Keith David

Keith David

  • Highest Rated: 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% American Dresser (2018)
  • Birthday: Jun 4, 1956
  • Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
  • Actor, singer, and voice actor Keith David has spent much of his career on the stage, but also frequently works in feature films and on television. A native of New York City, David first performed as a child, singing in the All Borough Chorus and later attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts. Shortly after graduating from Juilliard, where he studied voice and theater, David landed a role in a production of Coriolanus at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. He starred opposite Christopher Walken. David made his Broadway debut in Albee's The Lady From Dubuque (1980) and, two years later, had his first film role in John Carpenter's The Thing. He would not appear in another feature film until he played King in Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986). In between, David alternated between stage and television work. He appeared in five films in 1988, including Clint Eastwood's Bird, where he gave a memorable performance as jazz sax player Buster Franklin. In 1992, David showed his considerable skill as a singer and dancer and won a Tony nomination for starring in the musical Jelly's Last Jam, opposite Gregory Hines. David's film career really picked up in the mid-'90s, with roles ranging from a gunslinger in Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead to a New York cop in Spike Lee's Clockers to an amputee who owns a pool parlor in Dead Presidents (all 1995). In 1998, David had a brief but memorable role as Cameron Diaz's boisterous stepfather in the Farrelly brother's zany Something About Mary. In one of the film's funniest scenes, David tries to help Diaz's prom date, Ben Stiller, extricate himself from an embarrassingly sticky situation. He is also well known to animation fans for his voice work in, among other projects, Disney's Gargoyles, HBO's Spawn, and the English-dubbed version of the Japanese-animated film Princess Mononoke. In 2000 he appeared in Requiem for a Dream, Pitch Black, and Where the Heart Is, as well as providing the narration of Ken Burns documentary on the history of jazz. He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Barbershop, 29 Palms, Agent Cody Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the 2005 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Crash. He also found work in Transporter 2, The Oh in Ohio, Meet Monica Velour, Lottery Ticket, and the 2010 remake of Death at a Funeral.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

