David in February 2015
|Born||Keith David Williams
June 4, 1956
Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA 1979)|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, singer, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Dionne Lea Williams (m. 2001)|
Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as Keith David, is an American film and television actor, voice actor, singer and comedian. He is known for his co-starring role as Childs alongside Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's The Thing. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop, and Men at Work.
He 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), General Kimsey in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. David starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the comedy series, Community. In 2016, he began starring as Bishop James Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.
His Emmy Award-winning voice-over career includes work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films such as The War. Characters that he has voiced include the Arbiter Thel 'Vadam in Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 5, Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, Spawn/Al Simmons on Todd McFarlane's Spawn which aired on HBO, David Anderson in the Mass Effect series, the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game, Julius Little in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row IV (as well as making a major guest appearance in the last game voicing himself), Sgt. Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, the Flame King in Adventure Time, the President of the United States in Rick and Morty and Chaos in the English versions of Dissidia Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and Solovar in The Flash.
Early life and education
David was born in Harlem and raised in Corona, Queens, both in New York City. His mother, Dolores (née Dickenson), was a manager at New York Telephone, and his father, Lester Williams, worked as a director of payroll operations.
He initially intended to become an actor after playing the Cowardly Lion in a school production of The Wizard of Oz and went on to study at Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. He attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1975–1979, Group 8) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1979.
Film and television acting
In 1980–81, David honed his craft touring the country with John Houseman's The Acting Company in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Less than two years later, he went on to star as Childs, opposite Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's The Thing, and his lengthy on-screen career had begun. In the 1980s run of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he portrayed Keith the Southwood Carpenter in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments. He also played Keith, the game coin collector in an episode where Rogers and a small child learn to play the arcade game Donkey Kong.
He went on to appear in films such as Oliver Stone's Platoon, The Quick and the Dead, They Live (reuniting with The Thing director, John Carpenter), Men at Work, Marked for Death, and Stars and Bars. He played Kirby in the 1995 film Dead Presidents, and he appeared in the 1995 Spike Lee's film Clockers. He followed this up with roles in other films such as Volcano, Armageddon, There's Something About Mary, Pitch Black, Barbershop, Agent Cody Banks, The Chronicles of Riddick, Crash, ATL, Delta Farce and First Sunday.
He portrayed "Father" in the romantic comedy action film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. At the same time, he has appeared in numerous independent films including the critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, playing the role of Big Tim. He has also appeared extensively in television productions since the 1980s and as a regular character Lieutenant Williams on the short-lived television series The Job. He was a regular on another shoot made for ABC entitled The Big House in 2004. David portrayed Detective Jim Crenshaw in the 2010 horror film Chain Letter.
In 2010, David was cast as Max Malini for the NBC television series The Cape. On April 18, 2011, Keith appeared in the 21st episode of season one of Hawaii Five-0 as criminal tycoon Jimmy Cannon. In 2012, he appeared in the horror film Smiley and the science-fiction drama Cloud Atlas. In 2013, David appeared in the controversial drama Boiling Pot which is based on true events of racism. In 2014, David portrayed Command Sergeant Major Donald Cody in the Fox comedy series Enlisted. Later in 2014, David was cast as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the sitcom Community.
David was the voice of Goliath from Gargoyles, the title character in the Spawn animated series and Lemuel Kane in Archer. In the English dub of Princess Mononoke, David played the narrator and Okkoto. He played the role of Mama in the English dub of 3x3 Eyes. He provided the voice for the character Decker in the role-playing video game Fallout and the voice for the character Vhailor in Planescape: Torment. He provided the voice of the Arbiter for the video game Halo 2, released in 2004; later, he reprised that role in the Xbox 360 follow-up Halo 3. He portrayed the character again in Halo: The Master Chief Collection and also in Halo 5: Guardians, released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He played the role of Captain David Anderson in BioWare's Mass Effect series.
David did voice work in the Xbox 360 title Saints Row playing gang leader of the 3rd Street Saints Julius. He is also heard on the intro of several Ice Cube projects, including Westside Connection's 2003 release Terrorist Threats, Cube's 2008 solo album Raw Footage, Cube's 2010 solo album I Am the West, and he narrated the documentary Beef II, which also featured Ice Cube.
He provides the voice for the UPS "What Can Brown Do for You" commercials. His voice can be heard in the Justice League cartoons. He has done voice work for early Adult Swim commercials for Inuyasha.
