Keith David

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956) is an American actor. He is known for his deep voice and screen presence in over 300 roles across film, stage, television, and interactive media.

He has starred in such films as The Thing (1982), Platoon (1986), They Live (1988), Dead Presidents (1995), Armageddon (1998), There's Something About Mary (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Pitch Black (2000), Barbershop (2002), Crash (2004), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Cloud Atlas (2012), The Nice Guys (2016), and Nope (2022). He starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the NBC series Community (2015) and starred as Bishop James Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama Greenleaf (2016–2020).

His Emmy-winning voice-over career includes work as the narrator of Ken Burns films such as The War (2007) and Muhammad Ali (2021). In film, characters that he has voiced include Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog (2009) and the Cat in Coraline (2009). On television, he portrayed Goliath on Gargoyles (1994–1997), Al Simmons / Spawn on Todd McFarlane's Spawn (1997–1999), The Flame King on Adventure Time (2012–2017), Andre Curtis / The President on Rick and Morty (2015–), King Andrias on Amphibia (2020–2022), Dr. Tenma on Pluto (2023), and Husk on Hazbin Hotel (2024–). Video game roles include the Arbiter Thel 'Vadamee in the Halo franchise (2004–2015), Julius Little and himself in the Saints Row series (2006–2017), Admiral Anderson in the Mass Effect series (2007–2013), Chaos in Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008), and Sergeant Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009).

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Keith David STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
2021
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Oberon

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Victor

[Off-Broadway]
2001
Othello

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Leontes

[Broadway]
1996
Floyd Barton

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Judge Brack

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Chimney Man

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Boesman

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1991
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Aaron

[Off-Broadway]
1988
Tullus Aufidius

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1985
Blue Haven

[Off-Broadway]
1984
Colline

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1982
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1981
Theseus/Oberon

[Off-Broadway]
1981
Pozzo

[Off-Broadway]
1980
Pirate/Policeman

Pirate King (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1980
Performer

[Broadway]
1980
Oscar (Standby)

[Off-Broadway]
1979
Attendant/Native/Servant

Othello (Understudy)


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John Douglas Thompson & Nicole Ari Parker to Lead Red Bull Theater's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

RED BULL THEATER has revealed updated casting for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. See who is starring!

Tickets On Sale Now To See THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG At The El Capitan Theatre!

Journey into the Bayou as Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” returns to the big screen at the El Capitan Theatre. Tickets for this special event are now on sale!

Ken Burns's LEONARDO DA VINCI Documentary is Coming to PBS

The film, which explores the life and work of the 15th century artist Leonardo da Vinci, is Burns's first non-American subject. It also marks a significant change in the team's filmmaking style, which includes using split screens with images, video and sound from different periods to further contextualize Leonardo's art and scientific explorations.

HAZBIN HOTEL disponible en Prime Video

Ya está disponible en Prime Video la serie musical HAZBIN HOTEL: EL HOTEL DE LAS VIEJAS GLORIAS, una sitcom de animación para adultos creada por Vivienne Medrano y con música de Sam Haft, Andrew Underberg, Evan Alderete, Gooseworx, Thomas Ryan y Parry Gripp.

Interview: Keith David and Blake Roman on Going From Stage to the HAZBIN HOTEL

Watch a video of Keith David and Blake Roman discussing going from stage to the recording booth in Hazbin Hotel. BroadwayWorld sat down with David and Roman to discuss what to expect from the series, the potential differences between performing on Broadway and in the recording booth for the animated series, and more. 

Interview: HAZBIN HOTEL Creator Discusses the Series' Broadway Cast

Watch a video of Hazbin Hotel creator Vivienne Medrano discussing their voice cast of Broadway stars, including Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Jessica Vosk, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Keith David, Blake Roman, Christian Borle, Patina Miller, Joel Perez, Don Darryl Rivera, Krystina Alabado,Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Lilli Cooper, and more.

HAZBIN HOTEL Creator Interested in Broadway Musical Adaptation

Hazbin Hotel creator Vivienne Medrano wants to bring the show to Broadway. Since the series features a stacked lineup of Broadway stars, the creator, director, and executive producer of the adult animated musical series says she would be interested in seeing the series make it to the stage.

