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Will Keenan

Will Keenan
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OccupationFilm actor, producer

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Will Keenan is a producer, actor, director, writer, consultant and stuntman. Keenan attended New York University while majoring in theater and studying psychology, philosophy and dance. Keenan has acted in and worked on producing more than 20 independent films made in New York City which have been screened in festivals worldwide. He started his career in underground and cult movies, performing lead roles in Tromeo and Juliet and Love God (Good Machine now Focus Features). Some of his starring and producing credits include "Politics of Love", "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X", "Chop", "Terror Firmer", Margarita Happy Hour, The Love Machine, "Hoofboy", "OMC", "Hisss" and Trick among others. In 2004 Keenan played the role of "Billy Tripley" in a popular episode of Law and Order: SVU rumored to be about Michael Jackson as reported by NBC's Access Hollywood and New York Post's Page Six and others.

Keenan is credited as producer under the name "William Sees Keenan" and actor under the pseudonym "Trillionaire" for the 2011 Codeblack Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution romantic comedy release "Politics of Love" starring Loretta Devine, Ruby Dee, Brian White, Gerry Bednob and Mallika Sherawat. Keenan is credited as a lead actor under the pseudonym "Billy Bakshi" in Trent Haaga's "Chop" (2011).

In 2011 Keenan co-starred in the German-Indian co-production "My Indian Village" with German celebrities Henning Baum and Wolke Hegenbarth. In March of 2011, Keenan engineered and brokered a feature recording artist and music video deal between YMCMB for hip-hop/rap star Lil Wayne and Indian composer/singer/actor/musician Himesh Reshammiya. Popular American gossip blogger Perez Hilton reported about Indian celebrities for the first time by posting stories about Mallika Sherawat's and Himesh Reshammiya's projects in which Keenan was involved. Keenan introduced Miss Sherawat to Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone at the company headquarters in San Francisco in 2010.

Keenan was a consulting co-producer for the Indian-American production "Hisss" (2010) and a consultant during the development of the big-budget Indian production "Ra.One" (2011). Keenan produced three songs and two videos for the "Hisss" soundtrack in an east-west collaboration, bringing together artist Dave Kushner of American super-group Velvet Revolver with Indian actress/singer/lyricist Shruti Haasan, Julian Lennon with Mallika Sherawat and Panjabi MC with Filmfare Award-winning Indian singer/performer Shweta Pandit. Official Bollywood Soundtrack Charts charted "I Got That Poison" Performed by Panjabi MC and Shweta Pandit in the Top Ten from Oct 24 through Nov, 5 2010. In 2009 Keenan created the Indo-American production company and consultancy partnership Nuclear Mango and sold his stake in the company in 2011 to open an independent firm.

In 2008, reports in the media named Keenan a producer for "The Aquarian Gospel", an historical fiction feature film based on two best-selling books about the so-called "missing years" of Jesus from the Bible, age 13 through 30. Former Digital Doman founder (with James Cameron) Scott Ross, a Visual Effects specialist and producer, is rumored to be attached to the project. Australian director Drew Heriot of cultural sensation "The Secret" was previously attached to direct the project. In 2008, Alcon Entertainment, distributed by Warner Brothers, made an offer to option the script.

In 2007, Keenan was an originating creative and development producer for the film "Poor Things" which derailed at the same time co-star Lyndsay Lohan was involved in a car accident and subsequent rehabilitation. Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Walken, Giovani Ribisi and Channing Tatum were all attached to the picture throughout its history. The film was highly reported in the media during its preproduction.OMC, co-directed by Keenan, has garnered positive reviews for Keenan's acting and stunt-work, and some film web sites have called him a contemporary Buster Keaton. Keenan's trademark stunt is getting hit by a car. During a 2004 Video Software Dealer's Convention in Las Vegas at which actor/comedian Jerry Lewis was the keynote speaker, Keenan played a prank on Lewis involving the latter's book ("Dean and Me: A Love Story") which was reported in Page Six of the New York Post.

Keenan was an invited participant in the 2000 Sundance Institute Film Labs and won a Best Actor award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in 2002. Keenan worked under the company name Hoverground in New York City, and, until 2011, under the company name Nuclear Mango in Los Angeles. Keenan was invited to give a featured keynote appearance in Las Vegas for the inaugural Netroots Nation blogger convention in 2005, produced a viral video campaign for the convention and spearheaded the launch of the Netroots Nation screening series program the following year.

In 1998 Keenan produced and programmed a 10-day arts exchange between New York City and Philadelphia named PhillyHoverground at locations throughout Philadelphia including Interntional House and the Shubert Theater. The festival program consisted of art, theatre, dance and film screenings including the city's first public theatrical screenings of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "Cannibal The Musical" and Harmony Korine's "Gummo".

Keenan has been married to Getty contributor and celebrity photographer Stefanie Keenan (maiden name Imhoff) since July 23, 2003. The couple lived in Hollywood, California for seven years at a spiritual hermitage known as Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, called by many the "father of yoga in the west". Keenan is active in social media and tweets under the name NuclearMango. Alexis Garcia of the William Morris Endeavor agency is listed on IMDBpro as Keenan's representative. During his teenage years, Keenan was given the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation Award and the Presidential Classroom Award. Keenan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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