Keith David

Keith David

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Birthday: 
4 June 1956, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name: 
Keith David Williams
Height: 
188 cm
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted to act after playing the cowardly lion in his... Show more »
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted to act after playing the cowardly lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz." He later enrolled in New York's High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at Juilliard. After graduation, he was hired as an understudy for Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." In 1992, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam."Keith's extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of work. His films include "The Princess and the Frog", "Coraline", and "Crash". Other credits are "Barbershop", "Agent Cody Banks", and "Requiem for a Dream". Prior to that, Keith was featured in "There's Something About Mary", "Armageddon" and "Dead Presidents". Keith has received Emmy Awards for his narration of two Ken Burns documentaries: "The War" and "Unforgivable Blackness", and was nominated for his narration of "Jazz". He received a daytime Emmy nomination for his work in Showtime's "The Tiger Wood's Story". Keith David gained wide attention in 1986 for his role as King in the Oscar winning film "Platoon". Other of his over 75 film credits includes "Men at Work", "Clockers", and "Pitch Black". Keith has also worked with notable directors including Clint Eastwood ("Bird"), Steven Spielberg ("Always") and John Carpenter ("The Thing" and "They Live"). Born in Harlem, New York and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens, Keith sang in the all borough choir as a boy. He knew he wanted to act at the age of nine when he appeared as the cowardly lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz". He later attended New York's famed High School of the Performing Arts and then graduated from Juilliard. There he studied under such voice and speech teachers as Robert Williams and Edith Skinner. Show less «

Keith David's FILMOGRAPHY

Archer - Season 10

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Young Justice - Season 3

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Final Space - Season 2

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Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Season 4

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Future Man - Season 2

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In Search of Darkness

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Archer - Season 9

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BoJack Horseman - Season 5

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Final Space - Season 1

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SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 12

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We Bare Bears - Season 4

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The Flash - Season 5

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Speechless - Season 3

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Grey's Anatomy - Season 15

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Hawaii Five-0 - Season 9

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Greenleaf - Season 3

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Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout

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You Might Be the Killer

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Night School (2018)

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American Dresser

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Adventure Time - Season 10

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Future Man - Season 1

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Robot Chicken - Season 9

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Keith David'S roles

Agent Keith
Agent Keith
Reverend Davis
Reverend Davis
Corbitt
Corbitt
CIA Director
CIA Director
Sgt. Cantrell
Sgt. Cantrell
Max
Max
Joe Napier
Joe Napier
Apollo the Sun God
Apollo the Sun God
Okkoto
Okkoto
The Centre
The Centre
Kirby
Kirby
Abu 'Imam' al-Walid
Abu 'Imam' al-Walid
Andr
Andr
Lester Wallace
Lester Wallace
Dr. Facilier
Dr. Facilier
Colonel Holloway
Colonel Holloway
Big Tim
Big Tim
General Kimsey
General Kimsey
The Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire Cat
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
The Cat
The Cat
Judge B. Bennet Galloway
Judge B. Bennet Galloway
Sgt. Kilgore
Sgt. Kilgore
Louis Fedders
Louis Fedders
Frank
Frank
Mongul
Mongul
Sweet Tee
Sweet Tee
King
King
Childs
Childs
Moses Whitecotten
Moses Whitecotten
Mary's Dad
Mary's Dad
Bishop James Greenleaf
Bishop James Greenleaf
Solovar
Solovar
Pastor Watkins
Pastor Watkins
Flame King
Flame King
William Guster
William Guster
Tombstone
Tombstone
Sal Commander
Sal Commander
Despero
Despero
Elroy Patashnik
Elroy Patashnik
Internet
Internet
Minos
Minos
Harve
Harve
Bishop James Greenleaf
Bishop James Greenleaf
Lloyd Mackie
Lloyd Mackie
Solovar
Solovar
Mongul
Mongul
Doctor Kronish, Dr. Elias Kronish
Doctor Kronish, Dr. Elias Kronish