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Keith David

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 66 films, with $4,029,575,711 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #324)
Best-known acting roles: Father (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), General Kimsey (Armageddon), Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog), Mary's Dad (Charlie Jensen) (There's Something About Mary), Cat (Coraline)
Most productive collaborators: John Musker, Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Ron Clements, Brad Pitt

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting27$1,488,996,521$1,330,834,019$2,819,830,540
Lead Ensemble Member5$63,945,293$124,564,882$188,510,175
Leading2$205,842$816,611$1,022,453
(Unclassified)32$651,193,185$369,019,358$1,020,212,543

Career Trend

This graph shows Keith David’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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February 24th, 2014

Adventure Time is in its fifth season, but the full-season sets are a little behind. This week, Season Three comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. If you've never seen the show, is it worth checking out? If you are a fan of the show, is it worth picking up, even if you have some of the previous smaller releases? More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Adventure Time: Jake the Dad

September 16th, 2013

Adventure Time began in 2010 (2008 if you go by the pilot) and very quickly became very popular, and not just with young kids. It's part of a wave of cartoons that have plenty of adults fans. This is not the first DVD release for the show, but it is the first that I received. So how does the show compare to other similar cartoons like My Little Pony, Phineas and Ferb, and others? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/15/2016 Range 15 Colone Holloway  $575,258 $0 $575,258
5/20/2016 The Nice Guys Older Guy  $36,261,763 $21,000,000 $57,261,763
9/11/2015 Boiling Pot Agent Long  $0 $0 $0
6/30/2015 Frog Kingdom   $0 $3,525,742 $3,525,742
10/10/2014 Christian Mingle, The Movie Bill Wood  $19,836 $0 $19,836
4/1/2014 Birds of Paradise   $0 $0 $0
11/1/2013 Free Birds Chief Broadbeak  $55,750,480 $54,636,592 $110,387,072
11/9/2012 Christmas in Compton Big Earl  $0 $0 $0
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas Kupaka/Joe Napier/An-Kor Apis/Prescient  $27,108,272 $103,564,882 $130,673,154
10/12/2012 Smiley Detective Diamond  $0 $0 $0
4/8/2011 Meet Monica Velour Claude  $33,042 $0 $33,042
10/1/2010 Chain Letter Det. Jim Crenshaw  $205,842 $816,611 $1,022,453
8/20/2010 Lottery Ticket Sweet Tea  $24,719,879 $0 $24,719,879
4/16/2010 Death at a Funeral Reverend Davis  $42,739,347 $6,237,886 $48,977,233
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier  $104,400,899 $166,596,479 $270,997,378
9/4/2009 All About Steve Corbitt  $33,862,903 $6,264,356 $40,127,259
3/31/2009 The Fifth Commandment Max "Coolbreeze" Templeton  $0 $0 $0
2/6/2009 Coraline Cat  $75,286,229 $50,750,828 $126,037,057
3/28/2008 Superhero Movie The Chief of Police  $26,638,520 $46,387,782 $73,026,302
1/11/2008 First Sunday Judge B. Bennett Galloway  $37,931,869 $181,539 $38,113,408
5/11/2007 Delta Farce Sgt. Kilgore  $8,130,530 $605,378 $8,735,908