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Credit

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Office

Year

36% 21 Bridges Actor 2019
44% The Wedding Year Preston 2019
100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Actor 2019
100% In Search of Darkness Actor 2019
27% Night School Gerald 2018
43% Ray Meets Helen Harve 2018
59% You Might Be the Killer Actor 2018
0% American Dresser Charlie 2018
71% Tales from the Hood 2 Actor 2018
No Score Yet Brothers in Arms Actor 2018
25% Love Jacked Ed 2018
No Score Yet Union Furnace Actor 2017
73% Savage Dog Valentine 2017
No Score Yet Range 15 Colone Holloway $1.5K 2016
93% The Nice Guys Older Guy $32.3M 2016
2% Nina Clifton's Father 2016
No Score Yet Dirty Lies Doc 2016
No Score Yet Boiling Pot Agent Long 2015
No Score Yet Frog Kingdom Frog King 2015
No Score Yet Kids vs Monsters Barry 2015
40% Field of Lost Shoes Old Judge 2014
No Score Yet Birds of Paradise Actor 2014
18% Free Birds Chief Broadbeak $46.7M 2013
No Score Yet Samuel Bleak Actor 2013
No Score Yet Don't Pass Me By David Knox 2013
No Score Yet Sons Of Liberty Actor 2013
No Score Yet The North Star Frederick Douglas 2013
No Score Yet The Magic City Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Undershepherd Brother Wilks 2013
No Score Yet Christmas In Compton Big Earl 2012
66% Cloud Atlas Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient $22.2M 2012
No Score Yet The Last Fall Sydney Bishop 2012
18% Smiley Detective Diamond 2012
No Score Yet Double or Nothing Homeless Dude 2012
No Score Yet Highway (Hillbilly Highway) Mustafa 2012
No Score Yet Hopelessly In June Dalbert Myers 2012
No Score Yet Mark Twain Actor 2012
13% The Greening Of Whitney Brown Clerk 2011
55% Spork Coach Jenkins 2011
48% Meet Monica Velour Claude $32.1K 2011
No Score Yet No Saints for Sinners Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Inheritance Uncle Melvin Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet Blue Actor 2010
29% Chain Letter Det. Jim Crenshaw $0.2M 2010
35% Lottery Ticket Sweet Tee $24.8M 2010
No Score Yet Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming Terry 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Reverend Davis $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Africa's Lost Eden Actor 2010
38% Don McKay Otis 2010
85% The Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier $104.4M 2009
30% Gamer Agent Keith $20.5M 2009
6% All About Steve Corbitt $33.9M 2009
No Score Yet Against the Dark Lt. Walters 2009
91% Coraline Cat $75.2M 2009
No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Commander Scott Boytano 2009
No Score Yet Pastor Brown Actor 2009
No Score Yet Charlie Valentine Sal 2009
No Score Yet S.I.S. Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Fifth Commandment Max 'Coolbreeze' Templeton 2008
No Score Yet My Mom's New Boyfriend Actor 2008
No Score Yet Chasing 3000 Actor 2008
17% Superhero Movie Chief of Police $25.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Butcher Larry Cobb 2008
No Score Yet Justice League: The New Frontier The Centre 2008
12% First Sunday Judge B. Bennet Galloway $38M 2008
No Score Yet WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Actor 2008
No Score Yet S.I.S. Joseph Armstrong 2008
No Score Yet Lost Treasure of the Maya Actor 2008
No Score Yet No Bad Days Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Last Sentinel Colonel Norton 2007
5% Delta Farce Sergeant Kilgore $8.1M 2007
No Score Yet If I Had Known I Was a Genius Actor 2007
0% Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Scott Boytano 2006
22% The Oh in Ohio Coach Popovitch 2006
61% ATL John Garnett $21.2M 2006
21% Dirty Captain Spain 2006
No Score Yet Crusades: Crescent & the Cross Actor 2005
No Score Yet Death to the Supermodels Executive Producer 2005
52% Transporter 2 Stappleton $43.1M 2005
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Father $186.3M 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Narrator 2005
No Score Yet Forbidden Fruits Rev. Walters 2005
74% Crash Lt. Dixon $55.4M 2004
No Score Yet Beef II Narrator 2004
7% Kaena: The Prophecy Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Abu `Imam' al-Walid 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Imam $56.9M 2004
14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London CIA Director $23.3M 2004
No Score Yet NOVA: Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land Actor 2004
No Score Yet Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Narrator 2003
0% 29 Palms The Sheriff 2003
30% Hollywood Homicide Leon $30.1M 2003
30% Head of State Bernard Cooper $37.8M 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks CIA Director $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 2003
No Score Yet Empires: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites Actor 2003
No Score Yet Egypt's Golden Empire Actor 2002
82% Barbershop Lester $75.1M 2002
No Score Yet Inside Islam Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Innocents Detective Davis 2002
No Score Yet Pretty When You Cry Det. Charles Desett 2001
38% Novocaine Lunt $1.6M 2001
45% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Council Member No. 1 2001
41% The Replacements Lindell $44.1M 2000
35% Where the Heart Is Moses Whitecotten 2000
59% Pitch Black Imam 2000
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Director Actor 1999
No Score Yet ATF F.B.I. Director Richard Long 1999
83% There's Something About Mary Mary's Stepfather 1998
38% Armageddon Genera? Kimsey Gen. Kimsey 1998
No Score Yet Executive Target Lamar 1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Earl Woods 1998
50% Volcano Lt. Ed Fox 1997
54% Johns Homeless John 1997
No Score Yet Vanishing Point Warren Taftley 1997
No Score Yet Jewels of the Caribbean Sea Narrator 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Agent Bartles 1997
No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Actor 1996
11% Larger Than Life Hurst 1996
No Score Yet The Grave The Priest 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Martin 1996
No Score Yet Flipping Leo Richards 1996
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1996
41% Blue in the Face Jackie 1995
44% Dead Presidents Kirby 1995
69% Clockers Andre the Giant 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Sgt. Cantrell 1995
No Score Yet Gargoyles: The Movie Goliath 1995
No Score Yet World of National Geographic Narrator 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Holland 1994
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Lovecraft 1994
No Score Yet There Are No Children Here John Paul Rivers 1993
66% Reality Bites Roger 1993
No Score Yet Masters of American Music: Bluesland - A Portrait of American Music Host 1993
No Score Yet National Geographic Actor 1993
No Score Yet Ocean Drifters Actor 1993
No Score Yet Nails Owenns 1992
43% Article 99 Jerome 1992
54% Final Analysis Det. Huggins 1992
22% Marked for Death Max 1990
28% Men at Work Louis Fedders 1990
67% Always Powerhouse 1989
37% Road House Ernie Bass 1989
86% They Live Frank 1988
80% Bird Buster Franklin 1988
50% Off Limits Maurice 1988
No Score Yet Braddock: Missing in Action III Embassy Gate Captain 1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars Teagarden 1988
No Score Yet Ladykillers Actor 1988
No Score Yet Hot Pursuit Alphonso 1987
88% Platoon King 1986
84% The Thing Childs 1982
No Score Yet The Magic City (Magiki polis) Actor 1954
No Score Yet Home Invaders Actor 1942

