Keith David stars as the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors and trains Vince Faraday to be "The Cape" in NBC's new drama series of the same name.
With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood's greatest actors with a humble, un-trying ability to remain in demand. Some of his dozens of on-screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning "Platoon," Clint Eastwood's "Bird," and Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning "Crash," as well as "There's Something About Mary," "Armageddon," "Pitch Black; The Chronicles of Riddick," "Requiem for a Dream," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Barbershop."
On television, some of David's numerous acting credits include guest arcs on "ER" and "7th Heaven," as well as appearances on "Law & Order," "CSI," and LeVar Burton's telefilm "The Tiger Woods Story," for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.
Noted for his deep, commanding voice, David is also an Emmy-winning voice-over artist with wins for the segment "A Necessary War" from Ken Burns' miniseries "The War," and "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson." The miniseries "Jazz" also earned David an Emmy nomination. Additional voice-over credits include Goliath from "Gargoyles," the title character in the "Spawn" animated series, the voice for Vhailor in the video game "Planescape: Torment," The Arbiter for "Halo 2," and the wildly popular "Call to Duty: Modern Warfare 2" as well as credits in the A&E cable series "City Confidential" and U.S. Navy television commercials. Feature film voice-over credits include the Black Cat character in the Focus Features adaptation of the film "Coraline," and Dr. Facilier from Disney's "Princess and The Frog."
As a native New Yorker, David has extensive stage experience. His studies in voice and theater at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama garnered him a 1992 Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam." Additional stage credits include "Hedda Gabler" and "Seven Guitars."
Also an accomplished singer/songwriter with his own band, David will be releasing his debut jazz and hip-hop/jazz hybrid album later this year.