Keith David Profile

Keith_HeadshotWith over 200 film, television and stage credits to his name, Keith David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

Most recently, Keith became a member of the cast of the long running series “Community” which currently airs on Yahoo. Keith is also featured on the Ben Stiller produced “Big Time in Hollywood Florida” on Comedy Central. Earlier Keith appeared on the small screen in the Fox comedy “Enlisted.”

On the big screen, Keith next appears in “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, due out in 2016. Some of his dozens of on-screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon; Clint Eastwood’s Bird; and Paul Haggis’ Academy Award-winning Crash, as well as There’s Something About Mary; Armageddon; Pitch Black; The Chronicles of Riddick; Requiem for a Dream; Mr. and Mrs. Smith; and Barbershop and Cloud Atlas based on the best selling novel.

Noted for his deep, commanding voice, another dimension of Keith’s career holds him as an Emmy winning voice over artist. Internationally known as the voice behind “Goliath” from Gargoyles and the title character in the Spawn animated series, he provided the voice for “Vhailor” in the video game Planescape: Torment and “The Arbiter” for Halo 2, and the wildly popular “Call To Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. Other voiceover credits include the A&E cable series City Confidential and the U.S. Navy television commercials.

Keith’s strong working relationship with Ken Burns made him the narrative voice for three of Ken’s epic documentaries. Last year the segment “A Necessary War” from Burns’ miniseries The War, earned David an Emmy® award to add to his first, previously won for Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. The miniseries Jazz also earned David an Emmy nomination. Keith’s also lent his voice to Coraline and Disney’s Princess and The Frog, released in December 2009.

As a native New Yorker, Mr. David has extensive stage experience. His studies in voice and theater at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama garnered him a 1992 Tony® Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play “Jelly’s Last Jam”. Some additional stage credits are: Sarah Pia Anderson’s revival of Hedda Gabler, and Lloyd Richards’ original Broadway staging of the late August Wilson’s Seven Guitars.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, Keith David is also an accomplished singer/songwriter with his own band. Keith has drafted some of today’s top producers and most popular performers to join him on his debut album. He is currently performing with symphonies and orchestras across the country.

The Many Voices of Keith

Credits (Taken from

 2016The Nice Guys (post-production)
Older Guy
 2016I Choose You (pre-production)
Joe Perkins (rumored)
 2014Dirt Lies (completed)
 Where Are the Cocoa Puffs? (announced)
Dr. MacIntyre (rumored)
 2015Union Furnace
Pin Stripe
 2015Big Time in Hollywood, FL (TV Series)
Agent Everett Malloy

Art Imitates Death (2015) … Agent Everett Malloy
The Hand That Feeds (2015) … Agent Everett Malloy
Monkey Largo (2015) … Agent Everett Malloy
What Dreams May Come (2015) … Agent Everett Malloy
Separate But Equal (2015) … Agent Everett Malloy
 2015What Lives Inside (TV Mini-Series)

Episode #1.4 (2015) … Soot (voice)
Episode #1.3 (2015) … Soot (voice)
Episode #1.2 (2015) … Soot (voice)
Episode #1.1 (2015) … Soot (voice)
 2015Dutch Book
Joe Johnson
 2015Archer (TV Series)
Lemuel Kane

The Kanes (2015) … Lemuel Kane (voice)
 2012-2015Adventure Time (TV Series)
Flame King / Balthus

Evergreen (2015) … Balthus (voice)
The Red Throne (2014) … Flame King (voice)
Earth & Water (2013) … Flame King (voice)
Vault of Bones (2013) … Flame King (voice)
Ignition Point (2012) … Flame King (voice)
 2015Dirty Lies
 2014Scorpion (TV Series)

Father’s Day (2014) … Warden
 2014The Magic City
Mr. Daniels
 2014Field of Lost Shoes
Old Judge
 2014Birds of Paradise (Video)
Old Buzzard (voice)
 2014Jabbawockeez: Regenerate (Short)
 2014Boiling Pot
Agent Long
 2014Sealing Your Fate (Short)
Gavin Taylor
 2014Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (TV Series)

