About this Artist
Born and raised in New York by his parents Lester and Dolores, Keith David became interested in the arts at a very young age. He enrolled in New York's High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at The Juilliard School. After graduation, he was hired by Joseph Papp as an understudy for the role of Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus." His work with Mr. Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival launched his incredible career.
On the big screen, Keith co-starred with Chadwick Boseman in "21 Bridges". Prior credits include "Night School" with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and the Academy award-winning films "Crash" and "Platoon." He is widely recognized for appearing in "The Princess and the Frog", "Requiem for a Dream", "Men at Work", "They Live", "There's Something About Mary", and "The Thing."
TV credits include "Creepshow," "NCIS: New Orleans", "Blackish," MacGyver", and "Fresh Off the Boat", "Community", "Enlisted", "ER", and "Mister Rogers Neighborhood". On Broadway, Keith starred in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars'' and "Jelly's Last Jam" for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
His work in narration has earned him three Emmys for Ken Burns' "Jackie Robinson", "The War", and "Unforgivable Blackness - The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson". Some of his other voice acting credits include "Adventure Time", "Bojack Horseman," "Rick & Morty", and "Gargoyles". Keith has lent his voice to many video games including "Spawn" in "Mortal Kombat", the "Halo" series, the "Saint's Row" series, and the "Mass Effect" series .
In addition to his versatile acting and voiceover work, Keith is also a remarkable singer. He has been touring in two shows, "Too Marvelous for Words", in which he portrays Nat King Cole, and “Here’s to Life”, about the incredible Blues singer Joe Williams.