Keith David

Keith David

Highest Rated: 91% The Nice Guys (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 4, 1956

Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

Actor Keith David was born Keith David Williams in Harlem, in New York City in 1956, and grew up in Corona, Queens. David attended New York's High School of Performing Arts, and later attended Julliard School's Drama Division. After graduation David toured with John Houseman's "The Acting Company" in a number of productions including "Waiting for Godot" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Only two years later he was cast in John Carpenter's "The Thing". He worked consistently after that, appearing in the movies "Platoon" (1986), "Road House" (1989), "Always" (1989) and "Stars and Bars" (1988) during the 1980s. In the 90s he appeared in acclaimed films "Clockers" (1995), "Requiem for a Dream"(1999),  "Dead Presidents" (1995), and "There's Something About Mary" (1998). In addition to his onscreen work David was also a prominent voice actor. He voiced Goliath in "Gargoyles" (Disney, 1994-97), and was featured in "Princess Mononoke" (1997). He also provided narration for a number of Ken Burns documentaries. He also narrated documentaries for WWE, Major League Baseball, History Channel and PBS.  David was also known for his work in the theater and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in 1992's production of "Jelly's Last Jam."

Highest rated movies

The Nice Guys Platoon They Live Barbershop There's Something About Mary
Bird
The Thing Requiem for a Dream