Episode #1.7 (2014) … Dean
Episode #1.5 (2014) … Dean
 2013Frog Kingdom
Frog King
 2013Free Birds
Chief Broadbeak (voice)
 2013Saints Row IV (Video Game)
Vice President Keith David / Julius Little (voice)
 2013Sons of Liberty
Nathan Reynolds
 2013Marvel Heroes (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2013Black Asylum (Short)
Agent Davis
 2013The Bible (TV Mini-Series)

Courage (2013) … Narrator (voice)
Passion (2013) … Narrator (voice)
Betrayal (2013) … Narrator (voice)
Mission (2013) … Narrator (voice)
Survival (2013) … Narrator (voice)
 2013Touch (TV Series)

Ghosts (2013) … Dutch
 2013Samuel Bleak
Ned Coffman
 2013Belle’s (TV Series)
William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper

Runaway Bride (2013) … William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper
True Love (2013) … William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper
Whole Hog (2013) … William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper
The Intervention (2013) … William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper
One Big Happy Family (2013) … William ‘Big Bill’ Cooper
 2013Young Justice (TV Series)

War (2013) … Mongul (voice)
 2013Don’t Pass Me By
David Knox
 2012Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Commentator / Angry Birds Narrator / Bank Robber

Hemlock Gin and Juice (2012) … Commentator / Angry Birds Narrator / Bank Robber (voice)
 2012Christmas in Compton
Big Earl
 2012Double or Nothing (Short)
Homeless Dude
 2012Cloud Atlas
Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / …
 2012The Last Fall
Sydney Bishop
 2012Mass Effect 3 (Video Game)
Admiral David Anderson (voice)
 2012Animen: The Galactic Battle
Sergeant Brass
 2012The Undershepherd
Brother Wilks
 2011Allen Gregory (TV Series)
Carl Trent Davis / Carl Trent D’Avis

Mom Sizemore (2011) … Carl Trent D’Avis (voice)
Full Blown Maids (2011) … Carl Trent Davis (voice)
Interracial McAdams (2011) … Carl Trent Davis (voice)
1 Night in Gottlieb (2011) … Carl Trent Davis (voice)
Pilot (2011) … Carl Trent D’Avis (voice)
 2011Snowflake, the White Gorilla
Anvil (voice)
 2011Hopelessly in June
Dalbert Myers
 2011Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Jimmy Cannon

Ho’opa’i (2011) … Jimmy Cannon
 2011/IThe Inheritance
Uncle Melvin
 2011The Cape (TV Series)
Max Malini

Endgame (2011) … Max Malini
Razer (2011) … Max Malini
 2011Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Chaos (English version, voice)
 2011Synecdoche (Short) (voice)
 2010Tall Justice (Short)
 2010Murdock (Short)
 2010/INow Here
Detective Brinkman
 2010Chasing 3000
Officer L.
Coach Jenkins
 2010Meet Monica Velour
 2010Funny or Die Presents… (TV Series)
Sleeping Celebrity

Episode #1.6 (2010) … Sleeping Celebrity
 2010Mass Effect 2 (Video Game)
David Anderson (voice)
 2009Chain Letter
Detective Jim Crenshaw
 2009Numb3rs (TV Series)
Jeremiah Miller

Hydra (2009) … Jeremiah Miller
 2009The Butcher
Larry Cobb
 2009Pastor Brown
Pastor Brown
 2009Forgive Us Our Transgressions (Short)
Narrator (unconfirmed)
 2009Don McKay
Otis Kent
Terry Venable
 2009Against the Dark (Video)
Lt. Waters
The Cat (voice)
 2009Coraline (Video Game)
The Cat (voice)
 2008Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Chaos (English version, voice)
 2008Psych (TV Series)
Mr. Guster

Christmas Joy (2008) … Mr. Guster
 2008Saints Row 2 (Video Game)
Julius Little (voice)
 2008SIS (TV Movie)
Joseph Armstrong
 2008The Fifth Commandment
Max ‘Coolbreeze’ Templeton
 2008No Bad Days
 2008The Sensei
The Minister
 2008My Spy
FBI Chief Conrad
 2008Canterbury’s Law (TV Series)
Miles Grant

