Charles Keating, a Tony Award nominee and Emmy winner for his performance on the soap opera Another World, died on Friday at the age of 72, his son, Sean, confirmed with The Los Angeles Times. The cause of Keating's death was cancer.
Born October 22, 1941, in London to Irish parents Charles James Keating and Margaret Shevlin, the younger Charles cut his teeth working with the Royal Shakespeare Company before turning to the medium of television. In the United States, he is best known for his performance as the villainous Carl Hutchings on the soap opera Another World, in which he starred from 1983-1985 and from 1991-1998. He received a Daytime Emmy for this performance in 1996, after being nominated three other times.
On Broadway, Keating was honored with a Tony nod for his performance in the 1986 revival of Joe Orton's Loot, and also appeared in The House of Atreus and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. He received a 2003 Drama Desk Award nomination for the off-Broadway musical The Man of No Importance. His many off-Broadway credits include What the Butler Saw, Pygmalion, You Never Can Tell, and The Doctor's Dilemma.
Charles Keating is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Mary, their sons, Sean and Jamie, and six grandchildren.