Keith David Williams is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his work as King in Platoon and Childs in The Thing. He has acted in mainstream films, such as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work. David has had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including Frank in They Live, Abu "Imam" al-Walid in Pitch Black and its sequel The Chronicles of Riddick, General Kimsey in Armageddon and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. He starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the NBC series Community. In 2016, he began starring as Bishop James Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama Greenleaf. His Emmy–winning voice-over career includes work as the narrator of Ken Burns films such as The War.
|Born:||Keith David Williams, June 4, 1956, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Education:||Juilliard School (BFA)|
|Occupation:||Actor, voice actor|
|IMDb:||Keith David's IMDb|
About Keith David
Emmy award-winning voice over actor known for his work in films such as Jackie Robinson, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, and The War. He gained further fame for his role as the titular character on the Oprah Winfrey network's hit drama Greenleaf and co-starring as King in Platoon.
He had his first uncredited acting role at age 23 in the 1979 film, Disco Godfather.
He won two Primetime Emmy Awards for voice acting in 2007's The War and in Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He won his third Emmy for Outstanding Narrator in the documentary Jackie Robinson.
He has married and divorced twice, most recently to Margit Edwards Williams, with whom he had two children.
He acted with Kurt Russell in the classic horror film The Thing.
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