Sick as Your Secrets (2008) … Miles Grant
What Goes Around (2008) … Miles Grant
 2008Superhero Movie
The Chief of Police
 2008The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
Big Man

Survival of the Fittest (2008) … Big Man (voice)
 2008Beautiful Loser
Morgan – Adult
 2008Seducing Spirits
Pastor Bob
 2007Mass Effect (Video Game)
Captain David Anderson (voice)
 2007Halo 3 (Video Game)
Arbiter (voice)
 2007Transformers: The Game (Video Game)
Barricade (voice)
 2006-20077th Heaven (TV Series)
Stanley Sunday

And Away We Go (2007) … Stanley Sunday
Don’t Ax, Don’t Tell (2006) … Stanley Sunday
A Pain in the Neck (2006) … Stanley Sunday
 2007The Last Sentinel
Col. Norton / Gun Voice 2
 2007The Color Purple: The Color of Success (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2006-2007ER (TV Series)
Pastor Watkins

Jigsaw (2006) … Pastor Watkins
 2007Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (2007) … Narrator
 2006Saints Row (Video Game)
Julius (voice)

 2006All of Us (TV Series)

The N-Word (2006)
 2006The Oh in Ohio
Coach Popovitch
John Garnett
 2005Everwood (TV Series)

Pro Choice (2005) … Brian
 2005The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Bebe Clone (voice)
 2005Transporter 2
 2005Mr. & Mrs. Smith
 2005Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Lloyd Mackie

Winning a Battle, Losing the War (2005) … Lloyd Mackie
 2004Halo 2 (Video Game)
Arbiter (voice)
Lt. Dixon
 2004The Big House (TV Series)
Clarence Cleveland

The Anniversary Party (2004) … Clarence Cleveland
The Kidney Stays in the Picture (2004) … Clarence Cleveland
A Friend in Need (2004) … Clarence Cleveland
Almost Touched by an Angel (2004) … Clarence Cleveland
Hart Transplant (2004) … Clarence Cleveland
 2004Teen Titans (TV Series)

Only Human (2004) … Atlas (voice)
 2003Lords of EverQuest (Video Game)
Lord Vekk (voice)
 2003Justice League (TV Series)

Hearts and Minds: Part II (2003) … Despero (voice)
Hearts and Minds (2003) … Despero (voice)
 2003Spider-Man (TV Series)
FBI Agent Moseley / Agent Mosely

Royal Scam (2003) … FBI Agent Moseley (voice)
Keeping Secrets (2003) … Agent Mosely
 2003Kaena: The Prophecy
Voxem (English version, voice)
 2003Head of State
Bernard Cooper
 2003Agent Cody Banks
CIA Director
 2003CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Matt Phelps

Random Acts of Violence (2003) … Matt Phelps
 2002Hung-Up (Short)
 2002Miss Miami (TV Movie)
 2002Arli$$ (TV Series)
Cecil Pickett

Standards and Practices (2002) … Cecil Pickett
 200229 Palms
The Sheriff
 2001-2002The Job (TV Series)
Lt. Williams

Vacation (2002) … Lt. Williams
Neighbor (2002) … Lt. Williams (uncredited)
Telescope (2002) … Lt. Williams
Soup (2002) … Lt. Williams
Sacrilege (2002) … Lt. Williams
 2001Pretty When You Cry
Detective Charles Desett
 2001The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)

Tarzan and Tublat’s Revenge (2001) … Tublat (voice)
Tarzan and the Caged Fury (2001) … Tublat (voice)
Tarzan and the Enemy Within (2001) … Tublat (voice)
Detective Lunt
 2001Going to California (TV Series)

I Know Why the Caged Rhino Sings (2001) … Paradise
 2001Home Invaders
 2001Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Council Member #1 (voice)
 2001PBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series) (voice)
 2001G Spots? (Short)
The King
 2001Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Gunnery Sgt. Brinkloff
 2001Law & Order (TV Series)

Bronx Cheer (2001) … Robertson

 2001House of Mouse (TV Series)

The Stolen Cartoons (2001) … (voice)
 2000The Replacements
 2000The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain Ira Merit

