The same year, he had a break-out role in the movie Parenthood.
From 1991, Reeves played bass guitar in the alternative rock band Dogstar.
He later dropped out and did not obtain a high school diploma.
Reeves' first studio movie appearance was Youngblood (1986), in which he played a Québécois goalie.
She subsequently married her fourth husband, a hairdresser named Jack Bond. Grandparents and nannies babysat Reeves and his sisters, and Reeves grew up primarily in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto.
In 1992, he played Jonathan Harker in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed blockbuster Bram Stoker's Dracula.He is a musician and played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky.He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant.After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizeable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including the lead roles in Permanent Record and the unexpectedly successful 1989 comedy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, along with its 1991 sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.