They took his name, his city and his family and now he’s taking it all back. This January the world’s next superhero is not in theaters. ‘The Cape,’ a superhero drama which has already received a season pickup by NBC is garnering great buzz with the release of its cool new trailer, will premiere on January 9, 2011.
The series, set in the fictional metropolis of Palm City, follows an innocent cop who has been framed for a crime he did not commit and then left for dead after he is caught. He is eventually saved by a circus ringleader played by Keith David who prepares him with special abilities to defend himself against his foes. He takes the law into his own hands by taking the guise of his son’s favorite comic book hero, The Cape, after he is given a special suit that has unique capabilities. Vowing to get rid of the corruption that has taken over both the city and the police force, he goes after the person responsible for setting him up and causing his “demise.”
With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, Keith David continues to exemplify the character of Hollywood’s greatest actors with a humble, un-trying ability to remain in demand. Some of his dozens of on-screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning “Platoon,” Clint Eastwood’s “Bird,” and Paul Haggis’ Academy Award-winning “Crash,” as well as “There’s Something About Mary,” “Armageddon,” “Pitch Black; The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Barbershop.”
On television, some of David’s numerous acting credits include guest arcs on “ER” and “7th Heaven,” appearances on “Law & Order” and “CSI” and LeVar Burton’s telefilm “The Tiger Woods Story,” for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.
Noted for his deep, commanding voice, David is also an Emmy winning voice over artist with wins for the segment “A Necessary War” from Ken Burns’ miniseries “The War,” and “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.” The miniseries “Jazz” also earned David an Emmy nomination. Additional voice-over credits include “Goliath” from “Gargoyles”the title character in the “Spawn”animated series, the voice for “Vhailor” in the video game “Planescape: Torment”and “The Arbiter” for “Halo 2,” and the wildly popular “Call To Duty” as well as credits in the A&E cable series “City Confidential”and the U.S. Navy television commercials. Feature film voice-over credits include “the Black Cat” character in the Focus Features adaptation of the film “Coraline” and “Dr. Facilier” from Disney’s Princess and The Frog.
As a native New Yorker, Mr. David has extensive stage experience. His studies in voice and theater at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama garnered him a 1992 Tony® Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play “Jelly’s Last Jam”. Additional stage credits include “Hedda Gabler” and “Seven Guitars.”
Also an accomplished singer/songwriter with his own band, Keith will be releasing his debut jazz and hip-hop/jazz hybrid album later this year. Currently, Keith is the new voice of Smooth Jazz, 94.7 The WAVE, the Original Smooth Jazz radio station out of Los Angeles streaming worldwide.