Keith David

Lowest Rated: 0% American Dresser (2018)
Birthday: Jun 4, 1956
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
Actor, singer, and voice actor Keith David has spent much of his career on the stage, but also frequently works in feature films and on television. A native of New York City, David first performed as a child, singing in the All Borough Chorus and later attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts. Shortly after graduating from Juilliard, where he studied voice and theater, David landed a role in a production of Coriolanus at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. He starred opposite Christopher Walken. David made his Broadway debut in Albee's The Lady From Dubuque (1980) and, two years later, had his first film role in John Carpenter's The Thing. He would not appear in another feature film until he played King in Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986). In between, David alternated between stage and television work. He appeared in five films in 1988, including Clint Eastwood's Bird, where he gave a memorable performance as jazz sax player Buster Franklin. In 1992, David showed his considerable skill as a singer and dancer and won a Tony nomination for starring in the musical Jelly's Last Jam, opposite Gregory Hines. David's film career really picked up in the mid-'90s, with roles ranging from a gunslinger in Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead to a New York cop in Spike Lee's Clockers to an amputee who owns a pool parlor in Dead Presidents (all 1995). In 1998, David had a brief but memorable role as Cameron Diaz's boisterous stepfather in the Farrelly brother's zany Something About Mary. In one of the film's funniest scenes, David tries to help Diaz's prom date, Ben Stiller, extricate himself from an embarrassingly sticky situation. He is also well known to animation fans for his voice work in, among other projects, Disney's Gargoyles, HBO's Spawn, and the English-dubbed version of the Japanese-animated film Princess Mononoke. In 2000 he appeared in Requiem for a Dream, Pitch Black, and Where the Heart Is, as well as providing the narration of Ken Burns documentary on the history of jazz. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Barbershop, 29 Palms, Agent Cody Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the 2005 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Crash. He also found work in Transporter 2, The Oh in Ohio, Meet Monica Velour, Lottery Ticket, and the 2010 remake of Death at a Funeral.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet 21 Bridges Actor 2019
100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Wedding Year Actor 2019
27% Night School Gerald 2018
43% Ray Meets Helen Harve 2018
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Actor 2018
25% Love Jacked Ed 2018
59% You Might Be the Killer Actor 2018
0% American Dresser Charlie 2018
71% Tales from the Hood 2 Actor 2018
No Score Yet Union Furnace Actor 2017
70% Savage Dog Valentine 2017
No Score Yet Range 15 Colone Holloway $1.5K 2016
93% The Nice Guys Older Guy $32.3M 2016
2% Nina Clifton's Father 2016
No Score Yet Dirty Lies Doc 2016
No Score Yet Boiling Pot Agent Long 2015
No Score Yet Frog Kingdom Frog King 2015
No Score Yet Kids vs Monsters Barry 2015
40% Field of Lost Shoes Old Judge 2014
No Score Yet Birds of Paradise Actor 2014
18% Free Birds Chief Broadbeak $46.7M 2013
No Score Yet Samuel Bleak Actor 2013
No Score Yet Don't Pass Me By David Knox 2013
No Score Yet The Magic City Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Undershepherd Brother Wilks 2013
No Score Yet Sons Of Liberty Actor 2013
No Score Yet The North Star Frederick Douglas 2013
No Score Yet Christmas In Compton Big Earl 2012
No Score Yet The Last Fall Sydney Bishop 2012
66% Cloud Atlas Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient $22.2M 2012
18% Smiley Detective Diamond 2012
No Score Yet Double or Nothing Homeless Dude 2012
No Score Yet Highway (Hillbilly Highway) Mustafa 2012
No Score Yet Hopelessly In June Dalbert Myers 2012
No Score Yet Mark Twain Actor 2012
13% The Greening Of Whitney Brown Clerk 2011
55% Spork Coach Jenkins 2011
48% Meet Monica Velour Claude $32.1K 2011
No Score Yet No Saints for Sinners Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Inheritance Executive Producer Uncle Melvin 2011
No Score Yet Blue Actor 2010
29% Chain Letter Det. Jim Crenshaw $0.2M 2010
35% Lottery Ticket Sweet Tee $24.8M 2010
No Score Yet Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming Terry 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Reverend Davis $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Africa's Lost Eden Actor 2010
38% Don McKay Otis 2010
85% The Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier $104.4M 2009
6% All About Steve Corbitt $33.9M 2009
30% Gamer Agent Keith $20.5M 2009
No Score Yet Against the Dark Lt. Walters 2009
90% Coraline Cat $75.2M 2009
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Commander Scott Boytano 2009
No Score Yet Pastor Brown Actor 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Valentine Sal 2009
No Score Yet S.I.S. Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Fifth Commandment Max 'Coolbreeze' Templeton 2008
No Score Yet My Mom's New Boyfriend Actor 2008
No Score Yet Chasing 3000 Actor 2008
17% Superhero Movie Chief of Police $25.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Butcher Larry Cobb 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier The Centre 2008
12% First Sunday Judge B. Bennet Galloway $38M 2008
No Score Yet No Bad Days Actor 2008
No Score Yet WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Actor 2008
No Score Yet S.I.S. Joseph Armstrong 2008
No Score Yet Lost Treasure of the Maya Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Last Sentinel Colonel Norton 2007
5% Delta Farce Sergeant Kilgore $8.1M 2007
No Score Yet If I Had Known I Was a Genius Actor 2007
0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Scott Boytano 2006
22% The Oh in Ohio Coach Popovitch 2006
61% ATL John Garnett $21.2M 2006
21% Dirty Captain Spain 2006
No Score Yet Crusades: Crescent & the Cross Actor 2005
No Score Yet Death to the Supermodels Executive Producer 2005
52% Transporter 2 Stappleton $43.1M 2005
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Father $186.3M 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Forbidden Fruits Rev. Walters 2005
74% Crash Lt. Dixon $55.4M 2004
No Score Yet Beef II Narrator 2004
7% Kaena: The Prophecy Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Abu `Imam' al-Walid 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Imam $56.9M 2004
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London CIA Director $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet NOVA: Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land Actor 2004
No Score Yet Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Narrator 2003
0% 29 Palms The Sheriff 2003
30% Head of State Bernard Cooper $37.8M 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks CIA Director $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet Empires: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Actor 2003
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 2003
No Score Yet Egypt's Golden Empire Actor 2002
82% Barbershop Lester $75.1M 2002
No Score Yet Inside Islam Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Innocents Detective Davis 2002
No Score Yet Pretty When You Cry Det. Charles Desett 2001
38% Novocaine Lunt $1.6M 2001
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Council Member No. 1 2001
No Score Yet Home Invaders Actor 2001
41% The Replacements Lindell $44.1M 2000
35% Where the Heart Is Moses Whitecotten 2000
59% Pitch Black Imam 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Actor Director 1999
No Score Yet ATF F.B.I. Director Richard Long 1999
83% There's Something About Mary Mary's Stepfather 1998
38% Armageddon Gen. Kimsey 1998
No Score Yet Executive Target Lamar 1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Earl Woods 1998
50% Volcano Lt. Ed Fox 1997
54% Johns Homeless John 1997
No Score Yet Vanishing Point Warren Taftley 1997
No Score Yet Jewels of the Caribbean Sea Narrator 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Agent Bartles 1997
No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Actor 1996
11% Larger Than Life Hurst 1996
No Score Yet The Grave The Priest 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Martin 1996
No Score Yet Flipping Leo Richards 1996
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1996
41% Blue in the Face Jackie 1995
44% Dead Presidents Kirby 1995
69% Clockers Andre the Giant 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Sgt. Cantrell 1995
No Score Yet Gargoyles: The Movie Goliath 1995
No Score Yet World of National Geographic Narrator 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Holland 1994
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Lovecraft 1994
No Score Yet There Are No Children Here John Paul Rivers 1993
66% Reality Bites Roger 1993
No Score Yet Ocean Drifters Actor 1993
No Score Yet Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music Host 1993
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1993
No Score Yet Nails Owenns 1992
43% Article 99 Jerome 1992
52% Final Analysis Det. Huggins 1992
22% Marked for Death Max 1990
28% Men at Work Louis Fedders 1990
67% Always Powerhouse 1989
38% Road House Ernie Bass 1989
85% They Live Frank 1988
80% Bird Buster Franklin 1988
50% Off Limits Maurice 1988
No Score Yet Braddock: Missing in Action III Embassy Gate Captain 1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars Teagarden 1988
No Score Yet Ladykillers Actor 1988
No Score Yet Hot Pursuit Alphonso 1987
88% Platoon King 1986
84% The Thing Childs 1982
No Score Yet The Magic City (Magiki polis) Actor 1954

