Keith David

Keith David

Date Of Birth: Jun 4, 1956
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, USA

Popularity: 174th All Time, 240th This Week

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Polyester Funk
said at 11:38 PM on Sat Jun 4 2016
Happy birthday, Keith.
said at 11:37 AM on Sat Jun 4 2016
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Happy birthday Arbiter, Barricade, Decker, Nick Fury, Tombstone, Dr Facilier, Spawn, Despero, Atlas, Mongul, Tublat, & Goliath!!!!
said at 7:59 AM on Sat Jun 4 2016
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Happy birthday, Keith.
said at 6:40 AM on Sat Jun 4 2016
After all these years, I finally found out that he was the voice of Atlas in Teen Titans 2k3. Sweet! Happy Birthday, Keith David. I enjoyed your performances as Spawn, Goliath, Dr. Facilier, Nick Fury, and Chaos.
said at 4:23 AM on Sat Jun 4 2016
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Happy Birthday Keith David!
HK-47 master
said at 5:22 AM on Sat Aug 1 2015
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Seeing as how he's no stranger to Broadway and that Jonathan Freeman reprised his role of Jafar for the Broadway version of Aladdin, I wonder if he could reprise his role as Dr. Facilier if they ever do a Broadway version of The Princess and the Frog.
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
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"Hey, weren't you in "The Cape"?"

Happy Birthday!
said at 1:37 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
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Happy Birthday Keith David!

One of the coolest and most intimidating voices to have ever graced big screen cinema to TV as well as numerous cartoons and video games.

Goliath from Gargoyles is not only my favourite role of his, but I'd say his best so far. Goliath is a nice take on a stoic grimdark hero without ever once feeling dull and boring like most characters of this archetype but is instead very passionate whether it'd be rage or love. I also loved what he did with Thailog, Goliath's evil doppelganger.

He also sounds fantastic as Dr. Facilier, Arbiter, Cat, Barricade, Flame King, Despero, Mongul, Tombstone, Nick Fury, Black Panther and Spawn.

I really hope that someday that he gets the chance to voice Tarn from the MTMTE Transformers comics, as Alex Milne has imagined his voice for the character, as do I and so many other Transformer fans.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:18 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
@Autovolt In a perfect world, Keith will get another shot in at the Transformers franchise. He'd make so many cool characters.
said at 7:30 AM on Sat Jun 4 2016
@TylerMirage True That.

He could work as either Optimus or Megatron, or Ultra Magnus or The Fallen or Unicron, maybe even Primus but most importantly he'd be the perfect Tarn.
said at 7:20 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015
If anyone wants to hear him at his most ominous, get the soundtrack to the musical "Jelly's Last Jam" that got him a Tony nom - he plays a very Facilier-esque character.
said at 3:19 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015
Happy Birthday Dr. Facilier and Goliath
Polyester Funk
said at 12:53 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015
Happy birthday, Keith David!
said at 7:28 PM on Sun May 3 2015
This man IS Spawn!
said at 7:29 PM on Wed Jan 7 2015
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I know it'll probably never happen but I think he'd be perfect as Enrico Pucci from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
said at 4:01 PM on Tue Dec 2 2014
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This thought has been going in my mind, but if Darth Vader is going to appear in Star Wars Rebels, I want to see Keith David voice him.
said at 9:15 PM on Tue Dec 2 2014
@Jongoji245 It has already been announced that James Earl Jones is going to voice him there.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:01 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
Do anyone else think Keith David would've made a good Mewtwo?:
said at 7:38 AM on Fri Jul 25 2014
The Roles behind the Halo Cast Member's are fascinating, though the voice actor of the other Main Protagonist, Steven Downes, doesn't seem to have done anything else
said at 12:24 PM on Wed Jun 4 2014
Happy birthday Keith.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Jun 4 2014
Happy birthday, Keith, your voice is awesome!

I want to hear him play Unicron.
said at 4:06 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
Sergeant Kilgore from Delta Farce. Haha
said at 3:23 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
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i want to see him as J'onn J'onnz
said at 9:24 AM on Tue May 12 2015
@Slick if you want to be technical
said at 12:17 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
I've seen him in live action films too but he's way better at voice acting.
said at 6:38 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
Happy Birthday Keith!
said at 4:19 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
Happy Birthday Spawn!
said at 12:19 PM on Thu May 9 2013
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He is my favourite voice actor and he should definetly play Thanos in Avengers 2.
said at 7:14 PM on Mon May 20 2013
@mastershock99 It needs to happen. It needs too!
said at 12:47 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
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I love his voice! If he doesn't play Thanos in the Avengers 2, I'll be sorely disappointed
said at 6:24 PM on Sun Feb 17 2013
He could've replaced Billy Zane for Ansem, Seeker of Darkness in the Kingdom hearts Series ather than Richard Epcar
said at 5:26 PM on Sun Feb 10 2013
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Yes he finally came out in Young Justice hahahaa!
said at 3:27 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012
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I Would like to see Him Voice Black Manta & Dreadwing.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:00 PM on Sun Feb 10 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 Or Vandal Savage
said at 10:47 PM on Sun Feb 10 2013
@Music Meister Tee hee, considering both Savage and Goliath have been alive for ages. :-P
Madness Abe
said at 10:16 PM on Mon Jun 4 2012
Happy Birthday, Keith! Your awesome voice will be known for all time! :D
said at 3:44 PM on Mon Jun 4 2012
Happy Birthday Keith David, the awesome dude with one of the manliest voices ever!!!!!
Der Grapist
said at 10:36 PM on Sat May 19 2012
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If they made a film where he, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman literally just sat around drinking coffee and chatting, I would still watch it, just because of how awesome their voices are.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:06 AM on Sun May 20 2012
@Der Grapist lol I would totally watch that. if we allowed posting images, you would be seeing the "Shut Up and Take My Money" meme right here :)
said at 11:12 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
@Der Grapist Would there be any room for Michael Dorn in that group?
said at 1:04 AM on Thu May 14 2015
@Der Grapist Let's add Tony Todd to the list as well ^.^
said at 1:17 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
Bad-ass Voice. So awesome
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:00 PM on Tue Jan 5 2010
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Keith David is awesome, in both his voice and live action roles.

He has the best bravado voice second to James Earl Jones :)
said at 7:30 PM on Sat May 23 2009
Actually its been said that Keith briefly got the role first as he voiced Tombstone in his first appearance in the show. However Kevin Michael Richardson took over the role after when Tombstone was going to be in more than one episode.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Keith David role? *
30.1% (31 votes)
Dr. Facilier
23.3% (24 votes)
Arbiter Thel 'Vadamee
15.5% (16 votes)
9.7% (10 votes)
6.8% (7 votes)
2.9% (3 votes)
Keith David
2.9% (3 votes)
Captain David Anderson
2.9% (3 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
Julius Little
1.0% (1 vote)
103 Total Votes
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