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Catwoman: Hunted Tobias Whale (Voice) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pups Alone The Wise Bartender (Character) - 2021
72% 38% Black as Night Unknown (Character) - 2021
17% 17% The Seventh Day Father Louis (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 78% Insight Captain Duke (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Gregory Devereaux (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
40% 21% Horizon Line Wyman (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 420 Movie Chief Ironweed (Character) - 2020
54% 91% 21 Bridges Deputy Chief Spencer (Character) $28.5M 2019
44% 50% The Wedding Year Preston (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Daze Narrator - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet F... You All: The Uwe Boll Story Self - 2018
No Score Yet 92% Brothers in Arms Himself (Voice) - 2018
22% 62% Love Jacked Ed (Character) - 2018
26% 38% Night School Gerald (Character) $77.2M 2018
0% 65% American Dresser Charlie (Character) $2.2K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kulipari: Amphibians Rise Unknown (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes Narrator - 2017
43% 73% Ray Meets Helen Harve (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a War Story Unknown (Character) - 2017
69% 44% Savage Dog Valentine (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue: The American Dream Terry Venable (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Service to Man Dean Holmes (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 83% Range 15 Colonel Holloway (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Lies Doc (Character) - 2016
91% 79% The Nice Guys Older Guy (Character) $36.2M 2016
2% 23% Nina Clifton's Father (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet If I Tell You I Have to Kill You Detective Harris (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Don Alfonso (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Union Furnace Pin Stripe (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 60% The North Star Frederick Douglas (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 86% Boiling Pot Agent Long (Character) - 2014
40% 50% Field of Lost Shoes Old Judge (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 42% Frog Kingdom Unknown (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 68% Don't Pass Me By David Knox (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 69% Sons of Liberty Nathan Reynolds (Character) - 2013
20% 44% Free Birds Chief Broadbeak (Voice) $55.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magic City Mr. Daniels (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet H4 Worcester (Character) - 2012
25% 41% Assault on Wall Street Freddy (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 64% The Last Fall Sydney Bishop (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 52% Christmas in Compton Big Earl (Character) - 2012
66% 66% Cloud Atlas Joe Napier, et al (Character) $27.1M 2012
17% 30% Smiley Diamond (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% No Saints for Sinners Victor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowflake, the White Gorilla Anvil (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 31% Samuel Bleak Ned Coffman (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 33% Hopelessly in June Dalbert Myers (Character) - 2011
13% 38% The Greening of Whitney Brown Clerk (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 47% Birds of Paradise Old Buzzard (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 10% The Inheritance Uncle Melvin (Character) - 2010
48% 34% Meet Monica Velour Claude (Character) $31.6K 2010
33% 46% Chain Letter Det. Jim Crenshaw (Character) $143.0K 2010
No Score Yet 34% Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Terry (Character) - 2010
34% 44% Lottery Ticket Sweet Tee (Character) $24.7M 2010
43% 45% Death at a Funeral Rev. Davis (Character) $42.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Now Here Detective Brinkman (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Terry Venable (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 53% Pastor Brown Pastor Brown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 35% Charlie Valentine Sal (Character) - 2009
38% 23% Don McKay Otis Kent (Character) - 2009
85% 74% The Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier (Voice) - 2009
6% 30% All About Steve Corbitt (Character) $33.9M 2009
No Score Yet 25% The Fifth Commandment Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton (Character) - 2009
90% 73% Coraline The Cat (Voice) $75.3M 2009
No Score Yet 24% Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Cmdr. Scott Boytano (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 66% The Sensei The Minister (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 17% No Bad Days Terrence (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 38% S.I.S. Joseph Armstrong (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 29% My Mom's New Boyfriend FBI Chief Conrad (Character) - 2008
12% 57% First Sunday Judge B. Bennet Galloway (Character) $37.9M 2008
No Score Yet 21% The Butcher Larry Cobb (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 14% The Last Sentinel Col. Norton / Gun Voice 2 (Character) - 2007
5% 38% Delta Farce Sgt. Kilgore (Character) $8.1M 2007
No Score Yet 10% If I Had Known I Was a Genius Dad (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life Narrator - 2007
No Score Yet 54% Forbidden Fruits Rev. Walters (Character) - 2006
0% 37% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil MCPO Scott Boytano (Character) - 2006
23% 35% The Oh in Ohio Coach Popovitch (Character) - 2006
62% 86% ATL John Garnett (Character) $21.2M 2006
21% 42% Dirty Capt. Spain (Character) $271.1K 2005
52% 58% Transporter 2 Stappleton (Character) $43.1M 2005
60% 58% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Father (Character) $186.3M 2005
74% 88% Crash Lt. Dixon (Character) $54.6M 2004
29% 65% The Chronicles of Riddick Imam (Character) $57.6M 2004
14% 31% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London CIA Director (Character) $23.2M 2004
7% 44% Kaena: The Prophecy Voxem (Voice) $7.7K 2003
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Leon (Character) $30.0M 2003
