon Lazarre on All My Children (scheming with Goldie Kane to kill her stepdaughter Erica) and the equally nefarious Niles Mason on As the World Turns who schemed with his son to steal Lucinda Walsh's fortune.

He had also had a role as a professor at a Caribbean medical school which catered to Americans in the short-lived ABC sitcom, Going to Extremes, as well as a guest role on Sex and the City, in which he played an artist obsessed with painting "cunts". In 2005, he had a supporting role in the movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, starring Rob Schneider.

His Broadway roles included Loot by Joe Orton (1986), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1968), and The House of Atreus (1968) which comprised the shows Agamemnon, Choephori, and Eumenides. More recently (2001), he played the role of Carney/Oscar Wilde in the Lincoln Center Theater Performance of A Man of No Importance. In 2007, he played the role of Clement O'Donnell in the Guthrie Theater production of The Home Place by Brian Friel.

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