Biography

My (legal ) name is Daniel A. McKeever III. However, my preferred name is Dax McKeever. My D.O.B is January 5, 1979. I was born in Tallahassee, Florida, where my father, Daniel A. McKeever, Jr., served as assistant D.A. to prosecute the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy during the late 70s, early 1980s. Due to my father’s celebrity status in criminal law, threats were received and the McKeever family moved to Live Oak, FL, outside Gainesville. At age 12 my family relocated to Auburn, Alabama, home of NFL/NBA/MLB legendary athletes such as Bo Jackson, Charles 'Chuck' Barkley, and Frank Thomas. I competed as a teenager in sports—such as baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, other. A multisport athlete I had dreams at young age of NCAA basketball teams such as Duke’s Coach K, U.K.’s Rick Pitino, and Olympics. Always finding enjoyment being the center of attention to large audiences in gladiator athletic arenas, my dreams were altered to become theatrical performing arts during my years in college at University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). Okay, so it was also influential to meet such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Phil Collins, Mike +The Mechanics, and enjoy past visits to London’s Hyde Park.

McKeever's film credits include Princess Diaries 2, directed by Garry Marshall, starring Julie Andrews, which was a role uncredited as Royalty Wedding Guest; Lords of Dogtown, with director Catherine Hardwicke, starring the late Heath Ledger; Heart of the Beholder, with director Ken Tipton; and Wannabe, directed by Richard Keith, in a role entitled RainMan, which is comparable to Dustin Hoffman's award-winning performance.

McKeever's life has been interpreted in the film Regarding Henry (1991), written by J.J. Abrams, starring Harrison Ford & Annette Benning, in which a severe head injury caused temporary comatose. Yes, Dax's cranium—the external layer of the skull—was fractured leaving him in a coma at age 19 with a bruise to the frontal left cortex of the brain. After awakening—from coma—Dax was forced to overcome short-term memory loss, long-term memory loss, as well as 're-learn' basic motor functions such as learning to walk (again), and learning to talk (again). As he recalls, Dax's brain eventually re-learned basic A-B-C's, 1-2-3's, and –in due time—proved UAB medical personnel to have falser preconceived notions as Dax was able to regain consciousness . After months of outpatient/inpatient hospital rehabilitation, he returned to his collegiate studies at UAB. The first course he registered for was an Introductory to Acting 101 class. Always determined to succeed by the road less traveled McKeever’s story is in development to become a film, tv, and possibly stage adaptation of a true story. Regarding Henry, also a true story, was produced prior to McKeever’s miraculous recovery.

Time passed and McKeever's background includes temporary, intensive military training in the branch of US Navy in Great Lakes, Illinois , in the winter of year 2000. Additional training in theatrical performances at Lee Strassberg Institute in W. Hollywood, California, usa, plus Stunt Film Academy in Queensland, Australia under direction of Colin Handley, as well as Physical Theatre (stage combat) in London, England. In 2006 Dax completed his undergraduate study with a degree in Theatre Performing Arts at UAB. He also traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he absorbed spanish lingua (tongue), trained in Meisner, clown, & broadway theatre, and was invited to attend The 2006 Tony Awards equivalency in Argentina; called Los Premios Maria Guerrera.

Also a competitive 26.2 mile Marathon Runner (Los Angeles , San Fran cisco, San Diego, Orange County, + Buenos Aires marathons), and Malibu Nautica Triathlon + South Beach Miami Triathlon, which consisted of 0..5mi swim—18mi bike—4mi run, in 2005 McKeever was cast via NIKE: Chariots of Fire television/internet commercial advertisement. Recently returned from Europe where he met with Orianne Collins—wife of Phil Collins—in Zurich, Switzerland, after (BST) British Summer Time Concert in Hyde Park on June 30, 2017, on the way to enjoy vacation in Milano, Italia y Napoli, Italia July 1-5, 2017.

In my childhood, I saw the film Willow [1988], starring Kilmer, Whalley, & Warwick Davies; music composed by the late James Horner, whose award-winning credits include Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, & Legends of the Fall. Other acquaintances whom I've met & admire include Paul Ed Haggis [credits: Crash, In the Valley of Elah], Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu [credits: 21 Grams, Babel, The Revenant], Sam Mendes [credits: Road To Perdition], Frank Darabont [The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Walking Dead], Guy Ritchie [Credits: The Guy from U.N.C.L.E.], Tim Robbins [Bull Durham, Mystic River], Don Cheadle [Miles Davis, Hotel Rwanda], Gael Garcia Bernal [Mozart in the Jungle], Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Renner, Milla Jovovich, others. I am willing and able to reside in Europe, as it may be required to receive representation. As of September 2017, I will be auditioning for stage & film in New England, Atlanta, y Miami, Florida. Recently enjoyed Miami Film Festival on St. Patrick’s Day 2018. As well as Miami Web Fest 2018 where Dax was introduced to the legendary Bryan Thompson, Laverne Daley, and the creme brulee Grant Housley of Paramount Pictures and Stillhouse Pictures.  Perhaps we will meet at www.AFI.com in Los Angeles in November 2017, or festival de Cannes in April 2019? McKeever has no conflicting contracts that would hinder him from relocating, traveling, and/or auditioning for yet-to-be determined casting calls. Upon your reply, I await patiently.  Note that since 2019 Mr McKeever the actor is represented by Burton and Robinson Agency. 

The ethics of Benedictus de Espinoza reads—in Latin—sed omnia praeclara tam dificilia quam rara sunt. Translation meaning, “But everything great is just as difficult to realize as it is rare to find.” Or my limited french—je suis optimis—meaning, “I am optimistic”. I am currently studying Russian and Japanese. Stage monologues I am able to perform, upon request, include: roles as Bluntschli in “Arms & the Man” (by George Bernard Shaw); George Moore in “Jumpers” (by Tom Stoppard); Jim O'Connor in “The Glass Menagerie” (by Tennessee Williams); Brutus in “Julius Caesar” (by Shakespeare); Paravicini in “The Mousetrap” (by Agatha Christie); Charlie Baker in “The Foreigner” (by Larry Shue).

Signed,

Daniel A. McKeever III (legal) name

Dax McKeever (preferred) name

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