TV

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Title

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Year

94% Fresh Off the Boat
2015
Clyde Roses
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Last Kids on Earth
2019
Voice
  • 2019
91% Future Man
2017
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Greenleaf
2016
Bishop James Greenleaf
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
John
  • 2017
89% The Flash
2014
Solovar
  • 2017
No Score Yet Speechless
2016
The Colonel
  • 2017
  • 2016
92% Person Of Interest
2011
Beale
  • 2016
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Beale
  • 2016
  • 2011
73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL
2015
Malloy
  • 2015
88% Community
2009-2015
Elroy Patashnik
  • 2015
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Warden
  • 2014
86% Enlisted
2014
Donald Cody Cody Wallace
  • 2014
  • 2013
63% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
2013-2014
Voice
  • 2013
14% The Bible
2013
Voice Narrator Narrator
  • 2013
68% Touch
2012
Dutch
  • 2013
12% Allen Gregory
2011
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Jimmy Cannon
  • 2011
41% The Cape
2011
Max Malini Max Milani
  • 2011
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet God in America
2010
Frederick Douglass
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Narrator
  • 2010
  • 1994
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Jeremiah Miller
  • 2009
58% Canterbury's Law
2008
Miles Grant
  • 2008
92% Psych
2006-2014
Mr. Guster
  • 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2007
67% The War
2007
Voice Narrator
  • 2007
No Score Yet All of Us
2003-2007
Randall
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Pastor Watkins
  • 2006
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Brian Chapin
  • 2005
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Lloyd Mackie
  • 2005
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Voice Narrator
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Matt Phelps
  • 2003
  • 2002
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Cecil
  • 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Bronx DA John Robertson John Robertson
  • 2001
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Todd McFarlane's Spawn
1997-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Gargoyles
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Arthur
1996
Voice
  • 1996
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Rev. Harris
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Cristo
  • 1988
No Score Yet Going to California
2001-2002
No Score Yet Liverspots and Astronots
2018

