Though best known from Hollywood movies, black actor, singer, dancer and narrator Keith David has a reputation for versatility.
Born in New York City’s Harlem in 1954 and raised in Queens, Keith David soon discovered his talent for acting and pursued an education at the High School of Performing Arts and at Julliard. After graduating, he performed in major stage plays and Broadway musicals. In 1982, he stepped onto the big screen in John Carpenter’s The Thing
(1982). David became known to a broad public with his role as ghetto draftee King in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam movie Platoon
(1986). Since then, he has amassed an impressive record as a supporting actor, with appearances in films as diverse as the action blockbuster Armageddon
(1998), the comedy There’s Something About Mary
(1998) or the highly praised drug drama Requiem for a Dream
Beside his ongoing work as an actor in the movies as well as on stage, Keith David is a frequent guest to US TV audiences – even if them may not know it. David’s voice appears in quite a few TV series, such as Disney’s Aladdin
, as a narrator for National Geographic documentaries and various mini-series.
This voice acting has brought Keith David in contact with computer games on two occasions, when Interplay
cast him for role-playing game voiceovers. In Fallout
, David dubbed the Hub’s gangster boss Decker (and worked alongside well-known actors such as Richard Dean Anderson
) and Ron Perlman
). Two years later, David was the sinister suit of armor Vhailor in Planescape Torment
- IMDb -- The listing for Keith David at IMDb
- Mass Effect (2012), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Mass Effect 3 (2012), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Mass Effect 3 (N7 Collector's Edition) (2012), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Mass Effect 2 (2011), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Mass Effect 2 (2010), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Mass Effect 2 (Collector's Edition) (2010), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Coraline (2009), D3Publisher of America, Inc.
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008), Square Enix Co., Ltd.
- Saints Row 2 (2008), THQ Inc.
- Halo 3 (2007), Microsoft Game Studios
- Mass Effect (2007), Microsoft Game Studios
- Transformers: Autobots (2007), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Transformers: Decepticons (2007), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Transformers: The Game (2007), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Saints Row (2006), THQ Inc.
- Halo 2 (2004), Microsoft Game Studios
- Lords of EverQuest (2003), Sony Online Entertainment Inc.
- Planescape: Torment (1999), Interplay Productions Ltd.
- Disney's Hades Challenge (1998), Disney Interactive, Inc.
- Fallout (1997), Interplay Entertainment Corp.