Name: Michael John Douglas
Born: September 5, 1951
Michael Keaton was born on September 5, 1951 in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Leona Elizabeth Loftus, a housewife, and George A. Douglas, a civil engineer and surveyor. He has six siblings. Michael was raised in a Catholic household and has German, English and Scottish ancestry.
Michael attended Montour High School. When he graduated, he attended Kent State to study speech for two years. However, he left university and relocated to Pittsburgh to try his hand in the entertainment industry.
Michael has been married just once, and that was a long time ago. He was married to Caroline McWilliams from 1980 to 1992. They had one child, Sean. Since then, Michael has dated several Hollywood women throughout his career, including the likes of Courteney Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Ryan and Audra Lynn.
Upon arriving in Pittsburgh in his early-20s, Michael attempted to perform stand-up comedy, which didn’t turn out too well. This failed attempt, however, did land him a job as a member of the production crew at WQED. He would also appear on “Where the Heart Is” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Michael also started acting in the city’s theater scene. His first role was that of Rick in the play “Sticks and Bones.”
Michael caught the acting bug and moved to Los Angeles, where he would start auditioning for various film and television parts. This is where he also changed his name from Michael Douglas to Michael Keaton because of his admiration of comedy legend Buster Keaton.
He would make his motion picture debut in the film “Rabbit Test.” He made his TV debut in “Working Stiffs,” alongside James Belushi. This eventually helped him land a co-starring part in the Ron Howard movie “Night Shift.” This led to other parts in comedy hits, such as “Mr. Mom” and “Gung Ho.” His biggest break at the time came when he landed the title character in the 1988 blockbuster smash hit “Beetlejuice.” In the same year, he delivered a critically acclaimed performance in the movie “Clean and Sober.” Michael’s fortunes continued when he played Batman.
For the next 15 years, Michael experienced modest success by starring in such films as “The Paper,” “Speechless,” “Desperate Measures, “Jack Frost,” “Out of Sight” and “Jackie Brown.” It wasn’t until 2014 that he underwent a career resurgence for the film “Birdman,” in which he was nominated for an Academy Award.” Michael continued to be on a roll by starring in the Oscar-winning movie “Spotlight.” There’s already Oscar buzz for the film “The Founder.”
Outside of the entertainment business, he is a dedicated Pittsburgh Pirates fan, an avid fisherman and a supporter of the Democratic Party. He endorsed President Obama for re-election in 2012 and supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary.
We estimate that Michael Keaton’s net worth is $14 million (2015).
So how much is $14 million really?
$14 million could help build your own Batmobile and your own Batcave akin to the Tim Burton version. $14 million could also help you pay Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s annual salary.