Keith David
Keith David
Real Name/Full Name Keith David Williams
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Keith David
Birth Place: New York City, Harlem district
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 June 1956
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark
Parents Name: Father –Lester Williams
Mother –Dolores Williams
Siblings: Unknown
School: High School of the Performing Arts, New York City, NY
College: Juilliard School’s Drama Division
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Dionne Lea Williams
Kids/Children Name: Maelee Williams, Ruby Williams
Profession: Actor, Voice actor and singer
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Keith David Williams is an American producer and actor known for his work as Arbiter in the King in Platoon Halo series and Childs in The Thing. Keith has acted in mainstream films, such as Dead Presidents, There’s Something About Mary, Crash, Barbershop, and Men at Work.

Well, how well do you know about Keith David? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Keith David’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Keith David to date.

Biography and Early Life

Keith David was born on 4 June 1956. His birth name was Keith David Williams. David was born in New York City, Harlem district, to Dolores (Dickenson) and Leister Williams. Dolores was a Telephone manager while his mum served as a payroll operation director.

Many people know Keith David as a charismatic person who goes after his interests, takes up his roles and does those roles best. He is 6’2″ (188cm) tall, with Black hair and brown eyes. There is no much information available about Keith David’s shoe size and description of his body. He seems to be in good health, and there has been no report regarding his illness.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Keith David in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Keith David’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 4 June 1956. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Amazingly, Keith discovered his passion for acting at the age of nine years while in school.  Consequently, he took in the role of a coward lion in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ and sang in choirs as a young boy.

Keith was enrolled in Manhattan’s famed High School, where he studied Performing Arts in New York. He later proceeded to Julliard School’s Drama Division, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1979.

His teachers’ names were Robert Williams and Edith Skinner, who were well-known teachers with good voices and speech. For so long, David has been known as an actor in many films, among them award-winning films.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Keith David With Wife Dionne Lea Williams
Keith David With Wife Dionne Lea Williams

As reports have it, Keith has been in marriage twice. From his first marriage, he got one son and two daughters in the second marriage. The wife of his first marriage was called Margit Edward Williams, whom he married in 1990 and had a son named Owen. David later got married to Dionne Lea Wiliams, who is an actor and a singer. They got engaged on 15 April 2000 and have been blessed with Ruby and Maelee.

Is Keith David Gay?

Keith David is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual. However, there was a time when rumors had it that Keith David was gay. Despite the rumor’s popularity, the truth finally prevailed, and he managed to prove them wrong. He has been married to a beautiful wife, Dionne Lea Wiliams, since 2000. They are neither fighting nor planning a divorce at the moment and are happily married.

Professional Career

In 1986, Keith David started his career by acting in King’s role in ‘Platoon,’ which won him an Oscar. He received a Tony Award In 1992 for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, having played ‘Jelly Last Jam,’ an essential role in the Broadway play. He has also received an Emmy Award as a narrator of ‘The war’ and many other Ken Burns. Besides the films mentioned above, Keith has also played tremendous roles in various films, including ‘Crash,’ ‘The Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Barbershop,’ and many others.

Also, Keith has worked with other directors successfully, including Steven Spielberg in ‘Always’ Clint Eastwood in ‘Bird,’ and John Carpenter in ‘The Thing’ and ‘They Live.’ Besides the 101 movies he has filmed, he continues to act, and he has been featured in ‘Tales from the Hood 2,’ ‘Night school,’ ‘You might be the killer,’ among others in 2018.

In 2019, he featured in ‘In search of Darkness’ ‘The Gettysburg Address,’ and ’21 Bridges’, documentaries post productions. Among other activities, he is involved in are video games and films.

Keith David can perform significant tasks as long as they matter to him. He is charismatic and seems to love his work as he chooses what portrays his interest.


Keith has received so many awards, among which are listed below:

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Narrator
Jackie Robinson (2016)
2008 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
The War (2007)
2005 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)
2001 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Series
Jazz (2001)


Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Keith David in 2024

Keith David Net Worth
Keith David Net Worth

As of 2024, The international actor, singer, and voice artist has a net worth of $4 million. Reports have it that he has gained much of his net worth from his acting and singing career. Keith has stellar skills in his career that have managed to earn him a large following that is the reason behind his massive net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • David has been married twice. He was first married to Margit Edwards in 1990 and later married Dionne Lea Williams.
  • The Washington DC awarded David the Best Ensemble category award Are Film Critics Association for his work in the comedy film Barbershop.
  • Although recognized for his film and television roles, David remains in great demand for vocal work because of his deep, resonant voice.
  • He is the speaker of the History Channel series The Bible, which premiered on 3 March 2013.

Keith David is a father to three children; one son and two daughters. He got these children from his two marriages which happened in 1990- and 2000 respectively. He has been successful in his career as an actor, singer, voice actor, and comedian, which has translated to the huge amount of net worth he has.


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