Interview: Jessica Vosk & Daphne Rubin-Vega on What to Expect From HAZBIN HOTEL

Watch a video of Jessica Vosk and Daphne Rubin-Vega teasing what to expect from Hazbin Hotel, the new adult animated musical series on Prime Video. We sit down with them to discuss what they enjoyed about their first time doing voice work for animation, what to expect from the new series, and more.

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kara Young, Reynaldo Piniella & More to Star in HAMLET Reading at The Acting Company 

The Acting Company has revealed the cast for their reading of Hamlet. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Listen: Christian Borle, Alex Brightman, Erika Henningsen & More Sing on the HAZBIN HOTEL Soundtrack

A24 Music and Prime Video shared part one of the Hazbin Hotel Original Soundtrack. Get a first listen to Christian Borle, Alex Brightman, Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Blake Roman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, James Monroe Iglehart, Lilli Cooper, and Keith David in the soundtrack from the first episodes of the musical series.

Interview: Jeremy Jordan, Kimiko Glenn & Amir Talai on Their HAZBIN HOTEL Characters

Watch a video of Jeremy Jordan, Kimiko Glenn and Amir Talai reveal their characters on Hazbin Hotel. The trio discusses who they play in the animated series, what they enjoy about voicing characters after their stage experience, and more. 

Interview: Watch Erika Henningsen & Stephanie Beatriz Talk HAZBIN HOTEL Musical Series

Erika Henningsen and Stephanie Beatriz discuss their roles on the new adult musical animated series, Hazbin Hotel. Watch a video of them revealing what drew them to the series, combining musical numbers with animation, the differences between voice work and stage acting, and more.

THE COLOR PURPLE, MAESTRO & More Nominated For SAG Awards - Full List of Nominations!

This morning, nominees for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced. Check out the full list of nominations, which include Danielle Brooks, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Hannah Waddingham, the cast of The Gilded Age, and more.

Photos: Erika Henningsen, Patina Miller & More Walk the HAZBIN HOTEL Premiere Red Carpet

Check out photos from the Hazbin Hotel premiere red carpet with Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Blake Roman, Keith David, Kimiko Glenn, Amir Talai, Jeremy Jordan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jessica Vosk, Patina Miller, Joel Perez, Don Darryl Rivera, Brandon Rogers, Krystina Alabado, Shoba Narayan, and composers Sam Haft and Andrew Underberg.

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Krystina Alabado & More Join HAZBIN HOTEL Voice Cast

Hazbin Hotel has added new Broadway stars to its voice cast, including Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, James Monroe Iglehart, Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and more joining Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Alex Brightman, Kimiko Glenn, Christian Borle, Joel Perez, Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Patina Miller, and Jessica Vosk.

Video: Watch the HAZBIN HOTEL Musical Series Trailer With Erika Henningsen, Alex Brightman & More

Prime Video released the official trailer for Season One of the adult animated musical comedy Hazbin Hotel. The series features Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Alex Brightman, Kimiko Glenn, Christian Borle, and Joel Perez. Guest stars will include Darren Criss, Jeremy Jordan, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Patina Miller, and Jessica Vosk. Watch the video!

STRANGE THINGS Star Joseph Quinn Added To FAN EXPO Portland Lineup

British actor Joseph Quinn, known for his role in 'Stranger Things,' joins the celebrity lineup at FAN EXPO Portland. Other additions include Laurie Holden, Mary McDonnell, and Diana Lee Inosanto. Tickets available now.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 28th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 28, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Jeremy Jordan, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Join HAZBIN HOTEL Musical Series

Broadway veterans Darren Criss (Saint Peter), Jeremy Jordan (Lucifer Morningstar), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Carmilla Carmine), Patina Miller (Sera), and Jessica Vosk (Lute) will join Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Alex Brightman, Keith David, Kimiko Glenn, Blake Roman, Amir Talai, Christian Borle, and Joel Perez and more in the series.

Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay, and Hilary Swank Backstage

See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 

Keith David FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Keith David has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Keith David has not appeared in the West End.

Keith David has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role in "Jelly's Last Jam".

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