Keith Powell Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Sep 19, 2022 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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Keith Powell is an American storyteller.
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About Keith Powell

Keith Powell is an award-winning American television actor, writer, and director who rose to Hollywood fame after he was cast in the popular television series, '30 Rock' in 2006.

Keith Powell married visual artist Jill Knox-Powell in 2013 and they have two children together, Dolyn Reed Powell and Satcher Rex Powell. The two actors often work together in Keith Powell's production company, Culture Vulture.

Keith Powell discovered his love for acting while he was still a learner in middle school in Wilmington, Pennsylvania. By the time he reached high school, Keith was already writing and directing his own plays. His parents sent him to study at St. Mark's High School, a private school that opened the doors for him to explore his talent. The budding actor went on to enroll at New York University, pursuing a qualification in Bachelor of Fine Arts. Before becoming a Hollywood celebrity, Keith began his career on stage. At 22, Keith was the youngest artistic director of a professional theater in the USA after he founded the Contemporary Stage Company in his hometown. He was a resident director for a community theater group in Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He has worked with the likes of Sean Patrick Thomas, Keith David, and Duncan Sheik. Keith also worked on the New York productions of 'Enter Pissarro' and 'The Mouse That Roared'. Some of his theater credits included 'As Bees In Honey Drown',which he performed at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca in New York.

Keith Powell has a production company called Culture Vulture which has brought him opportunities to write, direct and star in his own short films. Keith has directed short films such as 'In White Places' and 'Keith Broke His Leg'. 'Keith Broke His Leg' was nominated for a few Indie Series Awards. In between his own productions, Keith has been cast for recurring character roles in shows like 'The Newsroom', 'Grace And Frankie', 'This Is Us' and 'Lucifer'.

Keith Powell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Keith Powell's net worth?

Keith Powell has an estimated net worth is $5 million.

How much does Keith Powell earn per year?

His annual income is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Keith Powell?

Keith Powell is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).

How old is Keith Powell?

Keith Powell was born on August 12, 1979.

Childhood And Education

Keith Powell was born in the United States of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Monterey, California. Even though the family was strained financially, his grandmother made sure that Keith went through private school education so he may have a better life and opportunities. Keith Powell's love for acting and directing began when he was a learner in middle school. His teacher at the time assigned a school assignment to write a play. He did not give himself a role in the play but wanted to direct it. By the time he reached high school, he knew that he wanted to be an actor and writer. After receiving his high school diploma from St. Mark's High School in Wilmington, Delaware, Keith Powell studied Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York University. He graduated from NYU's Tisch School of Fine Arts in the year 2001.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Keith Powell’s partner?

Keith Powell has been married to Jill Knox Powell since 2013.

How many children does Keith Powell have?

Keith Powell has two children with his wife, Jill Knox Powell. They have a daughter named Dolyn Reed Powell who was born in 2019 and Satcher Rex Powell who was born in 2021.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Keith Powell is best known for playing James Toofer Spurlock's character on the television series ’30 Rock’. Keith had a recurring role for several episodes until he permanently joined the cast. He stayed on the show for seven seasons.

Before he became a famous television star, Keith Powell was known for his work on stage. After graduating from New York University, Keith had to move back to his home in Pennsylvania to look after his grandmother. While he was in the city, he discovered that there was a vacant, newly built theater so he approached the building managers to turn it into a community theater. Keith raised capital to open the Contemporary Stage Company, a community theater group in Wilmington, Delaware.  He used the space as a platform to direct theater productions starring the likes of Keith David and Jasmine Guy.

As someone who is passionate about social change, Keith took on the role of resident director for touring company, Equalogy where he directed two plays by playwright August Schulenberg. Keith self-funded and directed the New York Productions of the classic comedy 'The Mouse That Roared' and conducted a workshop on 'Kidding Jane' alongside the legendary performers, Ellen McLaughlin and William Charles Mitchell. To date, the writer has self-funded 13 projects which include television mini-series, TV specials, TV series, and a podcast.

Keith Powell's most successful project is a web series called 'Keith Broke His Leg'. The comedy series was released in 2015 and documented events from Keith's personal life that unfolded after the writer broke his leg and could not leave his home. Fellow actors and comedians such as Lorene Chesley came in as guest commentator sharing their worldviews. Keith wrote, created, and directed the series and it went on to win many awards and was extensively covered by the press. Keith's passion for directing and producing has contributed to his net worth. The writer has directed for televisions, on NBC’s 'Superstore', while running a production company called Culture Vulture.

As a multifaceted performer, Keith Powell has played diverse characters while on the small screen. He has taken on roles such as a business manager on the television series 'About A Boy' to a Tuskegee airman in the 2009 feature film 'Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian'.

What awards has Keith Powell won?

In 2009, Keith Powell won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his recurring character in the television sitcom '30 Rock'.

For the comedy series 'Keith Broke His Leg', Keith Powell won the Best Actor (Comedy) and Best Web Series — Comedy awards at the New York Television Awards in 2016. The production was also nominated for seven awards at the seventh Indie Series Awards but the writer only walked away with two. In 2017, 'Keith Broke His Leg' was nominated again at the eighth Indie Series Awards, where his wife Jill Knox Powell won the Best Supporting Actress award in a comedy series. In 2017, Keith Powell won the SPARK Award at the RiverRun International Film Festival in recognition of new filmmakers.

Keith Powell’s Hobbies And Interests

Keith Powell enjoys being at home cooking and baking for his family.

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