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Keith David was born in New York City's Harlem district and 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 ... See full bio »

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 2015 Memphis Sun (announced)
Uncle Joe
 2016 Jersey 4 (pre-production)
Father of Jermaine
 2015 The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (filming)
Frederick Douglass (voice)
 2014 Dutch Book (post-production)
Joe Johnson
 2014 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (TV Series) (post-production)
Dean
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... Dean
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Dean
 2014 Union Furnace (completed)
Pin Stripe
 2014 Boiling Pot (completed)
Agent Long
 2014 Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Video Game) (announced)
Arbiter
  Where Are the Cocoa Puffs? (announced)
Dr. MacIntyre (rumored)
 2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL (TV Series)
Malloy
- Art Imitates Death (2015) ... Malloy
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Malloy
 2014 The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW (TV Series)
Narrator
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Donald Cody
- Alive Day (2014) ... Sgt. Major Donald Cody
- Army Men (2014) ... Sgt. Major Donald Cody
- The General Inspection (2014) ... Sgt. Major Donald Cody
- Prank War (2014) ... Sgt. Major Donald Cody
- Paint Cart 5000 vs. the Mondo Spider (2014) ... Sgt. Major Donald Cody
 2014 The Magic City
Mr. Daniels
 2014 Field of Lost Shoes
Old Judge
 2014 Birds of Paradise (Video)
Old Buzzard (voice)
 2012-2014 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Flame King
- 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)
- Incendium (2012) ... Flame King (voice)
 2013 Free Birds
Chief Broadbeak (voice)
 2013 H4
Worcester
 2013 Saints Row IV (Video Game)
Vice President Keith David / Julius Little (voice)
 2013 Assault on Wall Street
Freddy
 2013 Sons of Liberty
Nathan Reynolds
 2013 Marvel Heroes (Video Game)
Nick Fury (voice)
 2013 Black Asylum (Short)
Agent Davis
 2013 The Bible (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Courage (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Passion (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Betrayal (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mission (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Survival (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2013 Touch (TV Series)
Dutch
- Ghosts (2013) ... Dutch
 2013 Samuel Bleak
Ned Coffman
 2013 Young Justice (TV Series)
Mongul
- Intervention (2013) ... Mongul (uncredited)
- War (2013) ... Mongul (voice)
 2013 Belle'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
 2013 Don't Pass Me By
David Knox
 2012 Highway
Mustafa
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Commentator / Angry Birds Narrator / Bank Robber
- Hemlock Gin and Juice (2012) ... Commentator / Angry Birds Narrator / Bank Robber (voice)
 2012 Double or Nothing (Short)
Homeless Dude
 2012 Smiley
Diamond
 2012 Cloud Atlas
Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / ...
 2012 Community (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pillows and Blankets (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Last Fall
Sydney Bishop
 2012 Mass Effect 3 (Video Game)
Admiral David Anderson (voice)
 2012 Animen: The Galactic Battle
Sergeant Brass
 2011 If I Tell You I Have to Kill You
Detective Harris
 2011 Allen 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)
 2011 Snowflake, the White Gorilla
Anvil (voice)
 2011 Hopelessly in June
Dalbert Myers
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Jimmy Cannon
- Ho'opa'i (2011) ... Jimmy Cannon
 2011/I The Inheritance
Uncle Melvin
 2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Chaos (English version, voice)
 2011 Synecdoche (Short) (voice)
 2011 No Saints for Sinners
Victor
 2010 Tall Justice (Short)
Voiceover
 2010 Murdock (Short)
Murdock
 2010/I Now Here
Detective Brinkman
 2010 Chasing 3000
Officer L.
 2010 Spork
Coach Jenkins
 2010 Meet Monica Velour
Claude
 2010 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Sleeping Celebrity