TV

CREDIT
91% Future Man
2017
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Greenleaf
2016
Bishop James Greenleaf
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
John
  • 2017
89% The Flash
2014
Solovar
  • 2017
No Score Yet Speechless
2016
The Colonel
  • 2017
  • 2016
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
Beale
  • 2016
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Beale
  • 2016
  • 2011
73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL
2015
Malloy
  • 2015
88% Community
2009-2015
Elroy Patashnik
  • 2015
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Warden
  • 2014
86% Enlisted
2014
Donald Cody Cody Wallace
  • 2014
  • 2013
63% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
2013-2014
Voice
  • 2013
14% The Bible
2013
Narrator Voice Narrator
  • 2013
68% Touch
2012
Dutch
  • 2013
8% Allen Gregory
2011
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Jimmy Cannon
  • 2011
41% The Cape
2011
Max Malini Max Milani
  • 2011
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet God in America
2010
Frederick Douglass
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Narrator
  • 2010
  • 1994
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Jeremiah Miller
  • 2009
92% Psych
2006-2014
Mr. Guster
  • 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2007
60% The War
2007
Narrator Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Pastor Watkins
  • 2006
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Brian Chapin
  • 2005
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Lloyd Mackie
  • 2005
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Narrator Voice
  • 2004
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Cecil
  • 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Matt Phelps
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Bronx DA John Robertson John Robertson
  • 2001
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Todd McFarlane's Spawn
1997-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Gargoyles
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Arthur
1996
Voice
  • 1996
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Rev. Harris
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Cristo
  • 1988

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