30% 47% Head of State Bernard Cooper (Character) $37.8M 2003
38% 32% Agent Cody Banks CIA Director (Character) $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet 97% Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Unknown (Character) - 2003
0% 36% 29 Palms The Sheriff (Character) - 2002
83% 62% Barbershop Lester (Character) $75.1M 2002
No Score Yet 39% Pretty When You Cry Detective Charles Desett (Character) - 2001
38% 38% Novocaine Detective Lunt (Character) $2.0M 2001
44% 48% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Council Member #1 (Voice) $32.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Invaders Matador (Character) - 2001
79% 93% Requiem for a Dream Little John (Character) $3.6M 2000
41% 66% The Replacements Lindell (Character) $44.7M 2000
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Moses Whitecotten (Character) $33.8M 2000
60% 77% Pitch Black Imam (Character) $39.2M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet ATF F.B.I. Director Richard Long (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Summer Det. Davis (Character) - 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Lt. General Kimsey (Character) $201.6M 1998
83% 61% There's Something About Mary Charlie Jensen (Character) $176.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Earl Woods (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point Warren Taft (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 76% Don King: Only in America Herbert Muhammad (Character) - 1997
49% 32% Volcano Police Lieutenant Ed Fox (Character) $47.5M 1997
No Score Yet 10% Executive Target Lamar (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Algric Bartles (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flipping Leo Richards (Character) $14.3K 1996
No Score Yet 55% The Grave The Priest (Character) - 1996
54% 57% Johns Homeless John (Character) $106.0K 1996
11% 29% Larger Than Life Hurst (Character) $8.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loose Women Stylist 1 (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Larry (Character) - 1996
8% 55% Eye for an Eye Martin (Character) $25.7M 1996
72% 74% Clockers André the Giant (Character) $13.0M 1995
58% 53% The Quick and the Dead Sgt. Clay Cantrell (Character) $17.3M 1995
43% 76% Blue in the Face Jackie Robinson (Character) $586.3K 1995
45% 78% Dead Presidents Kirby (Character) $24.1M 1995
64% 74% Reality Bites Roger (Character) $20.0M 1994
No Score Yet 87% Gargoyles, the Movie: The Heroes Awaken Unknown (Voice) - 1994
No Score Yet 51% The Last Outlaw Lovecraft (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues King Oliver (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Are No Children Here John Paul Rivers (Character) - 1993
43% 54% Article 99 Luther Jermoe (Character) $6.2M 1992
54% 36% Final Analysis Detective Huggins (Character) $27.0M 1992
No Score Yet 31% Nails Noah Owens (Character) - 1992
30% 45% Men at Work Louis Fedders (Character) $14.1M 1990
27% 50% Marked for Death Max (Character) $43.1M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hallelujah Anyhow Will (Character) - 1990
64% 60% Always Powerhouse (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Eugene Teagarden (Character) $14.9K 1988
83% 79% Bird Buster Franklin (Character) $1.5M 1988
85% 79% They Live Frank (Character) $12.3M 1988
50% 32% Off Limits Maurice (Character) $6.9M 1988
87% 93% Platoon King (Character) $138.5M 1986
82% 92% The Thing Childs (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
79% 81% Love Life Narrator 2021
No Score Yet 75% Creepshow Murdoch (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Kids on Earth Thrull (Voice) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 71% Greenleaf Bishop James Greenleaf (Character) 2016-2020
92% 57% black-ish Loose Craig (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Burke/Man (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 62% NCIS: New Orleans Gene Holloway (Guest Star) 2020
89% 66% The Flash Solovar (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Voice)
2017 2020
No Score Yet 100% NOVA Narrator 2019
94% 78% Fresh Off the Boat Clyde Roses (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters Kane (Voice) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet 74% SpongeBob SquarePants Gary (Guest Voice) 2018
62% 53% Superior Donuts John (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 78% Speechless The Colonel (Guest Star) 2017
91% 83% Future Man Doctor Kronish (Character) 2017
94% 86% Rick and Morty The President (Guest Voice) 2015 2017
No Score Yet 89% We Bare Bears Mr. Charles (Guest Voice) 2017
100% 94% Adventure Time Balthus (Guest Voice) 2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Unknown (Voice) 2016
92% 76% Person of Interest Terence Beale (Guest Star) 2016
88% 88% Community Elroy Patashnik (Guest Star) 2012 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Lives Inside Soot (Character) 2015
90% 86% Archer LemuelKane. (Guest Voice) 2015
61% 78% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
87% 85% Enlisted Sgt. Major Donald Cody (Character) 2014
63% 66% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible Narrator 2013
68% 67% Touch Dutch (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle's Big Bill Cooper (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
12% 8% Allen Gregory Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
41% 40% The Cape Max Malini (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet God in America Unknown (Character) 2010
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Sleeping Celebrity (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ken Burns: The War Narrator 2007
No Score Yet 84% ER Pastor Watkins (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big House Clarence Cleveland (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Matt Phelps (Guest Star) 2003
100% No Score Yet The Job Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ken Burns American Lives Narrator 2002
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn Unknown (Voice) 1997-1999
No Score Yet 74% Gargoyles Goliath (Voice) 1994-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gargoyles Goliath (Voice) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 87% Aladdin Unknown (Guest Voice) 1994
77% 100% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ricking Morty Unknown (Character)