Keith David

4 Jun 1956


Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), better known as Keith David, is an American film, television, and voice actor, and singer. He is perhaps most known for his live-action roles in such films as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work. He has also had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter's films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), the General in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. David is also well known for his voice over career, primarily his Emmy winning work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films. Characters that he has voiced include Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, the Arbiter in Halo 2 and Halo 3, David Anderson in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game, Julius Little in Saints Row and Saints Row 2, Sgt. Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, and Chaos in Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.


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Filmography (79 titles)

(movie, 2020)
···The 420 Movie
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Chief Ironweed)
(movie, 2019)
···21 Bridges
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Deputy Chief Spencer)
(movie, 2017)
···Savage Dog
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Valentine)
(movie, 2016)
···The Nice Guys
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Role: Actor (as Older Guy)
(movie, 2015)
···Boiling Pot
Genre: History, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Agent Long)
(movie, 2014)
···Birds of Paradise
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Old Buzzard (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···Sons of Liberty
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Nathan Reynolds)
(movie, 2013)
···Assault on Wall Street
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Freddy)
(movie, 2012)
9.5Cloud Atlas
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Kupaka · Joe Napier · An-kor Apis · Prescient)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Diamond)
(movie, 2010)
···Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Terry)
(movie, 2010)
···Chain Letter
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Det. Jim Crenshaw)
(movie, 2010)
···Lottery Ticket
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sweet Tee)
(movie, 2010)
···Meet Monica Velour
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Claude)
(movie, 2010)
···Death at a Funeral
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Reverend Davis)
(movie, 2009)
···The Princess and the Frog
Genre: Romance, Family, Animation
Role: Actor (as Dr. Facilier (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···All About Steve
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Corbitt)
(movie, 2009)
···The Butcher
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Larry Cobb)
(movie, 2009)
···Don McKay
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Otis Kent)
(movie, 2009)
···Charlie Valentine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sal)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Cat (voice))
Genre: War, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Commander Scott Boytano)
(movie, 2009)
···Against the Dark
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Waters)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Terry Venable)
(movie, 2008)
···The Fifth Commandment
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton)
(movie, 2008)
···Superhero Movie
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as The Chief of Police)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as The Centre (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···First Sunday
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Judge B. Bennet Galloway)
(movie, 2008)
···The Sensei
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Minister)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Barricade (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dad)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as MCPO Scott Boytano)
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as John Garnett)
(movie, 2006)
···The Oh in Ohio
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Coach Popovitch)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Spain)
(movie, 2005)
···Transporter 2
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Stappleton)
(movie, 2005)
···Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lt. Dixon)
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abu al-Walid (Voice))
(movie, 2004)
···The Chronicles of Riddick
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abu "Imam" al-Walid)
(movie, 2003)
···Hollywood Homicide
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Leon)
(movie, 2003)
···Head of State
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bernard Cooper)
(movie, 2003)
···Agent Cody Banks
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as CIA Director)
(movie, 2003)
···Kaena: La prophétie
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Voxem (voice: English version))
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lester Wallace)
(movie, 2002)
···29 Palms
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Sheriff)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Lunt)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Council Member (voice))
(movie, 2000)
···Where the Heart Is
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Moses Whitecotten)
(movie, 2000)
···Pitch Black
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Abu "Imam" al-Walid)
(movie, 1998)
···There's Something About Mary
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Charlie Jensen)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as General Kimsey)
(movie, 1998)
···The Tiger Woods Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Earl Woods)
(movie, 1997)
···Executive Target
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lamar)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Apollo the Sun God (voice))
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Police Lieutenant Ed Fox)
(movie, 1996)
···Larger Than Life
Genre: Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hurst)
(movie, 1996)
···Eye For An Eye
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Martin)
(movie, 1995)
···Dead Presidents
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Kirby)
(movie, 1995)
···Blue in the Face
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jackie Robinson)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as André the Giant)
(movie, 1995)
···The Quick and the Dead
Genre: Western, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Cantrell)
(movie, 1994)
···The Puppet Masters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alex Holland)
(movie, 1993)
···The Last Outlaw
Genre: Action, Western, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Lovecraft)
(movie, 1993)
···There Are No Children Here
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as John Paul Rivers)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Thriller, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Noah Owens)
(movie, 1992)
···Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Detective Huggins)
(movie, 1990)
···Marked for Death
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 1990)
···Men at Work
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Louis Fedders)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Powerhouse)
(movie, 1988)
···They Live
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank)
(movie, 1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Buster Franklin)
(movie, 1988)
···Off Limits
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Maurice)
Genre: Action, War
Role: Actor (as Embassy Gate Captain)
(movie, 1988)
···Christmas in Tattertown
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Saxophone)
(movie, 1987)
···Hot Pursuit
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Alphonso)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Role: Actor (as King)
(movie, 1982)
···The Thing
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Childs)