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A Korean War veteran running a pool hall in Harlem…A guide to the underworld with an elegant walk and a haunting laugh…A Moslem cleric stranded on an alien planet…No matter what role he's playing, the combination of KEITH DAVID's full - bodied, baritone regal presence and solid theatrical training is sure to result in an impressive performance.

Very few actors working today possess Keith's extraordinary range of talent as evidenced by his body of work. He is currently appearing on the venerable hit television series ER. Recent films include ATL, CRASH, and BEHIND ENEMY LINES 2. He recently starred on Broadway in HOT FEET, the Earth Wind, and Fire musical. Earlier, Keith was in THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. Keith co-starred in the hit BARBERSHOP. Other film credits include AGENT CODY BANKS, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, and PITCH BLACK. Prior to that, Keith was featured in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and ARMAGEDDON. Other releases include DEAD PRESIDENTS and Spike Lee's CLOCKERS. He received a daytime Emmy nomination for his work in Showtime's THE TIGER WOOD'S STORY.

Other upcoming releases for 2007 include THE WAR in which Keith once again serves as narrator for a Ken Burns documentary on PBS in September.

Keith was proud to receive the 2005 EMMY AWARD as "outstanding voice-over performer” for his narration on UNBELIEVABLE BLACKNESS – THE RISE AND FALL OF JACK JOHNSON, created by Ken Burns. Keith also narrated Ken Burns' millennium project JAZZ for PBS and was honored with another Emmy nomination for his work. He is also the narrator for HORATIO'S DRIVE and MARK TWAIN. Keith was the lead character on the animated series version of the comic book SPAWN for HBO, as well as the lead in the Disney animated series GARGOYLES, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. SPAWN is now being turned into an animated movie in which Keith will be recreating his role. He is currently the voice of the U.S. NAVY and narrates the hit A&E series CITY CONFIDENTIAL.

Such a demanding schedule is nothing new to Keith. Immediately after his graduation from the Julliard School he was hired as an understudy for the role of Tullus Aufidius in Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at Joseph Papp's New York Public Theater. Ironically, ten years later he co-starred in the same role opposite Christopher Walken and was the recipient of the Actor's Equity St. Claire Bayfield award. In 1992, Keith was recognized with a Tony nomination for best supporting actor in a musical for co-starring with Gregory Hines in the Broadway production of JELLY'S LAST JAM. Several years later he starred on Broadway in August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS. Keith has performed his jazz/cabaret act at New York's legendary Hotel Delmonico and the venerable "Cinegrill” in Los Angeles. He fulfilled a lifelong ambition by portraying OTHELLO at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Keith David gained wide attention in 1986 for his role as King in the Oscar winning film PLATOON. He has starred with Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone in the QUICK AND THE DEAD and with Richard Gere and Kim Basinger in FINAL ANALYSIS. Keith has also worked with notable directors including Clint Eastwood (BIRD), Steven Spielberg (ALWAYS) and John Carpenter (THE THING and THEY LIVE).

Born in Harlem, NY and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens, Keith sang in the all borough choir as a boy. He knew he wanted to act at the age of nine when he appeared as the cowardly lion in his school's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. He later attended New York's famed High School of the Performing Arts and then graduated from Julliard. There he studied under such voice and speech teachers as Robert Williams and Edith Skinner.

In addition to the wide variety of modern characters he has played, Keith says he still loves the classics. "Heightened, elevated text always really interests me…the kind of stuff you don't get to say everyday,” he explains. He says tha


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