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Keith David

Actor
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Net worth 2018: $313.2 Million
Residence: Harlem, New York, U.S
Country: United States
BirthDay: 4 June 1956
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Manhattan's School of Performing Arts, Juilliard School's Drama Division
BIOGRAPHY

Keith David was bornon 4 June 1956 in Harlem, New York, U.S, American, is Actor. Keith David is an accomplished African-American film, television and voice actor. He was raised in New York and decided as a young boy of 13, that he wanted to be an actor. He acted in films such as ‘Crash’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’, ‘Barbershop’, and ‘Men at Work’, and cult favorites, including ‘The Thing’, ‘They Live’, ‘Pitch Black’ ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Platoon’, and ‘Requiem for a Dream’. Though he did not get long roles, yet he made them memorable with the brilliance of his acting. Possessing a deep and commanding voice, he carved a niche for himself as a voice actor. He received Emmy Awards as the narrator of several Ken Burns documentaries, including ‘The War’. He lent his voice to Goliath in the Disney series ‘Gargoyles’, Spawn/Al Simmons in Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’, Dr. Facilier in ‘The Princess and the Frog’, and to numerous video game characters and commercials. As a stage actor, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the Broadway play, ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$313.2 Million

TIMELINE
2013

He has voiced for two video games–‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ as Sergeant Foley, and ‘Saints Row IV’, a comedy -action- 2013-video game as himself and the character Julius Little

2007

In 2007, ‘The War’, a seven episode mini-series produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, he was the narrator

2005

In the award-winning 2005 documentary, ‘Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson’, by filmmaker Ken Burns, he was the narrator

2004

He was the narrator in many documentaries since 2004, including the BBC’s ‘World War II: Behind Closed Doors’, PBS’s ‘Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land’ and History Channel’s ‘Crusades: Crescent & the Cross’

2003

Since 2003, he has been associated with rapper Ice Cube

2002

Between 2002 and 2010, he acted in comedy films including ‘Barbershop’, ‘Agent Cody Banks’, ‘Delta Farce’, ‘First Sunday’, ‘Mr

2000

The futuristic thriller, ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black’, released in 2000 had Van Diesel in the lead, while David played a Muslim Imam, Abu 'Imam' al-Walid

1998

He was part of two films of different genres in 1998

1997

In 1997, the actor lent his voice to Okkoto-nushi, a boar god in ‘Princess Mononoke’, and was also part of another Japanese project, ‘3×3 Eyes’

1992

In 1992, he appeared in the musical ‘Jelly's Last Jam’ which chronicled the life and career of Jelly Roll Morton who popularized Jazz

1990

In the 1990s, he lent his voice to two major television animated series

1988

In 1988, Keith David acted with Roddy Piper and Meg Foster in John Carpenter’s science fiction film, ‘They Live’, and was involved in one of the best fight scenes ever

1982

He got his break in 1982 with ‘The Thing’, a cult science-fiction-horror super hit film directed by John Carpenter

1980

In the 1980s, he appeared in two episodes of children's television series, ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’, portraying Keith, the Southwood Carpenter in ‘Neighborhood of Make-Believe’, and Keith, the game coin collector in ‘Donkey Kong’

1975

He studied at Manhattan's School of Performing Arts and trained at the Juilliard School's Drama Division between 1975 and1979, and acquired a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from there

1956

Keith David was born on June 4, 1956 to Dolores, a manager at New York Telephone, and Lester Williams, a director of payroll operations

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