American actor Keith David made to stardom because of his various on-screen performances, in addition to this, he also has a decorated career as a voice actor for which he has even won an Emmy. He has voiced iconic characters on video game series too such as Halo, Mortal Kombat 11, etc.
David’s career in show business started in 1977, more than 40 years ago. He is also a well-known name in the theatre where he worked extensively. Similarly, he has more than 75 film credits to his name and numerous appearances on TV shows.
Keith David has a net worth of around $3 million in 2020, he amassed this fortune from his various acting endeavors.
A substantial part of his income also came from his extensive career as a voice actor too. Similarly, his salary from TV has also contributed to his worth.
His salary as an actor is estimated at $500k annually on average and $200k per year as a voice actor.
After deciding that he would pursue a career in acting David first debuted in film with Disco Godfather in 1979. Then in 1982, he had a minor role in the cult classic The Thing. After a 3-year hiatus, he returned to the big screen with 1986’s Platoon starring alongside Charlie Sheen.
Similarly, the same year he worked on The Whoopee Boys. The next year, he played a minor role in Hot Pursuit. The actor worked in multiple films in 1988 starting out with Braddock: Missing in Action III, Off Limits, Stars and Bars, etc.
In the next two years, 1989 and 1990, he worked on two films each, Men at Work and Marked for Death came out in 1990.
He started gaining traction after he worked on Final Analysis, Nails, and Article 99 in 1992. Similarly, the actor worked on various films after this. He was a part of the cast in Reality Bites and The Puppet Masters, both of which came out in 1994.
Some of the other films he worked in the late 1980s are Dead Presidents, The Quick and the Dead, Blue in the Face, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Never Met Picasso, etc.
His voice role as Apollo the Sun God in 1997’s Hercules was also well received. He also played General Kimsey in 1998, the same year he also worked on There's Something About Mary.
He kicked off the new millennium with Dark Summer as Detective Davis. The year 2000 saw him act in popular films like Requiem for a Dream, Pitch Black, etc.
David also reprised his roles for the sequel to Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick. Some of his other well-known films in the early 2000s are Beef II, Mr. & Mrs Smith, The Oh in Ohio, etc.
Similarly, his popular voice roles include Justice League: The New Frontier, The Princess and the Frog, etc.
In 2012, he played Reverend Davis in the comedy film Death at a Funeral, Meet Monica Velour, etc. Similarly, he also worked on No Saints for Sinners, The Greening of Whitney Brown, etc. in 2011.
Other popular movies he has worked in either on voice roles or acting roles are The Wedding Year, Range 15, American Dresser, etc.
Keith David was born Keith David Williams on June 4, 1956, to Dolores Dickenson and Lester Williams in New York City, New York, the U.S. He went to Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts and later enrolled at Juilliard School graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1979.
He has been married twice and is currently married to Dionne Lea. The star has 2 daughters from marriage to Lea and a son from a previous marriage.