Keith Szarabajka

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Keith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka, FedCon 2012 (cropped).jpg
Keith Szarabajka at FedCon XXI, in May 2012
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. He Is also known for portraying Detective Herschel Biggs in the 2011 crime thriller L.A Noire. Keith has also appeared as James Grady in Season 7 Episode 7 of Castle

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 Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 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, a voiceset for male dwarf characters, and several other minor characters. 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]



List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1980 Simon Josh    
1982 Missing David Holloway    
1984 Protocol Crowe    
1985 Warning Sign Tippett    
1985 Marie Kevin McCormack    
1987 Walker Timothy Crocker    
1988 The Misfit Brigade Old Man    
1989 Staying Together Kevin Burley    
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    
2002 We Were Soldiers Diplomatic Spook    
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Poacher Voice role [6]
2008 The Dark Knight Stephens    
2008 Dead Space: Downfall Dr. Kyne (voice) Voice role [6]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Laserbeak   [6]
2012 Argo Adam Engell    
2013 The Insomniac Ted Lemont    
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Silverback Voice role  


List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1985–89 The Equalizer Mickey Kostmayer    
1991 Golden Years Harlan Williams    
1992–97 Law & Order Neil Gorton, Harry Sibelius    
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Colonel Waters Episode: "Transylvania, January 1918"  
1994 3×3 Eyes Professor Fujii, Ryouko Voice role
English version
1994 Under Suspicion Wayne McCabe Episode: "Child Molester: Part 2"  
1994 Babylon 5 Matthew Stoner Episode: "Soul Mates"  
1995–96 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Dean, Racquet Player #1, Skritch, Corpus Voice role  
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Christianson Episode: "Circle of Light"  
1996–97 Profit Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen    
1996 The Burning Zone Gordon Kinnock Episode: "Lethal Injection"  
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Hendricks Episode: "Redemption"  
1996 Early Edition Paul Episode: "After Midnight"  
1997 Spy Game Shank, The President    
1998 Timecop Cromwell Episode: "The Future, Jack, the Future"  
1998–99 The Wild Thornberrys Kip, additional voices Voice role [6]
1998 The Angry Beavers Spootimus, Maximus Voice role
Episode: "Friends, Romans, Beavers!/Big Round Sticky Fish Thingy"
1998 Vengeance Unlimited Dr. Alan Walker Episode: "Victim of Circumstance"  
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Powell Weltmeister Episode: "Honey, I'm King of the Rocket Guys"  
1999 Diagnosis: Murder Flynn Episode: "Never Say Die"  
1999 Godzilla: The Series Philippe Roaché Voice role
Episode: "An Early Frost"
1999 Thanks Reverend Goodacre    
2000 Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Lt. Rockford Voice role
Episode: "D-Day"
2000 Pacific Blue Malcolm Cross Episode: "A Thousand Words"  
2000 Becker Wayne Episode: "The Roast That Ruined Thems"  
2000 Party of Five Oliver Episode: "Blast from the Past"  
2000 Touched by an Angel Barkley Stubbs Episode: "The Face on the Bar Room Floor"  
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Teero Episode: "Repression"  
2000 The X-Files Anthony Tipet Episode: "Via Negativa"  
2001 Roswell Dan Lubetkin    
2001 The Division Brett Harper Episode: "Absolution"  
2001 Kate Brasher Bryce Taylor Episode: "Simon"  
2001–02 The Zeta Project Krick Voice role  
2001–02 Angel Daniel Holtz    
2001 Heavy Gear: The Animated Series Serge Garpenlov Voice role  
2001 Max Steel Luke DeMarco, Psycho Voice role  
2001 Batman Beyond Bracelet Kobra Voice role
Episode: "Unmasked"
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise Damrus Episode: "Rogue Planet"  
2002 She Spies Liev Schrieber Episode: "Fondles"  
2002 ER Mr. DeLuca Episode: "One Can Only Hope"  
2002 Crossing Jordan Peter Nash Episode: "Don't Look Back"  
2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series Fodden King Voice role
Episode: "The Cold"
2003 Teen Titans Trigon Voice role
Episode: "Nevermore"
2003 Charmed Zahn Episode: "Soul Survivor"  
2004 Megas XLR Ator Voice role
Episode: "Ice Ice Megas"
2005 Unscripted Limo Driver Episode #1.7  
2005 Numbers Cricket/Frank Milton Episode: "Sabotage"  
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional voices Voice role
Episode: "Imprisoned"
2005 24 Robert Morrison    
2005 A.T.O.M. Dragon   [6]
2005 Into the West Gov. L. Stanford Episode: "Hell on Wheels"  
2006 The Inside Arlen Dallas Episode: "Gem"  
2008 Eleventh Hour Agent Whittier Episode: "Savant"  
2008 Prison Break David Baker Episode: "The Legend"  
2008–10 Cold Case Patrick Doherty Episode: "Street Money"  
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Randy Episode: "Disarmed and Dangerous"  
2010–11 Sons of Anarchy Viktor Putlova    
2010 Terriers DEA Agent Samuel Weisdorf Episode: "Agua Caliente"  
2010–11 Young Justice Mr. Freeze   [6]
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Warden, Con #1, P.A. Voice   [6]
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Ronan the Accuser Voice role
Episode: "Welcome to the Kree Empire"
2012 Ultimate Spider-Man Living Laser, Computer Episode: "Flight of the Iron Spider" [6]
2012 Elementary Wade Crewes Episode: "One Way to Get Off"  
2013 Criminal Minds Detective Marty Friedman Episode: "All That Remains"  
2014 Castle James Grady Episode: "Once Upon a Time in the West"  
2014–15 Star Wars Rebels Cikatro Vizago, Transport Captain, Imperial Officer #1, Old Man Voice role [7]