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Sleeping Celebrity
 2010 Mass Effect 2 (Video Game)
David Anderson (voice)
 2010 Sealing Your Fate (Short)
Gavin Taylor
 2010 Something Like a Business
Sebastian
 2009 Chain Letter
Detective Jim Crenshaw
 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Video Game)
Sergeant Foley (voice)
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Jeremiah Miller
- Hydra (2009) ... Jeremiah Miller
 2009 The Butcher
Larry Cobb
 2009 Pastor Brown
Pastor Brown
 2009 Forgive Us Our Transgressions (Short)
Narrator (unconfirmed)
 2009 Don McKay
Otis Kent
 2009/II Blue
Terry Venable
 2009 Against the Dark (Video)
Lt. Waters
 2009 Coraline
The Cat (voice)
 2009 Coraline (Video Game)
The Cat (voice)
 2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Chaos (English version, voice)
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
Mr. Guster
- Christmas Joy (2008) ... Mr. Guster
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game)
Julius Little (voice)
 2008 SIS (TV Movie)
Joseph Armstrong
 2008 The Sensei
The Minister
 2008 Canterbury's Law (TV Series)
Miles Grant
- Sick as Your Secrets (2008) ... Miles Grant
- What Goes Around (2008) ... Miles Grant
 2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
Big Man
- Survival of the Fittest (2008) ... Big Man (voice)
 2008 Beautiful Loser
Morgan - Adult
 2008 Seducing Spirits
Pastor Bob
 2007 Mass Effect (Video Game)
Captain David Anderson (voice)
 2007 Halo 3 (Video Game)
Arbiter (voice)
 2007 Transformers: The Game (Video Game)
Barricade (voice)
 2006-2007 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Stanley Sunday
- And Away We Go (2007) ... Stanley Sunday
- You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone (2006) ... Stanley Sunday
- Don't Ax, Don't Tell (2006) ... Stanley Sunday
- A Pain in the Neck (2006) ... Stanley Sunday
 2007 The Last Sentinel
Col. Norton / Gun Voice 2
 2007 The Color Purple: The Color of Success (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Saints Row (Video Game)
Julius (voice)
 2006 All of Us (TV Series)
- The N-Word (2006)
 2006 The Oh in Ohio
Coach Popovitch
 2006 ATL
John Garnett
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Brian
- Pro Choice (2005) ... Brian
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Bebe Clone (voice)
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Lloyd Mackie
- Winning a Battle, Losing the War (2005) ... Lloyd Mackie
 2004 Halo 2 (Video Game)
Arbiter (voice)
 2004/I Crash
Lt. Dixon
 2004 The 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
 2004 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Atlas
- Only Human (2004) ... Atlas (voice)
 2003 Lords of EverQuest (Video Game)
Lord Vekk (voice)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Despero
- Hearts and Minds: Part II (2003) ... Despero (voice)
- Hearts and Minds (2003) ... Despero (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
FBI Agent Moseley / Agent Mosely
- Royal Scam (2003) ... FBI Agent Moseley (voice)
- Keeping Secrets (2003) ... Agent Mosely
 2003 Kaena: The Prophecy
Voxem (English version, voice)
 2003 Head of State
Bernard Cooper
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Matt Phelps
- Random Acts of Violence (2003) ... Matt Phelps
 2002 Hung-Up (Short)
Mervin
 2002 Miss Miami (TV Movie)
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Cecil Pickett
- Standards and Practices (2002) ... Cecil Pickett
 2001-2002 The 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
 2001 Pretty When You Cry
Detective Charles Desett
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Tublat
- Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge (2001) ... Tublat (voice)
- Tarzan and the Caged Fury (2001) ... Tublat (voice)
- Tarzan and the Enemy Within (2001) ... Tublat (voice)
 2001 Going to California (TV Series)
Paradise
- I Know Why the Caged Rhino Sings (2001) ... Paradise
 2001 Home Invaders
Matador
 2001 PBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series) (voice)
 2001 G Spots? (Short)
The King
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Gunnery Sgt. Brinkloff
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Robertson
- Bronx Cheer (2001) ... Robertson