He has worked with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns several times, narrating Burns' Jazz, Mark Twain, The War, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, and Jackie Robinson. David won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work in The War and Unforgivable Blackness. He performs the narration duties in the BBC documentary, World War II: Behind Closed Doors.
The 2004 PBS documentary Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land and the 2005 History Channel documentary Crusades: Crescent & the Cross focusing on the medieval Crusades were both narrated by him, as well as the 2003 National Geographic documentary Inside Mecca. He later parodied his documentary work by narrating the 2012 episode of Community, "Pillows and Blankets", a mockumentary revolving around a pillow fight between rival blanket forts.
David has done voice-over work for many other documentaries including several for National Geographic and the documentary Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked for the History Channel. He replaced Paul Winfield as narrator for the A&E show City Confidential, taking over after Winfield's death in 2004. He voiced the trailer for the movie Primeval, which was released in the United States on January 12, 2007.
David provided the voice of police detective Alex Cross for the audiobook versions of three novels by James Patterson: Cat and Mouse (1997), Pop Goes the Weasel (1999), and Roses are Red (2000). Other voice roles include Bebe Proud Clone from The Proud Family Movie, Atlas from the Teen Titans animated series, the lone renegade male gorilla Tublat in The Legend of Tarzan, and the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game.
He did the voices of the Black Cat in Coraline, Sergeant Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, and the Big Man for The Spectacular Spider-Man episode "Survival of the Fittest".
On May 25, 2008, he narrated Kansas City's Celebration at the Station, a Memorial Day service held annually at the World War I Memorial across from Union Station. During the ceremony, he announced the attendance of Frank W. Buckles, the last living veteran of World War I. He was the voice of Frederick Douglass in the third episode of the PBS documentary God in America: How Religious Liberty Shaped America in 2010.
David returned in the Saints Row series' newest title Saints Row IV and voices himself and Julius as well. It is mentioned repeatedly during SR4, however, that he and Julius share more than a passing resemblance, much to the chagrin of Keith (the character). He is the narrator of the History Channel series The Bible which premiered on March 3, 2013.
David voiced the superhero gorilla Solovar in the two-part Gorilla City episode of The Flash. Keith David also has a recurring role as the President of the United States in the adult animated show Rick and Morty.
David was the narrator of the MLB Network special "Mr. Padre", the video biography of San Diego Padres Hall-of-Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn.
In 1992, David received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance in Jelly's Last Jam. David received raves for his Shakespeare work on stage in Central Park, New York City. In 1995, he played the lead as Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton in August Wilson's Seven Guitars on Broadway.
In May 2006, he appeared in the musical Hot Feet on Broadway in New York. David appeared in the 2013 revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Theater in Los Angeles. Directed by Phylicia Rashad, he played the part of innkeeper Seth Holly.
From April 21, 2015, to May 10, 2015, Keith David starred as “Dolomite“ in the Off-Broadway play ToasT. The play (produced by Lemon Andersen and co-starred Hill Harper) was set in the Attica Prison around the time of its 1971 prison riot and told of the lives of its prisoners using poetic prose.
He has married twice. He has one son from his first marriage and two daughters from his second marriage.
