From Houston, Texas, Keith Jefferson attended Eisenhower High School, where he was an exceptional athlete, competing in football, basketball and track. He received a BFA in musical theatre from US International University/Performing Arts in San Diego, then an MFA in Acting from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
Keith went on to act in his second project with Quentin Tarantino, as Charly in "The Hateful Eight". The 70mm (and digital) movie filmed in snowy Telluride, where Keith's cast-mates included luminaries Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell among a diverse, all-star cast.
Keith previously had the honor to work with director Tarantino as shotgun-wielding freed chain gang member 'Pudgy Ralph' in the Academy Award-winning "Django Unchained". Fellow Django cast members included Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz and Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson.
Keith's touring and regional theater credits include: Jim in "Big River", the title role in "Othello", Officer James