Former UFC competitor Keith Jardine has been making a name for himself in Hollywood as of late. Breaking on to the acting scene in 2009, Jardine appeared in the movies Crank: High Voltage (starring Jason Statham) and Gamer (starring Gerard Butler).
The former Ultimate Fighter contender and Strikeforce middleweight title contender has been working on a number of films and television series to include Breaking Bad and Preacher. ‘The Dean of Mean’ also works occasionally as a stunt double while on set.
The Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) listing for Jardine is quite extensive given he continued to compete in mixed martial arts while pursuing acting, a career not yet 10-years old.
You can catch Jardine playing the character of ‘Bob’ on the hit Showtime series “Shameless.”
Bob is a recovering alcoholic. The role is minimal, with Jardine only appearing in three episodes thus far, and a fourth on Sunday. Bob can be found speaking with other addicts while eating breakfast at the diner. The crew usually relate recent problems they have been struggling with at home, while trying to convince one another to stay off the booze.
“Shameless” episodes starring Keith Jardine:
- Occupy Fiona – Episode airs December 17, 2017
- Icarus Fell and Rusty Ate Him – Episode aired December 10, 2017
- The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher – Episode aired December 3, 2017
- We Become What We… Frank! – Episode aired November 5, 2017
Jardine’s professional MMA career began in 2001 and spanned 11 years until his last fight in 2012. He fought notable fighters at both light heavyweight and middleweight to include Luke Rockhold, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Gegard Mousasi, Matt Hamill, Ryan Bader, Forrest Griffin, and more.
“This is way more competitive (acting) than fighting ever was,” Jardine told MMA Fighting from Utah, where he was preparing to film on Yellowstone, a new project by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan. “There’s a lot more people trying to be actors who went to school, that go to Broadway and chase different methods of learning. The talent pool is a lot deeper than it is in fighting.”
Tune into Showtime Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST to see Keith Jardine on “Shameless.”