Keith David is an American actor known for his roles in movies such as Volcano, Armageddon, There's Something About Mary, Pitch Black, Barbershop, Agent Cody Banks, The Chronicles of Riddick, Crash and ATL.
He also starred as the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors and trains Vince Faraday to be The Cape in the superhero drama series of the same name, in 2011.
With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood's greatest actors with a humble, un-trying ability to remain in demand.
Some of his dozens of on-screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon, Clint Eastwood's Bird, and Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning Crash, as well as There's Something About Mary, Armageddon, Pitch Black; The Chronicles of Riddick, Requiem for a Dream, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Barbershop.
On television, some of David's numerous acting credits include guest arcs on ER and 7th Heaven, as well as appearances on Law & Order, CSI, and LeVar Burton's telefilm The Tiger Woods Story, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.
Noted for his deep, commanding voice, David is also an Emmy-winning voice-over artist with wins for the segment A Necessary War from Ken Burns' miniseries The War, and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.
The miniseries Jazz also earned David an Emmy nomination.
Additional voice-over credits include Goliath from Gargoyles, the title character in the Spawn animated series, the voice for Vhailor in the video game Planescape: Torment, The Arbiter for Halo 2, and the wildly popular Call to Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well as credits in the A&E cable series City Confidential and U.S. Navy television commercials.
Feature film voice-over credits include the Black Cat character in the Focus Features adaptation of the film Coraline, and Dr. Facilier from Disney's Princess and The Frog.
As a native New Yorker, David has extensive stage experience. His studies in voice and theatre at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama garnered him a 1992 Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play Jelly's Last Jam.
Additional stage credits include Hedda Gabler and Seven Guitars.
David is also an accomplished singer/songwriter with his own band.