A big summer for Hollywood notable Christian Keyes as many of his much-anticipated film, television and theater projects are finally released to the public. With an additional three DVD films coming out before September, Keyes is busy promoting his latest release, “Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs,” Leading the cast along with Vivica A. Fox, Keyes stands out in this laugh-out-loud stage play packed with comedy, drama and spirited vocal performances.
Keyes plays Tim, an imperfect man that grows from a selfish husband to an understanding partner with the help of some unlikely spiritual guidance. The complex character challenged Keyes to fight and win the audience’s appreciation. “I like that Tim shows development throughout the story despite his flawed start,” said Keyes. “It really allowed me to grow as an actor playing such a unique guy in a not-so-positive relationship.”
Coming down the pipe in the next few months are a variety of fresh, new projects where Keyes solidifies his role as a lead actor in the industry. “Love Me or Leave Me,” which broke GMC network ratings when it aired recently, also stars Keyes along with Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) and Clifton Powell (“Ray”). His latest television project, “She’s Not Our Sister,” is a compelling drama about a group of siblings faced with burying their father and an unknown sister that surfaces, sending the family into a tailspin. That original play will air exclusively on GMC Saturday, June 25, 2011. Keyes has also signed on for another season of “Let’s Stay Together” set to hit BET this fall.
Christian Keyes was born in Detroit, Mi. An experienced actor and singer, he was labeled by Tyler Perry as “One of the most consistent male actors I’ve worked with”. Christian has performed live in front of more than 3 million people while touring the last five years with several national stage plays. In 2007 he was the lead in Tyler Perry’s “What’s Done In The Dark”. The DVD for this feature was released and distributed nationally by Lion’s Gate Films in early 2008, and sold more than 500,000 copies. Christian was (SONNY), the lead in Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes To Jail” in 2006. The DVD for this play was released and distributed nationally by Lion’s Gate on June 27, 2006, and has since sold over 1 million copies. Christian can be seen (proposing in the restaurant) in the movie “Diary of A Mad Black Woman”. He also has other T.V., film and soundtrack projects in the works and has written several screenplays and pilots for TV. “Day By Day”, is Christian’s debut CD and he wrote 12 of the 13 songs. The Fahrenheit Music Group is Christian’s label and the CD has sold more than 15,000 copies. His new CD “PERSONAL” in stores now. Christian has a large following, and his website www.christiankeyes.com has had more than 6 million hits since 2006. myspace.com/christiankeyes1 , Christian’s MySpace page has had more than 3 Million views and plays. Christian performed multiple shows on the Tom Joyner Cruise, and was also named one of the 50 most eligible bachelors in the country, by Ebony Magazine. He has had 3 national selling calendars, and was January in the Jet Magazine Men’s Calendar.
Christian has recently been on the covers of several national and online magazines, and has been featured in many others. He currently has several national ads in GQ, Elle, Men’s Journal and Vogue, and has more in the upcoming months. He is also the lead in Ashanti’s video that was nominated for video of the year in 08 for “The Way That I love You.” In the summer of 2008, Christian is the lead in videos for Ledisi “In The Morning” and for Keri Hilson “Energy” . Christian has been in more than 10 national commercials (Nike, Acura, Little Caesar’s, NCAA, Braids & Locks and more) he has 3 running currently. And he is starring in BAD MEDICINE, a straight to DVD movie he wrote and co-directed. The film is set to be distributed nationally Winter of 2008. Through Christian’s film production company, 2999 Films, another film will be shot this fall or winter and be released next year on DVD. This is just the beginning…….
You can catch showings of “Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs” on BET this summer, but to get your copy, click here. Check out Christian Keyes on Facebook, Twitter and his website, www.christiankeyes.com, for the latest information on upcoming projects.