In Pitch Black,
portrays Imam, a steadfast Muslim cleric who, with three young pilgrims, is among the survivors of a spacecraft crash on a strange planet.
David has recently completed filming "Where the Heart Is" (starring Natalie Portman) and "The Replacements" (with Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman). His many feature film credits include "There's Something About Mary," "Armageddon," "Volcano," "Dead Presidents," "Blue in the Face," "Clockers," "The Quick and the Dead," "Reality Bites," "Final Analysis," "Always," "They Live," "Bird," "The Thing," and the Academy Award-winning "Platoon."
For television, he recently' completed recording his narration for Ken Burns' 20-hour miniseries "Jazz," to air in the fall of 2000 on PBS. David's television work also includes such telefllms as Showtime's "The Tiger Woods Story" (for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination), HBO's "Don King: Only in America," ABC's "There Are No Children Here," and PBS' "Hallelujah"; and starring voiceover roles in the animated series "Spawn" (the title role, for HBO) and "Gargoyles" (for Disney, in syndication).
David received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in "Jelly's Last Jam" on Broadway. His numerous theater credits include "Seven Guitars," "Hedda Gabler," and "The Lady from Dubuque," all on Broadway; "A Midsummer Night's Dream," for the San Diego Repertory; "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," for the Negro Ensemble Company; and "Coriolanus," "La Boheme," "Othello," "As You Like It," "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," and "Titus Andronicus," all for the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Born in Harlem and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens, he attended NYC's famous High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at the prestigious Juilliard School, from which he graduated. After singing in an all-borough choir as a boy, David more recently
has been performing his jazz/cabaret act at NYC's Hotel Delmonico.
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