QUOTES FROM Keith David CHARACTERS

Moses Whitecotten
Have you thought of a name yet?
Novalee Nation
Well, I was thinkin' about Wendi with an "I."
Moses Whitecotten
Oh no, don't you dare.
Childs
Cut me loose, dammit!
Luther Jerome
The government's come up with a whole new disease called the creeping cutback
Luther Jerome
The government's come up with a whole new disease called the creeping cutback.
Luther Jerome
This is the VA soldier. Now the enemy is behind those desks....Now you only got one chance. The gospel according to Luther. Whatever you need, you ain't gonna get. And whatever you get, ain't worth shit.
"Big Daddy" La Bouff
Are you ready?!
Dr. Facilier
Are you ready?!
CIA Director
Good work banks
CIA Director
Good work Banks.
Cody Banks
Noooooooooooooooooooo!
Emily
50 seven scient
Emily
50 seven scient.
Mrs. Banks
Let mother have it.
Marion Silver
"Anyway, I'm not really hooked..."
Marion Silver
Anyway, I'm not really hooked...
Little John
"Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste."
Little John
Oh I know, but it's a real nice taste.
Frank
Dirty motherfucker!
Childs
I just can't believe any of this voodoo bullshit!
Windows
Childs, what if we're wrong about him?
Childs
Well, then we're wrong!
Coraline Jones
How can you walk away from something and then come towards it?
Cat
Walk around the world.
Coraline Jones
Small world.
Bennings
Childs, Mac wants the flamethrower!
Childs
Mac wants the WHAT?
Bennings
That's what he said, now MOVE!
Blair
A Cell gets out, and it will IMITATE EVERYTHING on the face of the EARTH! AND NOTHING CAN STOP IT!
Childs
Hey, take it easy, come on, Blair, you don't want to hurt nobody.
Blair
I'LL KILL YOU!
Skip
Just tell me one thing Cleon. Why the fuck you didn't grab the cop?
Cleon
You killed him, a young brother.
Skip
You wouldn't have froze up like a bitch maybe I wouldn't have to do that shit, now wouldn't I?
Skip
If you wouldn't have froze up like a bitch maybe I wouldn't have to do that shit, now wouldn't I?
Kirby
Would y'all shut the fuck up?!
Kirby
Would y'all shut the fuck up?
Childs
(After the thing blows up, the only two alive are Childs and MacReady) So... What should we do now?
Childs
[after the thing blows up, the only two alive are Childs and MacReady] So, what should we do now?
MacReady
Why don't we just wait here for a while... See what happens (Credits Roll)
MacReady
Why don't we just wait here for a while? See what happens [credits roll]
Gen. Kimsey
Now Look. Our Fate of our world is in the hands of a bunch of retards.
Gen. Kimsey
The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of retards I wouldn't trust with a potato gun.
Coraline Jones
How can you walk away from something, and then come towards it?
Cat
Walk around the world.
Coraline Jones
Small world.
Coraline Jones
I can see you don't have button eyes, but... if you're not the same cat, how can you talk?
Coraline Jones
I can see you don't have button eyes, but if you're not the same cat, how can you talk?
Cat
I just can.
Cat
You realize you're walking right into her trap.
Coraline Jones
I have to go back. They are my parents.
Cat
Challenge her then. She may not play fair, but she won't refuse. She's got a thing for "games.".
Cat
Challenge her then. She may not play fair, but she won't refuse. She's got a thing for games.
Cat
... cats have far superior senses, wait I hear something... overrr there!
Cat
We cats, however, have far superior senses than humans, and can see and smell and, shh! I hear something.
Cat
She hates cats, and tries to keep me out. *head pops out of another tree* But she can't of course, I come and go as I please!
Cat
She hates cats, and tries to keep me out. [head pops out of another tree] But she can't of course, I come and go as I please!
Coraline Jones
The Other Mother hates cats?!
Coraline Jones
The other mother hates cats?!
Cat
Not like any "mother!" I've ever known.
Cat
Not like any 'mother' I've ever known.
Cat
I think I mentioned that I don't like rats at the best of times.
Coraline Jones
I think you might've said something like that.
Cat
It looked like you needed this one, however. *rolls ball forward*
Cat
It looked like you needed this one, however. [rolls ball forward]
Coraline Jones
Thank you.
Cat
I don't like rats at the best of times, but this one was sounding an alarm.
Frank
How long have they been there?
John Nada
Who knows?
Frank
Where do they come from?
John Nada
They ain't from Cleveland.
Frank
I don't need that sh*t! What are we going to do?
John Nada
Wait.
Frank
Wait? Wait for what?
John Nada
Well when you get your master plan, you let me know, huh!!
Frank
If we can see, we've got to find the people who made these.
John Nada
I'm giving you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trash can.
Frank
Not this year!
Frank
The steel mills were laying people off left and right. They finally went under. We gave the steel companies a break when they needed it. You know what they gave themselves? ...Raises.
Frank
The steel mills were laying people off left and right. They finally went under. We gave the steel companies a break when they needed it. You know what they gave themselves? Raises.
Frank
(picks up Nada) - Man, I told you, I don't want to be in-VOLVED! [punches Nada back to the ground]
Frank
We can't be the only ones who can see, we've got to find the people who made these.
John Nada
Yeah, if any of them are still alive.
Drifter
What's wrong with having it good for a change? Now they're gonna let us have it good if we just help 'em. They're gonna leave us alone, let us make some money. You can have a little taste of that good life too. Now, I know you want it. Hell, everybody does.
Frank
You'd do it to your own kind.
Drifter
What's the threat? We all sell out every day, might as well be on the winning team.
Frank
Listen, man, I don't like anyone following me if I don't know why they are.
John Nada
Well, I don't join up with anyone, unless I know where they're going.
Frank
The Golden Rule; he who has the gold, makes the rules.
Frank
So how you gonna make it?
John Nada
I deliver a hard day's work for my money. I just want the chance. It'll come. I believe in America. I follow the rules. Everybody's got their own hard times these days.
Frank
I've walked a white line my entire life, I'm not about to screw that up.
John Nada
White line's in the middle of the road, that's the worst place to drive.
Frank
(Nada and Frank are fighting, and Nada, trying to get up, grabs Frank's testicles) - You dirty motherfu*ker!
Childs
(after MacReady discovers that Clark's (who's now dead) blood was pure) - Then Clark was human, huh? Which makes you a murderer, don't it?
Childs
I just cannot believe any of this voodoo bullsh*t.
Palmer
Childs, it happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the sky like flies. Government knows all about it, right, Mac?
Childs
You believe any of this voodoo bullsh*t, Blair?
Palmer
Childs, Childs...Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know.
Palmer
Childs, Childs. Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know.
Blair
A cell gets out, and it will IMITATE EVERYTHING on the face of the EARTH! AND NOTHING CAN STOP IT!
Childs
Hey, take it easy, come on, Blair, you don't want to hurt nobody.
Blair
I'LL KILL YOU!
Windows
Childs, what if we're wrong?
Childs
Why, then we're wrong!
Little John
I know it's pretty big, but I didn't take it out for air.
Little John
I know it's pretty baby, but I didn't take it out for air.
Childs
Temperature's up all over the camp. ...Won't last long though.
Childs
Temperature's up all over the camp. Won't last long though.
MacReady
Neither will we.
Childs
How will we make it?
MacReady
Maybe we shouldn't.
Childs
If you're worried about me...
MacReady
If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think either one of us is in much shape to do anything about it.
Childs
You're gonna have to sleep sometime, MacReady.
MacReady
I'm a real light sleeper, Childs.
Childs
What do we do now?
MacReady
Why don't we just wait here for a little while...see what happens...
MacReady
Why don't we just wait here for a little while. See what happens.
MacReady
Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us.
Childs
So, how do we know whose human? If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know it was really me?
Little John
I know its pretty big but I didn't take it out for air.
Little John
I know it's pretty baby, but I didn't take it out for air.