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KEITH DAVID (Rev. Davis) is an award-winning actor born in Harlem and raised in East Elmurst, Queens. With more than 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, he continues to exemplify the spirit of Hollywood's greatest actors with a humble ability to remain in demand.

As a child, David discovered he wanted to act after playing the Cowardly Lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz.” He later enrolled in Manhattan's High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies in voice and theater at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. After graduation, David was hired as an understudy for the role of Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus.” Years later, in 1992, he received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam.”

David has maintained ongoing careers in acting, voiceover work and music. In 2008, he earned an Emmy® for his narration of the "A Necessary War” segment of Ken Burns' miniseries, "The War.” David previously won an Emmy® for his narration of another Burns production "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,” and was also an Emmy® nominee for narrating the documentarian's miniseries "Jazz.”

David's extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of feature film work. His credits include Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning Platoon, Clint Eastwood's Bird, Peter and Bobby Farrelly's There's Something About Mary, Michael Bay's Armageddon, David Twohy's Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, Doug Liman's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Tim Story's Barbershop, Paul Haggis' Academy Award®-winning Crash and the title role in Rockmond Dunbar's upcoming Pastor Brown.

Most recently, David's voice acting was on memorable display in the successful animated features The Princess and the Frog and Coraline.

On television, David's numerous acting credits include recurring arcs on "ER” and "7th Heaven”; guest appearances on such shows as "Law & Order” and "CSI”; and a starring role in LeVar Burton's telefilm "The Tiger Woods Story,” for which David was a Daytime Emmy Award nominee.

Noted for his deep, commanding voice, David has added another dimension to his career as a successful voiceover artist. Internationally known as the voice behind Goliath from "Gargoyles” and the title character in the "Spawn” animated series, David also provided the voice for the character of Vhailor in the video game "Planescape: Torment” and the voice of "The Arbiter” for "Halo 2.” Other voiceover credits include the A&E series "City Confidential” and speaking for the U.S. Navy in television commercials.

As a native New Yorker, David has extensive stage experience ranging from Shakespeare in Central Park to Broadway with credits that include Sarah Pia Anderson's revival of "Hedda Gabler” and Lloyd Richards' original Broadway staging of August Wilson's "Seven Guitars.”

Also an accomplished singer and songwriter with his own band, David has tapped some of today's top producers and chart-topping performers to join him on his debut album. It features both a traditional jazz format and his personalized jazz and hip-hop hybrid. David is also the voice of Smooth Jazz 94.7, "The WAVE,” a radio station based in Los Angeles and streaming worldwide.

Currently, Keith is featured in the 2010 releases of Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming and Pastor Brown. Keith also became the first actor to provide his voice for two films nominated for Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature in the Disney classics Coraline, as The Cat and The Princess and the Frog as the villain Dr. Facilier. He is also featured in the video game blockbusters, "The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” and "Mass Effect 2.”

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