 2001 House of Mouse (TV Series)
- The Stolen Cartoons (2001) ... (voice)
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain Ira Merit
- Abaddon (2000) ... Captain Ira Merit
 2000 Innocents
Detective Davis
 1999 Planescape: Torment (Video Game)
Vhailor (voice)
 1999 ATF (TV Movie)
F.B.I. Director Richard Long
 1999 Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (Video)
Spawn (voice)
 1997-1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Spawn
- 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)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Apollo
- Hercules and the Pool Party (1998) ... Apollo (voice)
 1998 Spawn 2 (Animated Series) (Video) (voice)
 1998 Batman & Robin (Video Game) (voice)
 1998 The Tiger Woods Story (TV Movie)
Earl Woods
 1998 Behind the Zipper with Magda (Video short)
Charlie Jensen (uncredited)
 1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Decker (voice)
 1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie)
Algric Bartles
 1997 Loose Women
Stylist #1
 1997 Princess Mononoke
Okkoto (English version, voice)
 1997 Executive Target
Lamar
 1997 Hercules
Apollo the Sun God (voice)
 1997 Flipping
Leo Richards, Gang Leader
 1997 Vanishing Point (TV Movie)
Warren Taft
 1996 Gargoyles: 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)
 1996 Never Met Picasso
Larry
 1996 Johns
Homeless John
 1996 Timon & Pumbaa (TV Series)
Mr. Pig
- Animal Barn/Roach Hotel (1996) ... Mr. Pig (voice)
 1996 Larger Than Life
Hurst
 1994-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Goliath / Morgan / Thailog / ...
- Hunter's Moon: Part 3 (1996) ... Goliath / Morgan (voice)
- Hunter's Moon: Part 1 (1996) ... Goliath / Morgan (voice)
- Possession (1996) ... Goliath
- The Reckoning (1996) ... Goliath / Thailog (voice)
 1996 Eye for an Eye
Martin
 1996 The Grave
The Priest
 1995 Yellowstone: Realm of the Coyote (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1995 Aladdin (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)
 1994 The Puppet Masters
Alex Holland
 1994 Notes in a Minor Key (Short)
Kansas
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Big Willie
- Hallelujah (1993) ... Big Willie
 1993 There Are No Children Here (TV Movie)
John Paul Rivers
 1993 The Last Outlaw (TV Movie)
Lovecraft
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
The Reader
- Honor (1993) ... The Reader
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
King Oliver
 1992 Nails (TV Movie)
Noah Owens
 1992 Article 99
Luther Jermoe
 1992 Final Analysis
Detective Huggins
 1991 3x3 Eyes (Video)
Mama (English version, voice)
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Will
- Hallelujah Anyhow (1991) ... Will
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Otis Turnbull
- Requiem in B Flat (1990) ... Otis Turnbull
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Martin
 1989 Always
Powerhouse
 1989 Road House
Ernie Bass
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Jesse
- Vendetta (1989) ... Jesse
 1988 Christmas in Tattertown (TV Movie)
Saxophone (voice)
 1988 Ladykillers (TV Movie)
 1988 They Live
Frank
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Cristo
- Sea of Fire (1988) ... Cristo
 1988 Bird
Buster Franklin
 1988 Stars and Bars
Eugene Teagarden
 1988 Off Limits
Maurice
 1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III
Embassy Gate Captain
 1987 Hot Pursuit
Alphonso
 1986 Platoon
King
 1986 The Whoopee Boys
Washington Square Peddler
 1983-1985 Mister 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
 1982 The Thing
Childs
 1980 The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie)
Chorus
 1979 Disco Godfather
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on Gargoyles (1994)] I was very moved by Goliath. I was moved by playing him. They're not displaced citizens but they are citizens from another time and another place that were placed in this modern context and maintained that integrity. See more »

Trivia:

3 children - daughters Ruby and Maelee with his current wife and a son Owen from his previous marriage to Margit. See more »

Trademark:

Voice of Goliath on Gargoyles (1994) See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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