Keith McCready

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Keith McCready

Keith McCready (born April 9, 1957) is an American professional pool player. He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois. His nickname is Earthquake.[1][2][3][4]

Professional career[change | change source]

He spent much of the 1970s and 1980s traveling throughout the United States as a tournament competitor and hustler. McCready started competing professionally when he was 21 in his homestate of California. Although he was losing, McCready played straight through nine racks of balls in nine-ball in the finals. He didn't miss any shots. He defeated Larry Hubbart, 11-6, to win the Sacramento Open Nine-ball Tournament.[5]

On St. Patrick's Day in 1984, McCready won the Clyde Childress Memorial Nine-ball Tournament at The Maverick Club in Richmond, Kentucky against many famous players.[6]

In movies[change | change source]

In 1986, McCready starred as the character Grady Seasons,[7] with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film The Color of Money,[8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Earthquake Repeats in Sterling, VA"www.azbilliards.com [Retrieved 7 April 2011]
  2. "Pearl vs. Earthquake in Classic Joss Finals"www.azbilliards.com [Retrieved 7 April 2011],
  3. "Wilkie Quiets Earthquake in Rockville"www.azbilliards.com [Retrieved 7 April 2011]
  4. "Earthquake Rocks US Open"www.azbilliards.com [Retrieved 7 April 2011]
  5. Venzke, Bruce. "Pot Shots," The National Billiard News," June 1980, p.17. Retrieved May 19, 2007.
  6. "Mind Games," InsidePOOL Magazine, December 2005.
  7. Internet Movie Database Inc. (1990-2007). Keith McCready, at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 13, 2007.
  8. Internet Movie Database Inc. (1990-2007). The Color of Money at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 13, 2007.
  9. "Critic's Pick", The New York Times, October 1986.