Keith David

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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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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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Gender Male

Known Credits 155

Birthday 1956-06-04

Place of Birth Harlem - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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2016 Greenleaf(7 episodes) as Bishop James Greenleaf
2016 Range 15 as Colonel Holloway
2016 The Nice Guys as Older Guy
2016 Jackie Robinson as Narrator
2016 Dirty Lies as Doc
2015 Halo 5: Guardians as The Arbiter
2015 Boiling Pot as Agent Long
2015 Union Furnace as Pin Stripe
2015 Secrets of the Magic City as Mr. Daniels
2015 Frog Kingdom as Frog King
2015 What Lives Inside(4 episodes) as Soot
2014 Remaking the Legend - Halo 2 Anniversary
2014 Field of Lost Shoes as Old Judge
2014 Scorpion(1 episode) as Warden
2014 Birds of Paradise as Old Buzzard (voice)
2014 Enlisted(14 episodes) as Sgt. Major Donald Cody
2013 Sons of Liberty as Nathan Reynolds
2013 Assault on Wall Street as Freddy
2013 The Bible as Narrator
2013 The Bible(5 episodes) as Narrator
2013 Don't Pass Me By as David Knox
2012 Christmas in Compton as Big Earl
2012 Cloud Atlas as Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient
2012 Double or Nothing as Homeless Dude
2012 Smiley as Diamond
2012 The Last Fall
2012 AniMen: The Galactic Battle as Sergeant Brass
2011 Pastor Brown as Pastor Brown
2011 Hopelessly in June as Dalbert Myers
2011 The Inheritance as Uncle Melvin
2011 Samuel Bleak
2011 The Cape(11 episodes) as Max Malini
2010 Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming as Terry
2010 Chain Letter as Det. Jim Crenshaw
2010 Lottery Ticket as Sweet Tee
2010 Something Like A Business as Sebastian
2010 Meet Monica Velour as Claude
2010 Death at a Funeral as Reverend Davis
2009 The Princess and the Frog as Dr. Facilier (voice)
2009 Community(1 episode) as Narrator
2009 Community(13 episodes) as Elroy Patashnik
2009 All About Steve as Corbitt
2009 The Butcher as Larry Cobb
2009 Don McKay as Otis Kent
2009 Charlie Valentine as Sal
2009 Coraline as Cat (voice)
2009 Behind Enemy Lines III: Colombia as Commander Scott Boytano
2009 Against the Dark as Lt. Waters
2008 S.I.S. as Joseph Armstrong
2008 The Fifth Commandment as Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton
2008 No Bad Days as Terrence
2008 The Sensei as Minister
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend as FBI Chief Conrad
2008 Superhero Movie as The Chief of Police
2008 Canterbury's Law(2 episodes)
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man(0 episodes)
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier as The Centre (voice)
2008 First Sunday as Judge B. Bennet Galloway
2007 Transformers as Barricade (voice)
2007 Delta Farce as Sgt. Kilgore
2007 If I Had Known I Was a Genius as Dad
2007 The Last Sentinel as Colonel Norton
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil as MCPO Scott Boytano
2006 ATL as John Garnett
2006 The Oh in Ohio as Coach Popovitch
2006 Numb3rs(1 episode)
2005 Dirty as Captain Spain
2005 Transporter 2 as Stappleton
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Father
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode) as Lloyd Mackie
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London as CIA Director
2004 Last Stand of the Great Bear as Narrator
2004 Beef II as Narrator
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick as Abu "Imam" al-Walid
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury as Abu al-Walid (Voice)
2004 Crash as Lt. Dixon
2004 The Big House(6 episodes)
2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson as Narrator (voice)
2003 Teen Titans(1 episode)
2003 Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked as Narrator (voice)
2003 Hollywood Homicide as Leon
2003 Agent Cody Banks as CIA Director
2003 Kaena: The Prophecy as Voxem (voice: English version)
2003 Head of State as Bernard Cooper
2002 Everwood(1 episode)
2002 29 Palms as The Sheriff
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Frank (They Live) (archive footage)
2002 Barbershop as Lester Wallace
2001 Novocaine as Detective Lunt
2001 Mark Twain as Narrator
2001 The Legend of Tarzan(3 episodes)
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within as Council Member (voice)
2001 The Job(26 episodes)
2001 Disney's House of Mouse(57 episodes)
2001 Jazz as Narrator
2001 Seduced: Pretty When You Cry as Detective Charles Desett
2000 Requiem for a Dream as Big Tim
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(2 episodes)
2000 Pitch Black as Abu "Imam" al-Walid
1999 Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony as Frederick Douglass (voice)
1999 ATF as F.B.I. Director Richard Long
1999 Loose Women(0 episodes)
1999 Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle as Al Simmons/Spawn
1998 Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 as Al Simmons/Spawn
1998 There's Something About Mary as Charlie Jensen
1998 Armageddon as General Kimsey
1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest as Algric Bartles
1997 Executive Target as Lamar
1997 Hercules as Apollo the Sun God
1997 Spawn(30 episodes)
1997 Todd McFarlane's Spawn as Al Simmons/Spawn
1997 Volcano as Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
1997 Flipping as Leo Richards, Gang Leader
1996 Larger Than Life as Hurst
1996 7th Heaven(2 episodes)
1996 Arliss(1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Eye for an Eye as Martin
1996 The Grave as The Priest
1995 Dead Presidents as Kirby
1995 Clockers as André the Giant
1995 Blue in the Face as Jackie Robinson
1995 The Outer Limits(2 episodes)
1995 The Quick and the Dead as Sgt. Cantrell
1994 Gargoyles(2 episodes)
1994 Gargoyles(81 episodes) as Goliath (voice)
1994 The Puppet Masters as Alex Holland
1994 Fantastic Four(1 episode)
1994 ER(5 episodes)
1994 New York Undercover(2 episodes)
1994 Aladdin(2 episodes)
1993 The Last Outlaw as Lovecraft
1992 Nails as Noah Owens
1992 Article 99 as Luther Jermoe
1992 Final Analysis as Detective Huggins
1990 Marked for Death as Max
1990 Law & Order(1 episode)
1990 Men at Work as Louis Fedders
1989 Always as Powerhouse
1988 They Live as Frank
1988 Bird as Buster Franklin
1988 Stars & Bars as Eugene Teagarden
1988 Off Limits as Maurice
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III as Embassy Gate Captain
1987 The Oldest Rookie(1 episode)
1987 Hot Pursuit as Alphonso
1986 Platoon as King
1985 The Equalizer(1 episode)
1984 Hot Pursuit(0 episodes)
1983 Hallelujah!(23 episodes)
1982 The Thing as Childs
1974 NOVA(1 episode) as Narrator
1900 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood(0 episodes)
1900 City Confidential(0 episodes)
1900 Spawn: The Animation(0 episodes)
1900 Belle's(0 episodes) as Big Bill Cooper
1900 Battle Force: Andromeda(2 episodes)

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