Keith David Williams
, known professionally as Keith David
, is an American actor, voice actor, and singer known for his deep husky voice.
He is well-known for portraying Childs in the 1982 sci-fi horror film, The Thing. He also voiced the Cat in the 2009 stop-motion film, Coraline, and played the CIA Director in the Agent Cody Banks films and Barricade in the Transformers film series.
For Disney, he has voiced several Disney characters, most notably Goliath in Gargoyles and Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog. He also voiced Mr. Pig in the Timon & Pumbaa episode "Animal Barn", Tublat in The Legend of Tarzan, and the Cheshire Cat in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. He additionally took over as the voice of Glossaryck on Star vs. the Forces of Evil (beginning with the season 3 finale "Conquer" and for the rest of the series). He even played General Kimsey in the 1998 Touchstone Pictures film, Armageddon.
Keith David behind the scenes of The Princess and the Frog.
Keith David at premiere of The Princess and the Frog in November 2009.
Keith David speaks at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.
Keith David speaks at the Enlisted panel at the 2013 Summer TCA Tour.
Keith David attending the 2016 Tribeca Film Fest.
Keith David attending the 49th NAACP Image Awards in January 2018.
- He was initially cast in the role of Ernest Vigman in the ultimately unproduced New Warriors. Had the show been picked up, his character would have become M.O.D.O.K.