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Johnnie Keyes (born 1940) is an early African-American pornographic film actor.
He was also a boxer, an amateur lightweight champion in the U.S. army from 1960–1965. Keyes had a lead role in Behind the Green Door (1972) in which he performed a 45-minute sex scene with Marilyn Chambers. He also performed in films in the Swedish Erotica series during the 1980s.
Keyes was in the San Francisco production of “Hair”, 1970–71, a cast that included Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice fame.
He has a degree in Theater Arts and taught with James Dunn and Harvey Susser at the College of Marin in Marin County, California. He also taught Theater Arts at Mill Valley Middle School, in Mill Valley, California.
Aside from acting, he is also a professional musician. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he plays jazz.
Keyes is a member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
In the 1979 film Hardcore, there is a character named Big Dick Blaque based on him.