7/14/2006 The Oh in Ohio Couch  $418,689 $229,494 $648,183
3/31/2006 ATL John Garnett  $21,170,563 $0 $21,170,563
9/2/2005 The Transporter 2 Stappleton  $43,095,856 $45,882,602 $88,978,458
6/10/2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Father  $186,336,279 $299,787,811 $486,124,090
5/6/2005 Crash Lt. Dixon  $55,334,418 $45,838,620 $101,173,038
6/25/2004 Kaena   $7,674 $0 $7,674
6/11/2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Abu 'Imam' al-Walid  $57,712,751 $49,500,000 $107,212,751
3/12/2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London CIA Director  $23,514,247 $5,188,836 $28,703,083
6/13/2003 Hollywood Homicide Lt. Fuqua  $30,207,785 $20,201,968 $50,409,753
3/28/2003 Head of State Bernard Cooper  $37,788,228 $495,537 $38,283,765
3/14/2003 Agent Cody Banks CIA Director  $47,545,060 $10,695,398 $58,240,458
9/13/2002 Barbershop Lester Wallace  $75,781,642 $1,281,819 $77,063,461
11/16/2001 Novocaine Detective Lunt  $2,025,238 $497,690 $2,522,928
7/11/2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Councilman  $32,131,830 $53,000,000 $85,131,830
10/6/2000 Requiem for a Dream Little John  $3,635,482 $3,753,751 $7,389,233
8/11/2000 The Replacements Lindell  $44,737,059 $5,317,452 $50,054,511
4/28/2000 Where the Heart Is Moses Whitecotten  $33,771,174 $7,090,880 $40,862,054
2/18/2000 Pitch Black Imam  $39,235,088 $13,947,000 $53,182,088
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary Mary's Dad (Charlie Jensen)  $176,484,651 $193,400,000 $369,884,651
7/1/1998 Armageddon General Kimsey  $201,578,182 $353,021,818 $554,600,000
6/13/1997 Hercules Apollo the Sun God  $99,112,101 $151,587,899 $250,700,000
4/25/1997 Volcano Lt. Ed Fox  $47,546,796 $72,553,204 $120,100,000
1/31/1997 Johns Homeless John  $177,605 $0 $177,605
11/1/1996 Larger Than Life Hurst  $8,295,903 $0 $8,295,903
1/12/1996 Eye for an Eye Martin  $26,792,700 $0 $26,792,700
10/13/1995 Blue in the Face Jackie Robinson  $1,275,000 $0 $1,275,000
10/4/1995 Dead Presidents Kirby  $24,120,194 $0 $24,120,194
9/13/1995 Clockers Andre the Giant  $12,993,765 $0 $12,993,765
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead Sgt Cantrell  $18,552,460 $0 $18,552,460
10/21/1994 The Puppet Masters Holland  $8,579,626 $0 $8,579,626
2/18/1994 Reality Bites Roger  $20,079,850 $0 $20,079,850
3/13/1992 Article 99 Luther Jermoe  $6,281,089 $0 $6,281,089
2/7/1992 Final Analysis Detective Huggins  $28,590,665 $0 $28,590,665
8/24/1990 Men At Work Louis Fedders  $16,151,032 $0 $16,151,032
4/18/1990 Marked for Death Max  $43,224,499 $0 $43,224,499
12/22/1989 Always Powerhouse  $41,843,630 $30,300,000 $72,143,630
5/19/1989 Road House Ernie Brass  $30,050,028 $0 $30,050,028
11/4/1988 They Live Frank  $13,000,000 $0 $13,000,000
10/1/1988 Bird Buster Franklin  $2,181,286 $0 $2,181,286
6/10/1988 Stars and Bars Teagarden  $111,987 $0 $111,987
3/11/1988 Off Limits Maurice  $7,242,035 $0 $7,242,035
1/22/1988 Braddock: Missing in Action III Embassy Gate Captain  $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000
5/8/1987 Hot Pursuit Alphonso  $4,215,859 $1,095,016 $5,310,875
12/19/1986 Platoon King  $137,963,328 $0 $137,963,328
6/25/1982 The Thing Childs  $13,782,838 $0 $13,782,838
Movies: 66Totals:$2,204,340,841$1,825,234,870$4,029,575,711
  Averages:$33,399,104$27,655,074$61,054,177