|1979||Disco Godfather||Club Patron||Uncredited|
|1986||The Whoopee Boys||Washington Square Peddler|
|1988||Braddock: Missing in Action III||Embassy Gate Captain|
|1988||Off Limits||Specialist Five Maurice|
|1988||Stars and Bars||Eugene Teagarden|
|1989||Road House||Ernie Bass|
|1990||Men at Work||Louis Fedders|
|1990||Marked for Death||Max|
|1992||Final Analysis||Detective Huggins|
|1992||Article 99||Luther Jermoe|
|1994||The Puppet Masters||Alex Holland|
|1995||Clockers||André the Giant|
|1995||The Quick and the Dead||Sgt. Cantrell|
|1995||Blue in the Face||Jackie Robinson|
|1996||The Grave||The Priest|
|1996||Eye for an Eye||Martin|
|1996||Larger than Life||Hurst|
|1996||Never Met Picasso||Larry|
|1997||Volcano||Police Lieutenant Ed Fox|
|1997||Princess Mononoke||Okkoto / Narrator (voice)||English dub|
|1998||There's Something About Mary||Mary's Dad|
|2000||Dark Summer||Detective Davis|
|2000||Pitch Black||Abu 'Imam' al-Walid|
|2000||Requiem for a Dream||Big Tim|
|2000||Where the Heart Is||Moses Whitecotten|
|2001||Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||Council Member #1 (voice)|
|2001||Pretty When You Cry||Detective Charles Desett|
|2002||29 Palms||The Sheriff|
|2003||Kaena: The Prophecy||Voxem (voice)||English dub|
|2003||Agent Cody Banks||CIA Director|
|2003||Head of State||Bernard Cooper|
|2003||The Hard Road||Narrator (voice)||Documentary|
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London||CIA Director|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||Imam Abu al-Walid|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury||Imam Abu al-Walid (voice)|
|2004||Beef II||Narrator (voice)||Documentary|
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Father|
|2006||The Oh in Ohio||Coach Popovitch|
|2006||Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil||MCPO Scott Boytano|
|2007||If I Had Known I Was a Genius||Dad|
|2007||Delta Farce||Sergeant Kilgore|
|2007||The Last Sentinel||Colonel Norton|
|2008||Beautiful Loser||Adult Morgan|
|2008||First Sunday||Judge B. Bennet Galloway|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||The Centre (voice)|
|2008||Superhero Movie||The Chief of Police|
|2008||My Mom's New Boyfriend||FBI Chief Conrad|
|2008||The Fifth Commandment||Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton|
|2008||No Bad Days||Terrence|
|2008||The Sensei||The Minister|
|2009||Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia||Commander Scott Boytano|
|2009||Coraline||The Cat (voice)|
|2009||Against the Dark||Lt. Col. Wyaters|
|2009||Don McKay||Otis Kent|
|2009||The Butcher||Larry Cobb|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Dr. Facilier (voice)|
|2009||All About Steve||Corbitt|
|2009||Pastor Brown||Pastor Joe Brown|
|2010||Death at a Funeral||Reverend Davis|
|2010||Lottery Ticket||Sweet Tee|
|2010||Chasing 3000||Officer L.|
|2010||Stomp the Yard: Homecoming||Terry Harris|
|2010||Something Like a Business||Sebastian|
|2010||Chain Letter||Detective Jim Crenshaw|
|2010||Meet Monica Velour||Claude|
|2011||The Inheritance||Uncle Melvin|
|2011||No Saints for Sinners||Victor|
|2011||The Greening of Whitney Brown||Clerk|
|2011||Snowflake, the White Gorilla||Anvil (voice)|
|2011||Hopelessly In June||Dalbert Myers|
|2012||Cloud Atlas||Kupaka / Joe Napier / An-kor Apis / Prescient|
|2012||Don't Pass Me By||David Knox|
|2012||The Last Fall||Sydney Bishop|
|2012||The Undershepherd||Brother Wilks|
|2012||Christmas in Compton||Big Earl|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||Freddy|
|2013||Free Birds||Chief Broadbeak (voice)|
|2013||The Frog Kingdom||Frog King (voice)|
|2013||Sons of Liberty||Nathan Reynolds|
|2014||Field of Lost Shoes||Old Judge|
|2014||Secrets of the Magic City||Mr. Daniels|
|2014||Birds of Paradise||Old Buzzard (voice)|
|2015||Kids vs Monsters||Barry|
|2015||Boiling Pot||Agent Long|
|2015||Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure||Don Alfonso (voice)||English dub|
|2016||Range 15||Colonel Holloway|
|2016||The Nice Guys||Older Guy|
|2018||The Gettysburg Address||Frederick Douglass (voice)||Post-production|
|1982–1984||Mister Rogers' Neighborhood||Keith the Handyman||9 episodes|
|1988||The Equalizer||Cristo||Episode: "Sea of Fire"|
|1988||Christmas in Tattertown||Saxophone, additional characters (voice)||Television film|
|1989||A Man Called Hawk||Jesse||Episode: "Vendetta"|
|1990||Murder in Black and White||Martin||Television film|
