Turns 58, June 4. Keith David has had a long and illustrious career as one of the greatest character actors in Hollywood. Fans of horror director John Carpenter might best know David from his brilliant performances in the 1982 sci-fi horror The Thing, and the 1988 sci-fi horror/comedy They Live. Fans of Disney may recognize David's well-known voice from the 2009 animated film The Princess And The Frog, in which he played the villainous Shadow Man. He currently has 227 acting credits to his name.