Keith Szarabajka

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Keith Szarabajka
Born (1952-12-02) December 2, 1952 (age 62)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Education John Hersey High School
Alma mater University of Chicago
Trinity University
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1979-present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Jay Stewart (1994-2005) (divorced) (2 sons)

Keith Szarabajka ([ʂaraˈbajka]; born December 2, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Some of his best known roles include Mickey Kostmayer on The Equalizer, Daniel Holtz, the Vampire Hunter on WB's Angel, Harlan Williams in the 1991 Stephen King miniseries Golden Years and Gerard Stephens in The Dark Knight.

Early life[edit]

Szarabajka was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Anne, a school teacher, and Edward Szarabajka, a savings and loan officer.[1]

He attended John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and the University of Chicago, as well as Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He studied acting further at the Organic Theater in Chicago from 1972 to 1978. Szarabajka's surname means "gray fable" in Polish. In 1982, he had a supporting role in the Costa-Gavras film Missing.


His acting resume is extensive, appearing in numerous television programs including The Equalizer, Profit, The X-Files, Becker, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Roswell, 24, Max Steel, The Inside, and Law & Order. In 1994 he portrayed Matthew Stoner in Babylon 5 episode "Soul Mates". He is known for his role as Mickey Kostmayer in the 1980s show The Equalizer, as well as for his recurring role as vampire hunter Daniel Holtz in the cult series Angel, the spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played the lead role in Stephen King's Golden Years.

Szarabajka has also contributed his voice to several audio books, notably Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins, for which he won the 2001 Audie Award for Best Fiction, unabridged; Fear Nothing and Seize the Night by Dean Koontz; several roles in a Grammy nominated audio dramatization of The Maltese Falcon,[2][3] Rising Sun by Michael Crichton; Nelson Algren's Walk on the Wild Side; and The Mark of Zorro opposite Val Kilmer.[4] Szarabajka is also the voice of Russman in Call of Duty Black ops 2. Additionally, he provided the voice for antagonist Dmitri Yuriev in the Xenosaga series and for The Master of Whispers in the game Guild Wars: Nightfall and for Emile Dufraisne in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent; in addition he played the role of Detective Gerard Stephens in the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight and voiced Dr. Terrence Kyne for the animated sci-fi horror movie Dead Space: Downfall based on the Dead Space video game. He also voiced a minor character in Condemned 2: Bloodshot named Inferi. He also is the Archangel Azrael in Darksiders: Wrath of War and played a very small role in Dragon Age: Origins as a nameless dwarf collecting nugs. He plays the Reaper Harbinger, the main villain of the video game Mass Effect 2, as well as a few minor characters. In 2008, he voiced Venom in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. In 2010 he voiced the Autobot Ironhide in Transformers: War for Cybertron as well as its 2012 sequel Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Mr. Freeze in Young Justice. He also provides the voice for Gilgamesh in the video game, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He also provided the voice for Joshua Graham in Honest Hearts, downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas.

His most recent roles include the narrator Detective Herschel Biggs in the video game LA Noire, the Chaos Advisor and Captain Apollo Diomedes in Relic Entertainment's Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution, Laserbeak in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bastion in X-Men Destiny, several voices in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Ronan the Accuser in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Living Laser in Ultimate Spider-Man, Azrael The Narrator in Darksiders, the Crowfather in Darksiders II, the Witch-king of Angmar in Guardians of Middle-earth, Russman in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the Ur-Didact in Halo 4, General Spencer Mahad in Dead Space 3, and Cornelius Slate in BioShock Infinite.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Simon Josh
1982 Missing David Holloway
1984 Protocol Crowe
1985 Warning Sign Tippett
Marie Kevin McCormack
1987 The Misfit Brigade Old man
1989 Staying Together
1991 3×3 Eyes Professor Fujii
Ryouko (voice)
English version
1992 Under Cover of Darkness Clayton Dooley
1993 A Perfect World Terry Pugh
1994 Andre Billy Baker
1998 Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 Squirrel's Father
1999 The Green Mile Donald Jetstone
2001-2002 Angel Daniel Holtz
2002 We Were Soldiers Diplomatic Spook
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Poacher (voice)
2008 The Dark Knight Stephens
Dead Space: Downfall Dr. Kyne (voice)
2010-2011 Sons of Anarchy Viktor Putlova
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Laserbeak
2012 Argo Adam Engell
Elementary Wade Crewes
2013 Criminal Minds Detective Marty Friedman
The Insomniac Ted Lemont
2014 Castle James Grady
Star Wars Rebels Cikatro Vizago, Transport Captain, Imperial Officer #1, Old Man [6]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Silverback

