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Keith Famie Biography

Keith Famie is a film director and producer from the United States best known for his appearance on Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001, where he finished third.

How old is Keith Famie? – Age

He is 63 years old as of 11 February 2023. He was born in 1960 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States.

Keith Famie Family

Tony Tarracino, a retired bartender, former boat captain, and former mayor of Key West, was Famie’s biological father. Tarracino has fourteen biological children, including Famie. Famie and Tarracino first met in Pepe’s Cafe & Steakhouse (Caroline Street) about five years before the premiere of Survivor: The Australian Outback.

Did Keith get married after Survivor? – Wife

Famie is the father of two children from a previous marriage that ended in divorce.

Keith Famie Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Keith Famie Restaurant

Famie worked in restaurant kitchens while in high school and in hotels all over the world after graduation, including Brussels, Monte Carlo, and New York City. He worked in twenty-seven existing restaurants around the world, and his previous positions ranged from head dishwasher to head chef. He was the executive chef of Chez Raphael (Novi, Michigan) by 1987, and he wrote a travel cookbook called The Flavor of Famie.

Famie founded the rotisserie take-out chain Famie’s Chicken in early 1990, but it was closed down by 1993. Between 1988 and 1993, he expanded the Les Auteurs School of Cooking and opened Madison’s, a fifty-seat bar and restaurant. Beginning in 1992, he also released a series of trading cards featuring chefs—a picture of a chef on the obverse side and a chef’s recipe on the reverse side.

Keith Famie Alzheimer

Famie declined to compete on Survivor: All-Stars (2004) in order to care for his ailing non-biological father, a World War II veteran who died on December 3, 2003, from Alzheimer’s disease. Famie ran a course with a disabled nine-year-old male leukemia patient for sixteen hours and twenty-six minutes on October 18, 2003, at the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, for charity to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Keith Famie Documentary

The hour and a-half chief’s cut form of the narrative film Detroit: On December 13, 2009, Visionalist Entertainment Productions, Famie’s company, produced the film Our Greatest Generation, which paid tribute to Michigan’s World War II veterans. On December 16, 2009, WDIV-TV aired the one-hour version without commercials. The film and Famie’s other film Could You at any point Perceive How I See?, aired on PBS stations in 2010 and talked about veterans of the Iraq War and the Afghan War who lost their sight in battle.

Keith Famie Photo
Keith Famie Photo

Visionalist held a public fundraiser on August 22, 2010, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan, to support Famie’s documentary Our Vietnam Generation, which honored veterans of the Vietnam War. On January 28, 2011, the film had its world premiere at the Fox Theatre. On February 21, 2011, it debuted on PBS stations.

Famie’s historical narrative film One’s Trooper’s Story covers a Monroe local Michael Ingram Jr., a sergeant killed in real life at age 23 in Afghanistan on April 17, 2010. The movie was shown in one theater each in Canton and Royal Oak on June 14 and 29, 2011. On September 11, 2011, it was also shown on PBS stations, including WTVS-TV.


In addition, Famie produced two additional documentaries that were shown on PBS stations: Live Like Crazy (2012), which covers Jill Jack’s life and melodic vocation; The Embrace of Aging (2013) has two series, one about men and the other about women.

Maire’s Journey, another biographical film by Famie, is about Maire Caitlin Kent, a resident of Goodrich who passed away on September 27, 2013, from angiosarcoma at the age of 24. On May 1, 2016, the movie was shown at the State Theatre in Traverse City. Maire’s Journey to the Sea, a nonfiction book published in 2016, is also about Maire Kent.

On November 6, 2016, Famie’s second documentary, Death Is Not the Answer, about depression and suicide, was shown in one Royal Oak theater. Five days later, it was broadcast as a two-part program on PBS stations, including WTVS-TV. On May 23, 2018, his second documentary, Entitled, which examines military recruitment, was shown at The Patriot Theatre (Grosse Pointe Farms).

On June 3, 2018, Famie’s second documentary, Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, about military veterans who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, was shown at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. It was then shown on June 27 on WTVS-TV and other PBS stations. Famie devoted the film to his dad who kicked the bucket in 2003. On October 2, 2018, his second documentary, Those on the Front Lines of Cancer, was shown in one Royal Oak theater. After that, it aired in two parts, the first lasting one hour; second, two-hour broadcast on WTVS-TV on October 10, 2018, and October 17, 2020, on other PBS stations nationwide.

Blessed Solanus Casey’s Journey to Sainthood, another biographical documentary by Famie, was shown in one Novi theater on December 16, 2019, and ten days later, it was shown on PBS stations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Famie wrote a second book, Papa’s Rules for Life, which Mission Point Press will publish in 2021. His second Holocaust-themed documentary, Shoah Ambassadors, was shown in a Novi theater on November 11, 2021, and it was then shown on PBS stations a week later.