In only a short few years, Gian Keys has risen quickly as an actor, proving that he clearly possesses the striking screen presence and remarkable talent to be the next leading man in Hollywood. Gian is starring in the highly acclaimed, stylish, dark comedy feature motion picture, The Love Witch, now playing in movie theaters across America. Top critics, such as renowned journalist A.O. Scott of The New York Times, called it, “Impossible to resist...fascinating, perfectly composed...marvelously dark, like love itself." Franck Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter praised the film and its strong cast, declaring that it is, “Destined to be a cult classic...excellently executed...the director has elicited committed performances from her excellent ensemble." Gian Keys’ compelling presence galvanizes audiences. He brings equal parts dashing good looks, deep sympathy and palpable purpose - all bound in a classic on-screen archetype comparable to Clint Eastwood or Steve McQueen, yet accessible and contemporary.
The Love Witch follows the exploits of Elaine, an attractive single woman who uses witchcraft to lead her relationships with men. However, her secret love potions act as murder weapons, causing men to become quivering, sobbing wrecks who meet their morbid untimely deaths. This puts the handsome ‘Detective Griff Meadows,’ deftly played by Keys, on her trail, but will the law enforcer arrest her or fall in love with her instead? The Love Witch has received rave reviews for its unique take on feminism, using the figure of the witch as a metaphor of women as the embodiment of men's fears and inverting behavior and roles typically ascribed to men and women in their pursuit of sex, love and relationships.
Showing his great range as an artist, Gian has recently played a lead series regular role in the hilarious web series, F**Kin' Actors opposite Spencer Breslin (M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening) which follows ‘Chase,’ played by Keys, and Ryan (Ashton Bingham) through the comedic journey of following their performance dreams in Los Angeles. The series is also co-created and produced by Keys and has won several awards for best web series at numerous film and motion media festivals, including Los Angeles Cinefest, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood and Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival.
Gian has also played lead roles in such network television series as The Discovery Channel’s Blood Relative, starring Brenda Strong; HBO’s Hotel Erotica; and Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares, starring Nicole Eggert, amongst many others.
Gian’s strong physical presence onscreen is a direct result of his own personal journey. Prior to his work as an actor, Keys was a U.S. Air Force air traffic controller (ATC) for four years, one of the most grueling of military positions, requiring the safe keeping of millions of dollars’ worth of aircraft and hundreds of human lives. While on active duty, Gian began a competitive bodybuilding career, which became a decade long commitment to develop the perfect physique naturally. After a long and successful career, Gian retired and applied that same commitment to a new career in acting and modeling. In 2003, Gian signed with the prestigious L.A. Models agency. Gian later began to study acting in 2012. He has since worked on numerous motion media projects and has appeared in national commercials for such major brands as Budweiser, Ford, Volvo, Old Spice and Nationwide Life Insurance.
Gian continues to study his craft under the direction of famed acting coach Joe Palese and looks forward to more roles that challenge his creativity. Gian also remains dedicated to his physical health and enjoys playing beach volleyball, surfing and competing in triathlons and Ironman competitions.
Gian currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
The Love Witch
Comedy Web Series
Gian is currently starring in a SAG Modified Budget feature film. He is playing the role of Detective Griff Meadows, who is investigating a series of mysterious deaths in the small town of Eureka, California. Witchcraft could be involved.
Check out the pilot episode of Fuckin' Actors, a story about the trials and tribulations of pursuing a dream in LA. Created by Gian Keys and Ashton Bingham.
THE LOVE WITCH
QUEENS OF THE HIGHWAY
THE VERY SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
CONFLICTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
THE ACTOR SPACE LA
SCOTT SEDITA ACTING STUDIO LA
SCOTT SEDITA ACTING STUDIO LA
EX MILITARY (USAF)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
SWEET HOME FILMS
JOE PALESE - SCENE STUDY
SCOTT SEDITA - SCENE STUDY
TODD ROHRBACHER - COMEDY IMPROV
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
SPORTS: BEACH VOLLEYBALL, TRIATHLON: (SWIMMING, CYCLING, RUNNING) FOOTBALL, PINGPONG, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, HORSEBACK RIDING
MILITARY WEAPONS TRAINING: AR-15, GLOCK-17
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LA AGENT: Mogan Entertainment
INTERNATIONAL AGENT: Gilchrist Management
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