Danny Keogh is a Chicago-born guitarist and actor, who is mostly famous for being the first of four Lisa Marie Presley’s husbands. The only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Wagner Beaulieu Presley, Lisa Marie has always kept a warm relationship with Danny, even though they divorced after several years of married life.
Early Life and Family
Danny Keough was born on 6 November 1964, in Chicago, Illinois USA; he holds American nationality, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. He spent his childhood and youth in Chicago, matriculating from a local high school in 1982. He met his future wife Lisa Marie Presley in 1985.
Danny tried himself as an actor, appearing in a minor role in the movie “Cabin by the Lake” (2000).
In 2019 he appeared in the movie “The Lodge” sharing the screen with his older daughter Riley, who played the main character of Grace in the horror film.
During his life, Danny has mostly been involved in music for living. According to his daughter Riley, his career wasn’t that successful, saying in an interview with The Guardian in 2017 – ‘I grew up very privileged with my mother, but my dad didn’t live like that. And I think experiencing both sides has been helpful. My father had mattresses on the floor of his apartments. He lived in cabins and trailer parks.
He just didn’t have much money’, Danny still lives in one of the guest houses in the backyard of Presley’s property.
Personal Life, Ex-Wife Lisa Marie Presley
Danny met Lisa Marie in 1985 when they both attended the Scientology Celebrity Centre; Lisa Marie was taken there by her mother, Priscilla Presley. The couple dated for almost three years, and married on 3 October 1988. They gave birth to their first daughter, Danielle Riley Keough, in 1989, who was followed by Danny and Lisa’s another child, their son Benjamin Storm Keough, born in 1992. The couple admitted they were always good friends, however, Lisa filed for divorce in 1994 in the Dominican Republic.
Lisa later shared that they still stayed close even though she didn’t exactly understand how they did it: ‘There’s others that I have pain or betrayal associated with that I won’t have anything to do with. But he and I had a special thing. Unconditional’. Danny is still working as a bass guitar player in Lisa’s band.
Who is Lisa Marie Presley?
Lisa Marie Presley was born on 1 February 1968, into the family of the legendary Elvis and Priscilla Ann Presley. Being their only child, Lisa later inherited all of her father’s property, including Graceland. Losing her father in August 1977, she moved to her grandparents, while she had lived with her mother after her parents divorced in 1973.
In April 2003 Lisa released her first studio music album entitled “To Whom It May Concern”, and it was certified gold in June 2003, landing in fifth place in the Billboard 200 albums chart. She released her second album entitled “Now What” in 2005 , with guest performances by such as Pink and Steve Jones, the guitarist of “Sex Pistols”. Lisa’s third album “Storm & Grace” was also quite successful, attracting positive reviews from the critics. During her career, Lisa has collaborated with such singers as Kylie Minogue, Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, etc.
Only 20 days after her divorce from Danny, Lisa married Michael Jackson.
They were very close at the moment he was first accused of sexual harassment on children, and Lisa admitted she pitied him, and fell in love while supporting him. As she knew it would make him stronger, she decided to marry him and to be on his side during the whole process, believing that he was not guilty. However, the couple eventually divorced in January 1996; Michael later said Lisa asked him not to file for divorce, but in the end he found out from the newspapers that she had filed for divorce first, not even telling him about it.
In 2000 Lisa became engaged to John Oszajca, an Hawaian-born singer and performer, but broke-off the engagement to marry Nicolas Cage in August 2002.
Cage filed for divorce in November 2002, which was officially finalized only in 2004. On 22 January 2006 Lisa married for the fourth time, to Michael Lockwood, who was the director, producer and guitarist in Lisa’s band. The couple eventually divorced in 2016, sharing custody of their twin daughters, Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann. In 2017 Lisa announced that she had found child pornography on her former husband’s computer, and filed the papers for sole custody on their daughters.
Daughter, Danielle Riley Keough
Danny and Lisa Marie gave birth to their daughter Danielle Riley Keough on 29 May 1989, so she is not the eldest granddaughter of Priscilla and Elvis Presley.
She is developing her acting career quite successfully, as she debuted on the silver screen landing the role of Marie Currie, the lead singer of the all-female rock band entitled “The Runaways”, playing opposite Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and the Oscar winning Tatum O’Neal. She then appeared in such movies as “Magic Mike” (2012), “Kiss of the Damned” (2012) and “Blake” (2013), and starred in one of Justin Timberlake’s music videos.
Then she landed roles in “Dixieland” (2015), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and “We Don’t Belong Here” (2015).
Among her latest projects one can find “Logan Lucky” (2017), “The House That Jack Built” (2018) and “The Lodge” (2019). Riley is also assigned to the role of Sandy Henderson in the upcoming movie “The Devil All the Time” (2020), and the role of Jessica in “Zola”.
Riley keeps her relationship with her father warm and close and often posts their mutual photos on her Instagram account. She has been married to Ben Smith-Petersen since 2015. As a model, she has featured in numerous fashion magazines, including Glamour and Glamour Spain, Marie Claire, etc. She also appeared in the Louis Vuitton look book of pre-Fall 2019.
In November 2019 Riley announced she was assigned to Reese Witherspoon’s Amazon Web-series “Daisy Jones and the Six”.
Son, Benjamin Storm Keough
Born on 21 October 1992, Benjamin Storm Keough became Danny and Lisa’s second child and only son. Unlike his elder sister, he decided to stay away from the media, and lives a quiet life, not sharing any events of his private life. Only once he appeared in the documentary movie about his family and grandfather, entitled “Elvis by the Presleys” (2005). After that, little is known about his life.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Danny has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He is 6ft 1in (1.88m) tall and weighs around 163lbs (75kgs). As to his clothing style, since his youth, Danny hasn’t cheated on his rock style in clothes, and always wears leather jackets, leather boots and various accessories, such as belts, metal bracelets, etc.
Net Worth and Salary
As of 2019, Danny’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. Danny’s daughter, Riley, has reputed wealth of $5 million, accumulated working hard as an actress and model. Danny’s former wife Lisa Marie Presley is in debt of $16 million after several years of financial mismanagement. She could probably have her mother, Danny’s former mother-in-law, Priscilla Presley, as a saving hand, as the widow of Elvis Presley still has a fortune reputed to be over $50 million.