|1990||Against the Law||Otis Turnbull||Episode: "Requiem in B Flat"|
|1991||3x3 Eyes||Mama, additional characters (voice)|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||King Oliver||Episode: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues"|
|1993||TriBeCa||The Reader||Episode: "Honor"|
|1993||The Last Outlaw||Lovecraft||Television film|
|1993||American Playhouse||Big Willie||Episode: "Hallelujah"|
|1993||There Are No Children Here||John Paul Rivers||Television film|
|1994–1995||Aladdin||Minos / King Zahbar (voice)||3 episodes|
|1994–1997||Gargoyles||Goliath / Thailog / Officer Morgan (voice)||Main role|
|1995||Fantastic Four||Black Panther (voice)||Episode: "Prey of the Black Panther"|
|1995–1996||The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat||(voice)||4 episodes|
|1996||New York Undercover||Rev. Harris||Episodes: "A Time of Faith" parts 1 & 2|
|1996||Timon & Pumbaa||Mr. Pig||Episodes: "Animal Barn"|
|1997||Vanishing Point||Warren Taft||Television film|
|1997||Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest||Algric Bartles||Television film|
|1997||Don King: Only in America||Jabir Herbert Muhammad||Television film|
|1997–1999||Todd McFarlane's Spawn||Al Simmons/Spawn (voice)||Main role|
|1998||Hercules: The Animated Series||Apollo (voice)||2 episodes|
|1998||The Tiger Woods Story||Earl Woods||Television film|
|1999||A.T.F.||F.B.I. Director Richard Long||Television film|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Captain Ira Merit||Episode: "Abaddon"|
|2000||The Race for the Poles||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2001||Law & Order||John Robertson||Episode: "Bronx Cheer"|
|2001||Semper Fi||Gunnery Sgt. Brinkloff||Television film|
|2001||Going to California||Paradise||Episode: "I Know Why the Caged Rhino Sings"|
|2001||The Legend of Tarzan||Tublat (voice)||3 episodes|
|2001–2002||The Job||Lt. Williams||9 episodes|
|2001–2002||Disney's House of Mouse||Mufasa (voice)|
|2002||Arliss||Cecil Pickett||Episode: "Standards and Practices"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Matt Phelps||Episode: "Random Acts of Violence"|
|2003||Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||Agent Mosely (voice)||2 episodes|
|2003||Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2003||Justice League||Despero (voice)||Episode: "Hearts and Minds" parts 1 & 2|
|2003||Inside Mecca||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2004||The Big House||Clarence Cleveland||5 episodes|
|2004||Teen Titans||Atlas (voice)||Episode: "Only Human"|
|2004–2005||City Confidential||Narrator (voice)|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Lloyd Mackie||Episode: "Winning a Battle, Losing the War"|
|2005||Everwood||Brian||Episode: "Pro Choice"|
|2005||The Proud Family Movie||Bebe Clone (voice)||Television film|
|2005||The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2006–2007||ER||Pastor Watkins||5 episodes|
|2006–2007||7th Heaven||Stanley Sunday||4 episodes|
|2007||The War||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2008||The Spectacular Spider-Man||L. Thompson Lincoln/Tombstone (voice)||Episode: "Survival of the Fittest"|
|2008||Canterbury's Law||Miles Grant||2 episodes|
|2008||World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West||Narrator (voice)||Documentary series|
|2008||SIS||Joseph Armstrong||Television film|
|2008||Psych||Mr. Guster||Episode: "Christmas Joy"|
|2009||Numbers||Jeremiah Miller||Episode: "Hydra"|
|2010||Funny or Die Presents||Sleeping Celebrity||Episode: "Episode Six"|
|2010||Ken Burns' Baseball: The Tenth Inning||Narrator (voice)||2 episodes|
|2011||The Cape||Max Malini||10 episodes|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Jimmy Cannon||Episode: "Ho'opa'i"|
|2011||Allen Gregory||Carl Trent D'Avis "Cole Train" (voice)||5 episodes|
|2011||WWE The True Story of WrestleMania||Narrator (voice)|
|2012||Robot Chicken||The Fugitive Narrator / Angry Birds Narrator / Train Robber (voice)||Episode: "Hemlock Gin and Juice"|
|2012||WWE WrestleMania XXVIII||Narrator (voice)|
|2012–2015||Community||Narrator / Elroy Patashnik||13 episodes|
|2012–2016||Adventure Time||Flame King / Balthus (voice)||7 episodes|
|2013||Belle's||William "Big Bill" Cooper||6 episodes|
|2013||Young Justice||Mongul (voice)||Episode: "War"|
|2013||The Bible||Narrator (voice)||Miniseries|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||The Cheshire Cat (voice)||Episode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"|
