Ten fun facts about Keith David
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He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work.
David is also well known for his voice-over career, primarily his Emmy Award winning work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films such as The War.
Although recognized for his roles in film and television, David remains in great demand for vocal work because of his deep, resonant voice.
He has also had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter's films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), the General in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream.Fact 5
He recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's “Hip-Hop Literacy” campaign.Fact 6
He is the narrator of the History Channel series The Bible which premiered on March 3, 2013.Fact 7
He is also known for his voice-overs on United States Navy commercials and replaced the late Paul Winfield as the narrator of the City Confidential documentary television crime series.Fact 8
He first knew he was going to become an actor after playing the Cowardly Lion in a school production of The Wizard of Oz.Fact 9
He studied at Manhattan's School of Performing Arts.Fact 10
He attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 1979. Click here for more people facts ❯
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