Abaddon (2000) … Captain Ira Merit
Detective Davis
 1999Planescape: Torment (Video Game)
Vhailor (voice)
 1999ATF (TV Movie)
F.B.I. Director Richard Long
 1997-1999Spawn (TV Series)

Prophecy (1999) … Spawn (voice)
Chasing the Serpent (1999) … Spawn (voice)
Hunter’s Moon (1999) … Spawn (voice)
Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) … Spawn (voice)
Twitch Is Down (1999) … Spawn (voice)
 1998Hercules (TV Series)

Hercules and the Pool Party (1998) … Apollo (voice)
 1998Batman & Robin (Video Game) (voice)
 1998The Tiger Woods Story (TV Movie)
Earl Woods
 1998Behind the Zipper with Magda (Video short)
Charlie Jensen (uncredited)
 1998Disney’s Hades Challenge (Video Game)
Apollo the Sun God
 1997Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Decker (voice)
 1997Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie)
Algric Bartles
 1997Loose Women
Stylist #1
 1997Princess Mononoke
Okkoto (English version, voice)
 1997Executive Target
Apollo the Sun God (voice)
Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
Leo Richards, Gang Leader
 1997Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Warren Taft
 1997Todd McFarlane’s Spawn (Video)
Spawn (voice)
 1996Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (TV Series)
Goliath / Thailog / Hood 2

Seeing Isn’t Believing (1996) … Goliath (voice)
To Serve Mankind (1996) … Goliath
For It May Come True (1996) … Goliath (voice)
Genesis Undone (1996) … Goliath / Thailog (voice)
And Justice for All (1996) … Goliath (voice)
 1996Never Met Picasso
Homeless John
 1996Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
Mr. Pig

Animal Barn/Roach Hotel (1996) … Mr. Pig (voice)
 1996Larger Than Life
 1994-1996Gargoyles (TV Series)
Goliath / Morgan / Thailog / …

Hunter’s Moon: Part 3 (1996) … Goliath / Morgan (voice)
Hunter’s Moon: Part 1 (1996) … Goliath / Morgan / Thug #2 (voice)
Possession (1996) … Goliath (voice)
The Reckoning (1996) … Goliath / Thailog (voice)
 1996Eye for an Eye
 1996The Grave
The Priest
 1995Yellowstone: Realm of the Coyote (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1995Aladdin (TV Series)
Minos / King Zahbar

The Great Rift (1995) … King Zahbar (voice)
Seems Like Old Crimes: Part Two (1995) … Minos (voice)
Seems Like Old Crimes: Part One (1995) … Minos (voice)
 1994The Puppet Masters
Alex Holland
 1994Notes in a Minor Key (Short)
 1994Reality Bites
 1993American Playhouse (TV Series)
Big Willie

Hallelujah (1993) … Big Willie
 1993There Are No Children Here (TV Movie)
John Paul Rivers
 1993The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
 1993Tribeca (TV Series)
The Reader

Honor (1993) … The Reader
 1993The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
King Oliver

 1992Nails (TV Movie)
Noah Owens
 1992Article 99
Luther Jermoe
 1992Final Analysis
Detective Huggins
 19913×3 Eyes (Video)
Mama (English version, voice)
 1991Screen Two (TV Series)

Hallelujah Anyhow (1991) … Will
 1990Against the Law (TV Series)
Otis Turnbull

Requiem in B Flat (1990) … Otis Turnbull
 1990Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
 1989Road House
Ernie Bass
 1989A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)

Vendetta (1989) … Jesse
 1988Christmas in Tattertown (TV Movie)
Saxophone (voice)
 1988Ladykillers (TV Movie)
 1988The Equalizer (TV Series)

Sea of Fire (1988) … Cristo
Buster Franklin
 1988Stars and Bars
Eugene Teagarden
 1988Off Limits
 1988Braddock: Missing in Action III
Embassy Gate Captain
 1987Hot Pursuit
 1986The Whoopee Boys
Washington Square Peddler
 1983-1985Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (TV Series)
Keith / Keith the Handyman

1553: Families (1985) … Keith
1552: Families (1985) … Keith
1550: Music (1985) … Keith
1548: Music (1985) … Keith
1545: No and Yes (1985) … Keith
 1980The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie)
 1979Disco Godfather
Club Patron (uncredited)

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