|2014||Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight||Dean||2 episodes|
|2014||Enlisted||Sgt. Major Donald Cody||13 episodes|
|2014||Scorpion||Warden||Episode: "Father's Day"|
|2015||Archer||Lemuel Kane (voice)||Episode: "The Kanes"|
|2015||Big Time in Hollywood, FL||Agent Everett Malloy||6 episodes|
|2015||Mr. Robot||Qwerty (voice)||Episode: "eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4"|
|2015–present||Rick and Morty||Mr. President / Reverse Giraffe (voice)||3 episodes|
|2015||Extant||Nicholas Calderon||Episode: "Zugzwang"|
|2015||Black Jesus||Reverend Otis||3 episodes|
|2015||Uncle Grandpa||Santa Claus (voice)||Episode: "Secret Santa"|
|2015–2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Sal Commander (voice)||3 episodes|
|2016||Person of Interest||Terence Beale||Episode: "Truth Be Told"|
|2016||Kulipari: An Army of Frogs||Lord Marmoo (voice)||13 episodes|
|2016||The 600: The History of NASCAR's Toughest Race||Narrator (voice)||Television documentary|
|2016–present||Greenleaf||Bishop James Greenleaf||Main role|
|2017||Regular Show||Streaming (voice)||Episode: "A Regular Epic Final Battle"|
|2017||The Flash||Solovar (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Crinkly Wrinkly (voice)||Episode: "Legends of Mr. Gar"|
|2017||Ben 10||Yawk (voice)||Episode: "Mayhem in Mascot"|
|2017||BoJack Horseman||Lion Musician (voice)||Episode: "Hooray! Todd Episode"|
|2017||Future Man||Doctor Kronish||2 episodes|
|2017||Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters||Malcolm Kane (voice)||8 episodes|
|2017||Speechless||Colonel||Episode: "B-R-I-- BRITISH I-N-V-- INVASION"|
|2017||Superior Donuts||John||Episode: "Homeless for the Holidays"|
|2018||SpongeBob SquarePants||Gary||Episode: "Chatterbox Gary"|
|1998||Disney's Hades Challenge||Apollo (voice)|
|1999||Planescape: Torment||Vhailor (voice)|
|2003||Lords of EverQuest||Lord Vekk (voice)|
|2004||Halo 2||The Arbiter (voice)|
|2006||Saints Row||Julius Little (voice)|
|2007||Transformers: The Game||Barricade (voice)|
|2007||Halo 3||The Arbiter (voice)|
|2007||Mass Effect||David Anderson (voice)|
|2008||Saints Row 2||Julius Little (voice)|
|2008||Dissidia Final Fantasy||Chaos (voice)|
|2009||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Sergeant Foley (voice)|
|2009||The Princess and the Frog||Dr. Facilier (voice)|
|2009||Coraline||The Cat (voice)|
|2010||Mass Effect 2||David Anderson (voice)|
|2010||Megamind||Psycho Delic (voice)|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Chaos (voice)|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||David Anderson (voice)|
|2013||Marvel Heroes||Nick Fury (voice)|
|2013||Saints Row IV||Keith David / Julius Little (voice)|
|2014||Halo: The Master Chief Collection||The Arbiter (voice)|
|2015||Halo 5: Guardians||The Arbiter (voice)|
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- "Alumni News". Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- "Keith David biography". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- "At Last a Poster for Deon Taylor's Chain Letter". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Keith David Stars In NBC's New One-Hour Drama 'The Cape'". Vibe. March 29, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
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- "Adult Swim Inuyasha First Promo: Retro". YouTube. 2002-08-31. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- "World War II: Behind Closed Doors". Bbc.co.uk. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
- "Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
- "God in America". PBS. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
- "Massive miniseries takes a look at The Bible". East Valley Tribune. 10/13 Communications. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
- Boehm, Mike (December 9, 2013). "Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- David Ng (March 13, 2014). "Ebony Repertory to resume 'Paul Robeson' play with Keith David". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
- ToasT Opens in Public Theatre BroadwayBlack.com Retrieved July 24, 2016
- "Keith David And Family At The Princess And The Frog Premiere - Black Celebrity Kids". Blackcelebkids.com. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
- Voisin, Scott. Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting. BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5.