The only real Keith David just turned 65, so fans of the veteran actor and voiceover are celebrating the occasion. With a wide variety of roles over the decades, Keith is especially loved by horror fans for his roles in classic films such as The thing and They live. He is equally appreciated for his many voice roles, including playing fan-favorite Goliath in the cult classic animated series gargoyles.
In honor of David’s birthday, fans are paying tribute on social media. On Twitter, one fan said: “Today is Keith David’s birthday, so show some damn RESPECT to a man with the craziest reach!”
The Humanoids of the Deep Dive podcast tweeted: “#BOTD: Keith David, the golden voice behind so many different characters and actor for many genre films and beyond, as well as the favorite residents The thing and They live. The Humanoids wish him a very happy birthday!”
Another tweet reads: “It’s Keith David’s birthday today!! He did such an amazing job playing Bolo and is such a talented actor and VA! So glad he was in FS!!”
Includes a GIF of David in The thing, writes another fan: “Congratulations on the iconic voice of animation, video games and commercials, as well as one of the best and most diverse actors of modern times, Keith David. Seen here in his first major film role, John Carpenter’s The Thing. “
“Happy birthday to actor, voice actor and producer Kevin David,” said another, adding a photo of David posing with his Emmy Awards. He has appeared in numerous Film/TV/Voice projects including: The thing, platoon, They live, pitch black, dead presidents, Armageddon, Princess Mononoke, Requiem for a dream, gargoyles, 21 bridges, Crash, among other things.”
Another fan of David’s voiceover work adds: “Congratulations on the magnificent Keith David, the voice of Goliath (gargoyles), Al Simmons/Spawn (HBO series), and Dr. facilitator (The Princess and the Frog)! Enjoy your special day, sir! Congrats!”
“It’s the legendary #KeithDavid’s birthday today!” read another tweet. “What is your favorite part of his? He is royalty in horror, SciFi, video games and animated voiceovers and he will always be in Child’s in The thing for me!!”
And another tweet from Fangoria reads: “Congratulations to the man with the voice of Horror – Keith David! Be it The thing or They live or even gargoyles, mr. David is such an icon in multiple genres.”
David continues to perform regularly in various projects on big and small screens. He was recently seen in the horror movie The seventh day starring Guy Pearce and Stephen Lang, and will appear in the upcoming comedy detach with Eva Longoria and Lea Thompson. The actor also voices Kind Andrias Leviathan in the Disney series amphibian, appeared in a recent episode of Shudder’s horror series Creepshow, and played the role of the video game Spawn Mortal Kombat 11.
Let’s join the crowd and wish Mr. Keith David a very Happy Birthday! You can celebrate the occasion by watching gargoyles on Disney+, or you can choose one of his other projects during this long career. There are also more birthday messages for David on Twitter.