For 21 years, Mike Keith has been the voice of the Tennessee Titans, working in the radio booth. Along with doing play-by-play all season long, Keith also hosts head coach Mike Vrabel’s weekly radio show and the Titans All Access television show.
He’s also a bit of a thespian.
Per The Tennessean, Keith is making his cinematic debut in the new movie “Cecil.” Starring Jason London (“Dazed and Confused”) and Jenna von Oÿ (Remember “Blossom”?), it’s the story of Cecil Stevens, a 4th grader who changes his name to Michael Jordan in order to avoid everyone in his new school knowing he has a lisp (long story). The movie is set in 1996, which is why he pretends to be MJ and not LeBron James.
As for Keith, he plays a hot-headed basketball coach at Cecil’s new school in Indiana. It just so happens that his character is known in the film for throwing chairs. You might remember another Indiana-based basketball coach who had a penchant for throwing chairs (amongst other things). Clearly, that was the inspiration for the character.
“There’s a little chair-throwing incident,” Keith told The Tennessean. “Actually, I threw three chairs. I don’t want to give away the ending, but I’ll put it this way: The first two chair throws are not good. The final one makes me a hero because I stop the bad guy. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Turns out, there’s another Titans connection to the film. Spenser Fritz, a producer on the “Titans All-Access” television show, wrote and produced the movie.
Die-hard Titans completists and fans of feel-good family movies will find “Cecil” on Amazon’s Prime Video, iTunes, Xbox, Vudu, Google Play, FandangoNow and Vimeo on Demand.