Keith David Net Worth

April 3, 2023
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Keith David Williams was born on the 4th June 1956, in Harlem, New York City, USA, and is an actor, known from  starring in a number of roles, including Childs in the film “The Thing” (1982), playing Armitage in “They Live” (1988), and as General Kimsey in “Armageddon” (1998), etc. He is also known as a voice actor, who has provided his voice to a number of characters, such as in the film “The War”. His career has been active since 1979.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Keith David is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of David’s net worth is $3 million, as of early-2018, mostly accumulated as a result of his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as an actor.


Keith David Net Worth $3 Million


Keith David spent his childhood in Corona, Queens, New York City, raised by his father Lester Williams, who was a director of payroll operations, and his mother, Dolores Williams, who worked as a manager at New York Telephone. From a very young age he was interested in becoming an actor, as he participated in school plays, so David went to the High School of the Performing Arts. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the Juilliard School’s Drama Division, from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1979.

David was immediately thrown into the acting world, touring with the popular group “The Acting Company” and honing his skills on stage in various Shakespeare productions, as well as more modern offerings as “Waiting for Godot”, Samuel Beckett’s classic. After  successful stage appearances, David was able to transfer his talents to the screen, and made his debut appearance in the John Carpenter film “The Thing” (1982). Since then, his career has only gone upwards, and so has his net worth, as David has appeared in more than 250 film and TV titles, indicative of his versatility and popularity with both directors and audiences. and he has also done voice-over work, lending his voice to characters from popular animated TV series, films and video games as well, all adding steadily to is net worth.

Just some of his most popular roles in films have been in “Platoon” and “They Live” in the late ’80s,  “Men At Work”, “Marked For Death”, “Reality Bites” and “Armageddon” in the ’90s, and since the turn of the century in “Requiem For A Dream”,  “The Chronicles Of Riddick”, “Death at a Funeral” and “Assault on Wall Street, plus most recently “The Gettysburg Address” currently in post-production.

In TV series, Keith has been seen in such as“Crash”, “ER”, “Enlisted”, “Community”, and “Greenleaf” from 2016 to ’17, all of which have added a lot to his net worth.

To speak of his voice-over credits, since the mid-1990s Keith’s lend his voice to characters from such series, films, and video games as “Aladdin”, “Hercules”, “Disney’s Hades Challenge”, “The Proud Family Movie”, “The Princess And The Frog” (2009), and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2015-2016), among many others, which have also contributed to his net worth.

Thanks to his skills, David has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, both in the category Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work as narrator for the documentary “War” (2007), and also as a narrator of the documentary “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson” (2004), among others.

To talk about his personal life, Keith David has been married to singer/actress Dionne Lea Williams since April of 2001; they are the parents of two daughters. Previously, he was married to Margit Edwards Williams during the 1990s, with whom he has a son. The family still lives in New York City.

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