Stacy Keach says golf keeps him sharp on stage

Mon Dec 8, 2008 3:50pm EST
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By Steve Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When actor Stacy Keach arrives in a new city, he immediately gets in his car and goes searching.

It's not for good restaurants, the local sights, or late-night hotspots.

"The first thing I do is drive around and look for a good golf course," Keach, 67, told Reuters in a recent interview. "A little fresh air, it's relaxing. And it helps me stay sharp at night.

"Of course, it hasn't helped my golf game."

Staying focused at night is pivotal for Keach, who is currently playing Richard Nixon on a U.S. national tour of the stage play "Frost/Nixon", about the landmark 1977 interview between the former U.S. president and British talk-show host David Frost.

The movie version, starring Frank Langella as Nixon, opened in major U.S. cities on Friday.

Perhaps best known for his portrayal of TV detective Mike Hammer in the 1980s, Keach has been in the public eye for more than 40 years. Equally at home on the stage, TV or narrating educational shows on television, the Savannah, Georgia-born actor has done everything from comedy to Shakespeare.

Keach is away from his homes in Los Angeles and Poland -- where he lives with his Polish actress wife Malgosia Tomassi -- up to five months a year.   Continued...

<p>Stacy Keach (L), a cast member in the new Fox television series "Prison Break," addresses reporters as fellow cast member Sarah Wayne Callies listens at the Fox summer press tour hosted by the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, California, July 29, 2005. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello</p>