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/15/2016 Range 15 $1,044 260 $575,258 $575,258 100.0%
5/20/2016 The Nice Guys $11,203,270 2,865 $36,261,763 $57,261,763 63.3%
9/11/2015 Boiling Pot $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/9/2012 Christmas in Compton $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/26/2012 Cloud Atlas $9,612,247 2,023 $27,108,272 $130,673,154 20.7%
10/12/2012 Smiley $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
10/1/2010 Chain Letter $138,788 406 $205,842 $1,022,453 20.1%
Movies: 7Totals:  $64,151,135$189,532,628 
 Averages:$2,993,621793$9,164,448$27,076,09051.1%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/10/2014 Christian Mingle, The Movie $19,836 15 $19,836 $19,836 100.0%
11/1/2013 Free Birds $15,805,237 3,736 $55,750,480 $110,387,072 50.5%
4/8/2011 Meet Monica Velour $7,438 4 $33,042 $33,042 100.0%
8/20/2010 Lottery Ticket $10,652,297 1,973 $24,719,879 $24,719,879 100.0%
4/16/2010 Death at a Funeral $16,217,540 2,459 $42,739,347 $48,977,233 87.3%
11/25/2009 The Princess and the Frog $786,190 3,475 $104,400,899 $270,997,378 38.5%
9/4/2009 All About Steve $11,241,214 2,265 $33,862,903 $40,127,259 84.4%
2/6/2009 Coraline $16,849,640 2,320 $75,286,229 $126,037,057 59.7%
1/11/2008 First Sunday $17,714,821 2,213 $37,931,869 $38,113,408 99.5%
5/11/2007 Delta Farce $3,420,645 1,931 $8,130,530 $8,735,908 93.1%
3/31/2006 ATL $11,554,404 1,602 $21,170,563 $21,170,563 100.0%
6/10/2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith $50,342,878 3,451 $186,336,279 $486,124,090 38.3%
5/6/2005 Crash $9,107,071 1,905 $55,334,418 $101,173,038 54.7%
6/13/2003 Hollywood Homicide $11,112,632 2,840 $30,207,785 $50,409,753 59.9%
3/14/2003 Agent Cody Banks $14,064,317 3,369 $47,545,060 $58,240,458 81.6%
11/16/2001 Novocaine $418,098 189 $2,025,238 $2,522,928 80.3%
8/11/2000 The Replacements $11,039,214 2,754 $44,737,059 $50,054,511 89.4%
2/18/2000 Pitch Black $14,015,741 1,930 $39,235,088 $53,182,088 73.8%
7/15/1998 There's Something About Mary $13,740,644 2,557 $176,484,651 $369,884,651 47.7%
7/1/1998 Armageddon $36,089,972 3,184 $201,578,182 $554,600,000 36.3%
4/25/1997 Volcano $14,581,740 2,777 $47,546,796 $120,100,000 39.6%
1/31/1997 Johns $50,789 8 $177,605 $177,605 100.0%
1/12/1996 Eye for an Eye $7,929,086 1,680 $26,792,700 $26,792,700 100.0%
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead $6,515,861 2,158 $18,552,460 $18,552,460 100.0%
2/7/1992 Final Analysis $6,411,441 1,599 $28,590,665 $28,590,665 100.0%
12/22/1989 Always $3,713,480 1,206 $41,843,630 $72,143,630 58.0%
12/19/1986 Platoon $0 1,560 $137,963,328 $137,963,328 100.0%
Movies: 27Totals:  $1,488,996,521$2,819,830,540 
 Averages:$11,237,1192,043$55,148,019$104,438,16876.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,408 $64,151,135
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 179 $1,488,996,521
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 165 $2,024,653,713
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 $937,908,547
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,505 $320,017,520
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 208 $2,204,340,841
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,058 $125,381,493
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 570 $1,330,834,019
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 487 $1,604,361,821
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 408 $1,146,475,096
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 15,401-15,500) 15,413 $90,254,044
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 518 $1,825,234,870
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,163 $189,532,628
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 351 $2,819,830,540
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 $3,629,015,534
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 385 $2,084,383,643
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,063 $410,271,564
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 324 $4,029,575,711
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 561 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 553 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 548 4
Highest Grossing Stars of 2016 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 488 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2017 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 535 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2018 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 449 22
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 298 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 311 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 282 56
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 362 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 361 42
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 347 42
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,195 $37,042,863
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 617 $27,108,272
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,327 $21,816,611
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 334 $103,564,882
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,294 $58,859,474
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 419 $130,673,154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,154 $64,151,135
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 701-800) 794 $125,381,493
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 924 $189,532,628
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,529 $205,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 494 $575,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $36,261,763
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 19 $27,108,272
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,058 $816,611
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 404 $21,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 13 $103,564,882
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,605 $1,022,453
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Science Fiction Movies (Rank 501-600) 554 $575,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 367 $57,261,763
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Multiple Creative Types Movies 6 $130,673,154
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,187 $575,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 501-600) 537 $27,108,272
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 358 $205,842
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 61 $36,261,763
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 101-200) 188 $103,564,882
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 344 $816,611
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 47 $21,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,376 $575,258
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $130,673,154
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 301-400) 397 $1,022,453
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 59 $57,261,763
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 547 $63,575,877
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 201-300) 263 $575,258
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $125,381,493
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 399 $188,957,370
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 801-900) 822 $575,258
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 381 $63,370,035
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 239 $124,564,882
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 299 $187,934,917


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