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Grim Fandango Bowlsley
2000 Star Wars: Force Commander Dewback Trooper
TIE Fighter Pilot
2001 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge Additional Voices
2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Arkady Yayakov
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Kahn
Gladius Additional Voices
2004 Viewtiful Joe 2 Jet Black
Emperor of Gedow the Blackon
The Bard's Tale Additional Voices
Spider-Man 2: The Game Wolverine Game Boy Edition
Xenosaga Boss
Dmitri Yuriev
Captain Vanderkam
2005 Darkwatch: Curse of the West Additional Voices
Madagascar Reggie the Rhino
Big Louie
Xenosaga III Dmitri Yuriev
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Jet Black
Ultimate Spider-Man: The Game Wolverine
EverQuest II Additional Voices
Rainbow Six: Lockdown Additional Voices
2006 Mass Effect Lilihierax
Splinter Cell: Double Agent Emile Dufraisne
Guild Wars Master of Whispers
Gothic 3 Xardas
Company of Heroes Additional Voices
2007 Transformers: The Game Decepticons
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Additional Voices
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne Additional Voices
2008 Condemned 2: Bloodshot Inferi
Speedballer Thugs
Dead Space Dr. Terrence Kyne
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Eddie Brock/Venom
2009 Red Faction Guerrilla Additional Voices
Command & Conquer 4 Additional Voices
Dragon Age: Origins Nug Wrangler Boermor
Shaper Assistant Milldrate
Smart Dwarf Male
Herbalist Widron
Shady Corebit
Orphanage Demon
Fixer Gredin
Hospice Supervisor
Howe Estate Guard
Dwarven Soldier
Dust Town Thug Leader
Shady Patron
Harrowmont Fanatic
2010 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Captain Apollo Diomedes
BioShock 2 Reed Wahl
Mass Effect 2 Harbinger
Elias Kelham
Darksiders Azrael
Quantum Theory Franz, Xex [7]
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional Voices
Minerva's Den Reed Wahl
Transformers: War for Cybertron Ironhide
Fallout: New Vegas Joshua Graham
Dead Space 2 Additional Voices
Call of Duty: Black Ops Unknown U.S. Marines Voice can be heard in level called "SOG"; "They must have a fucking division hid out there"
2011 L.A. Noire Herschel Biggs
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Captain Apollo Diomedes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Erandur
Dark Elves
X-Men: Destiny Bastion
2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Ironhide
Darksiders II The Crowfather
The Scribe
Wicked K
Nephilim Whisper
The Amazing Spider-Man Additional Voices
Mass Effect 3 Harbinger
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Russman
Doom 3 BFG Edition Alpha Team: Sgt Roycewick
Asura's Wrath Kalrow
Halo 4 Didact/Doctor Alexander
Skylanders: Giants Flameslinger
2013 Dead Space 3 Spencer Mahad
Bioshock Infinite Cornelius Slate
Saints Row 4 Clawz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows The Kraang
Skylanders: Swap Force Flameslinger
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Hircine, Abbot Durak, Abzag the Monster, Additional Voices
WildStar Colonel Audax, Maelstrom, Noximind
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Ironhide, Autobot Titan, Decepticon Sniper
Skylanders: Trap Team Flameslinger
Tales from the Borderlands Rudiger
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Gilgamesh
Batman: Arkham Knight Additional Voices [8]


  1. ^ "Biography for Keith Szarabajka Biography". 
  2. ^ "Nominees and Winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Yuri Rasovsky. "Maltese Falcon". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Mark of Zorro". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
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  6. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel. 
  7. ^ Team Tachyon. "Quantum Theory". Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors. 
  8. ^ Rocksteady Studios. "Batman: Arkham Knight". Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent. 

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