Video games[edit]

List of video game performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Soviet Strike President Yeltsin    
1998 Grim Fandango Reverend Rasputin    
2000 Star Wars: Force Commander Dewback Trooper, Infiltrator, TIE Fighter Pilot    
2000 Escape from Monkey Island Bowlsley    
2001 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge Additional voices    
2002 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Hawke    
2002 Earth and Beyond Professor Nostradamaus Smythe    
2003 Enter the Matrix Additional voices    
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Kahn   [6]
2003 Gladius Additional voices    
2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Arkady Yayakov    
2004 Spider-Man 2: The Game Wolverine Game Boy Edition  
2004 Tales of Symphonia Efreet   [6]
2004 The Bard's Tale Additional voices    
2004 Viewtiful Joe 2 Jet Black, Emperor of Gedow the Blackon   [6]
2005 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Boss, Dmitri Yuriev, Captain Vanderkam   [6]
2005 Madagascar Reggie the Rhino, Cop, Big Louie   [6]
2005 Darkwatch: Curse of the West Additional voices    
2005 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown Additional voices    
2005 EverQuest II: Desert of Flames Additional voices    
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man: The Game Wolverine    
2005 Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Jet Black    
2006 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Emile Dufraisne    
2006 Guild Wars Master of Whispers    
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra Dmitri Yuriev, Helmerr, Erde Kaiser Sigma   [6]
2006 Company of Heroes Additional voices    
2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent Emile Dufraisne   [6]
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional voices    
2006 Gothic 3 Xardas    
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Additional voices    
2007 Transformers: The Game Decepticons   [6]
2007 Mass Effect Lilihierax    
2007 Titan Quest: Immortal Throne Additional voices    
2008 Condemned 2: Bloodshot Inferi, Patron, Speedballer Thugs    
2008 Dead Space Dr. Terrence Kyne   [6]
2008 Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Eddie Brock/Venom   [6]
2009 Red Faction Guerrilla Additional voices    
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Nug Wrangler Boermor, Shaper Assistant Milldrate, Cristof<, Smart Dwarf Male, Jertrin, Herbalist Widron, Shady Corebit, Orphanage Demon, Fixer Gredin, Hospice Supervisor, Howe Estate Guard, Dwarven Soldier, Dust Town Thug Leader, Shady Patron, Harrowmont Fanatic    
2009 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional voices    
2010 Darksiders Azrael    
2010 Mass Effect 2 Harbinger, Delan, Elias Kelham    
2010 BioShock 2 Reed Wahl    
2010 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Captain Apollo Diomedes, Wraithguard   [6]
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Ironhide   [6]
2010 Minerva's Den Reed Wahl    
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional voices    
2010 Quantum Theory Franz, Xex   [8]
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Joshua Graham   [6]
2010 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 Dead Space 2 Additional voices    
2011 L.A. Noire Herschel Biggs    
2011 Dragon Age II Bartrand Tethras, Maraas    
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising Captain Apollo Diomedes    
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Gilgamesh   [6]
2011 X-Men: Destiny Bastion    
2011 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Urgost    
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Erandur, Dark Elves    
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional voices    
2012 Asura's Wrath Kalrow   [6]
2012 Mass Effect 3 Additional voices    
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Additional voices    
2012 Darksiders II The Crowfather, The Scribe, Wicked K, Nephilim Whisper   [6]
2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Ironhide    
2012 Doom 3 BFG Edition Alpha Team: Sgt Roycewick    
2012 Skylanders: Giants Flameslinger    
2012 Halo 4 Didact/Doctor Alexander   [6]
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Russman   [6]
2013 Dead Space 3 Spencer Mahad    
2013 BioShock Infinite Cornelius Slate   [6]
2013 Saints Row IV Clawz    
2013 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows The Kraang   [6]
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Flameslinger    
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Hircine, Abbot Durak, Abzag the Monster, additional voices    
2014 WildStar Colonel Audax, Maelstrom, Noximind    
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Ironhide, Autobot Titan, Decepticon Sniper   [6]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Flameslinger    
2014 Tales from the Borderlands Rudiger   [6]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Gilgamesh   [6]
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Firefighter Daniell, Firefighter Scott, The Order   [9]
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soldiers/Extras   [10]
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Flameslinger   [11]
2015 Fallout 4 Male Ghoul, Vault-Tec Scientist  


  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. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Behind The Voice Actors – Keith Szarabajka". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 13, 2015.  – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  7. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel. 
  8. ^ Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors. 
  9. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent. 
  10. ^ Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast. 
  11. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors. 

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