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Keith David

1956-06-04 Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

Image of Keith David


Keith David (born June 4, 1955) 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. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Kids vs Monsters Barry 2015-01-01
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Frog Kingdom Frog King 2013-12-28
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Chain Letter Det. Jim Crenshaw 2010-10-01
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The Oh in Ohio Coach Popovitch 2006-03-30
Forbidden Fruits Rev. Walters 2006-07-25
ATL John Garnett 2006-03-31
Crash Lt. Dixon 2005-05-06
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Father 2005-06-07
Transporter 2 Stappleton 2005-08-03
Dirty Captain Spain 2005-02-14
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Hollywood Homicide Leon 2003-06-09
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Kaena: La prophétie Voxem (english voice) 2003-01-02
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The Shakespeare Sessions 2003-01-01
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Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Al Simmons/Spawn 1999-08-17
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Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 Al Simmons/Spawn 1998-08-25
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The Tiger Woods Story Earl Woods 1998-01-01
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