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Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations as well as being nominated for a Tony award. He starred in the recently concluded tv series “Greenleaf” for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Upcoming films include “Horizon Line” with Allison Williams (“Get Out”) and Black As Night”, for Amazon.
In “Greenleaf” Keith portrayed Bishop James Greenleaf, the charismatic and God-fearing leader of the Calvary Fellowship and the patriarch of the family. The series followed the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family, their scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The series was praised for its push and pull dynamic, its hypocrisy, and its compelling characters. Keith’s stellar performance was best stated by The Hollywood Reporter, “… Keith David …is perfectly cast as Bishop Greenleaf. Whether he’s playing to the congregation at the altar or getting conspiratorial in a smaller venue, this is an unusually great and meaty role for David.”
On the big screen, Keith co-starred with Chadwick Boseman in “21 Bridges”. Prior credits include “Night School” with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and “Tales from the Hood 2”. Additional titles include the Academy award-winning films Crash and Platoon.
On Broadway, Keith starred in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars and Jelly’s Last Jam for which he garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. Keith’s work as a voice actor has made him a household name. His rich and powerful voice has been featured in national commercials, award shows, documentaries, video games, and animation. His work in narration has earned him three Emmys.
Born and raised in New York by his parents Lester and Dolores, Keith became interested in the arts at a very young age. After appearing in his school’s production of The Wizard of Oz, he knew this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He enrolled in New York’s High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies at The Juilliard School.
In addition to his versatile acting and voiceover work, Keith is also a remarkable singer. He has been touring in 2 shows, Too Marvelous for Words, in which he portrays the legendary singer Nat King Cole, and a show about the incredible Blues singer Joe Williams, Here’s to Life.
Keith David is a classically trained actor, winning 3 Emmys out of 6 nominations as well as being nominated for a Tony award. He starred in the recently concluded tv series “Greenleaf” for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Upcoming films include “Horizon Line” with Allison Williams (“Get Out”) and Black As Night, for Amazon. What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander is the crossroads where culture, lifestyle, and community meet. Legendary New York radio/TV personality, G. Keith Alexander will tap into the who’s who in Entertainment, Empowerment, and Health & Wellness to bring you exciting and unparalleled content. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence.