Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations, as well as being nominated for a Tony award. Keith starred in the hit TV series GREENLEAF (2016-2020) on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Recent films include HORIZON LINE (2021) with Allison Williams (GET OUT), and the upcoming BLACK AS NIGHT (Blumhouse /Amazon). Keith also co-starred with Chadwick Boseman in 21 BRIDGES. He just completed filming REMEMBER ME: THE MAHALIA JACKSON STORY.
Keith’s work as a voice actor has made him a household name. His rich and powerful voice has been featured in national commercials, award shows, documentaries, video games, and animation. 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 countless fan favorites such AS RICK & MORTY, GARGOYLES, BOJACK HORSEMAN, ADVENTURE TIME, and SPAWN.
In a major coup for MORTAL KOMBAT, Keith re-creates the character of SPAWN in the recent update of the classic video game. Other appearances include the HALO series (games 2, 3, and 5), the SAINT’S ROW series (games 1, 2, and 4), as well as the MASS EFFECT series (games 1, 2, and 3).
On the big screen, Keith has appeared in the hit comedy feature film NIGHT SCHOOL with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. He also starred in TALES FROM THE HOOD 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking original horror film by Spike Lee. His film credits include the Academy Award winners CRASH and PLATOON. He is widely recognized for appearing in the highly-acclaimed films Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, MEN AT WORK, THEY LIVE, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, and THE THING.
Other recent TV credits include NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BLACK-ISH, MACGYVER, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT. Earlier credits include COMMUNITY, ER, ENLISTED, 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.
In addition to his versatile acting and voiceover work, Keith is also a remarkable singer. He’s been touring in two shows, TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS, a tribute to the legendary singer Nat King Cole, and a tribute to Joe Williams, HERE’S TO LIFE.