Keith Carradine has starred in over 70 feature films and five Broadway shows, and released two albums of his music. Among his best-known films are Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), and Nashville (1975); Ridley Scott’s The Duellists (1977); Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978); Alan Rudolph’s Welcome to L.A. (1976), Choose Me (1984), and The Moderns (1988); and Walter Hill’s The Long Riders (1980) and Southern Comfort (1981). His song “I’m Easy” from Nashville won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Song and was a Billboard Top Ten single. His more recent appearances include Cowboys & Aliens (2011), opposite Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford; Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), opposite Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara; director Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion (2016), opposite Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle, and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog (2021), opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. He is also known for HBO’s Deadwood, as Wild Bill Hickock; Showtime’s Dexter, as Special Agent Frank Lundy; Fargo, as Lou Solverson, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman; and as President Conrad Dalton on CBS’s Madam Secretary, opposite Tea Leoni. He also just finished work on season seven of Fear the Walking Dead.
On stage, he began his career in the original Broadway production of Hair. He then returned to Broadway in Foxfire, with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn; created the role of Will Rogers in the original Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies, for which he received a Tony nomination; and was again nominated for the Tony Award for his portrayal of J.D. Drew in the Broadway production of Hands on a Hardbody. He is the father of actress Martha Plimpton, fabricator Cade Carradine, and actress Sorel Carradine. He is married to actress Hayley DuMond with whom he has a son, Sean David Carradine.