Keith David

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Keith David
David in February 2015
Keith David Williams

(1956-06-04) June 4, 1956 (age 67)
EducationJuilliard School (BFA 1979)
  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • comedian
  • singer
Years active1979–present
Dionne Lea Williams (m. 2001)

Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. He is best known for his co-starring role as King in Platoon and as Childs alongside Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's The Thing. He also starred in Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop, and Men at Work.[1][2]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Disco Godfather Club Patron Uncredited
1982 The Thing Childs
1986 Platoon King
1986 The Whoopee Boys Washington Square Peddler
1987 Hot Pursuit Alphonso
1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III Embassy Gate Captain
1988 Off Limits Maurice
1988 Stars and Bars Eugene Teagarden
1988 Bird Buster Franklin
1988 They Live Frank
1989 Road House Ernie Bass
1989 Always Powerhouse
1990 Men at Work Louis Fedders
1990 Marked for Death Max
1992 Final Analysis Detective Huggins
1992 Nails Noah Owens
1992 Article 99 Luther Jermoe
1994 Reality Bites Roger
1994 The Puppet Masters Alex Holland
1995 Clockers André the Giant
1995 Dead Presidents Kirby
1995 The Quick and the Dead Sgt. Cantrell
1995 Blue in the Face Jackie Robinson
1996 Loose Women Stylist
1996 The Grave The Priest
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo's Soldiers (voice)
1996 Eye for an Eye Martin
1996 Larger than Life Hurst
1996 Never Met Picasso Larry
1996 Johns Homeless John
1997 Volcano Police Lieutenant Ed Fox
1997 Hercules Apollo the Sun God (voice)
1997 Executive Target Lamar
1997 Princess Mononoke Okkoto, Narrator (voices) English dub
1997 Flipping Leo Richards
1998 Armageddon General Kimsey
1998 There's Something About Mary Mary's Dad
2000 Dark Summer Detective Davis
2000 Pitch Black Abu "Imam" al-Walid
2000 Requiem for a Dream Big Tim
2000 Where the Heart Is Moses Whitecotten
2000 The Replacements Lindell
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Council Member #1 (voice)
2001 Novocaine Detective Lunt
2001 Pretty When You Cry Detective Charles Desett
2002 29 Palms The Sheriff
2002 Barbershop Lester Wallace
2003 Kaena: The Prophecy Voxem (voice) English dub
2003 Agent Cody Banks CIA Director
2003 Head of State Bernard Cooper
2003 Hollywood Homicide Leon
2003 The Hard Road Narrator Documentary
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London CIA Director
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Imam
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Imam Abu al-Walid (voice) Direct-to-video
2004 Crash Lt. Dixon
2004 Beef II Narrator Documentary
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Father
2005 Transporter 2 Stappleton
2005 Dirty Captain Spain
2006 The Oh in Ohio Coach Popovitch
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil MCPO Scott Boytano Direct-to-video
2006 ATL John Garnett
2007 If I Had Known I Was a Genius Dad
2007 Delta Farce Sgt. Kilgore
2007 The Last Sentinel Col. Norton / Gun Voice 2
2008 Beautiful Loser Morgan - Adult
2008 First Sunday Judge B. Bennet Galloway
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier The Centre (voice) Direct-to-video
2008 Superhero Movie The Chief of Police
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend FBI Chief Conrad
2008 The Fifth Commandment Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton
2008 No Bad Days Terrence
2008 The Sensei The Minister
2009 Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Cmdr. Scott Boytano Direct-to-video
2009 Coraline The Cat (voice)
2009 Against the Dark Lt. Waters Direct-to-video
2009 Charlie Valentine Sal
2009 Don McKay Otis Kent
2009 The Butcher Larry Cobb
2009 The Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier (voice)
2009 Gamer Agent Keith
2009 All About Steve Corbitt
2009 Pastor Brown Pastor Brown
2010 Death at a Funeral Reverend Davis
2010 Lottery Ticket Sweet Tee
2010 Chasing 3000 Officer L.
2010 Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Terry Harris
2010 Something Like a Business Sebastian
2010 Chain Letter Detective Jim Crenshaw
2010 Meet Monica Velour Claude
2010 Spork Coach Jenkins
2011 The Inheritance Uncle Melvin
2011 No Saints for Sinners Victor
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Clerk
2011 Snowflake, the White Gorilla Anvil (voice) Direct-to-video
2011 Hopelessly In June Dalbert Myers
2012 Cloud Atlas Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient
2012 Smiley Diamond
2012 Hillbilly Highway Mustafa
2012 Don't Pass Me By David Knox
2012 The Last Fall Sydney Bishop
2012 The Undershepherd Brother Wilks
2012 Christmas in Compton Big Earl
2013 Assault on Wall Street Freddy
2013 Free Birds Chief Broadbeak (voice)
2013 The Frog Kingdom Frog King (voice)
2013 Sons of Liberty Nathan Reynolds
2013 H4 Worcester
2014 Field of Lost Shoes Old Judge
2014 Secrets of the Magic City Mr. Daniels
2014 Birds of Paradise Old Buzzard (voice) Direct-to-video
2015 Kids vs Monsters Barry
2015 Boiling Pot Agent Long
2015 Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure Don Alfonso (voice) English dub
2015 Union Furnace Pin Stripe
2016 Range 15 Colonel Holloway
2016 The Nice Guys Older Guy
2016 Nina Clifton's Father
2016 Dirty Lies Doc
2017 Savage Dog Valentine
2017 American Dresser Charlie Wild
2018 Tales from the Hood 2 Portifoy Simms Direct-to-video
2018 Night School Gerald Walker
2018 You Might Be the Killer Sheriff James (voice)
2018 Love Jacked Ed
2019 The Gettysburg Address Frederick Douglass (voice) Documentary
2019 In Search of Darkness Himself Documentary
2019 The Wedding Year Preston
2019 21 Bridges
2020 Mortal Kombat 11 Al Simmons / Spawn

References[change | change source]

  1. "Keith David profile". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  2. "Keith Williams Weds Margit Edwards". New York Times. September 23, 1990.

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